Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Million Dollar Art: Secret Sale Here In Town

"It seems so wrong on so many levels.It's a very special group of works that are very specific to the history of Florida. That they were sold without competitive bidding, to a private person instead of to another institution that would keep them in the public trust, and sold for a fifth of their value is outrageous." Timothy Eaton, former chief curator at the Boca Raton Museum of Art Story


  1. Anonymous29 July, 2009

    (Another local museum director, who asked for anonymity ("Saint Augustine is a small town"), noted that he was "unhappy about it, because it's part of our cultural patrimony here." He would have been less unhappy had the historical society sold the collection in its entirety "to another institution or at a public venue.")

    ...and I guess lies, deceit and greed are also part of our cultural patrimony here.

  2. Anonymous29 July, 2009

    A very interesting story. Thank you for sharing it.

  3. Very sneaky- when they make a sale secretly it is obvious that they know they are doing something wrong. I didn't know about this. Thanks.