Saturday, December 21, 2013

Oh the horror

I picked a good week to be busy with the day job because I was able to avoid the spectacle of the usual suspects reacting to the issuance of Christie's final report on the value of certain works in the DIA's collection.  Some merely threw up, but others fainted and had to be revived with smelling salts.  Still others remain in their beds, unable to go on in a world where values are assigned to artworks.  It's just too much to bear.  (This aversion to ever valuing art explains the well-known practice of museums not to insure their collections.)

In any case, if you can handle it, here is a report from Mark Stryker in the Detroit Free Press.  Here is Randy Kennedy in the Times.  The report itself is here.  Be strong.