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Blues for Piggy

Copyright Date:
1987

Artist:
Arvanites, John

Extent:
See the record for "New Television, Episode 504 (1989)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

Background:
Broadcast as Episode 504 of the 1989 season of "New Television."

Scope:
See the record for "New Television, Episode 504 (1989)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

"A curious, eclectic tour throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Reflecting man's relationship to nature and his culture, this visual poem is an elegy for what is past and a sardonic commentary about contemporary life in America." -- WGBH press release

Images from the greater Los Angeles landscape include a lizard in a cage, a man painting a billboard mural, firemen on the roof of a building, a makeshift shooting range, cars driving up and down sand dunes, traffic, and the ocean. The piece is approximately 11 minutes in length.



Director:
Arvanites, John

Producer:
Arvanites, John

Editor:
Arvanites, John

Funders:
Open Channels, Long Beach Museum of Art
California Arts Council
National Endowment for the Arts

Subjects:

Los Angeles (Calif.)





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