Monday, July 28, 2008

"She says it's not just about the money. She says her motivation all these years is finding out the truth about her painting."

Arizona's East Valley Tribune had a long story this weekend on a 62-year old Scottsdale real estate agent who "is the latest person to publicly come forward with the claim that she may own a Jackson Pollock painting." She says she bought it for $900 in 1969 at an art auction in King of Prussia, Pa. The work is listed as a fake in the Pollock Catalogue Raisonne, and "in 1993, Rodgers unsuccessfully challenged members of the Pollock Raisonne committee, the Marlborough Gallery and the estate of [Lee] Krasner, suing them on the grounds that their 'blacklisting' of her painting in the Pollock Catalogue Raisonne willfully kept her from selling her painting on the open market. The case was rejected in a U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York on the grounds that the statute of limitations expired."