Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Horror

Christopher Knight relates the gory details of what happened to an Eakins painting previously deaccessioned by the National Academy in order to raise funds for conservation of its paintings collection.

It seems -- and I can barely type this through the tears that are staining my keyboard -- it ended up at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Making matters worse, it's going to be featured in a planned exhibition of Eakins's sporting paintings.

There are no words.