Tug of war over statue

A tug of war continues as both Tower Hamlets and Bromley claim ownership of a Henry Moore statue. Tower Hamlets had decided to sell the statue, which campaigners have said should be kept on public view.

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Worry over other councils selling off public art

Art experts are warning of a wave of public art sales by local authorities after Tower Hamlets agreed to sell their Henry Moore sculpture.

The borough's mayor Lutfur Raham has decided that the piece, currently sited in Yorkshire and worth around £20 million, should be sold.

The chairman of the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association has raised concerns that other councils will now be tempted to put a price tag on their public works of art.

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