Sell the Hockney (ctd.)

November 20 2020

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Picture: Christie's

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Nicholas Cullinan has announced on his Instagram page that David Hockney's portrait of Sir David Webster will be going on display in the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in London once it reopens in 2023. The portrait, which was sold by the Royal Opera House (ROH) in London at Christie's last month for £12.8m (inc. commission), will stay in the ROH for now. It has been reported by some newspapers that the painting was purchased by David Ross, the mobile phone billionaire and chairman of the ROH. Ross is also a trustee of the NPG.


Let's hope all institutions that are faced with similar dilemmas also have a wealthy chairman in the wings to save the day!

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