RKS Literature: Passage of the Day: Museums and the Big Box Office Draw

“Museums want the real deal, but they also want the flash of the celebrity name. They are better off with a small handful of renowned pieces, rather than rooms full of excellent examples of little-known artists. Your average public would flock to an exhibition that consisted solely of Whistler’s Mother before they would grudgingly attend a museum full of Kusnetov, Tatlin, Malevich and Chashnik and the history of Suprematism in Russia, in which you run the risk of actually learning something. No, museums want to big names to put on their ties and coffee mugs.”

Noah Charney “The Art Thief”, Washington Square Press 2007.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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