Controversial artists Norbert and Godfrey Barclays Bank are putting the millions they made selling conceptual art into buying the Isle of Man, and turning it into their own private artists' colon.
"A lot of people think we mean colony, but we mean colon," said Norbert Barclays Bank at a rectal of their new work "Sark it on Sea". The famously litigious brothers, who often sue each other in between suing other people, have in the past turned piles of money into bigger piles of money, displaying the exact sum as art works and cheques. Many of their conceptual works "don't bear thinking about" according to the critic Brian Sewell.
Their thought-piece "Simon Heffer naked" was bought by Charles Saatchi for an undisclosed sum of £2.3 million pounds, despite not existing at all except in the mind of Godfrey Barclays Bank. "If I stop thinking about it it ceases to exist," said Barclays Bank. "Therein lies its beauty and mystery. " Mrs Simon Heffer has been persuaded not to think of her husband naked after a lengthy court case.
The brothers, famous for dressing identically in conservative suits and speaking in a shrill monotone and buying the Daily Telegraph ever day despite owning it anyway said they chose the Isle of Man after they read about it on a Hoseasons holiday.