Kelly Crow reports that the Warhol Authentication Board has 175 works that have been submitted and must be ruled upon before they wind up:
Jose Mugrabi, a major dealer and collector who owns at least 800 Warhols, called the board’s dissolution “totally irresponsible.” He said there are still “hundreds” of Warhols in existence that have yet to be tracked down and authenticated by scholars. He said at least 100 of the Warhols before the board now belong to him.
“I have to sit down,” Mr. Mugrabi said when informed of the board’s vote. “They have an obligation to finish their job.”
What is striking about today’s decision is the Foundation’s unwillingness to address the serious concerns raised about the Authentication Board by critics like Richard Dorment. Shutting the board does nothing to restore the Foundation’s credibility.
Is That a Fake Warhol? Even His Foundation Isn’t Sure (Wall Street Journal)