Detroit Rock-Bottom City (Apethetic Destruction)

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Well I’m sorry to report that the apathy of Detroit city, in particular the Metro-Detroit area, has finally hit rock bottom.  On the forefront of many credible news sources this morning came a gut-punch to your humble narrator; numerous reports on how the Detroit Institute of Arts has been mandated by the newly appointed emergency manager to appraise artwork that might further be sold to relieve some of Detroit’s $15 billion debt.  Naturally, art museums will sell and acquire artwork quite regularly in their lifespan, however, the big difference in this instance is obviously the desperate fire-sale in which no new art will be coming to the DIA.  Not to mention, the artwork that will be potentially sold off are the gems of the collection; the paintings that draw in the everyday (well…apparently not everyday) suburban visitor.  As a “displaced Detroiter” myself I am truly saddened by the news…

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