Private Ownership of a Masterpiece

TitlePrivate Ownership of a Masterpiece
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2007
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsArts , Cultural Heritage , Historic Preservation
AbstractRoyoei Saiti, former chairperson of Daishowa Paper paid a record price for two art masterpieces by Van Gogh and Renoir, and kept them from public view for the rest of his life. The controversy caused by this action was minor compared to the outcry that ensued when Saito declared his intentions of having the paintings cremated with him when he died.
NotesCase from the Ethics Bowl National Championship, 2007. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2007
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