There's an art controversy in my sleepy little hometown of Golden, Colorado.
Six bronze sculptures have been recommended for deaccession from the City's collection. The reasoning:
- They were mass produced in China.
- They are judged to be of lesser quality.
- They are signed by “fake” artists. No one can find any artists with these names.
And, yet, many people love these pieces. You can see five of the six above – just click to enlarge.
I'm curious about what you think.
Is it okay to let these sculptures stay and let most of the public think they are valuable, important artworks?
If they stay, should they be displayed differently?
Is any of this important? Or is it more important that people just enjoy these?
I have many other questions on this topic, but let's start with those.