Selling Art to Save Art: The Call for Judicial Recognition of Financial Hardship in Deaccession Disputes by Ya Li

I.  INTRODUCTION The recent economic crisis that downed banks and other industry players did not leave the art world untouched.  Newspapers report that financially strained museums are resorting to the sale of artwork in order to remain viable.[1] One high-profile case centers on the Rose Museum at Brandeis University in Massachusetts.[2] Another case, although not