Are Documentaries About Artists More Important Than Their Art?

September 9, 2014 10:33 PM

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Are Documentaries About Artists More Important Than Their Art?

What's your favorite recent artist documentary? Banksy's Exit Through the Gift Shop? Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry? Gerhard Richter Painting? Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child? Cutie and The Boxer?

When I think about what might be mine, I keep coming back to the Oscar-nominated Waste Land (2010). Hopefully you've seen it, as it's now been a few years since it was released. It chronicles the Brazilian artist Vik Muniz's collaboration with a group of catadores (Portuguese for picker), who pick o...

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