Sting And Gibson Unite For Art
Unlikely partners STING and MEL GIBSON are teaming up to help fund the restoration of classic artist MICHELANGELO's statue DAVID.
The famous pair form part of a group of art lovers - called the FRIENDS OF FLORENCE - who have agreed to back "worthy" projects in the Italian city.
The association has already pledged $1.6 million (GBP1 million) to art projects - which has seen the restoration of 22 paintings by contemporaries of Michelangelo.
The COUNTESS SIMONETTA BRANDOLINI D'ADDA, the group's chairwoman, says, "Mel Gibson got involved in our project because he's a friend of mine."16/07/2003 17:32