Just over a year ago - I approached the Hon Melanie Joly ( Minister of Canadian Heritage) offering my painting 'Vote for Us' (see above) for the sum of £ 54,000 .
Read the introductory story here ... VOTE FOR US
This was (if you can remember back) her response - in brief...
Following her suggestion - I followed up with the Director of the Canadian National Gallery
I got a response... here it is in full
But however - that's where the trail ended. A conversation at the weekend sparked the memory - and so I am now off on the trail again. I have double checked the Top 10 global economies - and yes Italy is still Number 9 - so that's where I'm heading next... watch this space.
I'm not backward in coming forward.
I recently sent an email to the Honorable Melanie Joly - Minister of Canadian Heritage offering her; or to be more accurate - the Canadian government, my painting "Vote for Us" for £ 54,000.00 GBP.
I'll be honest - I wasn't expecting a reply - but via the Canadian government's Ministerial Correspondence Directorate , I was given a polite and encouraging response.
My favourite part of the response was this...
I am then encouraged to approach the National Gallery of Canada regarding the sale.
As brush-offs go it's rather a nice one.
So the history behind this...
On a whim or something like it, I decided that I would try and sell one of my pieces well above and beyond my normal asking price to one of the Governments of the world's top 10 economies (or a national collection). I picked "Vote for Us" as it's broadly political (and I'm approaching politicians). I also felt it fits with the current global political instability and increasing polarisation.
I chose £ 54,000 as my asking price on the following basis.
I will be approaching the National Gallery of Canada as the next step, then - if I'm unsuccessful there- I'll move onto economy number 9.
So possibly - next stop Italy.
I'll be blogging on progress as I go. If you have any contacts or suggestions let me know by messaging me here or commenting on this blog.
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