The Berkshire Eagle has done a great job covering the Berkshire Museum’s puzzling year of undoing. The museum has consigned 40 of its most recognized and regarded works of art to finance an expansion and rebrand. Sotheby’s Berkshire Museum sales commence Nov 13th.
Read the Attorney General’s complete filing here:
Norman Rockwell’s sons lobbied hard for the art to stay in Pittsfield, per the artist’s intent. One granddaughter penned a different opinion, a plea to George Lucas–a major Rockwell collector– hoping he’d acquire them for his future illustration museum. Sotheby’s has unveiled billboards. The museum is firm on selling. Next steps?
it’s up to the Berkshire Superior Court judge to hear both sides tomorrow morning.