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Breaking News: Charles Saatchi Donates his Gallery and over 200 works worth roughly $37.5 million to the UK to create London Museum of Contemporary art upon his retirement in 2012

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Charles Saatchi and BBC Set to Launch Reality TV Show to Discover Next Generation of Artistic Talent

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

With a sweeping survey of Chinese contemporary art, Charles Saatchi opens much anticipated new gallery in Duke of York Headquarters Building, Chelsea, London

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Charles Saatchi to advise the art trading fund

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

Christie’s Offering A Number of YBA Works from Saatchi’s “Sensation” Show

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Saatchi to Auction off 50 Works from his Collection

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

AO On Site – London: Gesamtkunstwerk – New Art From Germany at Saatchi Gallery through April 15, 2012

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Go See – Lille, France: ‘La Route de la Soie/ Silk Road: Collection of the Saatchi Gallery’ at Tri Postal through January 23rd, 2011

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

Go See – London: ‘Newspeak: British Art Now’ at Saatchi Gallery through October 17, 2010

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Go See – London: Emily Prince’s ‘The American Servicemen and Women Who Have Died in Iraq and Afghanistan (But Not Including the Wounded, nor the Iraqis, nor the Afghans’ at The Saatchi Gallery, London, through May 7th

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Go See: St. Petersburg, Russia – Newspeak. British Art Now. The State Hermitage and Saatchi Gallery through January 17, 2010

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

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

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Saatchi to open new London site October 9, beginning with Chinese focus

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Saatchi Buys out Student Art at Royal Academy Show

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Tate Gallery acquires Saatchi’s “Chapman Family Collection”

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

HIM: 101 Images of Saatchi

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Saatchi Gallery

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

New Fee-free Saatchi Gallery

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

Damien Hirst Speaks to the Guardian On Curating, Opening His Own Gallery, and His Legacy as An Artist

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

AO Auction Preview – London: Contemporary Evening Sales, June 30th – July 2nd, 2014

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Writer Paul Levy on Seeing His Own Portrait Up for Auction

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Tracey Emin’s “My Bed” Up for Sale at Christie’s This July

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

London – Gary Hume at Tate Britain Through September 1st 2013

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Rome – Tracey Emin – “You Saved Me” at Galleria Lorcan O’Neill through February 16th, 2013

Sunday, February 10th, 2013
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New York — “Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go” at Almine Rech Gallery Through December 16th, 2017

December 14th, 2017

Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go (Installation View)
Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go (Installation View)

Almine Rech Gallery, one of Paris’s foremost galleries, opened its first New York location more than a year ago on the Upper East Side, bringing with it a unique program that mixes a strong artist roster with a consistently adventurous curatorial project.  For its most recent venture, the gallery has brought together key figures from the canon of 20th century Western art for Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go. Adapting its title from a line in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the exhibition investigates ways artists use text as an allegorical element. Serving as a chronological and thematic starting point to the exhibition is Être ou ne pas être, Picasso’s 1912 painting considered as one of the foremost examples of appropriation of text in modern painting. Declaring “to be or not be” in French with gouache on paper, Picasso not only pays homage to one of the most emblematic texts ever written, but he also questions the mimetic essence of a painting. Can a painting of words serve to depict an image?
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Clearing Gallery Opens Shop Uptown

December 14th, 2017

Clearing Gallery's uptown space, via Art NewsClearing Gallery has opened a new space in New York City, setting up a second location at 43 East 78th Street. “We have private dealers, galleries, and museums around, so it’s a super location,” says gallery owner Olivier Babin. “As much as Bushwick is off the beaten path, this is in the center of everything. I mean, we’re across the street from the Carlyle!”
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American Collectors Rarely Sell Prized Works Once Purchased

December 13th, 2017

Christie's, via NY postA new study finds that few American art collectors sell their works once they have purchased them, the New York Post reports. “Collectors don’t apply the same principles to buying art that they would to a typical investment portfolio of stocks and bonds,” says John Mathews, head of private wealth management and ultra-high net worth at UBS Americas. “It is important, however, to institute management structures to ensure their legacy remains protected, correctly valued and insured.”
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