Edward Owens

Edward
Owens

In the mid 1960s, Edward Owens was an African-American teenager attending the Art Institute of Chicago when Gregory Markopoulos arrived to found the school’s film program.

Films

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    Tomorrow's Promise

    Tomorrow's Promise
    Edward Owens

    16mm, color, silent, 44.75 min
    Rental formats: 16mm, Digital file
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    Private Imaginings and Narrative Facts
    Experimental

    Private Imaginings and Narrative Facts
    Edward Owens

    16mm, color, silent, 8.75 min
    Rental formats: 16mm, Digital file
    • Arts / Artists
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    Remembrance a Portrait of Study
    Documentary
    Experimental

    Remembrance a Portrait of Study
    Edward Owens

    sound, 6 min
    Rental format: Digital file
    • Biography / Autobiography
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
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    Autre Fois J'ai Aime Une Femme

    Autre Fois J'ai Aime Une Femme
    Edward Owens

    color, sound, 22 min
    Rental format: 16mm

Biography

In the mid 1960s, Edward Owens was an African-American teenager attending the Art Institute of Chicago when Gregory Markopoulos arrived to found the school’s film program. Owens, who was then studying painting and sculpture, had already been making 8mm movies for a few years; impressed by the maturity of his work, Markopoulos encouraged him to move to New York. Owens arrived in Manhattan in 1966 with Markopoulos, who quickly ushered him into the world of the city’s cultured demimonde, introducing him to figures like Andy Warhol, Gerard Malanga, Marie Menken, Gregory Battcock, and filmmaker-poet Charles Boultenhouse. Soon, Owens became romantically involved with Boultenhouse, and moved into the West Village apartment where Boultenhouse already lived with his lover of many decades, the legendary critic Parker Tyler, who accepted the arrangement.

- Ed Halter