…Last Thursday was even weirder. I’d been out partying the night before, celebrating the end of my course at the Royal Academy of Arts, when the phone rang at about 10am. I stumbled across some of my friends who were sleeping in the lounge and answered it: it was a friend from the colleges, saying that someone from Charles Saatchi’s gallery wanted to speak to me, and to stay by the phone in case he called….
Most contemporary artists dream of having a work bought by Charles Saatchi. James Howard, a student at the Royal Academy Schools, was shocked to discover yesterday that Britain’s most influential collector of contemporary art wanted 46 of his – an entire graduation show…with portrait of the artist