Wednesday, June 20, 2012

"As spectacular sums flow through the art market and an expert verdict can make or destroy a fortune, several high-profile legal cases have pushed scholars to censor themselves for fear of becoming entangled in lawsuits."

Patricia Cohen, on the front page of today's New York Times:  In Art, Freedom of Expression Doesn't Extend to 'Is It Real?'

As she notes, the Warhol Foundation the Lichtenstein Foundation, and the Noguchi Museum "have all stopped authenticating works to avoid litigation."