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Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art (2020)

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Made You Look is an American crime documentary about the largest art fraud in American history set in the super rich, super obsessed and super fast art world of New York.

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Barry Avrich

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Barry Avrich, Melissa Hood (story editor)
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Patty Cohen Patty Cohen ... Self
Domenico De Sole Domenico De Sole ... Self
José Carlos Bergantiños Díaz José Carlos Bergantiños Díaz ... Self
Jack Flam Jack Flam ... Self
Ann Freedman Ann Freedman ... Self
Michael Armand Hammer Michael Armand Hammer ... Self (archive footage)
Jay Hernandez Jay Hernandez ... Self
Maria Konnikova Maria Konnikova ... Self
Luke Nikas Luke Nikas ... Self
Pei-Shen Qian Pei-Shen Qian ... Self
Michael Shnayerson Michael Shnayerson ... Self
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Made You Look is an American crime documentary about the largest art fraud in American history set in the super rich, super obsessed and super fast art world of New York.

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Seeing is not believing

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Modern Abstract Masters. Buyer Beware!
25 February 2021 | by artdonovandesignSee all my reviews

A very well presented documentary and a scathing indictment of abstract expressionist art, in that it can be so easily forged and accepted as original art by every top, bona fide art expert. Well not ALL the experts. The forensic scientists that were called upon to test the paintings, proved beyond all doubt that these were100% forgeries.

The eminently guilty gallery director, Ann Freeman, had a one of the fake Jackson Pollock's hanging on her wall for ten years....WITH HIS SIGNATURE'S NAME MIS-SPELLED! That's right! Pollock mis-spelled his own name when he signed the front of his painting. I think that's a big red flag, huh?

What was so startling in this doc was, much like Bernie Madoff and his greedy clients, there was enough blatant, drooling avarice on the part of gallery owner, the gallery director, the painting's seller AND the painting's buyers, that I think they ALL got what they deserved....sort of.

Disheartening at best, as the rich never really lose, never feel remorse and everyone pretty much gets back to business as usual.


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23 February 2021 (USA) See more »

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