Finally, a documentary has arrived about the infamous Knoedler scandal; Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art. The tale’s basic premise is how the venerable Knoedler gallery — which had been in business for an unheard of 165 years — was forced to close after they got caught selling fake Motherwells, Rothkos, and […]
The Art Market
In the five short years since I started Richard Polsky Art Authentication, I’ve witnessed a number of significant changes in the art market. Perhaps the biggest change has been the continued rise of the art market itself. They say a tree doesn’t grow to the sky, but Contemporary art may be the lone exception. If […]
Thanks to a record breaking price at auction for a drawing, Outsider artist Bill Traylor forgeries are on the rise .
In 2001, the art dealer Michel Cohen fled the country with a fortune in art and cash — secured just by his word. Is it time to start regulating the art market?
Ed Ruscha has one of the top markets in the world. Recently, his painting “Hurting the Word Radio #2” sold for over $50 million. Here’s what it’s like to sell his work too soon.