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Art worth the money

Toying around with Sedition is all well and good, but what if you’ve got some serious cash to spend on art?

Dalí and Gala with their ‘heads full of clouds’ go up for sale at BonhamsThe Art Newspaper
An Elysian diptych Salvador Dalí painted of himself and his wife Gala with their “heads full of clouds” is set to lead Bonhams’s Impressionist and Modern Art sale in London on 26 March. Dalí made the oil-on-wood-panel painting Couple aux têtes pleines de nuages (1937) (est £7m-£10m) at the height of his Surrealist period, when the Spanish Civil War drove the artist to produce several pieces considered to be masterworks for their mesmeric portrayals of the unconscious mind and Freudian paradigms.

Alternatively, here’s something a little approachable, relatable, inspirational, hopeful, meaningful.

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Prospect Cottage needs you nowArt Fund
On the windswept shore of Dungeness, visionary British filmmaker, artist and activist Derek Jarman transformed a Victorian fisherman’s hut into a sanctuary of art and imagination. Prospect Cottage and its iconic garden stand testament to his defiant spirit, and have the potential to inspire artists and visitors long into the future. But they are at risk. Help us raise £3.5 million to #SaveProspectCottage, and secure its future as a centre of creative activity – for everyone.

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‘A toolbox for his work’: fundraiser launched to save Derek Jarman’s home – The Guardian
Deller said the cottage gave a great insight in to what Jarman was like as an artist. “The word unique is overused, but this really is a unique environment, it’s a unique building. Within it you can see his thought processes, you can see his work and it is all in such incredible condition … he deserves to have this kept as it was.”

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I remember being quite moved by Blue when it came out in the 90s. I still have the book that went with it, I think, somewhere. I really hope this fundraising project is successful, he was quite a creative force.