Renowned artist Betye Saar defies description and categorization in her mixed media practice, which deals with her travels and personal history, politics, spirituality, and race. Saar is well known for her pioneering collage and assemblage-work in the late 1960s and 70s. In this visit, the groundbreaking artist talks about her sketchbooks and making art from “anything”—true to her assemblage-dominant practice.
Gallery Platform LA, 2020
Single-channel video (2 minutes, 57 seconds)
Videographer: Tracye Saar Cavanaugh
Produced by Reza Monahan Studio
Edited by Cal Crawford
Video courtesy of Betye Saar, Roberts Projects, and Gallery Association Los Angeles (GALA)
LACMA and Betye Saar, 2020