The clock has not quite run out on the effort to bring Ralph Fasanella’s painting "The Corner Butcher" to the Smithsonian. The collector who owns the painting “has given us through mid-January to finish raising the funds we need to purchase the painting,” (Fasanella’s “Corner Butcher” $5,000 Short Of Goal 12/9/14 UC) reports Ron Carver. Some $4,000 is still needed to complete the purchase; Contributions from UFCW locals 951 and 1500, the Boilermakers, IBEW, AFT and Amalgamated Bank have already raised $17,000 of the $22,000 sale price. For details on how to contribute, email [email protected]. “What a relief. Many thanks to everyone who’s helping to bring this painting ‘home’ to the Smithsonian,” said Carver.
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