• Basquiat

    Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

    Director: Sara Driver, 2017

    Although Jean Michel-Basquiat passed away at an early age of 27, his art and legacy are becoming more valuable every day. Just like his life, art and personality, all of which make him the most iconic persona of the 1980s. ‘’Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat’’ is set in the 1970s. It portraits a young Basquiat, at the age of 16, and tells the story of his independent, homeless and lonely days. As the story progresses, he discovers his art, produces his early works and sketches and begins his artistic journey to become a world-renowned artist. You can find this 2017 movie on Amazon.com.

  • Banksy

    Exit through the Gift Shop

    Director: Banksy, 2010

    Exit Through the Gift Shop is a 2010 British documentary film directed by world-renowned street artist Banksy. It tells the unbeliavable, funny yet sometimes odd story of street art, contemporary art scene and documentary-making. Premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, the documentary was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. It focuses on Thierry Guetta, a French documentary maker and a friend of Banksy. The film starts with Guetta’s attempts to capture the artist, however as the film proceeds,quite unexpectedly Guetta himself as part of Bansky’s documentary.

  • The Price of Everything

    The Price of Everything

    Director: Nathaniel Kahn, 2018

    In times when a Picasso painting was sold at auction for a record $179 million, or a Pollock or Basquiat or a Jeff Koons are sold with astronomic prices, The Price of Everything sheds light on the current status of the art world. Directed by Nathaniel Kahn, this special documentary questions real value of art as it sheds light on the concept of luxury and commercial concerns present in art sector. Through interviews with important collectors, museum directors and curators as well as featuring world-renowned artists such as Jeff Koons, Larry Poons and Gerhard Richter, the director Nathaniel Kahn asks some critical questions such as what is real art? How one gives value to an artwork? And what is a priceless masterpiece? Having its world premiere in Sundance Film Festival in January, and Copenhagen in March, the Price of Everything will be on screen this month in different parts and festivals of the United States including San Francisco, Michigan and Minnesota.

  • Guest of Cindy Sherman

    Guest of Cindy Sherman

    Director: Tom Donahue - Paul H-O, 2008

    Paul H-O, an extrovert, was invited to an introvert Cindy Sherman’s studio for special interiew series. As interviews progressed, a romantic relationship flourished between them. ‘Guest’ focuses on Paul H-O and Sherman’s romantic relationship that started with an invitation and ended because of Paul’s alineation from openings, art scene and events. This joyful documentary not only brings to light the vividness of New York art scene but also sheds light on notions of fame, gender roles and art.

  • The Cool School

    The Cool School

    Director: Morgan Neville, 2008

    Directed by Morgan Neville and narrated by Jeff Bridges, ‘The Cool School’ tells the story of emergence and rise of Los Angeles art scene and things earned and lost in the process. The documentary focuses on seminal Ferus Gallery, which hosted exhibitions of a small group of Los Angeles based artists initiating a new art scene as a response to New York’s abstact expressionists. Focusing on the story of the Gallery, and its founders Walter Hopps and Irving Blum, the documentary narrates the unforgettable story of the rise of Ed Kienholz, Larry Bell and Ed Ruscha.

  • Herb & Dorothy

    Herb & Dorothy

    Director: Megumi Sasaki, 2008

    ‘Herb and Dorothy’ tells the real life story of two extraordinary art collectors. In the early 1960s, Herb and Dorothy Vogel, a postal worker and librarian began purchasing works of unknown artists. While chosing, they had two rules: the work had to be affordable, and it had to be small enough to fit in their small apartment. In time, the artists whose Works they acquired became world-renowned artists and they defied stereotypes with their love and passion for art. It is a joyful documentary which tells the story of this couple and their impact on American art scene.

  • The Art of the Steal

    Director: Don Argott, 2009

    After the death of its founder, art collector C. Barnes in 1951, the future of the Barnes Foundation which was founded in 1922 in Pennyslvania, became uncertain. According to Barnes’ will, the collection should be kept and preserved in its original house in Pennyslvania and used for educative purposes. ‘The Art of the Steal’ tells the story the future of 25 million worth private collection. On one hand lawyers, artists and historians fighting for Barnes’ will and state officials, foundations and politicians on the other, this documentary brings to light an unprecedented conflict between two parties.

  • Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

    Director: Tamra Davis, 2010

    Based on an interview made with the artist by director Tamra Davis 20 years ago, this documentary tells the story of the rise and fall of Jean-Michel Basquiat. ‘Wonder Boy’ Basquiat was an icon during his short 27 years life, having an almost rock star status in lower east side of Manhattan. Through interviews made with a variety of experts, this documentary portrays the unknown life of a man who went out of the box with his personality and art and gives us a special change to get to know him better.

  • Eames: The Architect and the Painter

    Director: Jason Cohn - Bill Jersey, 2011

    Charles and Ray Eames were one of the most important designers of America. Throughout their lives, the architect and designer Charles Eames and his wife, artist Ray Eames left their trace on modern architecture, art and furniture. This wonderful documentary tells the story of the couple through archivals materials and interviews made with their close friends, collaborators and experts. With a joyful story-telling, it brings to light the period in which the couple lived, and left their legacy in American culture.

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