Whether this documentary is ultimately skewed in its opinion or not, it’s well worth a watch. A political rhapsody, with grudges, vendettas and twists enough to tourniquet an appreciation for Post-Impressionist and Early Modern art out of the hardest of dimissers. The sheer majesty of the Branes Foundation collection is an incredible spectacle. I would hazard to say you could watch this with the sound off.
A program that chronicles the long and dramatic struggle for control of the Barnes Foundation, a private collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Early Modern art. A seemingly priceless collection of art that was financed and cherished by Albert C. Barnes from the 1920s onwards. This art collection is one of the most coveted collections of modern art in the world.
For further interest, you can visit barnesfoundation.org