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A Day for Detroit: Office Fetish, Yayoi’s Little Shoes and Other DIA Highlights


As the city of Detroit files for bankruptcy, New York-based auction house Christie’s has been sent to appraise the Detroit Institute of Arts’ collection. Christie’s being paid $200,000 just for the estimate…

There are many that feel that selling off museum’s important collection isn’t desperate — it is unwise, a huge loss to the future of Detroit. To spotlight the issue , ANIMAL is joining other art-focused blogs in A Day For Detroit.

We picked just a few pieces from DIA’s Contemporary Art collection, like the little shoes by Yayoi Kusama who recently had a retrospective at the Whitney and Arman’s rotary phone sculpture. And Claus Oldenburg’a alphabet-based sculptures! Look at those stacked fat fonts.

To learn more, read the recent stories at the Detroit Free Press and in the Detroit News. Let’s hope for the least worst, but to help, you can always become a member of the Detroit Institute of Arts.