MoCA London Setback
Arts Council England has rebuffed Charles Saatchi's plan to donate the Saatchi Gallery and its collection of junk to the nation. I can't believe ACE has such good taste. It finances all sorts of trendy tripe and is probably one of the main reasons why 66% of people in a recent survey agreed with Government's stance on cutting arts funding (CLICK). Why waste our money on crap? It's probably a technical issue, rather than a sudden rush of artistic acumen to ACE. Perhaps it didn't like the proposed name: MoCA London (Museum of Contemporary Art for London). Many people think Saatchi has been mocking genuine art for far too long.