Tuesday, 17 December 2013
Industrial Landscape, Ashton-under-Lyne by L.S. Lowry
It seems likely that this wonderful Lowry painting will be sold off by cash strapped Bradford Council to fund front line services as the council struggles to deal with another round of deep spending cuts.
Bradford painter David Hockney is so angered about the possible sell-off that he is threatening to 'give up' on Bradford should the sale go ahead.
I wonder if Tameside Council would consider buying this painting if it does come onto the market? Surely there would be no better place for this picture to be housed considering the subject matter and the fact that L.S. Lowry spent much of his life living in Tameside? And seeing as Bradford council are struggling financially maybe they would be open to offers which could mean it is sold at a knock-down price.