Oscilloscope Laboratories joins Virgil Films & Entertainment in the release of two riveting (and that’s not overstating it) documentaries that examine the world and history of art. On Oct. 21, Virgil released documentary filmmaker Joe Medeiros’ Mona Lisa is Missing, an in-depth look at one of the most notorious art thefts in history.
Now word comes from Oscilloscope that Jan. 27 will mark the DVD debut of Art and Craft, which is one of the more fascinating stories in recent memory of both human behavior and the often murky world of art. The documentary filmmaking team of Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman and Mark Becker shine the light on Mark Landis, an artist — more of a technician — who has forged countless paintings and then creates elaborate personalities to donate his works of forged art to museums all across the country. Seriously!!
The ARR for the DVD release of Art and Craft is 130 days and the box office from the film’s arthouse run has generated ticket sales of $200,600.
Like the theft of the Mona Lisa in August of 1911, you can’t make this stuff up. Why on earth would anyone do forgery after forgery and then give them away? Art and Craft is as good as any dramatic tale you could ask for … a “work of art,” so to speak. This tale of bizarre human behavior is well worth a look.
Bonus features include commentary from the filmmakers, the featurette titled “Faux Reel” and deleted scenes.