Pictures of Susan (Documentary)

May 1, 2016

Pictures of Susan is a 2012 feature documentary by Dan Salmon. The film examines the artist’s upbringing and earliest works, her twenty-year dormant period and the recent resurgence in interest from the art world for her idiosyncratic drawings since resuming in 2008.

“King described her world in thousands of drawings, pages filled with delight, playfulness, curiosity and terror. Then she stopped. Her family sadly packed her pictures into boxes and stored them under beds and in the attic. There were 20 years of silence before she drew again”.

Pictures of Susan has been shown in cinemas, as well as at the New Zealand International Film Festival and the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami.

For the trailer and options to view the documentary in full, click here.