Venice Mayor Considers Selling Artworks to Pay City’s Debts

January 4th, 2016

Venice, via WSJVenice’s newly elected mayor Luigi Brugnaro has launched a major initiative to confront the city’s dwindling finances, including exploring possibly selling off some of the city’s prized art collection that does not directly correspond to the city’s history.  “I’ll sell the paintings rather than sit here and admire them while rain drips onto children’s school desks and public libraries have no toilet paper,” he says.  

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