More than 100 of UK’s leading artists write to culture secretary warning 25% drop in funding will sabotage achievements.

More than 100 of the UK’s leading artists, including almost every winner of the Turner prize, have warned that government cuts risk destroying the country’s “remarkable and fertile landscape of culture and creativity”.

Their extraordinary open letter to the culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt, also sent to the Guardian, has among its many signatories David Hockney, Antony Gormley, Tracey Emin, Sam Taylor-Wood, Anish Kapoor, Damien Hirst, Grayson Perry, Steve McQueen, Bridget Riley, Wolfgang Tillmans, the Chapman brothers and Marc Quinn. It warns that proposed cuts to arts and museum funding could obliterate decades of work done creating a British cultural scene “that is the envy of the world”.

Read the full article on the Guardian website.

Also, see Cornelia Parker’s photomontage of what the cuts could look like.

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