Sotheby’s, the well-known auction house, is launching a four-part mini-series dubbed Your Art World. Its official goal is to « explore how passion, ambition and love of great works of art drive the global art world. » A tall order indeed, and one shall reserve judgement until all four films have been published.

The first volume, however, is proving delightfully entertaining and educative. It features tremendous visuals, insightful interviews from star artists as well as lesser-known, but no less interesting, figures from the contemporary art scene. With or without a grain of salt, it comes highly recommended.

Whatever you do, do not miss Cai Guo-Qiang’s quote about how being misunderstood is sometimes a very good sign indeed, and certain proof of original thought.