AMY ADLER is the Emily Kempin Professor of Law at NYU School of Law. A leading expert on Art Law, Adler has lectured about her work to a variety of audiences, including the attorneys general, museum curators, and the FBI. This piece is excerpted from her forthcoming article, "The Artifice of Authenticity."
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A recent lawsuit involving the artist Cady Noland illustrates the way in which a living artist’s disclaimer of a work, even when everyone knows it’s “real,” can still transform it into a fake. Cady Noland is the bestselling living female artist at auction.