Albert Maysles, Grey Gardens Documentarian, Dies At 88: Gothamist

Emmy Award-winning documentarian Albert Maysles died last night at the age of 88 at his home in Manhattan. Maysles is probably best known for Grey Gardens and Gimme Shelter, both of which he worked on with his brother David, who died in 1987.

The brothers won two Emmys, but neither for the aforementioned documentaries—in the 1980s they won for Vladimir Horowitz: The Last Romantic and in 1991 for Soldiers of Music. You may also be familiar with one of their six films on installation artist Christo (count 'em), including 2005's The Gates and Christo's Valley Curtain, which was nominated for an Oscar in 1974.

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