Hey, Why Not Sell Off Detroit's Art And Replace It With Copies? Who Could Tell? In what must be a parody of Slate-style contrarianism, Slate founder Michael Kinsley allows as how "the city of Detroit is not breaking new ground in facing the prospect of having to sell a few paintings from the Detroit Institute of Arts in order to make ends meet. There is a rich tradition of wastrels squandering the family fortune, then taking a few canvases to the pawnbroker's."
The New Republic 09/27/13