Writer Paul Levy on Seeing His Own Portrait Up for Auction

June 16th, 2014

Howard Hodgkin, Bust of Paul Levy, via The TelegraphWriter Paul Levy is in The Telegraph this week, writing on the unique experience of seeing his own portrait put up for auction later this month at Christie’s in London.  Levy was the subject of two portraits painted by artist Howard Hodgkin, one of which led to a bizarre encounter with Charles Saatchi, the original purchaser of one of the works.  “I greeted an old friend who was then secretary of the RA,” Levy writes.  “He was talking to someone vaguely familiar, who turned to me and said: ‘You don’t recognise me. But you’re the first thing I see every morning.’ That is how I learnt that my portrait hung in Charles Saatchi’s bedroom.”

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