I am Mark Landis, one of the most prolific Art Forgers in the world. AMA!
Hi everyone. I'm Mark Landis. I am one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. I've copied works by artists like Picasso and Walt Disney and, posing as a philanthropist (or sometimes an executor of a will or a Jesuit priest), donated them to institutions such as the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, the Art Institute of Chicago, and others.
There's a new documentary about me called ART AND CRAFT that comes out in theaters in New York starting Friday, before it opens in LA and more US cities in the weeks to come.
You can watch the trailer and learn more about me and the movie here: http://www.artandcraftfilm.com/
You can also read about me in the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/12/arts/design/12fraud.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
My photo proof: http://imgur.com/XzrQz4K
Victoria from Reddit is helping me take some of your questions for a few hours. Ask me anything!
Update: I recommend the movie because if you like the Thomas Crowne affair, you will like this movie. Really! Because when I started watching it, I wanted to see what would happen! I was scared to watch it, but the composer Stephen made me watch it, he got me into the seats, and kind of made me watch it, and once i started watching it, I wanted to see what was going to happen! And I'd forgotten some of the people that were in it, you know, and so I guess I... yea. By all means, I heartily recommend it! It's a wise investment of your time. I'm glad I watched it.