There has been a disagreement over the showing of a portrait of Charles Saatchi. The argument of its inclsion in the show was down, according to Stuckist Founder, Charles Thomson, to the intention of the artist. Read more form Evening Standard Online:
CHARLES Saatchi likes his artists to make the headlines while he keeps a low profile but he is currently finding himself at the centre of controversy in Maddox Street.
An image of the art dealer by Paul Harvey was being used to promote the Stuckist group’s show Clowns Doing Their Dirty Work at the Artspace Gallery. But the gallery manager has taken the work down on the grounds it is "too controversial for the area".
"I do not think this painting can be seen as offensive, nor was that the intention of the artist, who wanted to make Saatchi look friendly and human with symbols such as lemons because he likes lemonade," says Stuckist founder Charles Thomson...