For more than thirty years, mild-mannered, innocuous Mark Landis has managed to dupe unsuspecting museum curators in more than twenty U.S. states into accepting his forged artworks. Most of the institutions are blissfully unaware that they’ve been taken in by this milquetoast, miscreant from Mississippi. Maybe it has something to do with the disguises that he adopts when presenting his conterfeit masterpieces, or maybe the offers seem too good to scrutinize too closely? Either way, Landis has never financially profited from his enterprise, so no harm no foul.
This intriguing documentary on Landis and his career in art forgery is from the online interview magazine called The Avant/Garde Diaries.