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Lehman Brothers Art Sale: Turn Your Downstairs Toilet Into A Bank

by | 24th, September 2010

LEHMAN Brothers, that monolith of banking that Gordon Brown sucked up to and then went bust, had a nice collection of art. Because, hey, readers, how can you run a bank if you don’t have expensive art on the walls? You can’t.

At Christie’s, anyone wanting to start their own bank can buy the art that once adorned the walls and offices of the British and European arms of the former banking powerhouse before being declared bankrupt in 2008.

You can even buy the sign that once hung over the door and turn your downstairs toilet into a merchant bank (Lucky Pin not supplied)…

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Christie's employee Susanna Routledge walks past two pieces of artwork from the Lehman Brothers sale during a photo call at Christie's in west London, before it goes under the hammer on September 29.



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