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  • CHRISTIE’S AND SAATCHI – THINKING BIG

    Thinking Big is the title of a special auction of monumental sculpture and installation art by the Saatchi Gallery and Christie’s in London next October 17.  The sale will feature the work of 50 artists who have been shown at the Saatchi Gallery including Tracey Emin and the Chapman brothers.  It is to support the Saatchi Gallery’s continuing policy for free entry to all exhibitions and free education programme for schools.  The sale will be exhibited at The Sorting Office  a vast former postal depot in central London from October 12 – 18 to coincide wit the Frieze Art Fair in October.
    “The exhibition and auction will be pioneering in that  all the works will be offered without estimate or reserve” said Francis Outred, Christie’s head of Post-War and Contemporary Art, Europe. It will, he added, be a fundamental celebration of the sculpture of the 21st century.
    The Saatchi Gallery will be thirty years old in 2015. It was the first art space in the UK to show a number of leading artists before they became household names, from Jeff Koons and Bruce Nauman to Andreas Gursky, Sigmar Polke and Damien Hirst. During the last five years it has showcased new art from the Middle East, China, India, Russia, Germany, America and Britain. Art from all of these regions, as well as the UK will be on display. (Click on any image to enlarge it).

    Gert and Uwe Tobias, Untitled, Woodcut on paper laid down on canvas in four parts, executed in 2009. Image courtesy of Saatchi Gallery, London.

    Gert and Uwe Tobias, Untitled, Woodcut on paper laid down on canvas in four parts, executed in 2009. Image courtesy of Saatchi Gallery, London.

    Jitish Kallat, Public Notice 2, painted fibreglass, executed in 2007. Image courtesy of Saatchi Gallery, London.

    Jitish Kallat, Public Notice 2, painted fibreglass, executed in 2007. Image courtesy of Saatchi Gallery, London.

    Mat Collishaw, Madonna, ceramic, cement, wood and paint, in twelve parts, executred in 2001. Image courtesy of Saatchi Gallery, London.

    Mat Collishaw, Madonna, ceramic, cement, wood and paint, in twelve parts, executed in 2001. Image courtesy of Saatchi Gallery, London.

    Kader Attia, Ghost, number 3 from an edition of three executed in 2007. Image courtesy of Saatchi Gallery, London

    Kader Attia, Ghost, number 3 from an edition of three executed in 2007. Image courtesy of Saatchi Gallery, London

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