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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (90 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Oscilloscope Pictures, 2014.

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General Note:
Title from title frames.
In Process Record.
Film
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced by Oscilloscope Pictures in 2014.
Summary, etc.:
Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years, covering a wide range of painting styles and periods that includes 15th Century Icons, Picasso, and even Walt Disney. And while the copies could fetch impressive sums on the open market, Landis isńt in it for money. Posing as a philanthropic donor, a grieving executor of a family membeŕs will, and most recently as a Jesuit priest, Landis has given away hundreds of works over the years to a staggering list of institutions across the United States. ..But after duping Matthew Leininger, a tenacious registrar who ultimately discovers the decades-long ruse and sets out to expose his philanthropic escapades to the art world, Landis must confront his own legacy and a chorus of museum professionals clamoring for him to stop...ART AND CRAFT starts out as a cat-and-mouse art caper, rooted in questions of authorship and authenticitýbut what emerges is an intimate story of obsession and the universal need for community, appreciation, and purpose.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language Note:
In English
Subject: Art.
Documentary-style films.
Genre: Documentary films.

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