The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists (1994)

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.

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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.

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