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Ed Vaizey welcomes philanthropic donation to Tate Britain

Mercedes and Ian Stoutzker’s gift to the nation

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Culture Minister Ed Vaizeywas at the Tate Britain today to welcome a major donation of British Art by prominent collectors and philanthropists Mercedes and Ian Stoutzker. 

The Stoutzker’s gift includes works by Jacob Epstein, David Hockney, Lucien Freud (pictured left) and Rachel Whiteread. 

“This is an extraordinarily generous and significant gift to the Tate,” said Ed Vaizey. “Our national collections are built on the generosity of benefactors like the Stoutzkers and it is incredibly heart-warming to know that these works will now be accessible to the public in perpetuity.”

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Published 21 June 2012