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Government Art Fun

Posted by cathedralofshit on January 26, 2011

The Tories may have been slashing the provision to deliver art to the public but they managed to find the best part of £20,000 to hang it on their office walls.

Tracey must be delighted to hear that Ed Vaizey has her tedious monoprints on his wall. Michael Landy (and others) we assume, less so. George Osborne has a Grayson Perry and a Hurvin Anderson. Baroness Neville-Jones (former spy) has a George Shaw. Jonathon Djanogly (another of the many millionaire ministers who claimed £25,000 in expenses for his au pair) has a Bridget Riley and a Ryan Gander. The sports minister has a Mark Wallinger of course. Lord Morland (Climate and Energy) has prints by Rachel Whiteread, Bob and Roberta Smith and Cerith Wyn Evans. Andrew Lansley (Minister for the Sick) Gilbert and George and Michael Craig Martin. Anne Milton (Sick also) has Michael Landy’s ‘Cor! What a Bargin’.  Eric bloody Pickles? A Hockney! Greg Clark (?!) a Peter Savile sculpture. Jeremy Cunt has (get this) Mark Wallinger, Sonia Boyce, Runa Islam, Camilla Lowe (a Norwegian living in Norway – someone has fucked up there), Tacita Dean, Grayson and Yinka MBE.

4 Responses to “Government Art Fun”

  1. pissed off said


  2. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by WritingWaters and Resonance FM, Hari Kunzru. Hari Kunzru said: What contemporary art do British govt. ministers have on their walls? […]

  3. Trollop said

    I heard on the grapevine that bob and robs piece is also due for inclusion in the sam cameron/nick clegg whitechapel ultimate-piss-take bumfuck party. OH THE IRONY. At least the show will definitely get boycotted, one can seek some small solace in that.

  4. Look back in anger said

    Irony (and ironing) is dead – long live Capitalist Realism

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