Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Art of the Steal

You must check this independent movie out, "The Art of the Steal".  B told me about it so I watched it Thursday on the instant play on NetFlix.  Oh my goodness, for those art lovers it is very interesting.  It is a documentary about The Barnes Collection estimated to be worth over $25 Billion, yes, BILLION!  It has Cezanne, Monet, Modigliani, Picasso, Van Gogh, Renoir, Matisse, etc...  Amazing collection that was not offered to the public for viewing.  It was amassed by Albert C. Barnes, a co-developer of an early antimicrobial drug called Argyrol.  The house was located in a residential neighborhood (not unlike our Philbrook Museum in Tulsa) and became a school for artists.  Take time and watch the movie.  This is the trailer. 

1 comment:

Turquoise Diaries said...

Hope soon they will open it for the public..