A satirical thriller set in the contemporary art world scene of Los Angeles, where big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce.
Velvet Buzzsaw ventures into the realm of the absurd. \Jake Gyllenhaal, plays Morf Vandewalt, a prominent art critic whose word can make or break an exhibit or a sale. His interest is piqued by the work of Ventril Dease, an artist whose work is discovered after his death by art world climber Josephina (Zawe Ashton).
Josephina ignores Dease’s wish that his artworks be destroyed, and in death he becomes the toast of the art world. Rhedora Haze (Rene Russo) is hungry to display his works, even as strange things begin to happen to those who come in contact with them. Just wait and see what happens with Gretchen (Toni Collette), a museum buyer, and a giant metallic sphere.