Saatchi “gift to nation” hits setbacks

6 Sep

The Krasnals. Whielki Krasnal. "Charles Saatchi / from the series Inglorious Basterds and Big Collectors / and Jewish Revenge by Quentin Tarantino". 2009. Oil on canvas. 120 x 160 cm

Seems that Charles Saatchi’s plans to gift much of his art collection to the nation have hit a bit of a bump in the road as talks with Arts Council England broke down today. Here’s hoping that things can be straightened out sharpish but without enabling unscrutinised changes to public arts policy to fly under the radar.


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