How Much Rodin Is Too Much?

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?”

$80 M. Knoedler Art Forgery Scandal Is Explored—Again, But Blandly—in New Documentary

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”