Art works owned by council

We would like to know what artworks the council has purchased in the financial years 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17. This covers artworks such as paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures etc.

The Council has not purchased any paintings, drawings or prints but has acquired one item of sculpture in the same period (2014).

For each artwork we would like to know how much the council spent on it, the name of the artwork, the name of the artist and where it currently resides, for example on public display in a town hall, in the mayor’s private office, in storage etc.

The cost was £3,500, the name is ‘The Improbable Stack of Books’ and the artists are Will Shakespeare, Matt Dingle & Mark Collcutt. It is on public display just inside the main entrance of the recently refurbished Exeter Central Library.

We would also like to know what artworks were sold in the same period. We would like to know the name of the artwork, the name of the artist, how much the artwork was sold for, and where possible when the artwork was bought, how much it was bought for, when it was sold and who it was sold to.

The Council has not sold any paintings or sculptures in the same period.