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Tower Hamlets council are holding a fresh meeting today to decide whether to sell off a Henry Moore sculpture to reduce their debt. Officials will decide for sure later whether they're getting rid of the artwork.
Film director Danny Boyle and the director of the Tate have joined calls for Tower Hamlets Council not to sell a Henry Moore sculpture.
"Draped Seated Woman", worth an estimated 20 million pounds, was sold by the artist to London County Council for just 6 thousand pounds in 1960, on the understanding it would be placed in East London.
It spent many years outside a tower block in Stepney but is now on display in Yorkshire.
Tower Hamlets Council wants to sell it to raise money, but campaigners, including the sculptor's daughter, have written to the mayor appealing for it to be saved and returned to the East End.
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.
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