Dec 04, 2017

By Michael Kramer

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A museum blocked from selling 40 works of art – including two by iconic American artist Norman Rockwell – wants an appeals court to let the case quickly proceed to trial.

The Berkshire Museum told the Massachusetts Appeals Court on Monday that it’s struggling financially and needs the fight over the art sale – to be resolved as quickly as possible – so it’s asking the court to undo a hold on the proceedings – in the trial court.

The museum was set to begin auctioning off the artwork last month – but an appeals court judge granted Attorney General Maura Healey’s request – to put a stop to the scheduled sale.

Rockwell’s three sons are among those fighting the sale. They say the artwork should remain at the museum “for all to enjoy.”

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