Gary Baseman: The Buckingham Warrior

'The Buckingham Warrior', a tale inspired by Gary Baseman's father Ben Baseman who survived the holocaust, fighting the Nazi invasion in Ukraine's birch tree forests for almost 4 years. Baseman and Director David Charles transformed his father's harsh reality into a whimsical story of survival and hope, which was animated by Peter Markowski and set to the track 'Never Le Nkemise1' by South-African duo Die Antwoord.

This video was created on the occasion of the exhibition 'Gary Baseman: The Door Is Always Open' which explores the influences of Baseman’s Jewish family heritage and American popular culture on his exuberant, boundary-defying art. Organized by the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, 'Gary Baseman: The Door Is Always Open' is on view now through till August 18th, 2013.

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