The Past Goes Fast | a short film with Robert De Niro

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The Past Goes Fast | a short film with Robert De Niro

An exhibition of paintings by Robert De Niro Sr is now open in Soho, at 93 Mercer Street, until June 19th.
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The Past Goes Fast

In his latest short film, JR visits the studio of Robert De Niro’s father, Robert De Niro Sr, an abstract impressionist painter.

Many people are familiar with the work of Academy Award winner Robert De Niro, yet lesser known are the vibrant paintings by his father Robert De Niro Sr (1922-1993).

In “The Past Goes Fast,” De Niro welcomes JR into his father’s largely untouched studio in Soho, NYC. Dried up paint tubes still litter countertops and sketches cover the walls. Together, JR and De Niro read snippets of the painter’s old journals. They offer a glimpse of the Robert De Niro Sr’s struggles as a painter trying to make ends meet and a gay man during the 20th century. Surrounded by the paintings of his father, De Niro opens up about their complex relationship and shares his hopes for his own children.

You can now view some of Robert De Niro Sr’s paintings at the “Robert De Niro Gallery Exhibition” at 93 Mercer Street, New York City.

The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 7pm and on Sunday from noon to 7pm. Each person visiting the gallery can mint a special NFT of Robert De Niro Sr’s work. At the gallery, a capsule collection of merchandise with Robert De Niro Sr’s artworks by Aimé Leon Dore is presented – proceeds will be donated to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and to The Ali Forney Center.

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The Past Goes Fast

 

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