Monday, October 25, 2010
Monday NEWS and LINKS
The three year lawsuit between Joe Simon and the Andy Warhol Foundation
and its Authentication Board is over
. I find this story very upsetting for two reasons: 1. Mr. Simon certainly presented an awful lot of material that supported the validity of his claim, and 2. I think there should be more attention given to the fact that Authentication Boards often operate with what might be considered a great conflict of interest: it's not uncommon for these board members to in fact be collectors of that same artist's art work, and as an "authenticator" they also control the artist's market (and therefore value). Hmm...
Eau de Cat Pee?? Kiki Smith's new perfume
Laura Hoptman is back at MoMA
for this flattering feature