John Torreano's Art World Wizard

1986 | 00:04:19 | United States | English | Color | 4:3 | Video

Collection: On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: Artist Portraits, Humor, Sculpture, Television

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Modeled after NBC’s long-running science program Watch Mr. Wizard, this tape features Torreano as Mr. Wizard instructing a skeptical boy on how to build a diamond out of pieces of wood. The boy remains unimpressed until Torreano uses a “video paintbox” to create flashy special effects. Painter John Torreano’s use of galaxy clusters as a reference for his fake jewel studded canvases and diamond-shaped sculptures suggested the nostalgic format of this video profile by MICA-TV.