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Filmmaker Pamela Romanowsky’s Golden Moment

“An artist’s work from centuries ago speaks to us now, it’s very powerful,” says filmmaker Pamela Romanowsky. The Adderral Diaries director was invited by Sotheby’s to create a short film inspired by Orazio Gentileschi’s 1621 masterpiece Danaë. The auction house fêted both her film and the picture last night at a private dinner attended by collectors like Jon Landau and Brooklyn creatives Roy Caires and Tommy Coles. “Both painting and filmmaking transmit an emotional point of view,” says Romanowsky, whose haunting slow-motion images capture the mythical goddess at the transcendent moment she is visited by Zeus in the guise of a shower of gold coins. “I knew immediately what a moving image of her would look like,” she adds. “That moment of connection was so inspiring.” —Meghan Dailey

Master Paintings Evening Sale
28 January | New York