Monday, September 28, 2015
When Forgery Isn't a Crime
I watched a fascinating documentary last night about the art forger, Mark Landis. It is part of the series POV on PBS - titled Art and Craft. Artists should find this story and documentary compelling, but I think anyone would really.
The synoposis as described on PBS's website:
'Mark Landis is one of the most prolific art forgers of the modern era — and he isn't in it for the money. In the last 30 years he's copied hundreds of pieces, from 15th-century icons to works by Picasso and even Dr. Seuss, then donated them to museums across the country. When a tenacious registrar discovers the ruse, Landis must confront his legacy and a chorus of duped professionals intent on stopping him. But Landis is a diagnosed schizophrenic, driven since his teens to escape "the life of a mental patient," and ending the con isn't so simple. A cat-and-mouse caper told with humor and compassion, Art and Craft uncovers the universal in one man's search for connection and respect.'
I just had to tell you about it.
Read about Art and Craft here, where you'll find your television schedule or the link to stream it.
Posted by Karin Jurick at 3:50 PM