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On the morning of Election Day 2016, Americans of all stripes woke up and went about living their lives. These were the hours leading up to Donald Trump's unexpected, earth-shaking victory, but, of course, no one knew that yet.
ART of the STEAL is a superb and astute documentary
This is the most exciting and thorough documentary/reporting I have seen in years. This docu film plays out like the best of suspense novels. Anyone posting on this site (or anywhere else) about how this film is one-sided and doesn't tell the true story, is simply on the other side and trying to cover up. Dr. Barnes owned this collection and it was his wish that it never be moved. The film clearly demonstrates how a bunch of irresponsible, greedy, power brokers and some pretty ignorant and cheesy politicos twisted things around to get their way and move the art to central Philadelphia. If you've been around the block a few times, you will recognize in a New York minute who is lying and who is telling the truth. The amount of self-serving lies and twisted truths will enrage you as you watch. And like a lot of life these days, it all boils down to POLITICS and MONEY. The politicians who steered the downfall are shown to be ridiculous and completely transparent. And stupid, for they can't even tell a good lie. The friends, art critics and dealers who speak on behalf of the keeping the Barnes in Merion are engaging, articulate and often brilliant. Attorney Nick Tinari, a prior student of Dr. Barnes, who doesn't suffer fools gladly is a joy to watch; dynamic, outspoken and sharp as can be. As well, art dealer Richard Feigen's input and particularly his commentary as he strolls through a Post-Modern auction preview at Sothebys is PRICELESS and right on target. Dr. Barnes, a brilliant man who rightfully chose to do it his way, must be rolling over in his grave. The BARNES belongs in Merion!!!! and they've stolen it away.
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