What Saatchi Says Sticks; The contemporary art tastemaker talks

  • August 30, 2009 15:51

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Charles Saatchi and wife Nigella Lawson

London art collector and dealer Charles Saatchi acknowledges that young, contemporary artists need collectors like him. Saatchi also tells U.K.'s Guardian, "Art collectors are pretty insignificant in the scheme of things. What matters and survives is the art." Yet, Saatchi's influence is far-reaching in terms of which contemporary artists' work will endure. So far, he has liked Damien Hirst's infamous shark in formaldehyde, and he snatched up works by Jeff Koons and Cindy Sherman at their first New York exhibitions...

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