Auctions of works of art frequently make the headlines for the astonishing price collectors are prepared to pay for a masterpiece. These are usually paintings or sculptures but photographs have been known to attract large price tickets where the subject was well known or the photographer was a master of the art.
However, a new phenomenon has developed in Adderbury. Our Berry Hill Road lawyer who sought to have two judicial reviews to overturn parish council decisions has taken grave exception to my including his photograph in blogs outlining the decision of the court which found both applications wholly without merit.
He is threatening to claim damages for breach of copyright and is valuing his photograph at £10,000 per day of exposure on this web site.
Given that Leonardo’s Last Supper has been on public display for 519 years, a similar daily value on this masterpiece would make its value some £2 billion so Mr Davies seems to be ranking his visage well above that of the wistful and enigmatic Mona Lisa!
Now, of course, I can’t show you his picture to allow you to decide whether his estimation of its value is fair and reasonable because I would be breaching his copyright. However, I can provide you with a link to his business web site where you can inspect his likeness in a friendly video recording. Tell me what you think. Worth every penny of £10,000 per day?