Gossip, chat and rumour from the gallery floor


The List reported last year that art mogul Anthony d’Offay had been in discussion with art galleries throughout the world, hoping to find a home for his important collection of post-war modern and contemporary art. d’Offay, who was educated in Edinburgh, wanted to bring his horde to Scotland (it was originally reported that he hoped the full collection would come to the National Galleries of Scotland), but the works will be split between the Tate and the NGS, providing a much needed representation of contemporary art in this country. The collection includes important works by Diane Arbus, Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Gilbert & George, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Jannis Kounellis, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ron Mueck, Bruce Nauman, Gerhard Richter, Ed Ruscha, Robert Therrien, Bill Viola, and Andy Warhol. It is still not clear how the work will be divvied up and made available to the lucky public. A big saw, a free for all and a heap of art on the border near Carlisle were ruled out. Now, where to put it all? Leith docks?


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