A case of identity

By GREG COOK  |  September 4, 2007

Alex Matter declined to talk to me. Landau e-mailed, “I am not interested in hashing over ‘the controversy.’ ” McMullen director Nancy Netzer told me, “If you look at the condition in which these were found, it’s very unlikely that they were forgeries in my opinion.”

In the chronology at the back of the catalogue, meanwhile, the “Pollocks” have been magically authenticated: “1958: Herbert wraps Jackson’s experimental works made at Tudor City and packs them away at [his space at] MacDougal Alley.”

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