Do not sell Marc Chagall's "The Eiffel Tower" (1929) from the National Gallery of Canada
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The National Gallery of Art (Ottawa, Canada) plans largest art sale ever of Marc Chagall's painting “The Eiffel Tower” (1929) worth at least $8-million at Christie’s in New York, USA, on May 15, “to buy an important work of "national heritage" that the Gallery is negotiating to acquire but will not identify” (as per spokeswoman Christiane Vaillancourt to CBC on April 04, 2018).
Under the Museums Act, the Gallery’s Board of Trustees serves as its governing body and reports to the Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
Can you please voice out our concern and proposal that
- this decision has to be stopped and postponed until openly discussed by the Canadian public,
- people of Canada must know what piece of art National Gallery is going to purchase using such a significant amount of money,
- what efforts and attempts were taken by the National Gallery to gather funds for their current needs without deaccessioning worldwide known piece of art outside of Canada through an commercial auction?
Your participation and help to make a responsible decision in this case is very important for the Canadian culture and generations of art lovers.
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