Art and Craft
Portraits of art forgers are currently very popular. However, few of them have managed to provide deeper insight into the motives for copying. Mark Landis is considered one of the most productive art forgers in American history. His impressive oeuvre was produced over a thirty-year period and covers a broad palette of painting styles and periods, including important painters of the fifteenth century, Picasso, and even Walt Disney. Even though these copies were sold on the free market for considerable sums, Landis was not interested in money. Posing as a philanthropic donor, over the years Landis gave hundreds of works to countless institutions in the United States. Art and Craft begin like a game of cat and mouse in the art world on questions of authorship and authenticity, but it evolves into the history of an obsession.
Sam Cullman is an Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker with over a decade of experience as a cinematographer, producer and director. The founder of Yellow Cake Films, Sam has worked in a wide range of settings - from presidential campaign trails, delivery rooms and refugee camps, to Bollywood soundstages, prisons and post-disaster zones. A graduate of Brown University (1999), where he majored in urban studies and visual arts, Sam lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Jennifer Grausman filmed and produced the documentary film Pressure Cooker (2008), which was nominated for an Emmy. She co-produced 3 Backyards (2010) and has also produced six short films. She previously served as Manager of Exhibition and Film Funding at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.