Noel Gallagher calls for LS Lowry artwork to be made public

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Noel Gallagher has called for the artwork of LS Lowry to be made more available to the public.

The former Oasis man is backing Sir Ian McKellen‘s campaign for the Tate gallery in London to display pieces by the painter, whose artwork inspired Oasis‘The Masterplan’ video.

Speaking about the availability of the artist’s work in McKellen’s documentary [i]Looking For Lowry[/i], Gallagher said: “They’re not considered Tate-worthy. Is it just because he was a Northerner? Does anybody know why? Why? What’s the official line?”

Lowry was famous for his paintings depicting life in the industrial landscapes in the north of England. Oasis‘ 2006 video for ‘The Masterplan’ featured Lowry-inspired animation.

In an interview online at Foxtrotfilms.com, Gallagher was asked about seeing his first Lowry painting. He replied: “I can’t remember [when I saw it], it’s just like someone saying to me, ‘When are the first time you heard The Beatles?'”

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