Margot Henderson on Feeding the Art World
Margot Henderson sits down with Ocula Advisory to speak about the food she grew up with in Wellington, her days feeding the YBAs, and her friendship with London gallerist Sadie Coles.
“All [the YBAs] brought an incredible bout of energy and enthusiasm to everything. There was a great passion for food and life. I remember them all sitting around, Damien [Hirst], Sarah Lucas, all just cracking jokes the whole time,” Henderson says. “They’d draw all over the tablecloth, which you’d then fold up and put somewhere. God knows where all those tablecloths are now.”
“Sadie has been one of our biggest supporters. I wake up every day and thank God for the art world. I don’t know where I’d be without them. They have been so supportive over the years.”
Henderson’s Rochelle Canteen “is a go-to for YBA artist Sarah Lucas, White Cube’s Jay Jopling, and the rest.”
Original article by Annabel Downes, Ocula, September 21, 2023.
Photo by Steve Joyce.