Friday, May 09, 2008

"Fingerprint analysis is kind of a dark art"

The Montreal Gazette has a story on Peter Paul Biro, the "forensic analyst and art restorer" who's been accused by the Fine Art Registry of using forged fingerprints to bolster the case for authenticating an alleged Pollock painting. (See earlier post here.) Biro says he "has mandated a lawyer to sue." It's hard to see what FAR had to gain -- other than the right to pay a lot of legal fees defending the lawsuit -- by speaking up here.