The Craig Fahle Show

Christie's Auction House to Appraise Detroit Institute of Arts Collection

Wednesday August 7, 2013

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Craig Fahle talks to the Executive Vice President of the Detroit Institute of Arts, Anne Marie Erickson, about some pieces in the Detroit Institute of Arts collection being appraised by Christie’s Auction House. While Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr has said he will not sell the artwork from the Detroit Institute of Arts, the public still wonders if it can actually happen. The collection at the D.I.A. is estimated to be worth $4 billion. A federal judge is considering the state-appointed emergency manager’s request to push Detroit into the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.

Do you feel that selling the collection at the Detroit Institute of Art is an appropriate way to help with Detroit's financial struggles?

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