Thursday, October 20, 2011

More on the Warhol News

More coverage on the announcement yesterday that the Warhol Foundation is shutting down its authentication board.  Charlotte Burns in the Art Newspaper.  Kelly Crow in the Wall Street Journal.  Paddy Johnson:  "Holy shit."  And Reid Singer:  "Starting in 2012, the commercial work of 'authenticators' will be separate from the scholarly work of art historians. I doubt that art history will be affected in any significant way when we find out that such-and-such an edition of fifty prints were actually made by a studio assistant and sold for something illegal. Answering these kinds of questions shouldn’t be a major part of the Warhol Foundation’s job."