Tuesday, July 27, 2010

"The art world is no more or less cloistered than the entertainment world, the landscape-gardening world, or the real-estate world"

Acquavella Galleries' Director Michael Findlay has a letter in this week's New Yorker, in response to David Grann's excellent article on Peter Paul Biro: "The fact that specialists in the work of a particular artist honestly disagree about an attribution no more damns the profession, or connoisseurship, as a genuine discipline than any disagreement between professionals, whether they be lawyers or doctors, scientists or art dealers."