Governmental Patronage

17 Dec

It is hard to imagine that in the 1940’s the US Government would have sold 117 American paintings as War Supplies.  Although I think the intention of heralding the good news of Democracy isn’t the biggest sin, I do however question how the government, being a patron of art, alters what is available for public consumption.  Does their support of specific art influence who and what is a factor in the fair market, saturating the art market with “approved” art?



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