Residents in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets are said to be furious after plans by their local cash-strapped council to sell a Henry Moore sculpture would leave them without a decent pair of goalposts to use for target practice.
Locals, who have been using the £20m bronze sculpture to hone their shooting skills for over 30 years want the council to reconsider their decision to sell the art-work unless they stump up the cash for a replacement piece of art-work....or better still, two posts, a cross bar and some netting.
However, all is not lost for the soccer mad locals after beneficiaries from the world of art and entertainment came together to say they would be quite happy to put their hands in their pockets to raise the funds necessary to ensure the art-work stayed at its home in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Film director Danny Boyle confirmed that he was just one of a whole galaxy of well-heeled celebrities more than willing to help fund the rescue bid with cash of their own.
‘There you go’ said Boyle ‘hows this for starters....it’s the entire fee I received for organising the Olympic opening ceremony.....and here’s another pound for good luck’.
Right, now then....Nick Serota, director of the Tate...thanks Nick, very generous...that’s £3.00 and we haven’t even started yet'.
But BBC arts editor Will Gompertz argued that the sculpture Draped Seated Woman - affectionately known as 'Old Onion Bag' by locals on the Tower Hamlet estate - belongs in a museum where it can be appreciated by the sort of art lover who is perfectly capable of putting their head up their own arse without relying on a Millwall supporter to do it for them.
‘Can we have some of the money for proper goalposts’ ask Tower Hamlet residents
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