Is that a Jackson Pollock above your mantle?

“Imagine people coming to someone and saying every painting you sold me is a fake. It is an unthinkable situation. It is completely insane.” So said Marco Grassi an expert on Old Master painting when describing the forgery scandal surrounding $80 million in fake paintings sold by one of the city’s most respected art galleries. The New Criterion’s Executive Editor James Panero picks up on his New York Magazine exclusive in ArmaVirumque, The New Criterion’s web blog (–80-Million-Art-Forgery-7228).