Filtering through Netflix for a worthwhile art documentary to watch can be rough. Luckily for you, we’ve done all the work. Here’s our list of top 10 Art Documentaries to watch or put in your queue on Netflix.
3. The Woodmans (2010)
What caused Francesca Woodman to cut her life short? The Woodmans (2010) gives a little insight into her provocative and intimate work through the testimonials of the people closest to Francesca, her family.
6. Herb & Dorothy (2008)
Postal Clerk, Herb Vogel and Librarian, Dorothy show that you don’t need a vast amount of wealth to appreciate and buy great works of art. Herb & Dorothy (2008) looks at the massive art collection that they have accumulated over the years through their sheer devotion of beautiful art.
8. Eames: The Architect and The Painter (2011)
Widely considered to be America’s most important designers, Charles and Ray Eames pioneered the design world by dabbling in furniture, photography, interiors, multimedia exhibits, games and much more.
9. The Cool School (2007)
While New York had an established art scene in the late 1950s, L.A. did not. Walter Hopps and Ed Kienholz decided to change that. By starting Ferus Gallery, they introduced artists like Duchamp and Andy Warhol to the west coast.
10. Black, White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe (2007)
Black, White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe (2007) takes a look at the relationship between life companions, Sam Wagstaff and artist Robert Mapplethorpe.