Saatchi Gallery reopens with Asian art exhibit on October 9th, 2008

September 11th, 2008

The Revolution Continues, ‘Untitled’
‘ (1999) by Yue Minjun, via Saatchi Gallery

Charles Saatchi, one of the UK’s wealthiest and largest art collectors, will re-open his renowned contemporary art gallery at its new home in the Duke of York’s former military barracks, following several delays and false starts due in part to construction issues. The gallery’s first exhibition will be The Revolution Continues: New Art from China, which will run from the gallery’s opening on October 9th until January 18th, 2009. The inaugural exhibit will feature 30 artists China’s white-hot contemporary art scene, including marquee names such as Yue Minjun, Fang Lijun, and Zhang Xiaogang. In line with fulfilling the new Saatchi gallery’s goal of introducing contemporary art to a broader (and younger) audience, admission to the gallery’s exhibits will be free thanks to a sponsorship deal with Phillips de Pury & Company.

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The Revolution Continues, ‘Untitled’
‘ (1999) by Fang Lijun, via Saatchi Gallery

The Revolution Continues, ‘A Big Family
‘ (1995) by Zhang Xiaogang, via Saatchi Gallery

The Revolution Continues, ‘Long Live Chairman Mao series #29
‘ (1989) by Zhang Hongtu, via Saatchi Gallery

Duke of York HQ Building – The New Home of the Saatchi Gallery via Saatchi Gallery

An image of the Saatchi Gallery via the BBC