Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr announced last week that he has formally engaged Christie’s auction house to appraise the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Many fear that the museum’s prized works are at risk of being sold off as part of the city’s recent filing for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.
Michigan’s Big Show, a popular radio program hosted by Michael Patrick Shiels, asked Park West Gallery CEO Albert Scaglione for his expert opinion on this controversial art news headline.
Scaglione said he can’t imagine that any Detroiters or Michiganders want to see anything from the DIA sold, speculating, “I really don’t believe this is going to lead to the sale of art.”
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