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Art and Craft (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 18 March 2015 (France)
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When one of the most prolific art forgers in US history is finally exposed, he must confront the legacy of his 30-year con.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mark A. Landis Mark A. Landis ... Himself
Lester Sullivan Lester Sullivan ... Himself
Irwin Lakov Irwin Lakov ... Himself
Matthew Leininger Matthew Leininger ... Himself, registrar, Cincinnati Art Museum
Mark Tullos Mark Tullos ... Himself, museum director, Hilliard Museum
Jill Chancey Jill Chancey ... Herself, curator, Lauren Rogers Museum of Art
Ellen Ruffin Ellen Ruffin ... Herself, curator, De Grummond Collection
Aaron Cowan Aaron Cowan ... Himself, history professor, University of Cincinnati
Patty Hall Patty Hall ... Herself, Hattiesburg Arts Council
Robert K. Wittman ... Himself, special agent, Art Crime Team, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Donna English Donna English ... Herself, Mark A. Landis' former caseworker
John Gasper John Gasper ... Himself, associate editor and chief business commentator, Financial Times
Katie Leininger Katie Leininger ... Herself, Matthew C. Leininger's daughter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sandra Holifield Sandra Holifield ... Herself
Chris Watkins Chris Watkins ... Himself
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When one of the most prolific art forgers in US history is finally exposed, he must confront the legacy of his 30-year con.

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He puts the artist in con artist.

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Den filantropiske förfalskaren See more »

Filming Locations:

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,100, 26 September 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$215,300, 21 November 2014
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Color
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Cowan: And did you want to be an artist?
Mark A. Landis: You know how it is when you're that age. You see something on TV, you wanna be this, and then you wanna be that. I saw "A dog Flanders".
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Stranger than fiction
25 September 2015 | by andre andreasSee all my reviews

highly recommended for person who is interested in art and psychology. this documentary is very original and almost unbelievable. it captures the life of an introverted artistic genius with OCD and mother issues. his madness played a part in his seclusive attitude. it takes a person with some kind of obsessive personality to copy artwork with precision and fool dozens of major museums and universities. This guy was no joke and he did all his amazing work while watching TV with a TV dinner. no kidding. I am an artist and I appreciated his genius. the other guy trying to bring him out as a "fake" is also insane for following a topic that not even major universities and museums wanted continue investigating. most importantly I don't believe that he is a bad person because he followed what he loved and only donated his hobby.


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