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Visitors walk past Breughel's 'Wedding Dance' in the Detroit Intitute of Art

Should Detroit sell off its art?

Feb 11th, 2014 | By

  The City of Detroit is bust.  Selling off its exceptional hoard of art treasures could fix it – but not without complicated and legal consequences.   Ivan Lindsay, The Good Life/ Art, Spears WMS Magazine, Issue No. 35, December 2013.         ON 18 JULY, Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, seeking
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A visitor in front of Breughel's The Wedding Dance at the Detroit Museum.

Detroit’s Art Collection may be sold

Jul 24th, 2013 | By

The sharks have already started to circle Detroit’s Art Collection following the City’s recent bankruptcy.  The billion dollar art collection, one of the ten most important museum collections in North America, and containing around 60,000 artworks, is apparently on the table as a possible partial solution for the city’s creditors.  However, a sale of such
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