Charles Saatchi, 2009

Charles Saatchi, 2009

Uber-collector, Charles Saatchi, rarely gives interviews, so a provocative article in the August 30 edition of The Observer was of keen interest.  In advance of the publication of his new book, “My Name is Charles Saatchi and I Am an Artoholic”, Saatchi shared some viewpoints.  His razor-sharp wit leavened with wry humor and seasoned insight is a great read.  On the subject of undiscovered talent, he noted “By and large, talent is in such short supply that mediocrity can be taken for brilliance rather more than genius can go undiscovered.”  The book is due out on September 8, Phaidon Press.  The Observer

Damien Hirst, "The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of

Damien Hirst, "The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living"

Saatchi is also launching a new reality television show, “Saatchi’s Best of British” on BBC2 this November.  It will feature six artists which Saatchi has personally selected from relative obscurity.  They will be put through a specially created art school for three months with the goal of discovering the next great artist, perhaps another Damien Hirst.  Saatchi TV Show The Saatchi website has already become a portal of its own.  Saatchi online

One Response to “Saatchi”

  1. Amir Says:

    Looking forward to reading the article. The TV show sounds interesting. I wonder if any of these art reality TV shows will actually attract a following.

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