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Artist Hides 8,000 Pound Check In Gallery To Increase Visitor Numbers

Artist Hides 8,000 Pound Check In Gallery To Increase Visitor Numbers
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Tomas Georgeson hopes the cash incentive encourages people to visit Milton Keynes Gallery in the UK.

Emma Hutchings
  • 1 february 2013

British artist Tomas Georgeson wants people to visit Milton Keynes Gallery in the UK, so he’s hidden a blank check for £8,000 ($12,600) in the art gallery. Visitors have until March 1st to find the check before it is removed.

Georgeson hopes that the hunt for the check will raise local interest and increase visitor numbers, and he has placed an advert in a local paper to inform the residents.

Artist Hides Blank Check In Gallery To Increase Visitor Numbers

He has also asked the public to respect the artwork on display and said that the check isn’t hidden on or behind any of the pieces. Georgeson told the Telegraph that the £8,000 is nearly all the money he has:

It won’t bounce if somebody finds the cheque and cashes it. I’m prepared to live with the consequences of that happening, and I could only be prepared if I thought it would really do some good. It almost doesn’t matter what happens, it’s the fact that it’s there. If somebody chooses to spend it on mortgage payments, then those mortgage payments would become art, which is quite miraculous to me.

Milton Keynes Gallery

Photo by David Goehring

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