Monday, August 3, 2015
The estate of Brazilian artist Lygia Clark has announced that it will no longer be authenticating works amid a legal battle between the artist’s two sons. The two brothers manage “The World of Lygia Clark,” which provided free certification and authentication services for the artist’s work. The dispute started when Eduardo filed a complaint accusing his brother Alvaro of the unauthorized taking of works during the authentication process. The authentication process can be complex, especially when the artist did not always sign her works. Lygia Clark was a central figure in Brazil’s Neo-concrete art movement.
See Henri Neuendorf, Estate of Lygia Clark Ceases Authentication Amid Family Feud, Art Net News, August 3, 2015.