Sunday, October 18, 2015

Tell me about the public trust (hundreds of donated antiques edition)

Continuing the theme this morning, the New York Times reports that "in the last few weeks, [the Met] has sold paintings and sculptures at Doyle New York auction house" and on Oct. 27 Christie's will offer "hundreds of donated antiques" for sale.

I like how, when it's an AAMD-approved sale, we hear in the first sentence that the works are being brought "out of storage."  (Why, it's like they're being "liberated"!)

We never seem to hear about their storage status when it's a sale the Deaccession Police don't like.