Judge Dismisses Art Authenticator’s Case Against ‘The New Yorker’ and Others

Peter Paul Biro. (Courtesy

A judge has dismissed the libel suit that forensic art authenticator Peter Paul Biro filed against The New Yorker, as well as several other publications. The suit was in regards to a long article about Mr. Biro that was published in The New Yorker in 2010. The other publications, which included Gawker and Artinfo, were implicated for writing about the article, which was written by David Grann. Read More


Christopher Wool, Luhring Augustine Sued for $12 M.

Gallery co-owners Lawrence Luhring and Roland Augustine. (Courtesy Patrick McMullan)

The New York-based print studio Brand X Editions filed a civil complaint in the New York State Supreme Court yesterday alleging that the artist Christopher Wool and his gallery Luhring Augustine had violated the terms of a production agreement and that it was subsequently owed $6 million from each party. Read More


Beneath the Fold: The Twisted Tale of Origami v. Sarah Morris

Sarah Morris installation shot. (Courtesy Sarah Morris studio)

In April of 2009, the Swiss-born, half-South African origami artist Sipho Mabona sent an email to Dr. Robert J. Lang, a distinguished ex-physicist who lives in California and is now a self-described “leading master of the art” of origami. The two knew each other from around the origami scene, which is relatively small and every now and then assembles its international members for conferences and competitions—the heated Bug Wars of the 1990s, for example, where practitioners submitted their increasingly realistic insects to a panel of Origami Detectives in Japan over a number of years. Read More