Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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

MoMA is selling a Hans Hofmann, "a classic New York School piece from 1958."

Somehow they can do this even though, 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.  Maybe this work was not held in the public trust.  That must be it.