Opening day of Joel-Peter Witkin's exhibition at Bibiliothèque Nationale de France in Paris. The artist comments some of his masterpieces facing stamps of ancient masters. Enjoy the visit and the meeting, and do prefer a dark room to see the video.
In an attempt to understand why artists create the work they make, we decided to launch Artist Talk in September of 2008, a video series which allows the viewer to hear, from the artist, the reasons behind making each piece on exhibit.
This video was filmed during Joel-Peter Witkin's 2008 exhibition "Poetic Realism". The show page can be found here http://bit.ly/bFJJ8H