Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tell me again about the public trust (education of Kevyn Orr edition)

Gallerist's Dan Duray reports that the Cleveland Museum of Art is selling a pair of works at Christie's next month.

This is a helpful lesson to Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr that, if you need money for something (in this case, buying art), selling works from a museum collection is a perfectly acceptable way to obtain it.

He may be hearing from certain people that the works the city owns can't be sold because they are "held in the public trust," but obviously that can't be right or else it wouldn't be possible for the Cleveland Museum to just sell these off like this.  That's obvious, isn't it?