At 88 years-old, Audrey Flack holds a unique place in the history and evolution of American art. The documentary, Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack, which premieres today, offers the first in-depth look at Flack’s life and trailblazing career. Directed by Oscar® and Emmy® Award-winning filmmaker Deborah Shaffer, the feature-length documentary offers an intimate portrait of Flack, revealing her struggles and revelations as an artist as well as the challenges she experienced as a mother and woman in an artworld dominated by men.
Flack’s 40-year career evolved from abstract expressionism in the 1950s to photorealism in the 1970s. One of the first women ever included in the famed Janson's History of Art, she continues to create, explore, and inspire with her singular style and indomitable spirit. Queen of Hearts follows Flack as she returns to the canvas for the first time in many years and takes her work in yet brand new directions.
Queen of Hearts is available as part of the Virtual Cinema experience. To learn more about the film and to download and watch it at home, visit the documentary’s page on Film Movement, available here.
“Artists always paint who they are. […] My works contain within them all my feelings. Whether they are abstract or representational, whether the feelings are expressed intentionally or subconsciously, they come out. In still life paintings, portraits, narratives, hidden or overt, they are there to be seen and felt,” says Flack.