05/24/2013 08:52 am ET Updated Jul 24, 2013

DIA's Art Collection Could Face Sell-off To Satisfy Detroit's Creditors | Detroit Free Press

The once unthinkable is suddenly thinkable.

Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr is considering whether the multibillion-dollar collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts should be considered city assets that potentially could be sold to cover about $15 billion in debt.

How much is the art at the DIA worth? Nobody knows exactly, but several billion dollars might well be a low estimate.

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