Value of a Brand Name

What is the difference in “value” between a painting not by Pollock (but that can’t be differentiated from a painting by Pollock) and a painting by Pollock?

The owner of three paintings attributed to contemporary abstract painter Jackson Pollock has rejected a scientific analysis by Harvard University researchers that questions the age and authenticity of the works.

“The authentication of works of art is still more art than science,” Matter said in a written statement posted on his website. “The point is that the science of attribution is still in flux, and no scientific test is definitive in the absence of traditional, time-tested art historical research.”

LA Times

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