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Hairy Who and the Chicago Imagists Blu-ray


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PRODUCT: Hairy Who and the Chicago Imagists 
In the mid 1960s, Chicago was an incubator for an iconoclastic group of young artists collectively known as the Imagists. A cousin to the contemporaneous phenomenon of Pop Art, Chicago Imagism took its own weird, wondrous, in-your-face approach. The Imagist artists - including Roger Brown, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, Ed Paschke, Christina Ramberg, Karl Wirsum, and more - each had their own unmistakable styles: scatological, meticulous, comical, and absurd. 

Hairy Who & the Chicago Imagists is the first film to tell the Imagists’ whole story, from their notoriety in the 1960s, to a precipitous fade from prominence in the 1980s and '90s, and ending with their 21st century resurgence in popularity. Almost 50 years after their first show, the Imagists have influenced generations of artists across the world, from Jeff Koons to Chris Ware and beyond. The Imagists' roller-coaster ride through art history is re-created with a wealth of archival footage and photographs, and over forty interviews with the Imagists themselves, critics, curators, collectors, and contemporary artists. 

The film is narrated by Chicago theater legend Cheryl Lynn Bruce, propelled by an original score for cello and voice by composer Tomeka Reid, and enlivened with original animations and titles by Chicago artist Lilli Carré. 

Set includes *Blu-ray disc of the film (105 minutes, HD, closed captioned, stereo sound, NTSC, available in all regions) 
* 2 flipbooks of excerpts from Lilli Carré’s original animations in the film 
* 1 of 3 collectible Risograph posters by Sonnenzimmer, each featuring a quote from the film 

The release is a limited first edition of 1000 (500 DVD/500 Blu-ray) with special packaging designed by Sonnenzimmer, featuring graphics from the original 1960s Hairy Who comic books. 105 minutes, Pentimenti Products.


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