The Art of the Steal

  • February 16, 2010 20:05

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The Art of the Steal

The story of Alfred C. Barnes reflects the American Dream, except, after his death, his worst nightmare unfolded. He rose from poverty to invent a popular drug that helped build an immense personal fortune. His wealth created a world-class art collection (ie., 181 Renoirs), now estimated to be worth at least $25 billion. A provocative new documentary, The Art of the Steal, details the sparks surrounding the Barnes collection and the undoing of a man's dream...

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