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Tate of the art

So according to Tuesday's London Evening Standard, Serpentine Gallery bigwigs such as Julia Peyton Jones are in talks with the Hwang family developers over the possibility of transforming a wing of Battersea Power Station in to an art gallery. Blimey. The imagination of the property industry at its very best. You can just imagine it, can't you? There they all are, sat round a high-power board room, and someone pipes up with: "I've got an idea. We've got ourselves a wrecked old power station on the Thames that we've got to do something cultural with. Why don't we turn it in to an art gallery!" How original. I must be honest, I'm sure I've heard that one before… You've heard of the Guggenheim Effect, let's have a bit of the Tate Modern Effect instead

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