From artdaily.com. Posted 4/14/2018.
The BMA regularly reviews its holdings to ensure that it is serving its mission and its community through its collections and exhibitions. Following this careful examination of the collection, BMA Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director Christopher Bedford and the BMA’s curatorial staff discovered areas of repetition among its holdings, identifying the seven works that will be sold at auction or through private sale, following approval from the board and accessions committee. In each case, the museum currently holds stronger works by the same artist, and in some cases, more significant versions from the same series or stage of the artist’s career. The BMA has entered into an agreement with Sotheby’s to offer the works beginning in May.
“The BMA, like any civic museum, must undergo a continuous process of reviewing its collection and identifying areas for growth and refinement with the goal of building a collection that is more relevant to the community it serves,” said Christopher Bedford. “The sale of these works, identified by our curators after a very thorough process, will allow us to do just that, and strengthen our collection of contemporary art.”