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Driven to Abstraction

The art world is rocked by an $80 million forgery scam that brings down NYC's most venerable gallery

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Overview

Genre
Arts, Investigation, and Culture
Synopsis

Driven to Abstraction unravels a mutating tale of self-delusion, greed, and fraud-- the $80 million forgery scandal that rocked the art world and brought down Knoedler, New York City’s oldest and most venerable gallery. Was the gallery’s esteemed director the victim of a con artist who showed up with an endless treasure trove of previously unseen abstract expressionist masterpieces? Or did she eventually suspect they were fakes, yet continue to sell them for many millions of dollars for fifteen years? Whatever the truth, two women from very different worlds were, wittingly or not, caught up in the greatest hoax ever of Modern American Art.

Stage
finished
Running time
84 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Under The Sign LLC
Country
United States
Years of Production
2015 - 2018
Locations
New York City

Distribution Details

Release year
2019

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Driven to abstraction (director daria price & fake rothko)_thumb

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