Own Art

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imagine..., Winter 2009 Episode 3 of 6

Duration: 55 minutes

There is a new breed of art collector on the block. No longer do you need to be fabulously wealthy to afford a Blake, a Banksy or a Hockney over your fireplace. Imagine meets a variety of people who are part of a small revolution in the art world. A factory worker, a pig farmer and a policeman are just some of those whose lives have been changed by an Arts Council scheme called Own Art, which has enabled them to take out an interest free loan to buy contemporary artwork.

  • Photo: David Pike

    Photo: David Pike

    Budding art collector David Pike outside his caravan holding a Howson.

  • Photo: Regan Harle

    Photo: Regan Harle

    Regan Harle and Alan Yentob in front of a portrait of Regan by James Paterson.


Alan Yentob
Fran Landsman
Fran Landsman
Executive Producer
Janet Lee


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