Nova Sco­tia won’t pay to ex­hibit works of An­nie Lei­bovitz

Cape Breton Post - - Province -

HAL­I­FAX — The Nova Sco­tia govern­ment says it won’t ante up to help the pro­vin­cial art gallery ex­hibit pic­tures by famed Amer­i­can pho­tog­ra­pher An­nie Lei­bovitz.

Cul­ture Min­is­ter Leo Glavine had said in May it “wouldn’t be out of the ques­tion’’ the prov­ince could con­sider help­ing the Art Gallery of Nova Sco­tia pay the ex­hi­bi­tion fee to show­case the iconic col­lec­tion, though he said no re­quest had been made to the prov­ince. But Glavine now says the govern­ment isn’t pre­pared to ne­go­ti­ate a mone­tary set­tle­ment to get the works on dis­play.

A wealthy Toronto fam­ily do­nated the multi-mil­lion-dol­lar col­lec­tion of Lei­bovitz pho­to­graphs in June 2013, but they have been stuck in stor­age at the Hal­i­fax gallery as a tax bat­tle waged with Ot­tawa.

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