This week sees the release of Beautiful Losers, a documentary following a group of underground artists in the 1990's who created their own movement and changed the face of modern art for the new millenium.
Artists on film are far from a mixed bag - more often than not they are exactly the kind of pretentious, wanky egoists that one conjures up at the mere mention of the phrase 'serious artist'.
Join us then for a look at some of the most irritating artists to grace cinema...
Frederick (Max Von Sydow)
The Film: Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Why They Are Irritating: A cynical, pessimistic, cruel old fuddy-duddy who may be a brilliant artist but he’s also one unbelievable bore.
Sure his world-view fuels his artistic brilliance, but damn it, cheer up man! You are banging Barbara Hershey!
Typical Quote: “You missed a very dull TV show on Auschwitz. More gruesome film clips, and more puzzled intellectuals declaring their mystification over the systematic murder of millions. The reason they can never answer the question "How could it possibly happen?" is that it's the wrong question. Given what people are, the question is "Why doesn't it happen more often?"”
How We'd Fix It: A prescription of Viagra and our VHS copy of The Entity. Seeing Barbara Hershey get sexed up by an invisible spirit should sort out his dour mood once and for all.
Next: Jackson Pollock