In the 1980s, New York City was a hotbed of artistic activity. Emerging from the city’s graffiti subculture, a group of visionary artists blazed a trail leaving an indelible mark on modern art. Pioneers like Basquiat, Haring, Warhol, and Hambleton captured the imagination of audiences with their distinctive aesthetics, propelling them to the forefront of the art world and securing their place in art history as trailblazers.
Their names and works remain etched in the annals of time, a testament to their creativity and innovation. Amidst a pantheon of iconic artists, there stood one who shone as brightly as his peers: Edward Brezinski.
MAKE ME FAMOUS is an intriguing yet funny exploration of artistic success’s struggles, triumphs and pain
Driven by a burning desire for recognition, he poured his heart and soul into every brushstroke, yet never received the same acclaim as others. Although he was an artist from this illustrious era, Brezinski remains relatively unknown. The new documentary “MAKE ME FAMOUS” aims to shed light on the 1980s art scene and uncover the stories of many talented artists, photographers, and others who have been overshadowed by time.
While the 1980s made many artists famous and household names, many other artists made a lasting impact. “MAKE ME FAMOUS,” tells the story of the Lower East Side art movement through the eyes of well-connected painter Edward Brezinski‘s quest for fame.
“Make Me Famous” is an intimate portrait of what it was like to be an artist in New York City in the 1980s. It delves into the artists’ spirit, what drove their generation and what they were up against. Following the talented Edward Brezinski as he famously eats a Donut from a Robert Gober sculpture at the Paula Cooper Gallery and all that follows and unearths the truth about what happened to Brezinski and his mysterious death in the Côte d’Azur.
MAKE ME FAMOUS is an intriguing yet funny exploration of artistic success’s struggles, triumphs and pain as Brezinski does everything he can to attain recognition in New York’s booming art scene.
MAKE ME FAMOUS is in UK cinemas from 17th February 2023
Cast: Edward Brezinski, Peter McGough, Marguerite Van Cook, James Romberger, David McDermott, Duncan Hannah, Kenny Scharf, Richard Hambleton, Marcus Leatherdale, Patti Astor, Frank Holliday, Eric Bogosian, Claudia Summers, Jim Radakovich, Annina Nosei, Mark Kostabi, Walter Robinson, Sur Rodney Sur, William Rand, Julie Jo Fehrle, Robert Hawkins, Patrick Fox, and Lenny Kisko.