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The Baltimore Museum of Art has reversed its plan to sell a trio of iconic paintings for an estimated $65 million at Sotheby’s amid an outcry over the museum’s intention to funnel some proceeds toward its staff, not its collection.

Museum trustees voted Wednesday to pull Brice Marden’s squiggly, 1987-88 abstract, “3,” and Clyfford Still’s jagged “1957-G” from the market two hours before the paintings were set to be offered at a Sotheby’s live stream evening sale in New York. The works had been estimated to sell for at least $10 million and $12 million, respectively.

Read more on The Wall Street Journal:

https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/museum-withdraws-three-paintings-from-sotheby-s-sale-citing-outcry-11603934276

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