Friday, June 3, 2011

A Good Way to Support the Arts

The Absinthe Drinker by Pablo Picasso
If successful and wealthy celebrities want to support the arts, this is the way to do it: by spending their own money. That is what The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation is doing. With the money received from last year's sale of a Picasso portrait (shown at right) owned by Webber, his foundation is beginning a £32 million grant program. Good for him. No one is getting ripped off. No one is forced to choose between forking over their income or being sent to the gulag. A person who cares about the arts is putting his own money (not someone else's) where his heart is.

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