January 05, 2009

just who are the educators?

Via Donn Zaretsky’s Art Law Blog, this news great news story that I somehow missed on New Year’s: a copper statue valued at $10,000 was stolen from Bernard Madoff’s Palm Beach home, and then returned with an attached note.

“Bernie the Swindler, Lesson: Return stolen property to rightful owners. Signed by - The Educators.”

The story at CBSnews.com was illustrated with a photo of the statue (unremarkable, frankly) and one of Madoff…but unfortunately not of the note itself. That’s what I wanted to see…along with an in-depth profile of The Educators, of course.

Also, I kind of got one of those frightened kicks out of the fact that Zearetsky linked back to me in his latest round up post on deaccessioning; I’m an observant sideliner and the fact that I’m still undecided doesn’t mean much. Nothing to see here, move right along.