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Tate Liverpool art curator retires after 30 years

Ken Simons will be back next year with a show of his favourite pieces of art. Credit: ITV Granada

Ken Simons has been the safe pair of hands behind the scenes of some of the most popular exhibitions at Tate Liverpool since it opened in 1988.

It was considered a very bold move at the time but Ken and his colleagues have done a great job. He is now retiring, but he'll be back next year to hold an exhibition of his favourite pieces.

Our Merseyside Correspondent Andy Bonner reports.

As Tracy Emin's My Bed comes to Liverpool, we ask: Is it art?

The question that seems to be asked about a lot of modern art is - is it art at all?

And the subject of this story certainly fits into that category.

The Tate Gallery in Liverpool has just taken delivery of Tracy Emin's controversial work ‘My Bed’, which is basically her old bed with a lot of personal debris strewn around it.

In 2014 it was sold for two-and-a-half million pounds.

So is it art? Paul Crone went to investigate:


Lowry painting on display for the first time in 50 years

A painting by Salford artist L.S Lowry is on display for the first time since it was created over 50 years ago.

'Station Approach' depicts Manchester's exchange station Credit: Granada Reports

'Station Approach' depicts Manchester's exchange station and is expected to fetch up to £3 million when it goes up for auction next month.

It is being exhibited at the Lowry Theatre at Salford Quays.

Lowry painting on display at Lowry Theatre Credit: Granada Reports
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