Netflix art scandal doc ‘Made You Look’ being turned into bigger book

The hit Netflix documentary “Made You Look,” about the infamous Knoedler gallery art scandal, is being turned into a book, Page Six has exclusively learned.

Documentary director Barry Avrich’s upcoming tome on the wild art fraud saga will be published in 2025 via Post Hill Press.

Expanding on Avrich’s explosive investigative work for his 2020 film, the book will offer new evidence and insider stories on how an eccentric art dealer, a master forger and two con artists managed to fool the art world for more than a decade.

Billionaire collectors, museums, the media and even appraisers were duped by purported works by Robert Motherwell, Pollock, Rothko and others that were actually forged in a Queens garage.

Barry Avrich is expanding his documentary into a book.

Knoedler gallery
Famed gallery Knoedler was caught up in the scandal.
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Says Avrich: “The book is a blend of ‘Succession,’ ‘Billions’ and ‘Catch Me If You Can,’ the only difference is that everything is true.”

He also added in a statement, “Audiences crave crime stories. Readers will be engrossed by all the twists and turns of one of the most bizarre and thrilling frauds the world has ever come across.”

There is a feature film being developed based on the doc, we’ve reported.

Ann Freedman
A series of forged paintings were sold via gallery director Ann Freedman, according to the doc.

Mark Rothko
Works by famed artist Mark Rothko were forged.
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Post Hill’s previous books include New York Post columnist Miranda Devine’s “Laptop From Hell,” “The Gift of Failure” by Dan Bongino, “No Red Lights” by Alan Patricof and “Just Tyrus: A Memoir” by Tyrus.

The book deal was brokered by Los Angeles agent Steven Fisher, we hear, and Anthony Ziccardi is the publisher of Post Hill Press.