Why doesn’t the current owner donate it himself and take a big tax write-off? Several “Asian businessmen” are interested. If it falls into the hands of the Japs, Kim Jong Dumb-Dumb, or the Commie-Red Chinamen, I will blame the current owner for such a disgusting travesty.
What's the US? ... ? ...?
Oh wait, is that the Republic that used to be hanging around world prior to WW-II?
Why should he? He's 70. He may need the cash. What business of it of yours? There are plenty of 1%ers and foundations and museums that can come up with less than $2m if they want to for such a piece. If they don't care to... oh well.