Sunday, October 18, 2015

"This is my painting. This is not a painting of Spain. This is not a national treasure, and I can do what I want with this painting."

Do private individuals hold works in the public trust?  If not, why not?  What's the difference between that and, say, a private college?

Are these European national cultural property laws just a natural extension of public trust/anti-deaccessioning thinking here?  Some related musings here.