Trailer: http://www.ifcfilms.com/videos/the-art-of-the-steal-2

This documentary is incredible. The Art Of The Steal is about a working class man who became independently wealthy and amassed what would become the most valuable collection of abstract expressionist paintings, public or private, in the the world. Dr. Albert C. Barnes wanted his collection to be of cultural and historical value and vowed never to let the collection enter the museum industry. The museum world saw the financial value and for that reason would not leave it alone.

As muralists and graffiti artists, the issues people talk about in this film are very similar to the connections we try to create between people and our art. You have to do it for the right reasons.

Read about the documentary or just watch it on Netflix.

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