Sir John Richardson, KBE, FBA is a British art historian and Picasso biographer. He ran the New York office of Christie's for nine years, starting in 1973; has consulted with galleries and a mutual fund specialising in works of art; and has contributed to The New Yorker and Vanity Fair.
"The award-winning man of letters--who died on Tuesday, March 12--also happened to be a dab hand when it comes to interiors, as John Richardson: At Home (out March 26 from Rizzoli) bears eloquent witness." --ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST.COM
"John Richardson flitted through the top echelons of art, fashion, and finance for 70 years. Just weeks after his death, a new book celebrates the places he called home." --BLOOMBERG NEWS "Sir John Richardson, the renowned Picasso biographer, moved to his lower Fifth Avenue loft back in 1995, and in the interim years its idiosyncratic interiors have been widely documented and discussed in glossy magazines and newspapers. Thus, last Fall when Rizzoli called to commission me to photograph a newly evolving space in his home, I didn't hesitate--the opportunity to capture images of such an enthusiastically personal environment is catnip for interiors photographers such as myself. This would all need to happen fast, the Rizzoli book John Richardson: At Home was already in the late stages of production for its March 2019 publication date." --Joshua McHugh for SOTHEBY'S MAGAZINE "Art historian, Picasso biographer, and bon vivant John Richardson invites readers into his homes. From the south of France to the Connecticut countryside, Richardson tells the story of his life through the interiors he's lived in and the furniture, artwork, antiques, and objects he's collected." --NEW YORK MAGAZINE