Jay Myself

A fascinating look at an artist's life.

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Jay Myself

JAY MYSELF documents the monumental move of renowned photographer and artist, Jay Maisel, who, in February 2015 after forty-eight years, begrudgingly sold his home—the 36,000 square-foot, 100-year-old landmark building in Manhattan known simply as “The Bank.” Through the intimate lens of filmmaker and Jay’s protégé, noted artist and photographer Stephen Wilkes, the viewer is taken on a remarkable journey through Jay’s life as an artist, mentor, and man; a man grappling with time, life, change, and the end of an era in New York City.
Genre
Documentary, Bio-pic, Art & Artists, Photography, New York City
Runtime
80
Language
English
Director
Stephen Wilkes
FEATURED REVIEW
Glenn Kenny, New York Times

The career of the 88-year-old American photographer Jay Maisel has been blessed both by his individual talent, which is vast, and by some very good fortune. That latter component manifested itself most generously in the early 1960s, when Maisel bought a six-story, 36,000-square-foot former bank ...

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