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A London council has decided to sell a Henry Moore sculpture worth up to twenty million pounds to help balance its books. It's currently on loan to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Wakefield.
But the proposed sale of "Old Flo" as she's known has caused uproar in Yorkshire, the home of Henry Moore who was born and raised in Castleford.
A fellow Yorkshire artist tonight called for a public appeal to keep the work in the county. Chris Kiddey reports.
A Council in London has voted to sell off a twenty million pound Henry Moore sculpture - prompting fierce opposition from artists in Yorkshire - seen as Old Flo's spiritual home. Castleford-born Henry Moore sold the work to the old London County Council in the Sixties for £6,000.
But now Tower Hamlets Council want to cash in on the Drape Seated Woman. Chris Kiddey reports.
A Council in London has voted to sell off a twenty million pound Henry Moore sculpture. Castleford-born Henry Moore sold the work to the old London County Council in the Sixties for £6,000. But now Tower Hamlets Council want to cash in on the Draped Seated Woman, which is nicknamed " Old Flo".
Calendar spoke to Tower Hamlets' Cabinet member for environment , Councillor Shahed Ali and Sharon Ament , Director of the Museum of London after last night's controversial decision
Oscar-winning film director Danny Boyle is leading a group of celebrities who've criticised the sale of a Henry Moore sculpture which is currently on loan to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park
London's Tower Hamlets Council is considering selling the bronze statue to boost its depleted coffers. The figure, called Draped Seated Woman, could fetch more than £20 million.
Castleford-born Moore sold the sculpture to Tower Hamlets in the 1960s for £6000 but after it was vandalised it was moved to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park 15 years ago.
The owners of a £20 million Henry Moore sculpture, which is on show near Wakefield, say they may have to sell up in order to raise much-need funds. The statue, by the Castlefield-born sculptor, is owned by a London Council, but campaigners fear a sale could mean it will end up abroad.
Campaigners are mounting a last ditch effort to stop a £20 million Henry Moore scuplture leaving the country. It's on display at the Yorkshire Sculture Park near Wakefield ark but its owners, Tower Hamlets Council in London want to sell it. Chris Kiddey reports.
Campaigners are mounting a last ditch effort to stop a £20 million Henry Moore sculpture from being sold abroad.It's on display at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park but it's owned by Tower Hamlets Council in London. Councillors there will decide next week whether to auction the work.
Wakefield MP Mary Creagh fears the work may be sold abroad and disappear from public view.
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A sculpture sold at cut-price to Tower Hamlets Council by the Castleford artist Henry Moore is to be sold - despite widespread opposition.
A campaign has been launched to keep a valuable Henry Moore statue in Yorkshire. It belongs to a council in London who want to sell it.