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Cult American animator, multimedia artist, painter, designer and stage designer Suzan Pitt, unfortunately could not personally receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Her work was therefore addressed by Margit Antauer, the president of the Animafest Council.
Suzan Pitt’s first independent animated film was released in the 1970s, just as the first Animafest was being presented in Zagreb. Throughout the years she has created a very recognizable and fascinating opus, her famous Asparagus movie, then Joy Street, El Doctor, Visitation and more. All of these still present at relevant world film festivals and in institutions like AMPAS, MOMA and elsewhere. Having received her award, Suzan sent the following mail: "Thank you very much to Animafest for this award. I am truly surprised and honored. My whole life I’ve dedicated to animation and related media and this means a lot to me. Congratulations to everyone and we will be in Zagreb in June. We'll look at some of my movies together. ' However, it is not always all we imagine and want. Suzan got sick and can not be with us today, Antauer said.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, June 4th and June 5th, at 2pm in Tuškanac cinema, there will be a retrospective of Suzan Pitt’s work, featuring classics such as Asparagus , Joy Street , El Doctor and Visitation.
Ten unique hand painted coats by Suzan Pitt will be exhibited in the Kranjčar Gallery from June 4th at 6pm (opening) to June 7th. These coats were sent from NY by Patricia Field - a costume designer, designer and stylist who is well known for working on the TV series Sex and the City and has a boutique where she sells Suzan’s coats in New York’s 8th Street. The coats are inspired by pop motifs such as comics, commercials, original prints and New York graffiti as well as psychology, sex, surrealism and water colors of her animated films, Suzan Pitt coats came from the vibrant street atmosphere of New York and Los Angeles.