The past year has been a tough one for the movie business. But despite the widespread closure of theaters and delays in releases, an impressive bunch of films related to the arts have come out. From dueling documentaries on the infamous Knoedler forgery scandal to biopics on artists M.C. Escher David Wojnarowicz, here are 19 new art movies and where to stream them.
Undoubtably one of the biggest art scandals of the 21st century, the Knoedler forgery ring saw the eminent U.S. gallery sell some $80 million in forged mid-century masterpieces. Those involved said they did so unknowingly, despite an unverifiable provenances, wildly anachronistic materials , and, most damningly, a misspelled signature . Daria Price covers it all in this documentary.
(Bonus: The film features expert commentary from Artnet News’s senior market editor Eileen Kinsella.) Knoedler forgery scandal, take two. This documentary interviews Ann Freedman, the gallery’s president, and a central figure in the forgery ring. She presents herself as the scam’s biggest victim—but was she actually its mastermind? Chris McKim draws on the audio journals of the late artist David Wojnarowicz —plus commentary from the likes of Fran Lebowitz, art dealer Gracie […]
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