PLOT: Gertrude Stein born 1927, New York. Graduated in art and literature. Contemporary art collector since 1940s. Since 1962, running Gallery Gertrude Stein. Since 2008, president of Boris Lurie Art Foundation.
Directed by: Maria Anna Potocka | Camera: Marian Przybylski | Collaboration: Delhna Jalowik | Translation: Alicja Gorgoh | Production: Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow MOCAK | Partner: Boris Lurie Art Foundation
Questions to Gertrude Stein:
You claim to have been Boris' closest friend!
■ Why didn't you never exhibit Boris' artworks in your uptown gallery after 1966?
■ Why didn't you visit the first big American NO!art retrospective in 2001 in Evanston and Iowa City despite an invitation?
■ Why were you against all Boris' exhibition activities after 1966?
■ Why didn't you publish no obituary after Boris' death?
■ Why didn't you write no condolence after Boris' death?
■ Why were you not present at Boris' funeral?
■ Why didn't you support his friends and artists in continuing the NO!art movement after "taking over" Boris' assets?
■ Why do you surround yourself with experts, lawyers and art advisors who never met Boris, never knew him, never got to know him, or ever got involved with his writings and his ideas?
Fact is: You were always angry about everything we did, designed and arranged together with Boris. There was no support from your side, neither idealistically nor financially. Is this what a deep friendship looks like?