Artist hides $12K in gallery: Tomas Georgeson hides check in Milton Keynes GalleryBy Alex Jusi Madlangbayan on Jan 31, 2013 in Arts, Europe, Lifestyle, World •
An artist hides $12K inside a gallery of paintings and arts in London on Tuesday, January 29, 2013.
Tomas Georgeson of Buckinghamshire reportedly left a blank check for $12,600 inside the Milton Keynes Gallery to attract visitors.
According to Georgeson the $12K check is hidden among his paintings and other arts inside the gallery.
The artist aims to raise the interest of local residents in arts. He said that he wanted to “get people through the door and change the mood of the place.” Georgeson even published an advertisement at a local newspaper that reads:
A blank cheque for £8,000 has been hidden somewhere in the public spaces of Milton Keynes Gallery. It will be collected on 1 March 2013 if unclaimed.
Georgeson reveals that the amount stated on the check is nearly all the money he has but assures that,
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
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