Monday, April 06, 2015

Will That Tower Fit In My Yard?

I imagine I'm supposed to be horrified by the ongoing re-privatization of art:

"With government subsidies to public institutions being cut back, museums in countries like Britain, the Netherlands and Germany need the income from art sales to close budget gaps, make repairs or finance expansions. That has led to fears that masterpieces will disappear from public view to adorn the living room walls of a Saudi prince or hedge-fund billionaire."

Most of this artwork is probably languishing in storage, anyway. Museums just put a fraction of their collections on the wall.

I'm hoping that I
can very soon buy
the Leaning Tower of Pisa,
and maybe the Mona Lisa.

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