Since 1985 The Saatchi Gallery has presented an ever-changing view of contemporary art from all over the world and has had a profound influence on how contemporary art is perceived significantly raising its profile. For the first time a book provides a rare opportunity for one to own the Saatchi gallery in a book titled ”The History of the Saatchi Gallery“, which chronicles the breadth of work exhibited at The Saatchi Gallery over the past two decades from Lucian Freud to Damien Hirst and Andy Warhol to Zhang Xiaogang. The book is divided into seven sections, each reflecting different aspects of the work which has been exhibited over the last twenty years, including the Infamous Sensation and controversial British Young Artists , as well as The Triumph of Painting and New Chinese Art. The text includes essays by leading art critics Richard Cork and Brian Sewell, Sir Norman Rosenthal, former Secretary of Exhibitions at The Royal Academy of Art, and actor Steve Martin.
Scheduled to be published in February 2009, the 850 page book comes cased in a Inlaid wooden art crate, Each of the 950 coplies individually numbered and signed by Charles Saatchi himself. The pre-order price is set at US$3,650, while the normal price is at US$4,200 both prices including worldwide delivery. Weighing in a 40kgs you know this book is serious business. Considering the amount of influential art work that is presented in the book and the costs associated with the real works, this book in my opinion is definitely worth the investment. Take a look at the images below, or visit the official website (of the book) here.