The Metropolitan Museum of Art, famously known as The Met, will sell more than 200 prints and photographs from its collection to help make up for revenue losses caused by the pandemic.
The economic fallout for the prestigious museum in the US is reported to be $150 million, caused by its five-month closure in 2020 as Covid-19 hit New York.
A total of 219 works will go on auction at Christie’s this month, including pieces by Pablo Picasso, Roy Lichtenstein and Frank Stella. Sales are expected to reach between $904,600 and $1.4m collectively, according to Artnet.
On September 24, 168 photos from the museum’s Civil War photography collection will go on sale online until October 7. These images from the 1860s are among the museum’s most