A Museum Sells a Prized Pollock to Acquire Art by Underrepresented Artists

Jackson Pollock, “Red Composition” (1946) (courtesy Christie’s) Following a unanimous vote by the museum’s Board of Trustees, the Everson Museum of Art in downtown Syracuse, New York, is deaccessioning one of its highlight works, Jackson Pollock’s “Red Composition” (1946). Its sale will fund acquisitions of work by artists of color, women artists, and other marginalized artists underrepresented in the museum’s collection. The early Pollock painting will be included in Christie’s New York Evening Sale of 20 th and 21 st Century Art on October 6 and is estimated to sell for between $12 and 18 million.

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Source: hyperallergic.com

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