Auguste Rodin, “The Gates of Hell,” Rodin Sculpture Garden, Stanford University (photo by Allan J. Cronin, CC BY-SA 3.0, image via Wikimedia Commons) Selling collection objects has always been the third rail of museum politics. Deaccessioning works outside of a narrow set of guidelines can lead to censure from professional associations, and even instances thatContinue reading “How Much Rodin Is Too Much?”
Is there anything left to know about the scandal that roiled M. Knoedler & Co., one of the world’s oldest galleries, and brought it to an untimely end in 2011? There have been a series of lawsuits over the years regarding the New York gallery’s peddling of forged Abstract Expressionist artworks, and there have beenContinue reading “$80 M. Knoedler Art Forgery Scandal Is Explored—Again, But Blandly—in New Documentary”
Artist create art. Art is meant to provoke and inspire. So it can be said that art has created, provoked, and inspired a market of speculation far beyond what most people understand.