Contemporary Forum 2016 Summer Film Festival: Art And Craft

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Join us for the free Contemporary Forum Summer Film Series. This summer features two exciting films offered free and open to the public, both of which weave fascinating stories of art and forgery. The second film of the series, Art and Craft, explores the life of prolific American art forger, Mark Landis. Landis’s body of work spans 30 years, and covers multiple styles and periods such as fifteenth-century icons, Pablo Picasso, and even Walt Disney. Landis isn’t in it for the money and donates his forgeries to museums across the country. In 2007, he is caught after duping Matthew Leininger, a tenacious registrar at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, who sets out to expose Landis and his philanthropic obsessions to the art world, and in doing so, Landis confronts his own legacy and 30 year con.

Art and Craft starts out as a cat-and-mouse art caper, rooted in questions of authorship and authenticity, but what emerges is an intimate story of obsession and the universal need for community, appreciation, and purpose.

This film screening is free and open to the public. Runtime: 89 minutes. Not Rated

Presented by:
Contemporary Forum

Sponsored by:
Lisa Sette Gallery
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By: Phoenix Art Museum

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