Monday, June 05, 2006 CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK - Yes, you can be too rich CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK - Yes, you can be too rich: "Yes, you can be too rich
*What separates the Getty Trust from its stakeholders in L.A. and the art world? $6 billion.

By Christopher Knight, Times Staff Writer

The J. Paul Getty Trust has a problem. I'm not talking about the possibly looted Greek and Roman antiquities in its museum collection or the investigation by the state attorney general's office of past financial shenanigans in the executive suite. Those are certainly problems, widely reported in these pages, which the Getty is now addressing with sobriety.

I'm talking about something else. I'm talking about a predicament at least as big, if not bigger. Think of it as the meta-problem — the one that helps to drive the others.

Simply put: The Getty is too rich."

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