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Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in the 1980s.
RAY RICHARDSON (b. 1964)
Ray Richardson was born in South East London in 1964 and attended St Martin's School of Art and Goldsmith's College of Art, graduating in the same year as Damien Hirst. Richardson's combination of technical skill and the truly contemporary nature of his work led him to win the British Council Award in 1989 and the BP Portrait Award in 1990. His fascination with contemporary culture is clearly evident in the affection he demonstrates for his superficially thuggish subjects, with each painting revealing a personal identity and narrative for the characters portrayed.
The Independant, 7 June 1988.
London, National Portrait Gallery, John Player Special Portrait Award, 1988 (not numbered).