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Art Documentaries

Another week of cutting my stencil went by.  It might not look like it but I got a crazy amount done over the weekend.  I got the bottom panel done and now I get to flip it around and do the top.


While I’m cutting I usually have a video going that I can listen to and look up from time to time.  Here’s a list of documentaries I’ve seen lately.  Click the titles to see the trailers for them.  The Youtube section is the actual flicks….and remember…watch your bandwidth:)

Beauty is Embarrassing – Great flick.  The guy who made puppets and set design for Pee-wee’s Playhouse, turned illustrator, turned fine artist.

Gerhard Richter Painting – Slow moving but interesting seeing an artist who’s made it.

Guest of Cindy Sherman – Interesting seeing someone’s view from the inside of someone who’s made it, but they themselves have not.

Herb & Dorothy – Interesting art collecting pros.

The Art of the Steal – A bit heavy on the politics behind what happend, but crazy art collecting theft. (hyperlink is the actual movie)

Jean Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child – Super dope watching someone rise to fame in such a short period of time.  Best I’ve seen in the list

Louise Bourgeois : The Spider, The Mistress and The Tangerine – Really slow moving but Louise Bourgeois sells this whith her personality, and the amount of her own personal history she puts in her work.

Waking Sleeping beauty – Disney getting out of the shitter (Little Mermade/Beauty and the Beast era) – Michael Eisner – Good but i think id put it near the bottom of this list

Waste Land – Really good.  Creating art from the world’s largest garbage dump located in Brazil.  How a project can effect the participants more than what was planned.

Bill Cunningham New York – Interesting flick on a fashion photographer with an addictive personality for taking photos.

Exit Through The Giftshop – I’m sure everyones seen this by now.  If you haven’t check it out.  Bumbling Mr Brainwashes rise from Documentary film maker to the elite art market while riding the success of street art.  (hyperlink is the actual movie)


John Baldessari “This Not That” – Great Canadian artist profile…watch it.

The World’s Most Expensive Stolen Paintings PART1 PART2 PART3 PART4 – As the title says – Art theft…booya!

In the Realms of the Unreal – Crazy balls – Very interesting.  Nobody knew, but this dude made a 15,143-page fantasy manuscript entitled The Story of the Vivian Girls along with several hundred watercolor paintings and other drawings illustrating the story…..whhhhhhaaaaatttttt???!!!!

The Durer Rhinoceros – Masterpieces of the British Museum PART1 PART2 – For all the printmakers out there

Painters Painting – A Classic. Abstract expressionism

Robbo vs Banksy- Graffiti Wars – If you’ve seen Exit Through the Giftshop this is a great one to followup…. maybe Banksy isn’t all he’s cracked up to be?

Progress Update

Here’s how far I am now on my stencil.


I didn’t have too much time to spend on it this past week, so I didn’t get as far as I wanted to be right now.  It’s nice being at this end of the stencil because the larger the sections I have to cut out, the less time it takes me to cut a larger space.  I’ve been watching quite a few art documentaries while I cut, so I might add a list to this blog next update.  I’ve also been doing some super quick sketches of characters I dug when I was growing up.  This is new territory for me.  I drew fan art when I was a kid, but the older I got the more I got involved in design and just working on my own ideas.


They’re super rough but if you like, follow me on my instagram and I’ll add more as I go… they’re maybe not as you remeber them, but it’s my instagram so I can do what I want.


My instagram: @Leitch