Statue Auction

This is an interesting solution to the Confederate statue question: One community sold a monument to a private investor, and made a tidy profit on it! The likenesses of Confederate slaveowners being sold on the auction block is an ironic turn of events.

Now, one city has settled on an unusual answer: Sell the statue to the highest bidder.

Dallas, unable to find a suitable new home for a bronze statue of Robert E. Lee on horseback that had sat in a city park until 2017, recently sent the artifact to an online auction. It sold for more than $1.4 million, with one crucial condition: The statue cannot be displayed publicly in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.

Source: What Should Happen to Confederate Statues? A City Auctions One for $1.4 Million – The New York Times

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