Rupert Murdoch Portrait Painting
The British portrait artist Jonathan Yeo has finished a portrait of one of the most powerful men in the media industry. The Australian born, American adopted media mogul of the News Corporation company (yes, he owns the Simpsons cartoon too!), Rupert Murdoch sat for Yeo in his London studio. Yeo first spent a week in Murdoch's Los Angeles offices, and a week in New York, just watching Rupert Murdoch and getting a feel for the man.
Murdoch liked the work and plans to hang it in his New York apartment.
Rupert, up close and cuddly
'Of course, I was dreading saying something terrible when we first met,' said Jonathan Yeo, who has previously painted Tony Blair and George Bush. 'But Murdoch is very used to people being nervous about meeting him. He is actually rather good at putting you at your ease. I was expecting a big, imposing, larger-than-life figure, but in person he has a low-key presence. He was much more easy-going than I had expected.' Guardian