The Anonymous Widower

Why Has This Art Not Been Sold?

My Internet trawl on the Royal Bank of UK Taxpayers has found this tasty morsel in the Scottish Daily Record web site. Here’s the first paragraph.

Fred the Shred’s stunning corporate art collection is still still under wraps at taxpayer-owned bank despite promises to make it more accessible to the public.

As selling this has no implications for the profitability of the rump of the bank or employment issues, it is a disgrace that it hasn’t been sold or at least displayed in public.

February 24, 2014 - Posted by | Finance, World | , ,


  1. Or donated for exhibitions atnational gallery and toured around uk

    Comment by actionforinvolvment | February 24, 2014 | Reply

  2. Absolutely! There should be a tax on art, that is held by companies or galleries and not displayed. I wouldn’t apply it to individuals, who display their paintings in their own modest homes. I used to know someone, who had a painting worth a few million in his office at home, that had been acquired by his grandfather, in lieu of a debt. But he used to show it proudly to anybody who visited.

    All art is to be seen and not hidden away.

    Comment by AnonW | February 24, 2014 | Reply

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