Project Description

The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists (1994)

Buy In Box Set* (Home Use)

* Box Set contains 14 Les Blank films remastered
by Criterion (average price $6.25 per film!)

Criterion Channel Streaming – US
VIMEO Streaming (Non-US)
Amazon Streaming – UK
Amazon Streaming – German
  • For U.S. educational sales and theatrical, please contact Janus Films
  • For international and all other rights please contact: Les Blank Film

What happens when a dedicated husband and father quits his job, adopts the persona of a Western-Movie Singing Cowboy, takes on the entire art establishment (including Christo and Andy Warhol), and refuses to accept money for his art ? Meet Gerry Gaxiola, AKA The Maestro, an ex-wage slave who gave up everything to make art for its own sake. The Maestro’s story could inspire a whole new generation of Van Goghs.

More about and from The Maestro:

A film by Les Blank with Maureen Gosling, and Chris Simon
54 minutes
ISBN: 0-933621-45-0

Note: The DVD includes the follow-up film, The Maestro Rides Again as a bonus.