Below are my favorite art related documentaries. I’m not much of critic so I’ll leave the academic analysis to the pros, but these are truly excellent films that deserve viewing. Have some others you think deserve attention? Leave a comment and let me know!

How to Draw a Bunny

Ray Johnson is bizzarre and hilarious.

How to Draw a Bunny


Rivers and Tides - Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time

Ephemeral works of art and a seamless pairing of art and nature.


Exit Through the Gift Shop

A “documentary” produced by the infamous street artist Banksy.


Herb and Dorothy

You don’t have to be rich to own one of the most valuable art collections in the world.


Resurrect Dead - The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles

Justin Duerr’s obsession with one of the greatest urban art mysteries.


Ok, let’s make it six. This one falls more into the category of design, but it’s great nonetheless.


A deeper look into everyday objects.




2 Responses to “Top 5 Art Documentaries”

  1. Great list, Ryan–seen them all and loved them. I would only add Marwencal, which is brilliant.

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