Saturday, October 31, 2020

Warhol Authentication Lawsuit Over

Joe Simon, who filed a federal lawsuit against the Andy Warhol Foundation and its subsidiary Art Authentication Board, says he is withdrawing his lawsuit and bringing it to an end. Simon brought the suit in 2007, challenging the board’s rejection of the authenticity of the 1964 Warhol self-portrait that Simon owns. Simon’s lawyer, Seth Redniss, will withdraw from the case at the next hearing, scheduled for November 10 in federal court in the Southern District of Manhattan. According to Simon, a parallel lawsuit in which Redniss is counsel, filed last year by U.S. collector Susan Shaer after the rejection of a self-portrait from the same series, also will be dropped.

Background info here and here. Artinfo has more here.



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