Author Archives: M.H. Miller

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Hauser Wirth & Schimmel In L.A. Will Have Onsite Bookstore

ARTBOOK, a publisher with retail locations at MoMA PS1 in Queens, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the Swiss Institute in SoHo, will have a new space inside Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, which opens next month in Los Angeles.The gallery is … Read More

News The Knoedler Affair

It’s Over: Knoedler Settles With the De Soles, Concluding Three-Week Case Over $8.3 M. Fake Rothko

Domenico and Eleanore De Sole have settled with the remaining defendants in their case regarding their purchase of a fake Mark Rothko painting from New York’s Knoedler Gallery for $8.3 million in 2004. The De Soles alleged that Knoedler and … Read More

News The Knoedler Affair
The onetime home of the Knoedler Gallery on the Upper East Side.COURTESY KNOEDLER & COMPANY

Judge Abruptly Calls Recess Right Before Ann Freedman’s Testimony In Knoedler Trial

On Tuesday, after a lunch break at Domenico and Eleanore De Sole’s trial against the Knoedler gallery in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the room was packed with onlookers in preparation for the testimony of Michael Hammer, Knoedler’s owner, and … Read More

News The Knoedler Affair
The fake Rothko at the center of the dispute.

Ann Freedman Settles With the De Soles in Knoedler Trial Over $8.3 M. Fake Rothko

The collectors’ suit against the gallery will continue Read More

Market News The Knoedler Affair
An allegedly fake Pollock that Knoedler sold to hedge funder Pierre Lagrange. A resulting legal case was settled out of court.

In Court, Experts Say Knoedler Ignored Warnings About Forgeries

More expert witnesses testified this week in the trial over a fake Mark Rothko painting in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. Domenico and Eleanore De Sole argue that the Knoedler gallery, and its president Ann Freedman, knowingly sold them the forged … Read More

Market News The Knoedler Affair

Mark Rothko’s Son on the Knoedler Trial: ‘I Didn’t Want to Be Sitting Here Today’

The artist Mark Rothko’s son, Christopher, testified Monday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, in the case focusing on a forged Rothko purchased by Domenico and Eleanore De Sole from the Knoedler gallery in 2004 for $8.3 million. The De … Read More

Market News The Knoedler Affair
A letter from Freedman to the De Soles claimed that Art historian Irving Sandler, who testified that he had never  COURTESY ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM

Tears, Shouting Matches, and a Slew of Expert Witnesses as Knoedler Trial Heads Into Week Two

Domenico and Eleanore De Sole, their art advisor James Kelly, and a number of expert witnesses, testified in U.S. District Court in Manhattan as the first week in the De Soles’ case against the now-defunct Knoedler Gallery came to a … Read More

Market News The Knoedler Affair

Domenico De Sole, Who Paid $8.3 M. for Fake Rothko, Takes the Stand in Knoedler Trial

Domenico De Sole took the stand in U.S. District Court in Manhattan on Wednesday, testifying in front of the fake Rothko that he purchased at the Knoedler Gallery in 2004 for $8.3 million. De Sole, along with his wife, is … Read More

Market The Knoedler Affair
The Rothko in question.

At Knoedler Forgery Trial, Lawyer Teaches Abstract Expressionism and John Elderfield Takes the Stand

Curator John Elderfield and the daughter of artist Richard Diebenkorn were among the first witnesses called by the plaintiffs to testify in the Knoedler & Company forgery trial Tuesday afternoon. The trial, which began this week in United States District … Read More

Auctions Market News
William Edmondson, Boxer, 1936.COURTESY CHRISTIE'S

Christie’s Sets a Record for Outsider Art at Auction With a $785,000 William Edmondson

Christie’s announced today that it set a record for a work of outsider art at auction in its inaugural sale of self-taught artists, called “Liberation Through Expression: Outsider and Vernacular Art.” The top lot was William Edmondson’s Boxer, with a … Read More

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The white tent that houses Frieze New York on Randall's Island.COURTESY FRIEZENEWYORK.COM

Here Are the Details for Frieze New York 2016

Frieze New York just released the details for its 2016 edition, which will return to Randall’s Island for the fifth time May 5 to May 8. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Frieze, and the first year with Victoria Siddall at … Read More


David Koch Resigns From the Board of the American Museum of Natural History

David H. Koch has resigned from the board of the American Museum of Natural History in New York after serving as a trustee for 23 years. Koch, an industrialist and noted arts patron (the Metropolitan Museum’s new plaza in New … Read More

News The Talent

Olafur Eliasson Will Receive a Crystal Award in Davos This Week

The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, a multi-day conference where some of the most privileged and insulated people on the entire planet gather together to convince one another that they are “committed to improving the state of … Read More

Hayden Dunham, "GEL" (detail), 2015.COURTESY ANDREA ROSEN GALLERY

Andrea Rosen Gallery Now Represents Hayden Dunham

Andrea Rosen Gallery announced today that it now represents artist Hayden Dunham. Dunham “creates entire circulatory and structural systems,” the gallery said dramatically in a press release, though she is perhaps best known for her alter-ego, QT, a quasi-fictional pop … Read More