"This response has been so different from anything we've been involved in," he said. "Often we can get federal funding through some of the federal arts foundations, but they are really restricted by their mandates to fund nonprofit public collections. So when it came to for-profit galleries and individual artists, that's something they can't easily cough up money for."
"For individual artists and galleries, that's a terrifying decision," he said. "Can they be saved in such a way that they can be sold?"