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Vincent Van Gogh Piece from Collection of Elizabeth Taylor Heads to Auction

March 21st, 2018

Vincent Van Gogh, via Christie'sA rare Vincent Van Gogh painting which formerly hung in the collection of Elizabeth Taylor will go to auction this May at Christie’s in New York, expected to sell for $35 million. “I’ve always felt that I am merely a caretaker for the extraordinary objects I’ve received,” the piece quotes Taylor. “You can’t possess radiance, you can only admire it.” 
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Sheila Hicks Profiled in New Yorker

March 20th, 2018

Sheila Hicks, via New YorkerArtist Sheila Hicks gets a profile in the New Yorker this week, as she reflects on her work and gives a tour of her studio. “You see the junk all over my studio?” she says of her cluttered studio and the practice that emerges from it. “It’s like drawing or sculpting with the scissors.”
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Former Art Basel Exec Magnus Renfrew to Launch Taipei Art Fair

March 20th, 2018

Dennis Chen, country head and head of wealth management, UBS Taiwan, and Magnus Renfrew, cofounder and director of Taipei Dangdai, via Art NewsFormer Art Basel fair head Magnus Renfrew is launching a new art fair, Taipei Dangdai, set to coincide with next year’s Taipei Biennial. “With Hong Kong, I was proud to be involved in organizing a fair that asserts itself as a global fair for the region and will remain so,” Renfrew says. “There is a big gap between Art Basel Hong Kong and other fairs in the region, in terms of quality and how they are progressing. It’s necessary to have other fairs that have real quality and don’t necessarily aspire to be the global fair for the region.” 
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Saatchi Gallery

The Saatchi Gallery has moved to Chelsea, and is now open.
The Duke of York’s HQ, Sloane Square, offers an ideal environment to view contemporary art, with very large well-proportioned rooms and high ceilings. The Gallery occupies the entire 70,000 sq ft building giving the gallery scope for a book shop, educational facilities and a café/bar. It is ideally located in a central London location on Kings Road, Chelsea.
Duke of York’s HQ
King’s Road

Free admission to all shows – including temporary, curated exhibitions, as part of the Saatchi Gallery’s aim to bring contemporary art to the widest audience possible – has been enabled through the Gallery’s corporate partnership with the leading contemporary art auction house Phillips de Pury & Company.

By Underground:
The gallery is 3-4 minutes’ walk from Sloane Square Underground (District and Circle lines) and 10-12 minutes’ walk from Victoria (Victoria, District & Circle lines).

By Bus:
11,19,22,49,211,319 (King’s Road), 11,137,211 (Lower Sloane Street).

By Train:
The nearest mainline railway station is Victoria. It is 10-12 minutes’ walk from the gallery.

Opening hours:
10am-6pm, 7 days a week

The Gallery will be closing early on the following days due to private events or installation:

Date Closing time
12-12-2008 16:00
24-12-2008 16:30
25-12-2008 Closed all day
26-12-2008 Closed all day
31-12-2008 16:30

Admission is free.

Originating from collector Charles Saatchi’s private collection, the Saatchi Gallery is one of the most comprehensive and inclusive contemporary art gallery/museums in the world. Saatchi Gallery recently took innovative strides to the web, creating an online forum for unrepresented artists to be seen by millions of online visitors. The new space opening in Chelsea will have free admission, thanks to their newly created partnership with auction house Phillips de Pury & Company.

Virtual Gallery Tour