Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Is compiling a catalogue raisonné a "scholarly undertaking independent of the market"?

Cristina del Rivero says no:  "The inclusion/exclusion of a work submitted to a catalogue raisonné committee will affect its value on the market in a way not hugely dissimilar to an authentication board declaring a work 'Approved'/'Denied.'"  (She's responding to this piece by Jack Flam.)