NY Supreme Court Rules for Pace Gallery in Agnes Martin Dispute

July 12th, 2019

New York Supreme Court judge has ruled that Pace Gallery founder Arne Glimcher and members of the Agnes Martin catalogue raisonné committee were within their rights to exclude 13 works owned by London art dealer James Mayor from the artist’s catalogue raisonné. “Whether any catalogue raisonné’s inclusion or non-inclusion of an artwork has any bearing on the work’s value has been recognized by New York courts as a function of the art marketplace,” ruled Judge Andrea Masley, “and it is not for the court to determine what the art market should or should not credit as reliable.” 

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