Wednesday, March 09, 2022

Tell me again about the public trust ($30 million Picasso edition)

Bringing the blog out of hibernation just to remind everyone that a work of art, having fallen under the aegis of a museum, is held in the public trust, to be accessible to present and future generations. Unless the sales proceeds "will go toward acquisitions of new works for the museum’s permanent collection," in which case: screw those future generations.

A reminder, too, that although the museum will be receiving a big pile of money in exchange for the work, this is under no circumstances to be considered monetization.

Ok back to sleep now.