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Art Attack: Jonathan Parker’s “(Untitled)”

Art Attack: Jonathan Parker's "(Untitled)"

Jonathan Parker’s high art send-up (Untitled) practically begs crippling questions about its own existence: for instance, to whom is such a film supposed to appeal? A pretentious Manhattan art scene of cynical gallery owners and inflated avant-garde sculptors isn’t material ripe for popular satire, and the few connoisseurs of the beaux arts with whom the film might connect will likely be put off by its irreverent tone—this is a milieu not exactly known for its self-deprecating humor. Its potential audience in doubt and its prime target an old, tattered stand-by (Woody Allen, among others, has been skewering highfalutin artistes for four decades now), (Untitled) can thus only offer intermittently funny pokes at its subject while its larger purpose, or point, remains unclear. Click here to read the rest of Michael Joshua Rowin’s review of (Untitled).

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