Art Doco Recommendations

YouTube Art Documentary recommendations. Kick off with this one on Francis Bacon: Francis Bacon: A Brush with Violence (2017) - YouTube

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Art and Fireworks? What’s not to love?

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Not a documentary but a half hour 60s French time travel sci-fi art film told mostly with black and white still photographs.

Ps. Terry Gilliam remade this as 12 Monkeys

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4 min doc on the street photographer Bruce Gilden. I’d be very surprised if he has not been lamped yet!

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Haven’t watched yet but looks good BBC iPlayer - Other, Like Me: The Oral History of COUM Transmissions and Throbbing Gristle

EDIT: have watched, is good

Absolutely essential.

Others I recommend but aren’t too easy to find:

Herb & Dorothy - this one is really heartwarming
Marion Cajori’s documentaries on Joan Mitchell and Chuck Close
“The Cool School” about LA Art narrated by Jeff Bridges
“Guest of Cindy Sherman”
“Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present”
“The Art of the Steal” about the Barnes Foundation
“Eames: The Architect and the Painer” about Charles & Ray Eames
“Gerhard Richter: Painting”

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I love him. Also Dougie Wallace has a similar vibe, big flashes gaffer taped to cameras, hanging around outside Harrods

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Just watched that, thought i’d hate him but he was great, doesn’t give a f**k lol, liked the references to Mean Streets as well.

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This is right up my passageway

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Probably goes without saying but tha gawd john berger:

This one featuresvtilda swinton talking about her relationship with JB: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BwYeqKaqjtY

Rivers and tides also good:

Leaning into the wind revisits Andy as an older dude and you get to watch him crawl bodily thru a hedge but it’s paywalled on YT:

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around here, we’re big into Art:21: https://www.youtube.com/user/art21org

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Absolutely love Dougie Wallace’s work! Was looking for a new street photo doc for my students so will be showing them this, thank you!

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this thread feels so wholesome. can’t wait to dig in.

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This is great if you get the chance