2011 in Review
It was a turbulent year in cultural policy, marked in many ways by unrest in Libya, Egypt, and elsewhere. But even elsewhere, funding shortfalls, and austerity have put pressure on our cultural institutions, with too many deaccessions and museum closings to mention.Read more
Another Vereshchagin Deaccession, From Brooklyn: Where Will The Money Go?
Nearly two months ago, the Brooklyn Museum’s press office sent me links to two blog posts about its Russian paintings, saying I might be interested. I was, but not until now, as you will see shortly.Read more
Still On The Block Tonight, And The Deaccessioning Still Keeps Coming
Tonight all eyes will be on the sale of contemporary art at Sotheby’s, which needs to score as well, or better, as Christie’s did last night: $247.6 million in sales, with 90% of the lots sold.Read more