"I never will start a museum, or, apart from an odd or end, an art collection. Part of me doesn’t warm to owning precious things. I’m glad there are museums where art can be kept, dusted and safe and out of my apartment. Personally I love ideas as much as objects, not that I can separate them: I feel ideas are as sensuous as things."-- From a May 3 article by Holland Cotter, art critic for The New York Times, about the $120 million recently paid for an 1895 pastel version of Edvard Munch's "The Scream." It's the highest price ever paid for a work of art at auction.
(Photo: Red curtains in Shoreditch, March 17.)