The Aldo Tambellini Collection

artist Francis Bacon

This collection contains films made by artist Aldo Tambellini.  A central figure in the East Village art scene that thrived during the 1960s, poet, painter, sculptor and pioneering multi-media artist Aldo Tambellini (b. 1930) has worked in a staggering range of media - from his early Arte Povera-style sculptures and abstract drawings done in Italy and America in the 1950s and 1960s, to his experimental work in early video and television art, which he pioneered alongside his close friend and occasional collaborator Nam Jun Paik, to the series of abstract films he made in the 1960s. The collection consists of 16mm projection prints, workprints, outtakes, and preservation masters of his film work from the 1960s to the early 1970s, including his Black Films series, cathodic works, documentaries by and about Tambellini, as well as many rolls of unedited camera original material.

A finding aid for the Aldo Tambellini Collection can be found here. For more information about the filmmaker, visit his website.

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