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Charles Saatchi

Charles Saatchi
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Date of Birth: December 5, 1943
Hometown: Baghdad, Iraq
Best Quotes:

If I stop being on good behaviour for a moment, my dark little secret is that I don’t actually believe many people in the art world have much feeling for art and simply cannot tell a good artist from a weak one, until the artist has enjoyed the validation of others – a received pronunciation.

The most abiding memory of visiting Lucian Freud’s studio were his eyes, with the gimlet gaze of a Hooded Falcon. But he made for very relaxing company, quick to be amused at the world and his own peccadilloes. He enjoyed the seedy squalor of his rooms in a posh house in the most desirable part of Holland Park, and living up to his persona as an oddball bohemian.

Bio:
Charles Saatchi (born Charles Saatchi on June 9, 1943) is the co-founder of the advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi, which ended up being the largest advertising agency in the 1980s. Charles is one of four sons and he went to school at Christ’s College in North London. It was there that he discovered his love for Elvis Presley and other rockstars. Currently, Charles is known for his sponsorship of the Young British Artists. Charles is also known as an art collector and owner of the Saatchi Gallery.

Best Known For:
Charles Saatchi is best known as Nigella Lawson’s husband, as well as an art collector and for owning the Saatchi Gallery.

Personal Life:
Charles Saatchi has been married three times. His first wife Doris Dibley, worked with him at Benton & Bowles. They were married for six years and divorced in 1990. He was married a second time to Kay Hartenstein for thirteen years. Together they have a daughter, Phoebe. Charles’ third wife, Nigella Lawson, a celebrity chef, divorced him in June of 2013. They have no children together. In June of 2013, Charles was photographed grabbing Nigella by the throat while eating dinner. Even though they said there were no issues at the time, a few weeks later Nigella moved out and they ended their 10-year-marriage.

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