Artnet News | Blake Gopnik:
The Daily Pic: This is Rembrandt’s so-called Hundred Guilder print, one of the greatest etchings ever made. (Click on my image to see my blow-by-blow analysis of the work.) It is also one of the greatest treasures of the National Gallery of Art in Washington – where it is not on view now, and only rarely is.
That is precisely as things ought to be. On the radio today for the Marketplace Morning Report, I take aim at the constantly reiterated media factoid (stress on the –oid) that museums are in some kind of trouble because they only show five or seven or maybe 10 percent of the works they hold…
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