The NYPost reports that a forensics expert hired by Ruth Kligman’s estate to authenticate her “final work” by Jackson Pollock has come back with evidence that the painting contains fibers from Pollock’s polar bear rug and East Hampton sand.
“There’s a f- -king polar-bear hair in the painting . . . It’s Dick Tracy,” said artist Jonathan Cramer, one of the estate’s co-trustees.
“The world was flat. Now it is round. It’s Galileo. Science can now be used to authenticate the art . . . We are [tracing] the painting back to where it was executed. It’s very CSI.”
More interesting is the reports declaration that Kligman’s estate had no beneficiaries.
CSI tests authenticate Pollock’s final work (New York Post)