James Crump

James Crump

USA

Biography

James Crump made his directorial debut at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival with BLACK WHITE + GRAY, featuring the influential and legendary curator and collector Sam Wagstaff and artist Robert Mapplethorpe. In 2013, BLACK WHITE + GRAY was named among Blouin ArtInfo’s 20 Must-Watch Artist Documentaries. The New York Times called it “a potent exercise in art-world mythography.” Crump’s next film, TROUBLEMAKERS: THE STORY OF LAND ART premiered at the 2015 New York Film Festival and in Europe at Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy. The film includes rare footage and interviews which unveil the enigmatic lives and careers of storied artists Robert Smithson (Spiral Jetty), Walter De Maria (The Lightning Field) and Michael Heizer (Double Negative); a headstrong troika that established the genre. The Wall Street Journal said “Troublemakers takes its place among the great art documentaries of the past half-century.”

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