Art Bastard

art_bastard_250Documentary; Rated NR; 82M, 2016. 

Art Bastard is the rousing tale of a rebel who never fit into today’s art world but has become one of its most provocative, rabble-rousing characters nevertheless. At once a portrait of the artist as a young troublemaker, an alternate history of modern art and a quintessential New York story, Art Bastard is as energetic, humorous and unapologetically honest as the uncompromising man at its center: Robert Cenedella



“Robert Cenedella, the titular painter in the briskly entertaining new documentary Art Bastard, is a New York artist who has spent years battling the New York art establishment. To be clear, he is a bastard, in that he was born to parents who weren’t married. But also in that he’s an inveterate troublemaker — a mocker of other artists — who can be a thorn in the side of even people who are trying to help him.” – Bob Mondello, NPR


“For philistines mystified by the value attached to so many artworks that to an untrained eye look worthless, Mr. Cenedella comes across as a reassuring voice of sanity.” – Stephen Holden, THE NEW YORK TIMES


“Art Bastard is a respectful and affectionate look into the life of a true outsider in the art world.” – Oktay Ege Kozak, THE PLAYLIST



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