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A Portrait For Randy Lerner!

A Portrait For Randy Lerner!

Blimey, even the gossip and rumours have gone quiet, there seem to be very little news about today!

Randy Lerner however has donated £5million to The National Portrait Gallery in London, which is the biggest donation they've ever received.

According to the BBC the ground floor galleries are to be named after him in thanks.

Randy said:

'On behalf of my mother and my sister it is an enormous privilege to express our support for the National Portrait Gallery financially. We are enthusiastic supporters of the gallery's director and the board for their inspired and creative management of the gallery's collection and acquisition programme.'

Gallery director Sandy Nairne was quoted on the BBC website saying: 'I am delighted that the Lerner family is expressing such confidence in the future of the National Portrait Gallery. This builds on the tradition of key support in recent years of a number of major benefactors.'

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday January 23 2008
Time: 11:03AM


And the Football club has no money for transfers??????? I think not.
23/01/2008 11:09:00
Who has ever said there was no money for transfers, I think there is as much money as MON wants.
23/01/2008 12:07:00
We are VERY fortunate at AVFC to have such a good man at the helm of our club. A genuine nice (and rich) guy! I am sure if MON wants any transfer money it is available, but it is MON who is very cautious about bringing the right people in. When you look at the mess at Liverpool, we do indeed have the right man in charge both on and off the field. Suppose I must give Doug SOME credit for that!
23/01/2008 12:13:00
It will shut up the few that keep up the cynicism about the money provided. Silly bunch. I love our chairman.
23/01/2008 12:27:00
a very decent guy...
23/01/2008 12:35:00
lerner is a legend - could you imagine ellis ever doing such a thing?!?!?!?!?!?
23/01/2008 12:40:00
I'm a portrait painter...mmmm.
23/01/2008 12:45:00
Is that right. David Gold has donated two hudred quid to " Micks Mucky Mags" in Soho?
silkie villain
23/01/2008 13:46:00
It would be great if he could spend £5m on an Aston Villa Museum / Gallery in the city centre or incorporate this to the proposed North Stand re-development - which is rumoured to be the case. The man seems to be like a connoisseur of all things classic... art and AVFC!
23/01/2008 14:20:00
A gesture that sums up Mr Lerner perfectly. From Ellis to Lerner, what a journey, what a ride. From a nightmare to calm, clear waters.
23/01/2008 14:42:00
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