'Driven to Abstraction' Documentary on the Knoedler Art Scandal Premieres On Digital Platforms in August

  • July 16, 2020 13:24

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Driven to Abstraction documentary

Directed by Daria Price, the documentary Driven to Abstraction will be released on select digital platforms (Amazon, Grasshopper Film) on August 28th.

Driven to Abstraction unravels a mutating tale of self-delusion, greed, and fraud — the $80 million forgery scandal that rocked the art world and brought down Knoedler, New York City’s oldest and most venerable gallery. Was the gallery’s esteemed director the victim of a con artist who showed up with an endless treasure trove of previously unseen abstract expressionist masterpieces? Or did she eventually suspect they were fakes, yet continue to sell them for many millions of dollars for fifteen years? Whatever the truth, two women from very different worlds were, wittingly or not, caught up in the greatest hoax yet in the market for Modern American Art.

Making Driven to Abstraction, Price spent years following the art forgery story and the New York trial that exposed the scandal. Her film premiered at Raindance Film Festival in London in September 2019, where it was nominated for Best Documentary Feature.

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