Ben Mauk hat Auskünfte von Thomas Walter, der mit Chidsanucha Walter einen abscheulichen Ebay-Shop betreibt, bekommen. Walter zerlegt unersetzliche mittelalterliche Handschriften, die zu wenig wert sind, um das Interesse zahlungskräftiger Käufer zu finden.
“Looking back,” he wrote elsewhere in the e-mail, “I can say that maybe not every book that I split into individual parts should have been split, but it’s an ongoing process of understanding. I try to acquire and sell all of my works whole, but for some objects, it’s clear from the start that they must be split.”
When I asked Walter about Treharne’s specific criticisms, he responded that he has helped create a wider audience for book art by enabling anyone to participate through eBay. “These works of art are now no longer reserved for only an élite group of people (dealers, museums and the rich),” he wrote.
Zum Thema Zerlegen von Handschriften hier http://archiv.twoday.net/stories/565872590 mit weiteren Nachweisen.