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Venice may sell Klimt, Chagall to pay off debt

City’s spokesperson: “These works and these artists bear no relation with Venice’s cultural history.”



The Mayor of Venice, Luigi Brugnaro, suggested selling artworks owned by Venetian museums to pay the city’s debts. He aims to raise €400 million.

Possible paintings to be sold include Judith II (Salome) by Gustav Klimt which is currently in the Museum of Modern Art in Venice and as well as a Chagall painting having been mentioned.

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Judith II (Salome) Gustav Klimt ,   1909,


A city spokesperson defended the decision, in an interview with Italian daily financial newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, “These works and these artists bear no relation with Venice’s cultural history.”

Read the full story at Private Art Investor, by Art Media Agency AMA




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