Synopses & Reviews
Forward-thinking, trailblazing, and fearless, collector Charles Saatchi opened the Saatchi Gallery in London in 1985 andand#160; has since launched the careers of hundreds of young artists, and has had an immeasurable influence on contemporary art for over twenty years. This comprehensive, elegantly produced book, the first volume to chronicle the history of the gallery, presents the work by 150 of the most important artists exhibited there. From Lucien Freud to Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol, Brice Marden, Cindy Sherman, Cy Twombly and beyond, The History of the Saatchi Gallery
chronicles the immense breadth of work exhibited at the museum. The book is divided into seven sections, reflecting the growth and transformation of the gallery from its 1985 beginnings in a former paint factory to its current home in the Chelsea section of London. Engrossing essays by leading art critics Richard Cork, Brian Sewell, and Sir Norman Rosenthal, and the actor Steve Martin provide revealing looks at some of the galleryand#8217;s most legendary exhibitions, including the infamous Sensation
, the controversial Young British Artists
, and New Chinese Art
. Impeccably designed and full of surprises, this unrivalled opus includes gatefolds of Rabbit
(1986) by Jeff Koons and Love It! Bite It!
(2006) by Liu Wei.
The companion to the first major photography exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London since the highly acclaimed I Am a Camera in 2001, this stunning compilation presents 37 international artists working in the medium of photography in diverse, innovative, and arresting ways. From Mitch Epsteins American Power series, which explores the ways in which energy has impacted the American landscape, to Ryan McGinleys Morrissey series and the work of such renowned practitioners as Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin from South Africa; Noemie Goudal from France; JH Engström from Sweden; Jonny Briggs, Mat Collishaw, and John Stezaker from the UK; and David Noonan from Australia, this stunning, lavishly illustrated volume stands as a tribute to the best work being done in photography today.
About the Author
Edward Booth-Clibborn is a publisher, author,and#160;and editor of many award-winning books, including books on Damian Hirst and Young British Art of the Saatchi decade.
Richard Cork is an art critic, historian, broadcaster, and the author of four books. He is senior art critic at The Times (London) and winner of the Bannister Fletcher Award for best art book of the year.
Brian Sewell is the award-winning art critic of the London Evening Standard, as well as aand#160;broadcaster and the author of many books.and#160;
Sir Norman Rosenthal is former Exhibitions Secretary of the Royal Academy of Arts.
Steve Martin is an actor, director, and musician.