Imma should play a long game

Writing in another newspaper this month, an arts commentator suggested that the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Imma) should solve its storage space problems by selling off works by artists yet to prove their worth, as a long-term investment. Talk about

30th August, 2008

Writing in another newspaper this month, an arts commentator suggested that the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Imma) should solve its storage space problems by selling off works by artists yet to prove their worth, as a long-term investment. Talk about short-term thinking.

By the time an artist’s reputation is cemented, their paintings cost a small fortune and are well outside Imma’s budget.

Buying works by emerging artists is a gamble,...

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