The Knoedler & Company scandal — the blue-chip gallery is being sued by collectors for selling about $63 million worth of fake work by major names in 20th-century art — has been filled with intrigue all along: lawsuits upon lawsuits, a president who calls herself “the central victim,” a master Chinese forger, and a dealer with $12.5 million in secret income. But the latest twist involves something far more basic: spelling. Yes, it turns out that one of the forgeries attributed to Jackson Pollock was in fact signed “Pollok.” Oops.
This is the most basic of errors, and it’s made all the more frustrating by the fact that it could have been caught and fixed in time! Don’t the good people responsible for this massive forgery scam know there are hundreds of hungry copy editors out there looking for work? In the meantime, we look forward to seeing all the Moterwells, de Kooings, Rothos that have yet to come out of the woodwork in this case.
Ceramic fried eggs, critiques of real estate, and a whole booth dedicated to female-identifying saints caught my eye at Untitled, NADA, and Art Miami.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s office recovered 23 looted objects from Shelby White’s home over the last year and a half.
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An egregious “anti-woke” billboard erected in Los Angeles attempts to sow division among Latino/a/x communities.
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This affordable, interdisciplinary program with excellent facilities and private studios offers in-person instruction for 2023.
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There is the singular artist and then there is the more exclusive club that has only one member. Harvey belongs to the latter.
The artists say the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma must sever ties with Poju Zabludowicz, whose wealth comes in part from Israeli defense contracting.
Rhode Island School of Design opens registration for its residential summer Pre-College program and year-round online intensive Advanced Program Online.
Vanessa Albury, whose eco-friendly ceramic sculptures help revive filter-feeder populations, is raising funds to complete her first film about the project.
An archeological exploration of the amphitheater’s sewers and water systems uncovered remnants of meat, vegetables, olives, nuts, and yes, pizza.