Sunday, February 07, 2010

IMA Loses Super Bowl Bet. Goodbye Turner!

Most of you have already been keeping up with the sideline bet between the Indianapolis Museum of Art's Max Anderson and the New Orleans Museum of Art's E. John Bullard on who will win the Super Bowl game. Up for grabs? The IMA's Turner painting against NOMA's painting by Claude. For those of you who have not been keeping up you can catch the play by play, by Tyler Green of Modern Art Notes

Sadly, Max and the IMA have lost the Super Bowl bet and will therefore be loaning its Turner Painting to the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Bravo to both Max Anderson and the IMA and to E. John Bullard and NOMA for making this entire dialog an entertaining one. 

Bon Voyage Turner... You will be missed.

3 Responses to “IMA Loses Super Bowl Bet. Goodbye Turner!”

Anonymous said...
February 12, 2010 at 7:53 PM

Max, Next time use your on art in a sports bet.

Anonymous said...
February 26, 2010 at 4:26 PM

Why the long faces. The Turner goes on loan to another city. This is a good thing. No different than when Spain sent us art. I hope the people of New Orleans enjoy having the Turner.

ArtistDan said...
February 26, 2010 at 7:02 PM

A memorable art moment for me occurred at the Toledo Museum of Art. My then young son and I were studying the magnificent Van Gogh exhibit, when he excitedly reported he saw the painting owned by the IMA. I'm glad art travels.

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