Blue Poles: National Gallery of Australia director Gerard Vaughan labels call to sell Jackson Pollock masterpiece ‘ludicrous’

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Earlier this month, Victorian Liberal Senator James Paterson said while Blue Poles had proved a very good investment, it was inappropriate for the Federal Government to retain one of the world’s most expensive artworks.

Speaking for the first time on the furore, NGA director Dr Gerard Vaughan said he had refused to comment publicly before because the suggestion was “such a ludicrous concept” and “manifestly absurd”.

“Blue Poles is one of the greatest pictures in the world,” he told Margaret Throsby’s Midday Interview.

Originally posted on ABC Arts

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