The Art of the Steal
Release Date: February 26th, 2010
Not Yet Rated|1 hr. 41 min.
This film looks at the controversy surrounding the art collection of Dr. Albert C. Barnes, a millionaire who amassed a remarkable selection of significant works during the early 20th century. Barnes sought to keep his priceless pieces together as part of his foundation even after his death, but the involvement of numerous parties led to the scattering of his collection. This documentary sheds light on how his wishes were violated by a handful of opportunistic individuals.
Director: Don Argott
Distributor: IFC Films