Pending Important Announcement!

The National Gallery of Canada is sending a Marc Chagall masterpiece to New York for auction next month — part of a new policy that will see the gallery put more items from its current collection on the block, or send them elsewhere.

The proceeds will be used to buy an important work of “national heritage” that the gallery is negotiating to acquire but will not identify, said a spokeswoman.

When asked to respond to a rumour emanating from Court Painter’s studio concerning the identity of this important work of national heritage, Court Painter remained coy and would only smile from ear to ear while rubbing two fingers together!