Brighton and Hove council owns more than 15,000 pieces of artwork a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Brighton Argus report: 

A cash-strapped council has ruled out the sale of a single piece from its £32million art collection – despite the majority of the artwork gathering dust in storage.

Brighton and Hove City Council has one of the most impressive art collections in the country including valuable paintings by Turner, Constable and Gainsborough.

But despite £50 million of savings to be found during the next two years, and a 2% increase in council tax on the cards from April, the authority is refusing to part ways with any of its works. 

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