The Code the CIA Can't Crack

In 1988, artist James Sanborn was commissioned to create an outdoor sculpture to adorn the CIA's facility in Langley, Virginia. So he created Kryptos, a 10-foot high scroll of copper filled with letters. Its 865 characters contain, the artist asserts, a coded message. But even the best CIA cryptologists have been unable to crack all of it. One of the four sections remains a complete mystery. At the link, you can read about Sanborn's extensive study of cryptology while planning the sculpture and the passion that it has inspired among devoted codebreakers.

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I believe to have the overall riddle and 4th section of Kryptos figured out. Any idea how to go about getting a confirmation from the artist as to its validity? He has yet to respond to email. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
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