Virgin planes to have art galleries

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Airline company Virgin Atlantic has decided to install art galleries on board its planes.

Upper Class passengers will be offered a browse of collections during their travels.

The company has revealed that it is working with British artist Ben Eine and his work will be displayed on Virgin Atlantic, where passengers can also buy the pictures.

The gallery at 35,000 feet will only available to passengers travelling from London to New York.

Known for his alphabet lettering, Eine shot to fame in 2010 when Prime Minister David Cameron presented one of his works to President Obama as a gift on his first official state visit.

The newly-named ‘Gallery in the Air’  will be set up in February and will be the first in a line of on-board collaborations with artists.

Richard Branson, Virgin’s owner, said: “I am a huge fan of Ben’s work and, like us, he does things differently and doesn’t follow the crowd.”

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  1. A vanity gallery is an art gallery that charges fees from artists in order to show their work, much like a vanity press does for authors. The shows are not legitimately curated and will frequently or usually include as many artists as possible. Most art professionals are able to identify them on an artist’s resume.`’-,

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