Thursday, February 08, 2007

Better than taxes

Now here is a great idea, that I encourage you all to participate in.
The picture in question is the Blue Rigi, one of JMW Turner's finest masterpieces. Lats year somebody offered to by it and take it out of the country for the princly sum of £5.8 million.
The Tate Gallery would like to buy it, and in a fine move by the National Art Collections fund they have come up with a novel fund raising excercise.
Buy a brushstroke.

So go ahead then, and the next time you pop along to the Tate, you might look at this great painting and think, that little bit there, I did that.

Hat tip, The Aunt

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