Maine artists trade works for free passage across the Atlantic

Back in the early days of Eimskip, the century-old Icelandic shipping company would carry passengers as well as cargo on its journeys across the North Atlantic, including artists who would use their art to pay for their passage.

That tradition ended with the arrival of affordable air travel, but not before Eimskip had amassed a collection so big – in the thousands – that it keeps some of it in storage, using it to refresh the revolving collection of art in offices across the globe. Continue reading...