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The Art Assignment is a weekly PBS Digital Studios production hosted by curator Sarah Green. We take you around the U.S. to meet working artists and solicit assignments from them that we can all complete. For more, subscribe to The Art Assignment on YouTube: youtube.com/theartassignment.

The Art Assignment

S06E16 · Why Do Corporations Buy Art?

Corporate lobbies and board rooms are often graced with impressive art, but why? What's the... More

Corporate lobbies and board rooms are often graced with impressive art, but why? What’s the rationale behind this expense, and what impact does it have on the rest of the art world? We look at the history of corporate collecting, starting with Chase Manhattan Bank in 1959, trace its meteoric rise since, and work through the reasoning behind it.

12-3-201900:10:14
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