US State Department spends $1 MILLION on a single granite sculpture to decorate new embassy in London
“The U.S. Department of State will spend $2.5 million next year on art to decorate its embassies, it was revealed Tuesday. The agency’s 2013 spending included $1 million for a single granite sculpture set to adorn the new American Embassy in London.
It’s part of the State Department’s ‘Art In Embassies’ program, which has 16 government employees curating art exhibits at diplomatic stations all over the world.
The State Department writes that the program ‘provides exhibitions to represent American art abroad.’ The $1 million art award will go to Sean Scully, an Irish-born artist who emigrated to the U.S. at age 30, and whose work resembles stacked piles of paving stones..”
Via The Daily Mail