Metropolitan Opera's Chagall Paintings Used As Collateral

04/03/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Erica Orden New York Magazine

In a move described by a Metropolitan Opera board member as "a decision of last resort," the company has collateralized the giant Chagalls in its lobby. Titled The Triumph of Music and The Sources of Music, they were commissioned for Lincoln Center when it was new.

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