Archive Projects / The History of the Saatchi Gallery


The History of the Saatchi Gallery is the first book to chronicle the Saatchi collection since it opened a gallery in 1985. This stunning and collectible publication pays tribute to what ‘The Man Who Made Us Look At Contemporary Art’  has done to stimulate the art world through pioneering exhibitions and chronicles the many influential eras and developments of the last25 years of contemporary art.

Each of the 28 sections of the book illustrate different aspects of the exhibitions which have been held at The Saatchi Gallery from 1985 to 2010.  Illustrated with over 900 images in full colour, a gatefold of Jeff Koons’ Rabbit and archive shots of the shows in their different gallery locations, the book is a unique record.  The commissioned essays by leading art critics Richard Cork and Brian Sewell, Sir Norman Rosenthal, former Secretary of Exhibitions at The Royal Academy of Art, and actor Steve Martin are cloth bound and tipped in, reflecting Booth-Clibborn Editions’ vision for creative design.