YouTube Art Documentary recommendations. Kick off with this one on Francis Bacon: Francis Bacon: A Brush with Violence (2017) - YouTube
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
4 min doc on the street photographer Bruce Gilden. I’d be very surprised if he has not been lamped yet!
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
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”
I love him. Also Dougie Wallace has a similar vibe, big flashes gaffer taped to cameras, hanging around outside Harrods
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.
This is right up my passageway
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:
around here, we’re big into Art:21: https://www.youtube.com/user/art21org
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!
this thread feels so wholesome. can’t wait to dig in.
This is great if you get the chance