When two talented artists collaborate, the results can be extraordinary. This is exactly what happens when someone picks up a video camera and points it at a particular member or aspect of the art world. The subject can be a renowned artist in his or her own right, like Banksy, who has so far directed two documentaries, or a celebrated filmmaker, like Terry Zwigoff of Ghost World and Bad Santa fame.

What is important is whether the film in question offers new insight into the subject at hand and the art-making process. When it comes to the hundreds of nonfiction films that have been made about art, these are The Best Art Documentaries of All Time.

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