Great Artist Documentaries
by Chris Vroom
Ric Burns' documentary on Andy Warhol is an epic 240 minute survey that makes it absolutely clear why the Pittsburg native was one of the most important artists of the 20th century. The range of Warhol's artistic production is brought together as each stage of his career is assessed. With great commentary and insights from gallerists, curators and collectors who either knew Warhol or have studied his practice.
William Eggelston photographs the quotidian, these beautiful picture of ordinary people and environments runs somewhat to the dark side. Almereyda captures the man effectively and affectionately.
How To Draw a Bunny is a fantastic documentary on the life of Ray Johnson, an eccentric artist who conceived of "mail art", a conceptual practice involving sending art work through the mail to a network of friends and acquaintances.