US: Judge halts Berkshire museum's sale of Rockwell art

A judge has halted the controversial sale of two paintings by the American artist, Norman Rockwell.

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    A judge has halted the controversial sale of two paintings by the American artist, Norman Rockwell.

    At the heart of the matter is whether a museum has the right to sell off works that were donated to it for safekeeping for generations to come.

    The museum says it needs the expected $50m windfall to pay for renovations.

    Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey explains.


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