Friday, 5 November 2010

Turner Export Ban

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has put a temporary export ban on JMW Turner's Modern Rome - Campo Vaccino (1839) until 2 February 2011. If there is a serious attempt to come up with the readies, he is prepared to extend the ban until 2 August 2011. The painting sold at a Sotheby's auction in London for £29.7m ($48m). It's a big ask. Time for The Art Fund to raid its piggy bank.


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