Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tell me again about the public trust ($44.4 million edition)

The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum sold one of O'Keeffe's "classic flower paintings" for $44.4 million at Sotheby's this morning.

The painting had of course been Held In The Public Trust but, when reached for comment, a spokesperson for the Deaccession Police said:  Nothing to see here, move along.

I covered the particular absurdity of this example, with an assist from Peter Dean, here.