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Preserving and protecting commissioned art

The General Services Administration, responsible for preserving and protecting artwork commissioned by the Works Progress Administration during the Roosevelt Administration, is working with the agency's watchdog and an office responsible for all of the artwork that hangs in federal buildings to repossess those that have ended up in private hands.

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That painting over there? The GSA just might want it.
Article | Government watchdogs spend most of their time tracking allegations of waste, fraud and abuse, but some investigators pursue long-lost or stolen government art.

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