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The 5 Best Art Documentaries to Watch on Netflix UK


Eduard Steimle - 7th June 2019 - 0 comments

Our 5 Top for your lazy rainy evenings.

There are days to go to gallery openings and there are days to stay in, put on your ugliest pyjamas* and watch Netflix. Here is our selection of arty documentaries to bring a touch of sophistication into your best “Netflix & Chill” evenings.

#5 Art Basel: A Portrait (2014)

Art Basel: A Portrait — Trailer

In the 70’s, Basel art gallerists Ernst Beyeler, Trudi Bruckner and Balz Hilt create an international art fair that proves to be a success from the start. More than 16,000 visitors attend the inaugural show to see 90 galleries and 30 publishers from 10 countries. This documentary tells how it has evolved into the world’s most influential gathering of its kind.

#4 Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World (2017)

Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World — Trailer

Rigged auctions, bragging rights, whimsical tastes… To be or not to be regulated? Listen to what the experts think.

#3 Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery (2014)

The Art of Forgery — Trailer

– Leonardo?
– Of course. He’s not difficult. I don’t find him difficult.”

Artist and master forger Wolfgang Beltracchi sets the tone from the start and opens up about one of the art world biggest taboo: forgery. This documentary looks into the brilliant conman’s life and sort of explores an other side of the art world.

#2 The 100 Years Show (2015)

The 100 Years Show — Trailer

Carmen Herrera is a Cuban-American abstract, minimalist painter and this documentary tells her story. The story of an ignored pioneer of the abstract-minimalism movement in the ’40s.

#1 How to Sell a Banksy (2012)

How to sell a Bansky — Trailer

A documentary by Christopher Thompson takes you on a crazy journey to… well… sell a Banksy!

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