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Stephen Quay

Director

[On their style] "A world as seen through a dirty pane of glass."

 

Biography

The Quay brothers are identical twin brothers born outside Philadelphia, in Norristown, Pennsylvania. They studied Film and Illustration at the Philadelphia College of Art {1965-1969} followed by a Masters Degree in London at the Royal College of Art {1969-1972} where they continued their studies in Illustration and Film, particularly the latter, where they made three short animation films. Returning to America they attempted to make a living from free-lance book illustration out of New York, though economically times were difficult. In terms of their work, there was an increasing frustration with the two-dimensional graphic realm of drawing and little by little they gravitated towards wanting to create in miniature (in the manner of Joseph Cornell’s boxes) powerful three-dimensional realms, using puppets and objects through the medium of film animation. In 1978 they received a National Endowment Grant for the Arts. They travelled throughout England, Belgium and Holland researching… read more

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Silvia Bombardini

26May13

Wonderwood should be here somehow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxtjoH--GbA. Korine's commercials for Proenza Schouler are on his page, after all.

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Kenji

6Sep12

We need Stille Nacht V here.

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