What impression should a law firm’s reception give its clients? Competitive? Creative? Productive? Team player? Upwardly mobile? All of the above, Tulkinghorn reckons. And what better represents those qualities than a big group of sperm?And so it is that Cornelius Medvei, Eversheds art-loving head of London, Cambridge and Norwich, has installed a picture of the little swimmers in the reception of the firm’s City headquarters.
Entitled ‘Positive’, the painting is by artist Mark Francis, a new name to Tulkinghorn, but one that Cornelius assures him (as Cornelius was himself assured by the firm’s, ahem, art consultant) is up and coming.
Did one see what Tulkinghorn did there?