The Healing Circles: a Film

In 2016, the centennial of the artist’s birth, The Richard Pousette-Dart Foundation led the convservation of Pousette-Dart’s triptych Presence, Healing Circles, commissioned in 1973 for the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.  The painting subsequently was re-installed in the lobby of Gouverner Health on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.  The film The Healing Circles explores the origin and motivations behind this important large-scale painting, and follows conservator Luca Bonetti and his team as they clean the works.    Additional commentary from leading scholars adds insight into Pousette-Dart’s contributions as a artist.  Also included is archival footage of Pousette-Dart speaking about his own work.