Monday, December 21, 2009

Randolph Resolution

The Randolph College deaccessioning lawsuit is over: "Lynchburg Circuit Court Judge Leyburn Mosby signed an order distributing the $500,000 bond that secured the temporary injunction that barred the sale of the art in late 2007. The bond is to be divided with $300,000 going to Randolph College. The remaining $200,000 and the interest on the bond is to be returned to the plaintiffs who raised the money in an attempt to stop the sale of four paintings from the museum."

Randolph's president issued a statement saying: "While we are pleased with this settlement, it in no way recovers all of the damages incurred by the College as the result of the injunction preventing the sale of the paintings at a high point in the art market."