13 April 2015

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Charles Saatchi Sues Former Gallery Assistant Rebecca Wilson For Damages

Rebecca Wilson who was Charles Saatchi’s closest assistant and director at the Saatchi Gallery, in London, is being taken to the High Court accused of trading on his name. The case broke out over a trivial £10,000 drinks sponsorship fee for The New Sensations, art exhibition,held during Frieze week. The advertising Mogul is now seeking £300,000 in […]

29 May 2014

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Charles Saatchi Dumps Tracey Emin’s Iconic Turner Prize Nominated Unmade Bed

Unmade bed, Tracey Emin’s iconic Turner Prize nominated work, goes under the hammer at Christie’s London, in July. The installation has been consigned by Charles Saatchi who is selling the work to raise money for his Gallery in Chelsea. The sculpture is expected to fetch around £1 million (1.2 million euros, $1.7 million) in the […]

23 December 2013

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The Toppling Of Charles Saatchi: His Last Tango With Nigella

Last week saw the end of one of the most bizarre trials to ever hit a British court room, the trial of the Iraqi born, art dealer Charles Saatchi and super chef Nigella Lawson vs the Grillos sisters. If you have been hibernating and haven’t been following, I’ll do a quick summation. The Grillos were […]

27 November 2013

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Art Dealer Charles Saatchi Higella ‘off her head on drugs’

Claims made public yesterday during the pre-trial of two women charged with the unauthorised use of a credit card belonging to the art dealer Charles Saatchi have put the spotlight on the alleged use of class A drugs by his former wife, the TV chef Nigella Lawson.  Judge Robin Johnson told the court yesterday that […]

3 August 2013

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Charles Saatchi Auctions Important Artworks To Fund Chelsea Gallery

Charles Saatchi is selling a bed complete with embroidered panels by Tracey Emin along with 50 other works of sculpture and installation art. The sale will take place in October, at Christie’s, in an auction titled, ‘Thinking Big’. Proceeds from the sale will subsidise schools education programmes and continue the free entry to exhibitions policy, […]

1 August 2013

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Charles Saatchi And Nigella Lawson Officially End The Marriage

The Art Dealer Charles Saatchi was granted a divorce from his TV chef wife Nigella Lawson, in a High Court in London on Wednesday, ending their turbulent 10-year marriage. District Judge Anne Aitken granted the couple a decree nisi in a court hearing that lasted less than a minute. Saatchi 70, received a police caution […]

16 July 2013

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Charles Saatchi And Nigella Lawson Make A Clean Break

The Art dealer Charles Saatchi and Cookery presenter Nigella Lawson, both self-made millionaires, have stated that they will not be making a financial claim against the other party, in their divorce settlement. This will mean that the divorce will go undefended and a decree nisi will be issued before the end of July. There was […]

14 July 2013

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Charles Saatchi Struggles To Keep Art Collection In Divorce Settlement

Charles Saatchi whose contemporary art collection was valued it at £200 million in 2003, when he married Nigella Lawson is attempting to negotiate with the celebrity chef’s lawyers to exclude the works of art from the divorce settlement. The ad-man turned art dealer who is now 70, had been in talks with Arts Council England […]

7 July 2013

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Tainted Love: Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson To Divorce

Charles Saatchi the gallerist, art collector and ad man responsible for electing Margaret Thatcher to power is filing for divorce from the TV chef Nigella Lawson. This follows the publication of photographs which showed him choking her at a posh London restaurant in June. The 70 year old, was given a police caution for the […]

19 April 2012

Ron Mueck Proves His Worth At Hauser & Wirth REVIEW

  Thomas Keane asks just how good is Ron Mueck really? Pretty good, actually! An exhibition of hyper-realist sculptor Ron Mueck is well-timed. Emerging in the mid-1990s under the patronage of Charles Saatchi – at that time when it was Saatchi’s prerogative to make lists of What’s-Hot-and-What’s-Not – Mueck is to all intents and purpose […]

3 December 2011

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Saatchi Lashes Out At New Breed Of Collector

Contemporary art has become the sport of Eurotrashy, Hedge-fundy, Hamptonites  Adman, Art dealer/Collector Charles Saatchi has written a tirade of negative opinion in the Guardian today, slamming a new generation of art collector as “trendy Oligarchs and Oilgarchs.” Saatchi is implying that the super-rich buy art  to impress their friends and increase their status. He […]

11 October 2011

Has Charles Saatchi Lost His Senses

‘New Sensations’ exhibition upstaged by ‘The Future Can Wait’, but both lack punch Two schemes for emerging artists, both launched in 2007, have in this year joined forces to create a museum-scale survey of emerging art at B1, Victoria house in Bloomsbury Square. The first is New Sensations run by the Saatchi Gallery and Channel […]