Sunday, 4 November 2012

Old Flo Debate

A month ago I reported on The London Borough of Tower Hamlets' intention to sell Henry Moore's bronze monstrosity Draped Seated Woman, nicknamed Old Flo, currently on loan to Yorkshire Sculpture Park to stop locals vandalising it (CLICK). Yesterday The Observer published a group letter written by people with vested interests protesting about the proposed sale (CLICK). Under the headline "Britain's cultural elite battles to halt sale of Henry Moore sculpture", The Guardian promptly jumped on the bandwagon (CLICK). I wonder if Rushanara Ali, Labour MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, knows she's one of "Britain's cultural elite". The crux of the matter seems to be that Moore - a socialist - flogged Old Flo to the former London County Council at a heavy discount, because he was arrogant enough to think his rubbish would cheer up the denizens of the East End. I feel a raspberry coming on.


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