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A fascinating long read by Vanity Fair into the end of The Knoedler Gallery in New York - after 165 years in business.

The Pollock turns out to be just one of roughly 20 paintings with the same sketchy backstory, sold for tens of millions by Knoedler on Freedman’s watch: the so-called David Herbert collection. All are purportedly by the giants of 20th-century Abstract Expressionist painting: Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still, Franz Kline, in addition to Pollock.
Investigating the forgery scandal that caused the venerable Knoedler gallery to shutter, Michael Shnayerson examines how former director Ann Freedman may have painted herself into a corner.
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