A: Federal law requires that publicly-owned artwork must be displayed in government buildings, so nearly 20,000 paintings like this one are hanging in Federal buildings all across America. How many people notice them, I wonder?
And among the few who notice the art, I wonder how many realize the value of these paintings?
Suggestion: The next time you’re traveling abroad, casually say,
“Yes, I’m a friend of the arts. I have a collection of nearly 20,000
paintings that I hang in public buildings all across America.”