Richard Dorment levels some strong charges in The New York Review of Books and warns that a showdown may be coming between the Andy Warhol Foundation and its insurance company over the costs of defending the work of the Warhol Authentication Board. The case, Dorment says, will reveal papers and depositions that cast doubt upon the operations of the formerly secret workings of the authentication board:
They also provide documentary evidence that on several occasions the board authenticated works that it had already declared to be fakes. In one electrifying moment during his deposition, on July 7, 2010, [Vincent] Fremont admitted that on at least one occasion he sold as authentic Warhols paintings that the estate of Andy Warhol had confiscated from the owner on the grounds that they were not the work of Andy Warhol. He also admitted that the authentication board on which he sits decided that the same body of work had been created under what one member called false pretenses. What made the sales legitimate, he said, was that the authentication board later declared the paintings to be genuine after all.
Andy Warhol and His Foundation: The Questions (New York Review of Books)