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If Harvey Danger Painted: Debating the Merits of the One-Work Show

by Reid Singer on September 16, 2011
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There’s something rather extraordinary about the amount of money MoMA will have spent on de Kooning: a Retrospective, which opens to the general public the day after tomorrow. Taking into account the money spent on borrowing, transporting, and insuring the paintings in the show (which experts value at more than $4 billion), it stands among the most expensive in the museum’s history. Happy as I am to see a show like this go up (and I really am), didn’t MoMA just put on an exhibition with many of de Kooning’s paintings? Some of us are wondering if this is really where our membership dues are going.

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