The art world is no stranger to tales that are almost too unreal to be believed, but co-directors Sam Cullman and Jennifer Grausman have found another one in “Art And Craft,” with the documentary making its premiere at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival.
The film chronicles the life and artwork of Mark Landis, one of the most prolific art forgers in U.S. history, as he is finally exposed as a fraud and must confront the legacy of his 30-year con. The twist? Landis has never done it for the money, instead donating his fakes to museums across the country. A diagnosed schizophrenic, Landis learns he might have an “addiction to philanthropy,” but there is no denying his skill. And in this exclusive clip, he reveals some of the tricks he used to pull off the replicas that fooled experts.
Oscilloscope Laboratories will release the film later this year, but first it will premiere April 17th at 8:30 p.m. at the Bow Tie Cinema at Tribeca. Watch below.