For those of you who missed the Mark Landis documentary, here’s a bit more info on something worth watching this evening. A bit of background, Landis is an American painter of original works and forgeries, who lives in Mississippi. He was found out in 2008, and this documentary was released in 2014.
For three decades, Mark Landis quietly infiltrated art museums across the United States with donated forgeries, works he carefully copied himself from the whole of art history. Paul Signac, Pablo Picasso, Hans Holbein, less-known names like Louis Valtat — sometimes they even went on display in the galleries. A new documentary called Art and Craft, released today in Los Angeles, tries to figure out what compels Landis, with a sympathetic portrait of a very curious character.
Read more at hyperallergic.com