Thursday, May 28, 2009

Warhol Decision

The NYT's Randy Kennedy reports that "a federal district judge in Manhattan said Tuesday that a class-action lawsuit charging fraud and other misconduct could proceed against the Andy Warhol Foundation and the board that authenticates Warhol's work. The suit was filed by a filmmaker, Joe Simon-Whelan, who bought a Warhol painting … in 1989 only to see it later declared inauthentic on two occasions by the board …. The board and foundation have denied the accusations and sought to have the suit dismissed. Judge Laura Taylor Swain ruled that Mr. Simon-Whelan had asserted his allegations 'plausibly' enough for the case to continue to the discovery phase on many of its claims."

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