The fact that Elizabeth Peyton is a case for eiskellerberg.tv is hardly surprising. The eagerly awaited meeting took place during her solo exhibition Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton at Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht and was for both sides a surprise. We took it seriously with the interview as a job interview and asked Elizabeth to make video portraits for eiskellerberg.tv of people from her illustrious circle of friends. She agreed.
Within a few years she became the center of a young artist scene in New York. An invitation to a Peyton party is more than the admission to Cooper Union.
Young Celebrities appear in her paintings as casual, slightly melancholic pop icons. She is reluctant and observes her friends for a long time before she decides to do a portrait. Who Peyton portrays will certainly become a star because she is one of the most famous painters of today.
Most recently, she published her photographs. We look forward to her first video portraits…
Film and Editing: Thom de Bock
Interview: C. F. Schröer
Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton
18.10.2009 – 21.03.2010
Thanks to: Guillemette Naessens (head press & publicity) Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht,
Johannes Weuthen and Raphael