Showdown

High Art

Best films featuring art or artists

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The Showdown is present: come in, sit down and celebrate the agony and the ecstasy of art. Ahead of Benjamin Ree’s The Painter and the Thief (out May 22) we want your ten favorite films about art, artists and the art world. Painters, photographers, sculptors, performance artists—right-handed, left-footed, all the beautiful troublemakers. Not to mention their subjects, dealers, muses, critics, foes, fraudsters and thieves. From Utamaro to Rublev, from Khalo to Keane, from heists to hagiographies; the stories can be real or fictional, told through documentary, experimental or narrative form. Please exit through the gift shop.

Most mentioned

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Loving Vincent
  • Andrei Rublev
  • Blow-Up
  • Midnight in Paris
  • At Eternity's Gate
  • F for Fake
  • Exit Through the Gift Shop
  • Frida
  • Big Eyes
  • Little Women
  • Mr. Turner
  • Faces Places
  • My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown
  • Rear Window
  • Paris Is Burning
  • Moulin Rouge!
  • Lust for Life
  • Crumb
  • Pollock

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