£100 million Art Gift

A new gallery is set to be built in Edinburgh to house one of the world's biggest private collections of modern art. Anthony d'Offay, one of the UK's leading art dealers, has been in year-long talks with the National. The collection, made up of around 700 works, includes pieces by Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol and Ed Ruscha. It includes the first "pickled" sheep by Hirst and pop art by Warhol, dating from the 1960s. Sir Timothy Clifford, director of the National Galleries of Scotland, confirmed today that a new gallery was planned to house the collection. The dealer started his £30m a year business when he was a student. For the full story - click the title Irish Art