Charles Saatchi, the British advertising tycoon who received a police caution for choking out his wife Nigella Lawson in public at Scott’s restaurant in London — has decided to re-write the book of absolute class and gentlemanly-ness by selling a painting of the incident for £10,000!
SaatchiArt.com, which is closely connected to his gallery in London, is selling the artworks at prices ranging from £150 into thousands.
Anyone can upload their work to receive 70 per cent of the asking price, while the site receives 30 per cent commission. Mr Saatchi stands to gain from the sale of the works, as he is a minority shareholder in Saatchi Art.
“Would it have been a better story if I had censored artists whose work might be personally disobliging?” Saatchi told the Mail on Sunday.
The chief curator of SaatchiArt, Rebecca Wilson, said it did not believe in censorship unless the material is “pornographic or incites racial hatred”. Violence against women, on the other hand? Totally cool.
Becca! GURL! You know, sometimes art people really need to take the coke spoons out of their noses and remember that certain shit just ain’t cute!