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The Battle for the Art of Detroit

BBC Radio 4

November 2014

Should a city owing 18 billon dollars, much of it attributed to unfunded pension obligations, sell its prestigious art collection? This question has been asked within and outside the city. And it's a question that resonates worldwide as financially strapped arts institutions struggle to pay their bills. Presenter Alvin Hall visits Detroit to find out if, in the words of a famous advert for the D.I.A "You Gotta Have Art", even when you're broke.

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