Basis for His Pop Art, Now Art in Themselves
Andy Warhol crossed a lot of celebrity paths during his lifetime and usually had his Polaroid Big Shot Camera in hand to snap photos of the glitterati. Now they’ve become art as much as his iconic pop-art portraits and silkscreens.
Motherwell painting (top) claimed to be a forgery; Knoedler & Co Building (bottom). The gallery went out of business abruptly Nov 30.
Some of New York’s top art dealers are under investigation by federal authorities for allegedly selling dozens of forged works by Modernist masters like Robert Motherwell
and Jackson Pollock
Along with iconic soup cans and eccentric downtown lifestyle, ’60s pop artist Andy Warhol also harbored a fascination with religion and quietly frequent a tony Upper East Side church to attend services. Toward the end of his life it became an obsession.
One of the biggest New York art frauds in recent memory that drew in celebrities like tennis star John McEnroe, hot shot financiers and even art world denizens came to an uncerimonial close this week when the perpetrator, Lawrence B. Salander, 60, pleaded guilty in court.
Paul Delaroche’s painting “Charles I Insulted by Cromwell’s Soldiers,” which miraculously rose from the ashes of World War II, has finally gone on display more than half a century after it was thought destroyed by German bombers.