£125,000 for Anna Wintour?

Mimi ON Sep 12, 2011 AT 5:23 pm

Anna (Anna Wintour) By Alex Katz, 2009 © Alex Katz, DACS, London/VAGA, New York 2011; purchased with help from the Art Fund

The National Portrait Gallery, London, has recently acquired American artist Alex Katz’s bold portrait of Anna Wintour.

The painting, which was unveiled at the Gallery in 2010, is the first painted portrait of British-born Wintour. It is also the first work by influential American artist Katz to enter the Gallery’s Collection. The portrait will be on show from 13 September to coincide with London Fashion Week.

Anna has been acquired for a special net price of £125,000, purchased with help in the form of a £45,000 grant from the Art Fund, the national fundraising charity for works of art. The remainder came from the Gallery’s own acquisition funds.

Tell us, will you be going to visit Ms. Wintour during Fashion Week?

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