Portuguese Government Could Sell 85 Miro Artworks

  • September 01, 2014 23:30

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Joan Miro at the Tate
On Friday, the Portuguese government announced that it would not list 84 paintings and a sculpture by Spanish surrealist artist Joan Miró as cultural heritage. The decision frees up the art, valued at $50 million, to be sold on the worldwide market.

Legal issues and protests forced the withdrawal of the Miros from a London auction last February. 

The trove was acquired by the government of Portugal in 2008, when it decided to nationalize Portuguese Business Bank. It could be sold to help alleviate the country's economic woes.

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