In 1964 I met a beautiful girl. She was very blonde and blue eyed, and she was sixteen years old. I left my common law wife (mistress) and began courting this young girl, Barbara Zinkant. Then bought a mews-flat, and she came to live with me. It was a fabulous love nest. And it recharged my vigor because I was already forty years old. In the following year (1965) I married Barbara - she was seventeen and I was nearly forty one. [...] We had planned to live in Delhi. So we returned to London to wind things up. But destiny had other plans. An American art dealer [Eugene Schuster] called at my studio and offered me a contract that would enable me and my wife to live in the United States of America. I accepted and went to live there in 1967, and I have my pad in New York ever since...'
(Written interview with Varsha)