2 November 2019

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Tutankhamun: Raiding The Tomb At The Saatchi Gallery – Edward Lucie-Smith

As a child in Jamaica, where there are no archaeological museums of any kind, I fell in love with this long-ago Egyptian pharaoh. I borrowed a book about King Tutankhamun by Howard Carter, miraculously present in my local library, to read all about him.

22 September 2019

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23 April 2019

Figurative Abstraction And Meditative Dreamscapes Two London Shows – Edward Lucie-Smith

Currently, Huxley Parlour in Swallow Street, a location better known for its restaurants rather than for art, has a show rather mysteriously entitled Figurative Abstraction in Contemporary Painting.

22 January 2019

Zurab Tsereteli: Larger Than Life – Saatchi Gallery

Zurab Tsereteli: Larger Than Life, which opens Tuesday 22 January at the Saatchi Gallery, is the first major solo retrospective of Georgian-Russian artist.

28 December 2018

Philip Colbert / Marshmallow Laser Feast – Saatchi Gallery- Review Edward Lucie-Smith

In the current context of London exhibitions, the unabashed rock-‘n’roll energy of the Philip Colbert Hunt Paintings’ show, recently opened upstairs at the Saatchi Gallery

10 October 2018

Black Mirror: Art as Social Satire – Saatchi Gallery – Edward Lucie-Smith

Black Mirror presents itself as ‘Art as Social Satire’, and there is indeed a real black mirror in the show.

22 March 2018

Known Unknowns Mark Another Forward Step In Saatchi’s Recovery – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Saatchi Gallery’s new anthology show Known Unknowns marks another forward step in its recovery.

17 January 2018

Philip Pearlstein: The American Lucian Freud’s Triumphant London Exhibition – Edward Lucie-Smith

Philip Pearlstein is one of the truly major figures in the history of 20th (and now 21st) century American art. He is now 93 years old, and still actively at work. His new show at the Saatchi Gallery is entitled simply Philip Pearlstein: Paintings 1990-2017

10 January 2018

Philip Pearlstein: Leading American Figurative Painter Exhibited At Saatchi Gallery

A presentation of works by the American figurative painter, Philip Pearlstein opens next week at the Saatchi Gallery.

17 November 2017

Art Of Post-Soviet Actionism Explored At Saatchi Gallery

Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism is perhaps the most interesting and relevant exhibition and performance event mounted at The Saatchi Gallery since its launch in Chelsea in 2008.

15 November 2017

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Pussy Riot and Pyotr Pavlensky Join Forces For Saatchi Gallery Exhibition

Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism, is a new exhibition dedicated to Post-Soviet Union protest art over the past 25 years. This is a world premiere for protest artists Pussy Riot and Pyotr Pavlensky. Alongside this exhibition, award-winning theatre group Les Enfant Terribles will present Inside Pussy Riot, a groundbreaking immersive theatre experience including performances by founding Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova.

17 October 2017

Iconoclasts / Calder  Many Are Called But Few Are Chosen – Edward Lucie-Smith 

This Week, Edward Lucie-Smith Reviews Two contrasting Exhibitions At the Saatchi Gallery London ICONOCLASTS – Saatchi Gallery Until 7 January 2018 The Iconoclasts show just opened at the Saatchi Gallery suffers from a number of difficulties generic to enterprises of this kind. The show is sub-titled ‘Art Out of the Mainstream’, but does anyone now know where this mainstream is located? The […]

17 August 2017

Bram Bogart: Focus On Boundaries Of Painting At The Saatchi Gallery

This Summer, the Saatchi Gallery will be hosting the second of a series of exhibitions under the new SALON programme within the Gallery’s Duke of York premises in Chelsea, London.

1 August 2017

Arabic calligraphy Another Islamic Winner Saatchi Gallery – Edward Lucie-Smith

Hot on the heels of the Princess Zeid show at Tate Modern, which runs until October 8th, is a much smaller and shorter-lived exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, by an artist also Middle Eastern, royal, and female, which runs only until August 18th. The artist is splendidly entitled Khawala Bint Ahmed Bint Kahalifa Al Suwaida.

25 July 2017

Pussy Riot To Stage Russian Prison Theatre Experience At Saatchi Gallery

Maria Alyokhina of the Feminist Punk collective Pussy Riot has announced a new play based on her Russian prison ordeal. The immersive theatrical piece titled “Inside Pussy Riot,” will take place at the Saatchi Gallery for a six-week run in London.

6 April 2017

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The Selfie – Narcissism Or Serious Form Of Art? By Edward Lucie-Smith

From Selfie to Self-Expression at the Saatchi Gallery represents a return to form, after a recent series of dead-on-arrival exhibitions held in this space. It’s good to be able to say welcome back.

1 February 2017

Levy Gorvy Inaugurate SALON A New Commercial Collaboration At Saatchi Gallery

Philippa Adams, Senior Director of Saatchi Gallery has launched a new venture which will work in collaboration with galleries and artist’s estates, in selling exhibitions