la más minima duda provoca una reacción en el mundo real. Esto me recuerda que todavía no se conoce ni quien ni como se llego a la conclusión de que la colección del MAC esta valorada en millones... si claro, y la luna es de queso.
Noticia en Artforum:
Long Beach Museum of Art Under Scrutiny; Deadline for Salander-O'Reilly Claims
A government audit released this week raises thorny questions about management of the Long Beach Museum of Art, including what it calls the improper spending of $1.6 million in restricted funds earmarked to pay off bonds for the museum's $6.5 million expansion, reports Deborah Schoch in the Los Angeles Times. A second portion of the audit, due next month, is expected to document that some works of art are missing from the three-thousand-piece collection of the city-owned museum just east of downtown Long Beach. Two works by Russian artist Alexej Jawlensky, part of the museum's most valuable collection, are missing, museum executive director Ron Nelson said Wednesday. The abstract portraits, part of the museum's Wichner Collection, were together appraised at $150,000 in 1999 but are likely worth at least $200,000 to $300,000 apiece today. They appear to have gone missing after a 2000 tour to Paris, Nelson said. The museum director said he could not provide a total number of pieces that were missing, adding, "It's a very small amount" of the museum's total collection. The former executive director, Harold B. Nelson (no relation to the current director), was pushed out of his position in late 2006, after over seventeen years on the job. Knut Thune, the museum's finance director, was terminated earlier. A complete inventory of museum pieces will be completed in July, said city auditor Laura L. Doud, who began her audit in 2007 after the current museum management contacted the city with concerns about funds to pay off city bonds.