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The Art of the Steal 2009

  • January 1, 2009
  • 101 mins
  • Don Argott
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary
The true story of a multi-billion dollar art heist and how they got away with it.

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.

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