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Armed Robbers Break into TEFAF, Causing Evacuation

June 28th, 2022

A group of armed men broke into TEFAF Maastricht this week in an attempted robbery, causing an evacuation of the fair.  “TEFAF has robust procedures in the event of a security breach,” a spokesperson for the fair said. “These were precisely followed, and all visitors, exhibitors and staff were safely evacuated. The fair has now reopened.”
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Michelangelo Sketch Sells for $24 Million in Paris

May 19th, 2022

A recently unearthed Michelangelo sketch, considered to be the artist’s first nude, has sold  at Christie’s Paris for a record 23 million euros ($24 million). “Michelangelo has decided to make the figure into something that corresponded more to his aesthetic by making him much more robust and monumental, while at the same time keeping the fragility of the figure, who is exposed and shivering” as he awaits baptism,” says Christie’s Old Masters expert Stijn Alsteens.
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Basquiat Work Sells for $85 Million at Phillips $224.9 Million Night

May 19th, 2022

The Jean-Michel Basquiat work from the collection of Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa had a strong return to auction last night at Phillips, where it achieved $85 Million, part of a total sale of  $224.9 million, the highest in the company’s history. 
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

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
London
SW3 4SQ

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