THE DEALER is a feature film about a 30-something year-old idealist art dealer who struggles with the contemporary art world and art market’s rapidly evolving structures.
THE DEALER is a third generation art dealer whose father, uncles and grandfather had sold art to fin de siècle’s most prominent figures, from European aristocrats to American industrialists.
THE DEALER is conceived by American curator and filmmaker, HOMA TAJ. The film is inspired by Homa’s many years of experience working with art dealers, as well as art collectors, museum curators, and academically trained art historians. Daughter of an artist mother and a collector father, Homa was trained as an art historian and museologist at The Courtauld Institute of Art, Harvard and Oxford Universities.
THE DEALER is one in a trilogy of dramas by American museologist, curator and filmmaker Homa Taj (IMDb). René tells the story of the artistic and personal relationships between French sculptor François Auguste René Rodin, Bohemian-born German poet René Maria Rilke, Irish-born playwright George Bernard Shaw and an American dancer-choreographer René Barnes. The third feature is about a third generation art collector, and a descendant of Holocaust survivors.
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