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Waiting for Hockney

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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 18 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Julie Checkoway


Billy Pappas was born in Baltimore and raised by a working class family, but in his youth Billy developed a passionate interest in drawing, and received a degree in art. Supporting himself as a bartender and waiter, Pappas got an idea for an unusual project -- wanting to take drawing to a place beyond either photography or traditional portraiture, he began working on a hyper-detailed image of Marilyn Monroe that took him eight and a half years of full work days to complete. Helping support Pappas during...more