'The Saatchi Gallery has presented an ever-changing view of contemporary art from all over the world. It has had a profound influence on how contemporary art is perceived and has raised its profile.' -Edward Booth-Clibborn, Editor, The History of the Saatchi Gallery Charles Saatchi opened his gallery at Boundary Road north London in 1985, since then he has moved twice, first to London's County Hall on the South Bank in 2003 and finally to a new gallery which opened in October 2008 at the Duke of York's Headquarters in the King's Road Chelsea. Over the years, The Saatchi Gallery has launched the careers of many young artists, who have since become household names. For the first time one book, The History of the Saatchi Gallery, chronicles the breadth of work exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery from Lucien Freud to Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol to Cy Twombly and Richard Serra, to name but a few. the book is divided into sections, each reflecting different aspects of the work, which has been exhibited over more than twenty years, including the infamous Sensation and controversial Young British Artists, as well as The Triumph of Painting, New Chinese Art, Unveiled, Abstract America, The Empire Strikes Back and Newspeak. Elegantly designed with many unique features, the book includes a gate fold of Rabbit (1986) by Jeff Koons. the text includes essays by leading art critics Richard Cork, Brian Sewll, Sir Norman Rosenthal, former Secretary of Exhibitions at The Royal Academy of Art, and actor Steve Martin.
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