Monday, March 10, 2014

Hand-wringers gonna wring

The Art Market Monitor takes on the latest art world "ethical" controversy:  works being loaned to museums ... and then later sold.  Says the Monitor:

"Why this trend should be considered a bad thing... is not clear. The unstated premise seems to be that art gaining value because it has been recognized by curators is a bad thing. But isn’t that what the market needs to see more of? ... [W]ould it be a terrible thing for the public and the art historical establishment to have collectors eager to make loans, even becoming solicitous of curators?"