News Recap: September 1, 2017

A weekly update of art world news.

IFAR # 13.11, acrylic on cardboard, 22 3/4 x 29 inches, purported Pollock, "Brennerman Collection"

Four Fake Jackson Pollock Paintings Identified
The International Foundation for Art Research has identified four forged Jackson Pollock paintings. Each painting was attributed to the collection of James Brennerman, an insane recluse who allegedly gave his collection away to his servants. Brennerman is thought to be a fictitious person.
Read the full story (International Foundation for Art Research)

Over 40 Portuguese Photographers Pledge to Boycott Israel
Over 40 Portuguese photographers, photography teachers, and students announced a pledge on World Photography Day to not accept professional invitations or financing from Israel. They have also pledged to refuse any collaborations with Israeli cultural institutions until Israel “complies with international law and respects the human rights of Palestinians.”
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NEH to Donate $1 Million to Cultural Organizations Impacted by Hurricane Harvey
The National Endowment for the Humanities will award up to $1 million in emergency funds to assist in the restoration of Texas and Louisiana cultural institutions affected by Hurricane Harvey. Acting NEH chairman Jon Parrish Peede stated, “NEH has designated these funds to support the people in Texas and Louisiana in their efforts to protect the historic materials that document their invaluable contributions to American culture.”
Read the full story (Artforum)