Friday, January 29, 2010

Tell me again about the "public trust" (a continuing series)

Carol Vogel's "Inside Art" column today reports that LACMA sold 16 works at Sotheby’s yesterday for $3.8 million (more than double the $1.7 million high estimate).

Remember: "once an object falls under the aegis of a museum, it is held in the public trust, to be accessible to present and future generations."