Royal Opera chairman bought the Hockney, then loaned it backmain
It has been disclosed that the winning bidder for David Hockney’s portrait of David Webster is a third David… David Ross, co-founder of Carphone Warehouse and the recently appointed chair of the Royal Opera House board of trustees.
There was considerable outrage when the painting of the ROH’s founding general manager was put up for sale.
Ross is said to have put in a last-minute phone bid for the painting, apparently to stop it leaving the country.
All’s well that ends well?