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Richard Polsky

The Vengeance of the Shot Blue Marilyn

Richard Polsky is a veteran of more than 40 years in the art world, entering in 1978 as an exhibiting artist and director of a San Francisco gallery. He founded Acme Art in 1984 showing the works of leading Pop artists such as Andy Warhol, Joseph Cornell, Ed Ruscha and Bill Traylor.


Since then, he has worked extensively in the secondary market, specializing in exhibiting, buying, and selling paintings. Much of his experience involved working with Sotheby’s and Christie’s to facilitate the sale of paintings on behalf of collectors. He continues to work with clients to assist them in navigating auction house contracts, while developing strategies for receiving the most favorable terms for consigning their works to the Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening and Day sales.


In addition, Richard has become a highly regarded authority on these artists and is frequently called upon to authenticate their works. His authentication service, Richard Polsky Art Authentication,  also collaborates with auction houses seeking expertise in vetting works for consignment.


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