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Richard Polsky with Andy Warhol in 1986.

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‘You Develop a Sixth Sense’: Richard Polsky on His New Warhol Authentication Service

In 2011, when the Warhol Foundation decided to shutter its Art Authentication Board, the reigning authority on Warhol authenticity, to focus on its grant-making activities, it said the move was in part motivated by a desire to avoid lawsuits from collectors who disagreed with … Read More


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Here’s Some Advice for Young Art Historians From a Former Director of the Met

A colleague was recently reading John McPhee’s excellent and epic 1967 New Yorker profile of Metropolitan Museum director Thomas Hoving, and drew my attention to a passage that offers some sage advice for anyone pursuing a career in the art industry.Here’s the … Read More


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Funerary Carving (Malagan), Northern Ireland, 19th-20th century, wood, paint, opercula, and fiber. THE MICHAEL C. ROCKEFELLER MEMORIAL COLLECTION, BEQUEST OF NELSON A. ROCKEFELLER, 1979.

The Metropolitan Museum’s Global Revolutionary

How the original Rockefeller Republican effected radical change by championing “Primitive” art Read More