Subject: 6299: Painting, Patrick Nagel, Woman In Black Brassiere
Hello,Im very sorry to say that we just heard from the widow of Patricck Nagel yesterday
that our painting is not by him in her opinion. Therefore the description and estimate
have been changed to after the artist with an estimate of $2000-4000. She also mentioned
that ones sold at Heritage recently were not by the artist in her opinion too. Best regards,Clars Auction Gallery
Just to be clear folks -- and to stop a potential rumor from running like fire through the Nagel fandom community -- Clars is a flakey auction house. Yes, they have in the past correctly described works in their catalogs, but they also get things wrong. They are also just simply flakey (and I know this from personal past experience).
The paintings auctioned by Heritage looked correct to me, and as far as I know, Jennifer has never made any statements about their authenticity. I would NOT trust second hand information to the contrary from someone at Clars.