The Art of the Steal
After the death of its founder, art collector C. Barnes in 1951, the future of the Barnes Foundation which was founded in 1922 in Pennyslvania, became uncertain. According to Barnes’ will, the collection should be kept and preserved in its original house in Pennyslvania and used for educative purposes. ‘The Art of the Steal’ tells the story the future of 25 million worth private collection. On one hand lawyers, artists and historians fighting for Barnes’ will and state officials, foundations and politicians on the other, this documentary brings to light an unprecedented conflict between two parties.