Documentaries for art obsessives!

Harper's Bazaar calls Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict 'the quintessential documentary for art obsessives'. We compile a list of films as extended learning to our new film!

Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present.

A mesmerising portrait of the pioneering and controversial performance artist Marina Abramovic. This documentary follows Marina as she embarks to the USA for her performance at The Museum of Modern Art. It then soon becomes the most exhilarating moment in her life.

Cutie and the Boxer.

Cutie and the Boxer is a candid New York love story about life and art that explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of renowned “boxing” painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife and artist Noriko. You follow their lives through the documentary as Noriko finds her identity as an artist after her assistance for Ushio for many years.

Herb & Dorothy.

Husband and Wife Herb & Dorothy Vogel are ordinary people with an astonishing collection of more than 4,000 works of art in their small one bedroom apartment in New York. Filmmaker Megumi Sasaki turns her lens on the Vogel during a critical period of transition for the couple and their cherished collection.


A fascinating, funny and finally troubling documentary about the prolific, iconoclastic underground cartoonist Robert Crumb. Filmed in 9 years, director Terry Zigwoff commences a journey with the Crumb family, looking into their traumatized life.

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict.

‘Peggy Guggenheim collected not only art, but artists’. This documentary looks into Peggy’s life as an art collector who put together the greatest collection of modern art. Finding lost recordings of her last interview, filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland evaluates Peggy Guggenheim in this documentary as one of the most colourful figures in art history.  We embark on the years of when she was the first to recognise Jackson Pollock to her intimate relationships with artists such as Max Ernst. 

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