The Vagaries of Authentication in Contemporary Art

March 12th, 2013

Andy Warhol, Turquoise Marilyn, (1962) (left). Elaine Sturtevant, Warhol Licorice Marilyn (2004), via The Art NewspaperAt a time when some major artist committees are disbanding for fear of lawsuits over authentication practices, and increased reliance on studio practices has challenged the notion of the singular, “authentic” work of art, standard practices of authenticity in contemporary art are increasingly under fire.  Issues of market value, versions, and lack of knowledge challenge ideas of validity, and pose interesting questions into the value of the art object.

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