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Are Documentaries About Artists More Important Than Their Art?

Matthew Israel | Posted 11.09.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Films about artisits are great devices for making art more accessible. They give a wonderful window into an artist's process. They often show more concretely than other media what an artistic career entails as well as enable a view of the structures and institutions of the art world.

Catadores at Picture This Gallery, Long Beach, CA

James Scarborough | Posted 10.08.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

There's an art to cigars: their making, their marketing, and their enjoyment. As Picture This Gallery's Catadores exhibition shows, there's an art about cigars as well.

WATCH: DOCUMENTARY: NY Artist Paints Rio De Janeiro's Garbage Pickers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

A Brooklyn artist visits the garbage dumps of Rio de Janeiro to paint the ragpickers. On the face of it, the project might seem to reek of exploitatio...