Sensation: Young British Artists From The Saatchi Collection

Sensation: Young British Artists From The Saatchi Collection

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Sensation is the first definitive survey of work by the younger generation of British artists that has captivated the international art world with its vitality and inventiveness. As a constant and prodigious collector and patron of young British artists, Charles Saatchi has been unique in his commitment to British art as it is now being produced. His support extends far beyond those such as Damien Hirst and Rachel Whiteread, whose work has acquired wide notoriety, to dozens of others at the cutting edge of the current art scene. Sensation features the work of forty-two of the most exciting and radical artists working in Britain today. Many of them--such as Jenny Saville, Rachel Whiteread, or Jake & Dinos Chapman--are already internationally acclaimed; others are destined to be. The book's original and penetrating essays include the critical context of their work and trace the phenomenon of the British art scene since Freeze, the 1988 exhibition that is now recognized as a defining moment in the story of British art. Cutting through tabloid headlines, controversial press coverage, and art-world debate, Sensation reveals the achievements of young British artists and the role played by courageous and imaginative patronage. Features art by: Darren Almond Richard Billingham Glenn Brown Simon Callery Jake & Dinos Chapman Adam Chodzko Mat Collishaw Keith Coventry Peter Davies Tracey Emin Paul Finnegan Mark Francis Alex Hartley Marcus Harvey Mona Hatoum Damien Hirst Gary Hume Michael Landy Abigail Lane Langlands & Bell Sarah Lucas Martin Maloney Jason Martin Alain Miller Ron Mueck Chris Ofili Jonathan Parsons Richard Patterson Simon Patterson Hadrian Pigott Marc Quinn Fiona Rae James Rielly Jenny Saville Yinka Shonibare Jane Simpson Sam Taylor-Wood Gavin Turk Mark Wallinger Gillian Wearing Rachel Whiteread Cerith Wyn Evans

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