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Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009
by PopMatters Staff
by The New Criterion
The New Criterion (December 2009)

“‘Art,’ Andy Warhol once observed, ‘is what you can get away with.’ Was he right? Much that happens in the art world—which is not necessarily coterminous with what happens in the world of art—would seem to suggest that Warhol was on to something. Certainly, he dedicated his own career to proving the proposition. And since Warhol’s death in 1987, dealers and a credulous art-buying public have been assiduous about getting away with more than anyone might have thought possible. Just this fall, as James Panero reports later in this issue, a silkscreen by Warhol—a silkscreen—fetched nearly $44 million at auction. The dollar may be suffering on the currency exchange, but still …”


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