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Old 05-20-2017, 10:30 AM
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Good article, Greg. We used to sum up all that with the term corporate, or lobby, art; something that doesn't hint at an opinion about anything. I once worked a temp job at an insurance company that was moving to a new building. They let me "vote" in their cafeteria balloting for one of three finalists for their lobby painting. I liked the one that had two characters (an "M" and a "9"). I later learned that even though it won the employee ballot, the CEO nixed it because any "real" symbols might have a negative connotation to a client or potential client.

I think I read somewhere that the guy who bought the Basquiat makes a hobby of paying well above the market for art. It seems to be his "thing." I wish he liked glass.
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