Tuesday, February 21, 2006

More on the Pollock-Matter Matter

Steven Litt of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reviews the Jackson Pollock authenticity dispute I mentioned here, and is particularly critical of the Pollock Krasner Foundation's decision not to release the full "fractal" study that cast doubt upon the works' authenticity:

"By authorizing only journalistic summaries of [physicist] Taylor's work, the Pollock Krasner Foundation has prevented disinterested scholars from reviewing his analysis. Instead, it has bolstered a negative view of the newly discovered paintings without giving anyone else a fair shot at critiquing Taylor's study."