A Warhol, A Wild Back Story, And The Price Of Authenticity

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You may have seen “Che” before. It’s that iconic Andy Warhol print of Che Guevarra that’s been plastered on everything from t-shirts to posters to notebooks. But “Che” wasn’t made by Warhol! In fact, many of his prints were made by his assistant, Gerry Malanga. “Che” nearly landed Malanga in prison for forgery until Warhol claimed it as his own to save his assistant. The story of the “Che” print raises questions we’ll never really answer: were Warhol’s pieces forgeries by Malanga, or were Malanga’s pieces stolen by Warhol? Read full article here

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