Jacob Rees-Mogg Portrait Sold at the Royal Academy

The Studio Lightspeed oil on canvas portrait of Jacob Rees-Mogg has been sold as part of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London.

The 2018 exhibition, curated by Grayson Perry, was noted for its political aspects, showing works including images of Donald Trump and prominent Brexiteers.

A portrait of the ex UKIP leader, Nigel Farage, attracted much press attention in light of the fact it did not sell for the price tag of £25,ooo whilst the Jacob Rees-Mogg painting sold before the show opened to the public for £450. The story has been covered by the BBC, The Guardian, The Art Newspaper, The Independent, The Sun, Esquire Magazine and on various websites.

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2018. Jacob Rees-Mogg

The Studio Lightspeed Brexit Portraits include paintings of other Brexiteers including Boris Johnson, John Redwood and Michael Gove as seen here: https://studiolightspeed.com/thebrexitportraits/

Enquiries via https://studiolightspeed.com/contact/

Reference:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-45347194

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/aug/29/nigel-farage-portrait-fails-to-attract-buyers-royal-academy

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/blog/no-to-nigel-picture-of-brexiteer-farage-left-on-the-shelf-at-royal-academy

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/politics/7121186/no-bids-portrait-nigel-farage/

https://www.esquire.com/uk/latest-news/a22860356/nigel-farage-portrait-fails-to-get-single-bid-at-auction/

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