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Saatchi Gallery

Saatchi Gallery

The Saatchi Gallery is a popular contemporary art gallery, located in the trendy area of Chelsea, in West London.Photo courtesy of Saatchi Gallery

The gallery was opened in 1985 by Charles Saatchi, and has been housed at different location down the years. The collection is dedicated to contemporary art, and houses many new works by budding artists, as well as rare international pieces. It is also recognised as a 'springboard' for the careers of many well known artists, most notably local artist, Damien Hirst.

Through its history the galleries collection has gone through various phases. These have included American Minimalism, New generation British works through to Neurotic Realism and philanthropy. The Saatchi Gallery has proved hugely popular. It has been documented as having a major influence on young British artists since it's opening.

Why visit the Saatchi Gallery:

The Saatchi gallery aims to show the public contemporary work that will not be displayed at bigger London Institutional Galleries. This makes the gallery unique in its own right. It is definitely a place to visit if you want to see the latest in contemporary works.

The gallery is located at the Duke of Yorks Headquarters close to Sloane Square. This makes for a fitting site for the gallery. Admission to the gallery is free and visitors gain access to both temporary and curated exhibitions. The gallery also houses a book shop, educational facilities and coffee shop.

Did you know?

When the gallery moved to County Hall in 2003, 1000 guests attended it's launch, which included a nude happening of 200 naked people staged by Spencer Tunick.

Opening Times:

10.00am - 6.00pm (Daily)

How to get there:

Underground:

District and Circle Lines - Get off at Sloane Square Station. The Saatchi Gallery is within a 3-4 minute walk away.

Bus:

Routes 11, 19, 22, 49, 211 and 319 stop along the King's Road.

Rail:

Victoria Station is a 10-12 minute walk from the gallery.

Address:

Duke of York's HQ,

King's Road,

London, SW3 4SQ.

Telephone:

0207 823 2363

Website:

www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk

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