Clyfford Still's Triumph

Nicholas Zeman documents painter Clyfford Still's extraordinary success at protecting his vision and work in the face of art world presurres. 

Zeman notes that "Still wasn't a manipulator; he was always forthcoming and direct. He was, however, able to see opportunities, and he did know how to make people feel privileged just to see his work. He was able to anticipate the historical moment, and subsequently seize upon it to establish himself as one of the most important painters in the world. It also helped, of course, that he painted some hot pictures."