The Art of Stefan Simchowitz | KIRAC 8


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The Art of Stefan Simchowitz | KIRAC 8

‘KIRAC 8: The Art of Simchowitz’ is a film about friendship and loneliness. About trying to befriend a successful art dealer by harshly criticising his taste in art. Stefan Simchowitz turns out to be a force to be reckoned with, an antagonist who both seduces and disappoints – as expected, of course. He’s charming and intelligent, enjoys letting his guard down and is impervious to criticism. Simco is chaos and does not believe in dialectics. Stefan Ruitenbeek understands he must watch and observe. The film is an intimate portrait of an extraordinary man who has the rare talent of truly believing in himself. Ruitenbeek observes Simchowitz’ daily life, capturing his movements through the colourful biotope of millionaire art buyers in Los Angeles.


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You’ve got to admire his honesty and self-belief, even though he is blatantly flipping works instead of focusing on building long term value for the artists.