Everson Museum of Art is selling Jackson Pollock’s 'Red Composition' to fund acquisitions of work by artists of colour, women artists, and other artists underrepresented in its collection. Cassie Packard gives the background.
Following a unanimous vote by the museum’s Board of Trustees, the Everson Museum of Art in downtown Syracuse, New York, is deaccessioning one of its highlight works, Jackson Pollock’s “Red Composition” (1946). Its sale will fund acquisitions of work by artists of color, women artists, and other marginalized artists underrepresented in the museum’s collection. The early Pollock painting will be included in Christie’s New York Evening Sale of 20th and 21st Century Art on October 6 and is estimated to sell for between $12 and 18 million... Keep reading on Hyperallergic