the art of the steal

The Art of the Steal — The Final Act

On to the last chapter of the Barnes saga in The Art of the Steal, wherein the trap snaps shut. As I said at the beginning of this five-part blogging opus — by all means, when it goes into theatrical release next spring, go see The Art of the Steal. Just don’t go looking for a happy ending.

The Art of the Steal — The Plot Thickens

Let’s get back again to Don Argott’s The Art of the Steal, the new documentary about the sad fate of the Barnes collection.

The beginning of the end for the Barnes can probably be dated to the arrival of Richard H. Glanton, a big personality with big ambitions for the Barnes and himself, not necessarily in that order.

The Art of the Steal, Part 2

Okay, back to Don Argott’s new documentary, The Art of the Steal, which has its New York premiere Tuesday night at the New York Film festival.

By the 1920s Barnes was spending much of his time writing about art. His theories, with their almost exclusive focus on formal relations within and among pictures, weren’t taken very seriously …

The Hot Doc — The Art of the Steal

The surprise hit of the Toronto Film Festival a few weeks ago was The Art of the Steal, a documentary about the still-in-progress hijacking of the phenomenal Barnes Foundation art collection, one of the greatest in the world, by the powers-that-be in Philadelphia. The film has its New York debut Tuesday night at a sold out …