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The Art of the Steal
A gripping tale of intrigue and mystery in the art world, this film traces the history of the Barnes collection of Post-Impressionist paintings, which was worth billions and became the subject of a power struggle after the 1951 death of the owner. Dr. Albert Barnes collected 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos and many other valuable paintings. But the political wrangling over the collection eventually led to its division.
Synopsis compliments of Netflix
Biography, Documentary, History
An interesting story about the legal wrangling surrounding the Barnes. Probably a bit biased, but still thought provoking about the role of art in our society.
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