~~Vanity Fair – Spain Jerry Torre Grey Gardens~~

26 September 2015

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~~Albert Maysles Memorial~~

23 September 2015

Film Society to Co-Host a Tribute to Albert Maysles October 4 at 10:00am.
By Nicholas Kemp
The Film Society of Lincoln Center will co-host a tribute to the late legendary documentarian Albert Maysles at Alice Tully Hall on Sunday, October 4 at 10:00am. The event will coincide with the 53rd New York Film Festival (September 25 –October 11), and all tickets will be free to the public. The event will be co-hosted by the Maysles family and will include special in-person appearances and a selection of clips to celebrate the work of this remarkable filmmaker. The event will also highlight Albert’s work with the Maysles Documentary Center, the nonprofit organization he started in Harlem in 2005.
“Al Maysles’s touch with the camera is as distinctive as Richter’s on the piano or Miles Davis’s with his horn,” reflected New York Film Festival Director Kent Jones. “And his sensitivity to human energies is inseparable from his fierce love for the people he filmed—all those faces over all those years. Make that: for people, period. That love was with him to the very end. It was always great to see Al, to hang out with him. He was modest, thoughtful, and unfailingly generous, to young people in particular. In fact, he was so unassuming that it comes as a shock, still, to realize that he and his brother David were two of the people who actually opened up and expanded the art of cinema.”
In an in-depth piece in the May/June 2015 issue of Film Comment, Chris Boeckmann called Maysles “an empathetic, gifted filmmaker who left us with a series of unresolvable ethical questions and a treasure trove of indelible images.”
Born in 1926, Albert Maysles was a pioneer of Direct Cinema and, along with his late brother, David, was the first to make nonfiction feature films in which the drama of life unfolds as is, without scripts, sets, interviews, or narration. Albert made his first film, Psychiatry in Russia (1955), as he transitioned from psychologist to filmmaker. Among his more than 40 films are some of the most iconic works in documentary history, including Salesman, Gimme Shelter, and Grey Gardens. In 2009, Albert directed the award-winning film Muhammad and Larry for ESPN’s series 30 for 30, Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out!, and then reunited with Paul McCartney in 2011 for The Love We Make. Last year’s 52nd New York Film Festival presented the World Premiere of Maysles’s Iris, and his final film, In Transit, received the Special Jury Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. Albert has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, two Peabody Awards, three Emmy Awards, six Lifetime Achievement Awards, the Columbia DuPont Award, and the award for best cinematography at Sundance for LaLee’s Kin: The Legacy of Cotton (2001), which was also nominated for an Academy Award. Eastman Kodak has saluted him as one of the world’s 100 finest cinematographers. Albert received the 2013 National Medal of the Arts from President Barack Obama.
Free tickets will be distributed in the lobby of Alice Tully Hall (1941 Broadway) on a first-come, first-served basis starting one hour prior to the event. Limit one ticket per person, subject to availability.

~~Grey Gardens the Musical Sag Harbor~~

14 August 2015

That one night winter pressed onto the great house. The center bedroom in which we had dry ceiling, a bathroom , electricity. It all became clearer to me as time passed, yet each lesson was for me to observe , be as helpful as possible. The young boy who was a quest , that alone was humbling seeing he was the first quest invited into the very private world of the women whom the world now knows .
One door separated the rest of the mansion in which nature , had moved in with the passing of time. My hands were cold, from the oceans breeze, my metal lawn chair was as well.
“Friends Romans Country men lend me your ears” a phrase that has one of many , a first indeed. Rustling above as Buster made himself known as it was the time of day ., for his routine feeding. Dry vines were whipped about on the cascading shutters.
This verse a new light ,one that had me choking on tears. The devotion of Edie , her mother Mrs.Beale returned, as the very venue of song and theatre held there spirit in peaceful defiance. This venue sought for years and shunned by family, was alive , in the second floor center bedroom.
Grey Gardner’s , this journey has continued as was the strength shared thru devotion.
In Sag Harbor at the Bay Street Theatre, gifted talent , have embodied the spirit of a devoted Mother and her daughter. Their devotion is heaven sent, guided still to the theatre in which they sought.
~~Hats Off to + Betty Buckley – Rachel York- Howard Mcgillin- Simon Jones-
* Matt Doyle- James Harkness- Sarah Hunt-
-Gracie Beardsley- Dakota Riley, Quackenbush~


6 August 2015

~~Grey Gardeners~~

“In your life time our friendship will be of interest to many.”

Mrs.Edith Bouvier Beale

Returning this year, With Bay Street’s Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz, and members of the cast.
Following each Tuesday performance (excludes preview week on August 4).
*On Tuesday, August 11 Jerry Torre, the original “Marble Faun” will do a special talkback after
the performance with Matt Doyle, the actor who portrays him in the show.*

Visit the website below:


11 a.m. until showtime, daily

P.O. Box 810
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Administrative Office:
Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bay Street Theater is wheelchair and hearing disabled friendly

~~New collection of my stone work~~

1 August 2015

Visit my newest collection of Stone Work.

All inquiries contact Jackie Klempay Gallery


Photo Credits belong to

Abdolreza Aminlari & Ted O’ryan Sheppard

– See more on the Stone Work Page http://themarblefaun.com/stone-work/#sthash.feXBV4qN.dpuf

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~~Annual Global Pride Art Exhibition~~

21 June 2015


Clifford Chance invites you to attend a joint art exhibition in its New York, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and London offices to celebrate Gay Pride.

Arcus Americas is pleased to present E L A S T I C   P R A C T I C E, its New York exhibition that explores the expansive and fluid practices of intergenerational contemporary artists who work across numerous disciplines and media, and who are recognized for their work inside and outside the mainstream art world: Justin Vivian Bond in collaboration with Voutsa, Tony Cox, Jerry the Marble Faun, Eve Fowler, Kia LaBeija, Sophia Le Fraga, Larry Lewis, Mary Manning, Lucas Michael, David Mramor, My Barbarian, Matt Savitsky, Tabboo!, Nicola Tyson, and Andy Warhol. Also included are a selection of letterpress prints from a portfolio published by Otherwild and Bullhorn Press.

The opening reception will feature interactive performances, video screenings, and pop-ups by two arts organizations with direct associations with artists featured in the exhibit: Visual AIDS, a nonprofit that uses art to fight AIDS, and Otherwild, a design studio, community center and store, in Los Angeles

Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015
Venue: Clifford Chance31 West 52nd Street

4th Floor Conference Center

New York, NY 10019

6:30PM  to 9:00PM

Staunch VII: Grey Gardens Turns the Big 4-0

5 June 2015

~~Fellow Grey Gardeners I can’t believe it has been 40 years since Mrs. Beale Movie came out. Come see me next Friday at the annual Staunch-fest. I want to keep this promise to Al to always support the Maysles Cinema & Institute~~

Friday, June 12 at 7:30pm
Maysles Cinema in New York, New York

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Staunch VII: Grey Gardens Turns the Big 4-0

Once again we bring it all back to the house that Grey Gardens built. “Staunch” is an annual tribute to the documentary film and most of all, to its many, many fans. This time around we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of Grey Gardens with a year long celebration in tribute to the late, great Albert Maysles (1926-2015). June 2015-June 2016. Check back for updates.

Friday, June 12th & Saturday, June 13th @ 7:30pm

Grey Gardens
Dir. Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Hovde & Muffie Meyer, 1976, 94 min.
Meet Big and Little Edie Beale—high-society dropouts, mother and daughter, reclusive cousins of Jackie O.—thriving together amid the decay and disorder of their ramshackle East Hampton mansion. An impossibly intimate portrait and an eerie echo of the Kennedy Camelot, Albert and David Maysles’s Grey Gardens quickly became a cult classic and established Little Edie as a fashion icon and philosopher queen. The film and the Beales themselves have since inspired fashion lines, songs, a broadway musical, several off-broadway shows, and a 2009 HBO film.

The screening on Friday, June 12 will be followed by a Q&A with Jerry “The Marble Faun” Torre, one of the subjects of “Grey Gardens.”

More info visit: https://www.facebook.com/MayslesCinema

~~Custom Made Theatre Live May 30 2015~~

23 May 2015

Custom Made Theatre Presents

A Very Special Event…

Jerry Torre: The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens

Live on-Stage – In Conversation

Sat. May 30, 2015 – 7:00 pm

(before a performance of Grey Gardens: The Musical)


Lawrence Helman will be interviewing me on stage on

Saturday May 30.

I’m truly excited to see this production of Grey Gardens. Hope you all can join us.

Visit the website below for more information



25 April 2015

You are invited to attend The Art Students League of New York.

Jerry will be showing for the first time “Climber”


This show allows a synthesis of Jerry’s newest art pieces to be show to the public. As you enjoy the reception, you can take your time viewing the fine art throughout the gallery at the Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery.

The Art Students League of New York

215 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019

Phone: (212) 247-4510

Show opens Tuesday April 28 Continues until Saturday, May 2. For more information, please visit Web site at http://www.theartstudentsleague.org

~~Albert Maysles~~

8 March 2015



People we have met and the wisdom shared, have taken us all to this very moment. Film was his grace, for thru film he drew many, his was a glimpse into the lives that make us individually human. Al Maysles , your contributions to our lives thru your rare vision of life being lived. These gifts shared are a most precious gift. Many will honor you, for the gift of film live you have given our world.

Your ability to see life as it is, has taught many to be who they are, preserving truth thru film.

You will be missed all my days, I was honored you called me your Buddy.

Those early years, we both had known great adventure. each from such different starts, our introduction began on a fine summer day. Your vision shared with David, preserved a time in which in which I was only a witness. This vision of filming, seasons of life in a forgotten mansion.

This as other films in which you sought the truth uninterrupted, lessons of life preserved.

You have taken the great step, we spoke, and you now are with your Brother. re-united, forever with kindness of your Mother and your Father, your beloved family. The words shared with me, will carry on till my journey is complete.

It is as rare as the lives in which we all know, a path less traveled, that teach us of true equality.

I will search my life travel with you in my heart.

You have given me all that a friend, confidant, and human being with compassion rare as the person I have learned to love.

My duty to our friendship will be cherished, in all the days of my life.

An admirer , your Marble Faun

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