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Andrew Lloyd Webber Sells Picasso Painting For Charity

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This…this is pretty spectacular.

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber has done such much for the arts, creatively and otherwise, but as of this week, he's taken his involvement a step further with a generous donation to art inspired charities.

The famed composer auctioned off one of his Pablo Picasso paintings last year to raise funds for the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation. The money from that sale went directly to organizations that offer special services in art and culture, such as the youth theatre company Chickenshed and the music charity Nordoff Robbins, which specializes in music therapy.

So, how much money did these fine charities make from the sale. Drum roll please….

$51 million!!!

Wowza! Incredible! Such a generous thing to do!

Got anymore Picasso paintings lying around? A few more sales like that and we might save art programs across the whole country!!!

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7 comments to “Andrew Lloyd Webber Sells Picasso Painting For Charity”

  1. 1

    What a beautiful example he gave us :) Thank you, sir! God bless you!!!

  2. 2

    A genuinely altruistic man. Bravo, hip hip and hooyah! Sir Andrew is a class act from the inside out.

  3. 3

    That's a nice thing to do, but you are aware that this gift of a Picasso is considered a charitable donation for a large break on his income tax right?

  4. 4

    Of course, that's the intelligent way to do it. The Picasso was an investment and he found something else to invest in. I don't understand those art collectors who buy Van Gogh or Cezanne and when they die they ask that the painting be buried with them..

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  6. 6

    Perez, have you insured your art collection? Why don't you do a "click here to see…" all of the "art" your talented fans have gifted you through out the years. It it displayed prominently in your Hollywood penthouse? Why don't you have an auction for bullied gays?

  7. 7

    Beyond generous!