Morgan SpurlockMorgan Spurlock is a New York based writer, director and producer. His first film Super Size Me,
premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004 and won him Best Directing honors. The film went on
to win the inaugural Writers Guild of America best documentary screenplay award as well as garner an
Academy Award nomination for best feature doc. Since then he has directed, produced and distributed
multiple film and TV projects, including the critically acclaimed FX television series, “30
Days,” and the films Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden, Confessions of a Superhero, Czech
Dream, Chalk, The Future of Food, What Would Jesus Buy?, and Freakonomics. In 2010 Morgan was
nominated for a primetime Emmy Award as well as a Writer’s Guild Award for The Simpsons 20th
Anniversary Special: In 3-D! On Ice!, His latest film The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (set to be
released on April 22, 2011) and its accompanying TED talk explore the world of product placement and
advertising, while being completely funded by product placement and advertising. The film premiered
at Sundance 2011 and was the first film to sell. Currently Morgan is in post-production on his
next feature documentary Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan’s Hope. Morgan's favorite prints on
ArtStar: I love Jason Alper's The 6th Version. This piece is so subtle and brilliant and I think
it plays into the whole idea of co-opting and commercializing art. Melanie Vote's Girl With
Double Headed Hare. I love the new direction that realism is taking and this painting, at the
crossroads of the real and surreal is no exception. Stefen Chow's Khumbu Icefall, Mount Everest.
Scaling Everest is one of those dreams we’ve all had. I still do. But images like this remind
you just how daunting a task it actually is. HaYoung Kim's Drifting Girls. I love diving into
photos and paintings, the way the layers force my perspective and my point of view, and depending
where you look on this image, you may see and experience something very different from someone else.
That’s what great art does. Shi Lifeng's Manipulation N. 46. I am always attracted to things
that make me uncomfortable. I don’t know why. And this piece makes me so uneasy I can’t stop
staring at it. Is it because it’s as if the hands are soaked in blood or that it looks like they
are bloody and covered in insects? I don’t know, but this piece sends a chill down my spine ...
And I like it.
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