Taubman’s final gift to the DIA will be cash not art

The Art Newspaper | Dan Duray:

The institution will receive some proceeds from the sale of Old Master paintings that belonged to the late patron. Later this month, Sotheby’s is selling the remaining lots fr om the A. Alfred Taubman collection, a group of Old Master works. To some, the sale may seem strange given that in life Taubman was a strong supporter of the Detroit Institute of Arts, wh ere a wing named for him contains a gallery dedicated to European Old Masters. Several of the works in the sale were on long-term loan to the museum until recently… Read more 

Image: Alfred Taubman