For art enthusiasts, forgers are regarded with a strange mix of disdain and curiosity. Why do they do it? How do they do it? And better yet - how do they get away with it?
In the new documentary, Art and Craft, we get a peek into the mind of one of the most prolific art forgers in history - Mark Landis. Over the years, Landis has tricked over 60 museums in 20 states into believing his replicas are the real deal. But why isn’t he behind bars? Well technically, he has yet to commit a crime. Indeed, Landis (who has been diagnosed as schizophrenic), has never profited from his replicas. Instead, he prefers the quiet thrill of pretending to be a philanthropist who generously donates rare pieces.
Art and Craft opens next month in a select number of theaters.
Watch trailer here: http://youtu.be/tudaAQ8VOBQ