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Critic's Notebook: MOCA Shills For Christie's

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Christie's, the international auction house with 53 offices in 32 countries, has rented out galleries in the Museum of Contemporary Art to display movie star memorabilia for an upcoming sale. Five thousand tickets for the preview, beginning Thursday, sold out fast at $20 a pop. If you missed out, don't worry, just dig deep: "Additional premium tickets now available for purchase --- Friday and Saturday nights only. Admission: $50."

I know that because I read it on Christie's website. And I went to Christie's website because it's promoted at the top of MOCA's homepage, via a link extolling "THE COLLECTION OF ELIZABETH TAYLOR" (emphasis the museum's). The sale promo is just below the banner for MOCA's current Pacific Standard Time exhibition.

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