Saturday, April 9, 2011

Maine Labor Art's Removal Strikes Sensitive Nerve in Politics, Academia and the Art World

Maine Labor Art's Removal Strikes Sensitive Nerve in Politics, Academia and the Art World

2 comments:

Joshua said...

This article fails to point out that the letter from the Department of Labor stipulates that Maine will have to pay a 63% share of the current market value of the painting and not 63% of the original cost. Funny thing about paintings that spend a lot of time in the news: their value increases. Alot.

Anonymous said...

To the Commissioners of the Maine Arts Commission::
Maine artists, curators, administrators, etc. have all come out against the Governor's removal of the labor history mural. We are dreadfully disappointed in the Maine Arts Commission for not making a statement either questioning or opposing the Governor's actions. We thought you represented us. We are appalled by your silence and cowardice and hope that you will soon find your voice and call for the mural to be returned to the walls of the Department of Labor.