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May 16, 2011

Quote of the day: Tracey Emin.

“There’s no money, the country is bankrupt, so the arts is going to be bottom of the list on everyone’s agenda. Except that the Tories have an amazing arts minister in Ed Vaizey who is particularly protective and defensive of the arts.

“Also the arts cuts, they are less than they were eight years ago with the Labour government. In the present climate, it’s amazing that there’s any money for the arts at all.

“And remember, Tory people are massive collectors of the arts. For a lot of my friends, who think I’m crazy voting for the Tories – I want to know who buys their work? Who are the biggest philanthropists? I promise you, it’s not Labour voters.”

(Tracey Emin‘s perhaps surprising admission that she votes Conservative.)

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