This documentary unravels a tale of self-delusion, greed, and fraud involving the $80 million forgery scandal that rocked the art world and brought down Knoedler, New York City’s oldest and most venerable gallery. Was the gallery’s esteemed director the victim of a con artist who showed up with a treasure trove of previously unseen masterpieces? Or did she eventually suspect they were fakes, yet sell them for many millions of dollars over 15 years? Whatever the truth, two women from very different worlds were, wittingly or not, caught up in the greatest hoax of Modern American Art.
Directed, written, and produced by Daria Price; 2019; Courtesy of the filmmaker; Documentary; USA; Cast: reporters from the New York Times, Vanity Fair, New York magazine, et al. Runtime: 84 min.
Reporters from the New York Times, Vanity Fair, New York magazine, et al.