Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I think I have a new favorite museum director

Hugh Davies, director of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego:

"We museum directors can huff and puff about how once we bring these artworks into our collections that they no longer have value because they've been removed from the market, that they become this special trust that is the patrimony of our cities and that they're held in trust for future generations. It's B.S. We go on and sell them and the rule is the proceeds from the sale can only go to replenish the collection."