The Laboratory Arts Collective

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Twin Visions


TWIN VISIONS, our short documentary has been honored by the Newport Beach Film Festival with Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking - short documentary film. Directors Louise Salter and Gavin Bowden. Featuring Joel-Peter Witkin, Jerome Witkin and Jack Rutberg.


TWIN VISIONS - the trailer

Jerome Witkin and Joel-Peter Witkin have shocked and stirred the art world for decades. Joel-Peter Witkin’s photography has famously influenced the worlds of glamour and music, inspiring important works by fashion designer Alexander McQueen and musician Marilyn Manson, to name a few.  He is perceived as an enfant terrible, creating controversy wherever he goes.  Of Jerome Witkin’s paintings, Kenneth Baker once stated,  “Witkin's only peer is Lucien Freud.”  Both men enjoy passionate cult followings, yet few in the art world had any idea they were related, let alone were identical twins who had been estranged for half a century. Los Angeles curator and gallery owner Jack Rutberg convinced the twins to reunite and hold their first-ever joint exhibition Twin Visions. The documentary wryly captures this historic moment with snippets of overheard conversations and interviews. The brothers open up and offer insights into the darkness and light that fuels their astonishing bodies of work.

'TWIN VISIONS' to be released in 2017

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