Saturday, November 28, 2020

How Agnes Gund Became An Art-World Hero

By Josie Thaddeus-Johns
Still from Aggie (2020), dir. Catherine Gund
In 2016, Agnes Gund watched a film that changed her life. The documentary was Ava DuVernay’s 13th, which details the racial inequality that lies at the heart of the criminal justice system in America. The decision and its impact frame a documentary on Agnes Gund’s life, entitled Aggie, as the president emerita of MoMA and longtime patron of the arts is familiarly known. Made by the subject’s daughter, the film-maker and activist Catherine Gund, Aggie depicts the Lichtenstein sale as the culmination of a lifetime of generous giving to projects on a range of worthy and art-related causes, from Aids research to art education in public schools. [More

Watch Aggie | Prime Video - › (14)1h 31min2020NR. 
Still from Aggie (2020), dir. Catherine Gund