Thursday, April 06, 2006

More of Our Art Heritage Goes Abroad

Another Turner masterpiece leaves these shores for the collection of someone with more money than sense. I am not saying that the Turner sold today, for a record sum for a British painting, is not worth the money paid for it, it most definitely is. What does annoy me is that the arts have been starved of money for so long by successive govenments that it almost impossible to save such masterpieces for the country; when something like this come on the market our national galleries have to go begging to try and raise the money to be able to bid for them. Yet we enter into an illegal, immoral war in Iraq, and suddenly money is no object, cash is thrown into the defence pot as if it were water.

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