Art dealer: Erie County could get $5 million for Hassam painting

Jul 28, 2011 Full story: Erie Times News 27

Another New York City-based art dealer -- confident that an Erie County government-owned painting by impressionist Frederick Childe Hassam could fetch at least $5 million at auction -- is also interested in selling the work on the county's behalf.

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cheetos

Erie, PA

#22 Jul 29, 2011
cheetos wrote:
imo, they should have had a reproduction made and sold the orginal. seriously, who would have known the difference?
Hey everybody I'm cheetos and maybe I'm not. Who would have known the difference? ;O
cheetos

Erie, PA

#23 Jul 29, 2011
cheetos wrote:
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Hey everybody I'm cheetos and maybe I'm not. Who would have known the difference? ;O
only chester cheetah would know ;)
cheetos

Erie, PA

#24 Jul 29, 2011
Does anyone remember the auction at the Cashiers House a few years ago? Every piece of historical memorabilia went dirt cheap. Nobody in Erie gave a ratís ass and I bet they didnít even make enough money to pay the taxes for a year. So whatís the big deal with the painting? Did anyone go to the Cashiers House to check out those items on display or when was the last time you visited the Erie Art Museum?

btw, i gave blood as a gift. Last i knew they charge the recipient for my "gift of life". lol
TaxNoMore

United States

#25 Jul 29, 2011
The Hassam painting, if sold, would be nothing more

than another golden goose to be mercilessly

butchered to feed our gluttonous county govt. pigs.

(i.e., the casino experience).
Taxed to the Max

Erie, PA

#27 Aug 2, 2011
TaxNoMore wrote:
The Hassam painting, if sold, would be nothing more
than another golden goose to be mercilessly
butchered to feed our gluttonous county govt. pigs.
(i.e., the casino experience).
Duh.
bruce rooster

Erie, PA

#28 Aug 23, 2011
Stu Pedaso

Kent, OH

#29 Aug 23, 2011
The value to the City of closing all the soup kitchens and giveaways to lunatic losers would dwarf the value of the painting which, at last report, was never a gift and is still owned by the original purchasers and their heirs.
yoo hoo wrote:
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Intersting point. If I were in position to sell the painting and wanted to, if challenged in court I would claim now I have to sell it to go to court to answer why I can't sell it.
On the whole the ends should justify the means. What value to citizens are we getting in return for selling it? I'd wish to sell it and donate the proceeds to the soup kitchen or some such charity.
But if challengers to selling just think we should keep a purty pikture...they're free to bid on it, display it in their home and make it open to any people that wish to catch a gawk at a really expensive object.(BTW I bet that it's valued so high IS the major attraction at this point.)

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