Gertrude, Leo and Michael Stein: Americans in Paris at the beginning of the 20th century, they were among the first to acquire works by Matisse, Picasso and Juan Gris and contributed to their notoriety on both sides of the Atlantic.
Their legendary collection will be shown at San Francisco MOMA starting May 2011, the Grand Palais in Paris, Autumn 2011 and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York beginning February 2012.
Our documentary will be the first to tell the saga of the Steins and their illustrious collection, a story told with joyous complicity as it follows fifty years of family history.
At its center, radically modern writer Gertrude Stein, talented chronicler as well, whose name became synonymous with avant-garde art collecting.
“Outre les photographies et les films d’époque, d’exceptionnels documents sonores permettent d’entendre Gertrude Stein, qui aura vécu à Paris jusqu’à sa mort, en 1946. (…) Un documentaire qui permet de comprendre l’importance de cette famille dans l’histoire de l’art moderne.”
Projection in the Auditorium du Louvre on January 27, 2013 at 3pm.
“The Stein Family” is scheduled for the 2013 edition of the Journées Internationales du Film sur l’Art du Musée du Louvre (January 24-27 2013).