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So Sad — The Paintings Will be Sold!

February 9, 2018


Well, the saga is over and it appears the Berkshire Museum will get the chance to sell off most of the 40 paintings.  This is real sad.  According to reports: The agreement states that the key work in the proposed sale, Norman Rockwell’s painting Shuffleton’s Barbershop, which Sotheby’s had estimated could sell for $30 million to $40, will be acquired for an undisclosed sum by an unnamed U.S. institution that will keep the work prominently on view.  I wonder who that institution will be?  Can anyone say — Crystal Bridges!  At least that is my guess.  We will soon see.

Source: Berkshire Museum Victory: Massachusetts Attorney General Agrees to Art Sales, With Rockwell Going to Public Institution, Some Conditions