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This page is about http://www.floatingstone.com/, Olympia Stone's documentary production specialized in Art films. Olympia's main focus are personal stories about American contemporary artists. Her first film, "The Collector: Allan Stone’s Life in Art," was completed in 2007 and premiered at the Santa Fe Film Festival. It chronicles the obsessive collecting of her father, New York art-world gallerist Allan Stone, whose habits and prescient scouting shaped his life and the lives of many in his artfully cluttered orbit. Olympia's second feature, “The Cardboard Bernini” (2012), is an intimate portrait of the artist James Grashow in his exhilarating quest to create an intricately detailed cardboard version of the Trevi fountain, which he intends to abandon to the elements. Broadcast nationwide on PBS in 2013-14, The Cardboard Bernini won Best Documentary at the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival 2013. Her current film, "Curious Worlds: The Art&Imagination of David Beck", is an intimate portrait about a hidden genius of American contemporary art, which was an official selection of 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.
Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck
"Curious Worlds" pulls back the curtain on a fantastically unique artist, David Beck, a master sculptor, carver, and miniature architect who works in a fantastical genre all his own, combining "the meticulous craftsmanship and precision of a mechanical engineer with the sometimes wacky worldview of a Tim Burton." (John Yau, Hyperallergenic). Coming out from his formative years in New York City on the edge of destitution, David Beck is still a largely undiscovered genius, only known to a select group of collectors and curators who snap up his work as soon as it comes out. "Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck" is an intimate portrait of the most accomplished American artist you’ve never heard of.