Friday, February 26, 2010

What if Barnes's Will called for one work to be deaccessioned every year on his birthday?

The Art Market Monitor:

"Many of the outraged opponents of the Barnes move point to his wishes. Call it donor intent. Any sensible construction of the idea of art as a public trust ... should find Barnes’s dictatorial constraints over the art long after his own death ... to be in conflict with the interests of the public."