As the hardworking staff has reported (EXCLUSIVE!) on several occasions, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts has sold off almost 150 African-American artworks for reasons that are, well, sort of vague.
From a previous post:
[A]n MFA spokeswoman graciously informed us that the deaccessioning is standard practice in the museum world and will allow the MFA to better serve the local art-viewing public.
Still, we thought you might want to know the final tally of the fire sale at Swann Galleries.
The hardcalculating staff’s tally: Somewhere north of $1.5 million.
Nice neighborhood, as the late lamented Norma Nathan would say.