How did one of the most respected art galleries in New York City become the center of the largest art fraud in American history? Knoedler & Company, under its president, Ann Freedman, made millions selling previously unseen works by Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Robert Motherwell, and others that had supposedly come from a secret collection. But when her prestigious clients discover they had purchased fakes, the scandal shocks the art world. Securing access to Freedman, her clients, and other key players, filmmaker Barry Avrich presents a fascinating exploration of the art of the con.
DOC NYC Live event: Monday, Nov. 23 at 2 ET on Facebook Live–Filmmaker Barry Avrich and editor Tiffany Beaudin discuss one of the largest art frauds in American history centered at a New York gallery.