Friday, June 22, 2012
The chairman of Sotheby’s has signed a deal.
James Stourton Kenneth Clark The chairman of Sotheby’s UK has signed a publishing deal to write the authorised biography of the late Kenneth Clark, the former director of the National Gallery in London and a towering figure of 20th-century British cultural life, in one of the most anticipated art historical projects in recent years. “The Clark biography is a magnificent project and I believe that his life will tell the story of the arts in the 20th century,” says James Stourton, who is leaving his post at Sotheby’s later this year to embark on the project. Approved by the Clark estate, the book is due to be published in 2016 by Harper Collins. - The Art Newspaper