Movies and Documentaries about Art Forgery

Art fraud and theft crimes are not unheard of – in fact, these scandals and cases have both awed and grabbed interest of people all over the world. Some of the art forgery and theft cases still go unsolved and an aura of mystery revolves around them. It is then not a surprise to know that many a movies and fiction has been made and written on the subject. Many documentaries have been made on the subject too. Here are the top four movies and documentaries based on the topic that you must see if art forgery is something you are curious about:

  •  Incognito (1997)

Incognito was released in 1997 and received rave reviews. The story revolves around an art forger named Harry Donovan who makes a fake copy of Remberandt. However, the girl he is currently seeing has secrets of her own.

  •  F for Fake (1973)

This is one of the oldies. It is a complete documentary that will tell you everything about fake art and forgery. Created by Orson Welles this documentary revolves around the life of Elmyr de Hory and his biographer. Elmyr is known as one of the most notorious art forgers in the history of fake art.

  •  The Forger (2012)

This relatively new movie revolves around the life of a teenage boy who travels to Carmel, California and becomes acquainted with a group of people who are notorious art forgers.

  •  Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery (2014)

This is a highly mesmerizing documentary that is bound to leave you with a lot of questions. It revolves around the life of Wolfwang Bletracchi, the biggest art forger who forged paintings of 20th century masters for forty long years!

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