Saturday, January 24, 2015

"The numbers don’t lie."

"At New York’s Museum of Modern Art, 24 of 1,221 works by Pablo Picasso in the institution’s permanent collection can currently be seen by visitors. Just one of California conceptual artist Ed Ruscha’s 145 pieces is on view. Surrealist Joan Miró? Nine out of 156 works."

That's from this BBC story -- "Why museums hide masterpieces away."

Michael Rushton tweets:  "Stories like this provide something of a challenge to the anti-deaccessionists, no?"

But all they ever said is that they're holding them in the public trust.  Who said anything about access?