Magazine article Art Monthly

Milking It

Magazine article Art Monthly

Milking It

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Art dealer Marc Jancou has had his lawsuit against artist Cady Noland dismissed by a New York State court, although this decision is currently under appeal. Jancou was incensed that Noland disowned her 1990 silkscreen-on-aluminium artwork Cowboys Milking just days before it was due to be auctioned at Sotheby's in 2011, leading to the auction house withdrawing it from sale.

Jancou had sent the work to auction with an estimate of $250-350,000 soon after he had bought it from a collector (whom he had previously sold it to) for a little over $100,000--with a $1,000 discount against conservation work. But when Noland inspected the piece at Sotheby's, and despite the fact that it was described in the sale catalogue as being 'in very good condition overall', she felt that the damage to the corners of the sheet metal were sufficient for her to utilise her legal right to disown the work. Other works of hers in the sale, although incomplete, were passed for sale with the proviso that the artist would supply the missing components. …

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