Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Randy Gives NPG £5m

John Constable - Self-portrait in pencil and chalk (ca 1799-1804)Good news for the National Portrait Gallery in London: US billionaire Randy Lerner - the owner of Aston Villa football club - is donating £5m to the gallery over the next three years, in order that it can acquire new paintings. This is the largest single donation the gallery has ever received. Its ground floor galleries will be named after him as a thank-you. The Randy Galleries ... mm ... not sure about that.


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