Never Met Picasso

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  • NR
  • 1997
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • 5.5  (152)

Never Met Picasso is a 1996 drama film that explores the complex relationship between two artists, one famous and the other struggling for recognition. Directed by Stephen Kijak, the film stars Alexis Arquette, Georgia Ragsdale, and Margot Kidder. The story follows Maggie (Georgia Ragsdale), a young painter who dreams of making it big in the art world, but finds it hard to break through the male-dominated industry. She rents a studio space in New York City and shares it with her friend, fellow artist, and drag queen Mark (Alexis Arquette). Despite her passion, Maggie's work is often overlooked by art collectors and galleries, leaving her feeling frustrated and demotivated.

One day, Maggie meets the renowned artist Pablo Picasso (played by an uncredited actor), who is visiting New York for an exhibition of his paintings. Although they never actually meet face to face, Picasso's presence inspires Maggie to create a new series of paintings, which she hopes will be recognized by the art world.

As Maggie starts to gain some recognition, she must navigate the turbulent world of fame and success, all while coping with personal demons and a tumultuous romantic relationship. Meanwhile, Mark struggles with his own identity and place in the art world, as well as his declining health due to AIDS.

Throughout the film, the audience is invited to witness the creative process of both Maggie and Mark, as they pour their hearts and souls into their artwork. The film's visual style is playful and colorful, reflecting the artistic flair of its characters. The soundtrack features catchy pop songs and original music that add to the film's charm.

Never Met Picasso is a poignant and honest reflection on the challenges facing artists in the modern world. The film does not shy away from difficult topics such as sexism, AIDS, and mental health, but also offers a sense of hope and resilience in the face of adversity.

The performances by the cast are excellent, particularly Georgia Ragsdale, who delivers a nuanced portrayal of a struggling artist whose passion for her work keeps her going. Alexis Arquette's performance as Mark is also impressive, bringing a sense of vulnerability and humanity to the character.

Overall, Never Met Picasso is a must-see film for anyone who loves art, creativity, and human stories. It offers a fascinating glimpse into the mind and heart of artists, and celebrates their perseverance and dedication to their craft.

Never Met Picasso is a 1997 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 42 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5.

Never Met Picasso
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    1 hr 42 min
  • IMDB Rating
    5.5  (152)