Documentary; NR; 84 minutes
Driven to Abstraction unravels a mutating tale of self-delusion, greed, and fraud — the $80 million forgery scandal that rocked the art world and brought down Knoedler, New York City’s oldest and most venerable gallery. Was the gallery’s esteemed director the victim of a con artist who showed up with an endless treasure trove of previously unseen abstract expressionist masterpieces? Or did she eventually suspect they were fakes? Whatever the truth, two women from very different worlds crossed paths in what would become the greatest hoax ever of Modern American Art.
VIRTUAL SCREENING OPPORTUNITY: Rent this film through our third party partner to suit your schedule. Once rented you may enjoy full access for three days. A portion of the rental fees for this film will go directly to The Colonial, helping to support the Theatre during this unprecedented time.
Available: August 28 through October 23