The Guardian: Sarah Marsh
A portrait of the former Ukip leader Nigel Farage failed to attract a single bid at one of Britain’s most prestigious art shows.
The painting, which shows Farage in his trademark purple-striped tie, was featured in the Royal Academy’s summer exhibition. The work, by David Griffiths, was priced at £25,000, but failed to attract any interest.
Farage is plotting a political comeback, after stepping down as Ukip leader in November 2016. He is to join the Leave Means Leave campaign to challenge Theresa May’s plans for a soft Brexit. …Read More
Image: The unwanted Farage portrait was part of the Royal Academy of Arts’ 250th summer exhibition. Photograph: Ray Tang/Rex/Shutterstock