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Post image for A Documentary About the Artist Who Stole Banksy’s Work Out of Spite

The Banksy Job looks remarkably like the 2010 mockumentary Exit Through the Gift Shop, but its co-directors maintain that the whole thing is unscripted.

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Post image for A Documentary Tribute to Chris Burden’s Extreme Oeuvre

Perhaps most surprising about the new film Burden, directed by Timothy Marrinan and Richard Dewey and screening at the Tribeca Film Festival, is its depiction of artist Chris Burden’s dramatic transformation from a rabble-rousing student in the 1970s to a mild-mannered landowner in 2014.

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Post image for Creating a Puppet Documentary for the Count Who Loved a Corpse

The fact that he slept for seven years with the corpse of a woman he loved is, for filmmaker Ronni Thomas, one of the least interesting things about Count von Cosel.

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Post image for A Lifetime Devoted to Sketching the Design Details of the New York Subway

The most encyclopedic history of the art and architecture of New York City’s subway is slowly being compiled by one man, who sketches every design detail of its stations.

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Post image for A Portrait of an Iranian Artist Who Went Home After 25 Years in Exile

WASHINGTON, DC — In Iran, it’s difficult to know where the artistic and the political are separated, if they can be separated at all.

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Post image for Circus as an Act of Survival in the Arctic and Guinea

The hamlet of Igloolik in far northern Canada and the city of Conakry in West Africa’s Guinea are plagued by distinct issues, one a troubling suicide rate, the other widespread poverty.

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Post image for An Artist’s Quest to Confirm a Chernobyl Conspiracy Theory

The Russian Woodpecker is a documentary about zombies.

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Post image for In the Bronx, a Photo League Captures the People and Places Threatened by Rezoning

Jerome Avenue Workers Project, an exhibition featuring work by photographers from the Bronx Photo League (a project of the Bronx Documentary Center), sees gentrification through a personal lens.

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Post image for A Documentary Takes a Walk Through Hélio Oiticica’s Past

“My life has transformed itself into a montage of simultaneous things,” Hélio Oiticica wrote in a letter in 1971.

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Post image for Designing a Revolutionary Visual Identity for the Black Panthers

“Art has relevancy, whether it’s to exploit you or pacify you, or to enlighten and inform you. It’s a language, that’s the power of it,” says Emory Douglas, the artist who drove the graphic identity of the Black Panthers.

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