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David Lynch: ‘As A Painter, You Do Everything Yourself’

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David Lynch.

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The New York Times has an interview with David Lynch ahead of the director’s first United States retrospective (as a visual artist) at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, where he is an alumnus.

Lynch has been painting more lately (he had a show in New York recently at Tilton Gallery), perhaps due to some disillusionment with Hollywood. From the piece:

“As a painter, you do everything yourself, and I thought cinema was that way,” Mr. Lynch said, “like a painting, but you have people helping you.” That was the case with “Eraserhead,” when he was able to immerse himself in that world over the five years it took to make it. “When there’s more and more money involved,” he continued, sounding a note of disillusionment, “you’d think you could spend more time, but that’s not true. The whole thing is based on staying on schedule.”

Read more at The New York Times.

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