Letter: Selling art has had happy endings before
In the beginning of the 20th century, a young couple began collecting Impressionist paintings and other fine works of art to eventually amass one of the most superlative and prized collections found anywhere.
Such nerve, those capitalists have to monetize such iconic paintings and take them from public view for their own aggrandizement. Awful! Sinful! An abomination of unparalleled proportions! Return those paintings now to their rightful places and populace. Renoir, be gone!
Of course this is just opinion (not necessarily mine), for the other side of this argument is now called the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown.
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