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Should a museum auction its art to raise funds?

Oct 28, 2020
It's an existential question, says art critic Blake Gopnik. Once a work of art is in a museum, it's supposed to be more or less unsellable.
The Baltimore Museum of Art's plan to sell off pieces in its collection — including a silk screen of Andy Warhol's "The Last Supper," pictured above — was met with backlash from patrons and donors.
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A former hedge fund manager turns complex financial issues into art

Jun 6, 2016
Nelson Saiers wants to say something original about the world he once worked in.
"Uppberbound," a piece by Nelson Saiers.
Nelson Saiers