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10 Art Documentaries to (Constructively) Binge Watch Over the Holidays

Hello, people! 

Here’s a quick pop quick. Do you like binge-watching movies, especially documentaries? And do you like art? If your answer is yes, there is something great waiting for you. We have combined art and interesting movies together. And guess what? We have found some amazing films that will entertain you and keep you glued to your screen. OMG!

So, give your eyes a treat and let your brain learn some new & interesting about art by binge-watching the movies that we have listed just for you. This holiday season is going to be awesome. Yay!

Also, before getting started, don’t forget to take your friend’s Netflix and Amazon Prime password. (Wink-Wink)

Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery (2014) on Netflix

This is a fascinating documentary that unravels the story of master forger Wolfgang Beltracchi.

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012) on Netflix

This movie shows a great Chinese artist who is also the most outspoken critic.

The Cardboard Bernini (2012) on Amazon Prime

Curious to know whether artist James Grashow is a brilliant mind or an insane person? Watch this documentary that shows how he has built a giant water fountain in 4 years.

Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010) on Netflix

Have you heard of Mr. Brainwash, a Los-Angeles based Frenchman? He is a Banksy fan-boy who has became a popular “street artist”. This documentary tells everything about him.

Our City of Dreams (2008) on Amazon Prime

Do you want to know how the life of a woman looks like who wants to establish herself as a successful artist in a big city? Well, this story will tell about the challenges and triumphs you want to know.

What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann (2005) on Amazon Prime

Do you like the work of Sally Mann? If yes, you really can’t miss out on the great documentary that was filmed at the artist’s farm.

Hairy Who and the Chicago Imagists (2014) on Amazon Prime

 

This is an incredibly awesome documentary that perfectly shows how artists used to work in the ’60s and ’70s.

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015) on Amazon Prime

This movie shows the journey of the most powerful woman in the history of the art world.

Sky Ladder (2016) on Netflix

This story is about an artist who has created one of the most ambitious projects, i.e., a 500-meter ladder to the sky.

The 100 Years Show (2015) on Netflix

This story shows a 99-year-old Cuban-born artist and how she enjoys success late in her life.

What do you think?

Written by Ekta Singh

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