Thursday, June 07, 2012

Tell me again about the public trust ("quiet move" edition)

Laura Gilbert reports that "[i]n a quiet move, the Met has consigned a dozen Old Master paintings -- including some by major artists -- to Christie's for auction on June 6."

Maybe if you do it quietly, then those works are released from being held in the public trust, to be accessible to present and future generations.

Shhhhhhh . . .