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5 Art Documentaries and Why They Are Useful for You
The art scene ramping down for Christmas leaving you wanting more…
Art Stuff 27 Nov 2019

Hello again art world girlies. Are these winter evenings leaving you yearning? The art scene ramping down for Christmas leaving you wanting more… Well, here’s 5 art documentaries to enrich you and your art squad’s art life.
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The Price of Everything (2018)
This documentary is perfect for you and your art squad. It’s filmmaker, Nathaniel Kahn, boasts to reveal some of the secrets of the art world… Tune in to see interviews with collectors, auctioneers and artists, discussing the art world highs and lows. Answering questions about what makes work valuable, what’s worth what and why the art world matters. We found this a great insight into the behind the scenes of the art world.
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Our City Dreams (2008)
You guys will dig this documentary about five incredible female artist. You and your squad will lean everything about their artistic processes in New York City. Fawn over the amazing Nancy Spero, a legend 60s feminist, Ghada Amer, a cultural shapeshifter, Swoon, a street artist, Mariana Abramovic, her fabulous performance art and Kiki Smith’s psychosexual artwork.
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Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World (2017)
This film will provide you and your art squad a crash 1.5 hour course in insider information of the art industry. We found the information on the commercialization and history of the art world incredibly useful. You’ll meet artists, auctioneers, dealers and collectors, each shedding a light behind the scenes of the glamorous art world. Perfect viewing for you and your girlies alongside The Price of Everything.
This is available on Netflix.
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Women Art Revolution (2011)

A legendary film from a legendary filmmaker; Lynn Hersham Leeson. A fascinating delve into the typography of feminist art. Leeson records artists, critics, historians and curators, covering almost 40 years of the art world. Even the name of this documentary is bad ass: borrowed from the Women Artists in Revolution (WAR) from the 1960’s – created to raise awareness about the exclusion of women artists.
This one is great for those feminist moods!
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Raiders of the Lost Art (2014)
Are you and your squad fascinated by true art crime? Catch this documentary series and follow the journeys and histories of some of the most famous, notable art thefts and heists in art world history. You and your squad will watch archival footage and re-enactments to illustrate such crimes as the infamous theft of the Mona Lisa in 1911, and how this made the painting as famous as it is today.
So, there we have it: 5 documentaries to keep you and your art squad entertained! Let us know of any more you discover – we’d love to check out what you’re watching.
 

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