Monday, April 12, 2010

"Casting this story as a battle between the elites and the philistines mischaracterizes the situation"

Peter Rainer on "The Art of the Steal": "Imagine if there was a collection of works by Shakespeare, or symphonies by Mozart, that could be experienced only in a single location after an interminable wait, if at all? ... By making the art publicly available in the downtown location (which will recreate the way the art was displayed in the foundation), ... these glories will be seen by generations otherwise unable to do so. Is that so horrible?"