From Start to Finish: The Story of Gray Column

Commonwealth Projects and the Getty Conservation Institute collaborated to create the film From Start to Finish: The Story of DeWain Valentine’s Gray Column. This documentary, shot over the course of a year, explores the history of DeWain Valentine’s sculpture Gray Column and tells the story of the Getty Conservation Institute’s restoration of this massive resin sculpture. The film follows the Getty Conservation Institute’s team as they uncover the artwork in storage, delve into
the restoration process and finally display the piece as part of the Getty Museum’s Pacific Standard Time. From Start to Finish: The Story of DeWain Valentine’s Gray Column also includes interviews with legendary Los Angeles artists such as Larry Bell, Robert Irwin and Helen Pashgian. We not only directed and filmed the piece, but also created an original score and elaborate motion graphics. Additionally,
we designed posters, postcards and a book to accompany the exhibition and
house a DVD copy of the film.

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