Friday, August 02, 2013

Why oh why Charles?

Oh how the mighty fall.

A lifesize red faced pastiche of Charles Saatchi is currently on show in an East End gallery in London.

It's created as much controversy as you would imagine its creator intended it to do.

Charles Saatchi.

Writer of ads that are still studied by students 40 years later.

Spotter of talent who hired John Hegarty for his consultancy CramerSaatchi.

Mastermind (along with his brother) of Saatchi & Saatchi one of the world's greatest agencies.

The man who gave us the infamous 'Labour isn't working poster'.

And how will he be remembered?

As the man who manhandled Nigella Lawson.

What a waste of a legacy.