The private ownership of great art, its seclusion from the general view of men and women, let alone from that of interested amateurs and scholars, is a curious business. The literal disappearance of a Turner or a Van Gogh into some Middle Eastern or Latin-American bank vault to be kept as investment and collateral, the sardonic decision of a Greek shipping tycoon to put an incomparable El Greco on his yacht, where it hangs at persistent risk — these are phenomena that verge on vandalism.
Good evening.:; We've just received warning from the office of the Handicapper General that suspected- anarchist Harrison Bergeron has escaped from custody.:; Arrested six years ago for propagandist vandalism , broadcast piracy , refusal to report for his quarterly handicapping evaluations, and for the blatant removal of his handicaps in a public place, Mr.:;Bergeron had been awaiting trial in a maximum security prison here in Washington, D.:;C., when he, miraculously, disappeared from his cell earlier this evening.:; Please be advised that Bergeron is a genius and an athlete, is underhandicapped, and is considered extremely dangerous .
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