Does Art Work for You? Glyn Mon Hughes on Why Turning Your Office into a Gallery Can Have Impact on Business
Byline: Glyn Mon Hughes
FINE art always seems to attract the wealthy and successful.
Charles - brother of Maurice, now Lord - Saatchi has famously collected art for many years and founded the Saatchi Gallery on London's South Bank. The Sainsbury family donated millions to set up the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia which housed part of the family's extensive collections. The supermarket dynasty also contributed to the extensions to the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square, London.
But the Saatchis and the Sainsburys were in the enviable position of being able to purchase works outright. What about companies which would like to get on the rickety ladder leading to the artist's garret and purchase works for themselves?
Practically impossible, in most cases. Prices quoted for many pieces resemble telephone numbers, thus putting Picasso totally out of the reach of the average solicitor from Porthmadog - probably.
Yet there are ways round the problem. According to Rachel Jones, director of Arts & Business in Wales, the demand for installing art in the workplace …
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Publication information: Article title: Does Art Work for You? Glyn Mon Hughes on Why Turning Your Office into a Gallery Can Have Impact on Business. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Post (Liverpool, England). Publication date: December 1, 2004. Page number: 4. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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