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Goodison, Nicholas (18 of 46) National Life Stories: City Lives
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Goodison, Nicholas (speaker, male)
Courtney, Cathy, 1954- (speaker, female)
Part 18 (tape 10 side A): Antony Gormley [AG] commission when moved headquarters (1990/91) of TSB retail bank to Birmingham; contacted council re Victoria Square; competition for sculpture for Victoria Square, NG chaired committee selecting work. AG’s ‘The Iron Man’. After merger with Lloyds, headquarters moved to Bristol. AG says piece helped put him in the map. Further observations on AG and his work. Fate of corporate collections if a firm is sold. TSB painting collection. NG’s involvement with Tate; room which he funded. Contributing member of Contemporary Arts Society. NG brought up in unartistic household; Maples furniture; undistinguished paintings. Vermeer’s Girl with the Pearl Earring. Toys. [Rest of tape blank]
Interview with Sir Nicholas Goodison, Chairman of the Stock Exchange (1976–1988) the TSB Group (1989–1995), the Courtauld Institute of Art, (1982–2002), the National Art Collections Fund (1986–2002), and National Life Stories (2003–).