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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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NYT Notes Generation Gap in Online Art Sales

June 9th, 2020

As art sales go online, the NYT notes an increasing generation gap, with older buyers tapering off their purchases and younger buyers continuing to collect. “The resistance from older collectors is still there,” says Anders Petterson, founder of analytics firm ArtTactic.  “When there is no physical art world, how do you substitute that experience?” he added. “Younger people are a lot quicker to adapt.”
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Unrest Over Killing of George Floyd Forces Museums to Address Institutionalized Racism

June 9th, 2020

A piece in the New York Times charts pressure on institutions to address problems of systemic racism and injustice in their organizations, collections and programs, following the social unrest caused by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the police.  “I do not think art museums have done enough,” says Chris Anagnos, executive director of the Association of Art Museum Directors. “We have dabbled around the edges of the work, but in our place of privilege we will never live up to the statement that ‘museums are for everyone’ unless we begin to confront, examine and dismantle the various structures that brought us to this point.”
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Art Basel Cancelled

June 9th, 2020

Art Basel has completely cancelled the 2020 edition of its fair in the Swiss town, after an attempt to move the fair’s dates to September.  “While there are signs of hope as individual countries are coming out of lockdown, the global situation remains precarious, and, unfortunately, too many uncertainties remain to go ahead with the fair,” the organization said in a statement. “These include the health risks posed by large gatherings, the limitations on intercontinental travel, and the unclear Swiss regulatory environment for shows of Art Basel’s size. Given these uncertainties, we believe that the best option concerning the Basel show is to focus on next year’s edition and delivering a fair of the exceptional international quality that the artworld expects.”
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