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The Killer: A front wheel drive motorcycle from Rodsmith

The concept of the patron is well established in the world of art. Charles Saatchi is almost a household name in the UK, but before him we had New Yorker Peggy Guggenheim—who anchored the careers of Pollock and Rothko. Parallels are now edging into the modern custom motorcycle scene, and one of the leading lights is Bobby Haas of the Haas Moto Museum in Dallas. Bobby has built up a collection of 130-plus extraordinary motorcycles, and occasionally commissions them too. Hazan is one of his...
Tags: UK, US, Munich, Motorcycles, Dallas, Craig, Charles Saatchi, Midwest, Bobby, Austin Texas, CNC, Peggy Guggenheim, Hazan, Freund, Matt Carroll, Pollock

Nigella Lawson opens up about the 'trauma' following Charles Saatchi split

Nigella Lawson became the focus of intense media and public attention following the...
Tags: Charles Saatchi, Nigella Lawson

The Secret Tape That Sheds Light On The Feud Between Francis Bacon And Lucian Freud

The estrangement wasn't ever explained in their lifetimes, but here's a bit more info from a tape made by one of Bacon's close friends: "Bacon poured scorn on Freud, ridiculing one of his paintings in the Charles Saatchi collection and lamenting in 1982 that Freud 'doesn’t want to see me.'"
Tags: Art, Francis Bacon, Bacon, Lucian Freud, Charles Saatchi, Freud, Visual, 01.28.18

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa Launches with Iconic Brand Identity

New logo and brand identity created by M&C Saatchi Abel for the museumThe Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) has been opened with a powerful brand identity to represent Africa’s newest cultural icon. Having been appointed the museum’s pro bono advertising agency, M&C Saatchi Abel developed the logo and brand identity to reflect the iconic status and symbolic importance of Zeitz MOCAA both for the continent and internationally. Globally, the M&C Saatchi brand is synonymous with...
Tags: London, Featured, Africa, Advertising, South Africa, Art and design, Cape Town, Thomas Heatherwick, Charles Saatchi, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Saatchi, Zeitz MOCAA, Saatchi Abel, Heatherwick Studios, Zeitz, M&C Saatchi Abel

M&C Saatchi Opens in Mexico City

M&C Saatchi, the world’s leading independent communications network, is to launch its latest office in Mexico City.The M&C Saatchi Network has a unique ownership model, with partners in each office having a significant equity holding in their business. Alvaro Dopico, CEO, and Manolo Techera, CCO, are the two equity partners at M&C Saatchi Chilanga. They join the M&C Saatchi network from the highly awarded Marcel and prior to that, JWT. Manolo has been president of the Creative Circle and has ser...
Tags: Mexico, Advertising, Mexico City, Saatchi Saatchi, Charles Saatchi, Cannes Lions, Maurice, Saatchi, Marcel, Manolo, CCO, Gloria J, Saatchi Opens, Saatchi Network, Alvaro Dopico, Manolo Techera

Party on the helipad! My day sipping champagne with the superyacht set

Basketball courts, recording studios, deep-sea submarines, helipad party decks … our writer gets a taste of the latest must-have accessories in superyacht designA £30,000 bottle of limited-edition Hennessy cognac stands in a corner of the Saatchi Gallery, guarded by a pair of burly bouncers, while guests admire leather-clad bicycles, models of personal submarines, and undulating “wall features” carved from gigantic blocks of marble, according to the designs of Zaha Hadid. At times, it was hard t...
Tags: Business, Design, Celebrity, Environment, Life and style, World news, Culture, Art and design, Oceans, Water transport, Rich lists, Exhibitions, Luxury goods sector, Zaha Hadid, Luxury Travel, Charles Saatchi

London for free: top ten free art galleries

London has so many fantastic free activities for visitors (and locals!) of all ages. As part of our series of posts listing some of the excellent free activities London has to offer (check out our post on London's top ten free museums), here we list our top ten free art galleries in London. London's art galleries (for free!) The fabulous Tate Modern art gallery Whether you like the classics, modern art or street art, London's art galleries have something for all tastes. Here a...
Tags: Travel, London, Britain, Westminster, National Gallery, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Whitechapel Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Charles Saatchi, Brick Lane, Saatchi Gallery, Mark Wallinger, LONDON London, Mark Rothko, Saatchi

At This Point, Tech Start-Ups Are Basically Conceptual Art

Damien Hirst turned himself into a high-value business (with Charles Saatchi as his venture-capitalist backer), argues Ian Bogost, and collateralized debt obligations and credit default swaps play with form and procedure every bit as much as a work by, say, Yoko Ono. These days there are young tech companies whose ideas seem more conceptual art than practical idea.
Tags: Art, Yoko Ono, Ideas, Charles Saatchi, Damien Hirst, Ian Bogost, 03.17.17, This Point Tech Start Ups

21 Surprising Lessons You Can Learn from Divorce Statistics

Divorce statistics are amazing. If you look hard enough you can find statistics that supposedly show that you are more likely to divorce if you have girls rather than boys; if only you, but not your spouse, smokes; or if either you or your spouse gains 20% more than your body weight after marriage. With all due respect to the social scientists and statisticians who have devoted their lives to generating this kind of "data," in my humble opinion, it is often hard to tell divorce facts from fic...
Tags: Facebook, News, Chicago, Russell Brand, United States, Ronald Reagan, Katy Perry, United Nations, Belarus, Donald Trump, Maldives, Einstein, Huffington Post, Charles Saatchi, Nigella Lawson, Phil Collins

Artists Find Reason to Buy Back Their Own Work

"When I was very young, I sold my work just to make a living," but as the artist Arman got older - he died in 2005 at the age of 76 - he wished he still had some of the art that was pivotal to the development of his career. So, when his 1960 assemblage of French gas masks in a wooden box, entitled "Home Sweet Home II," came up at auction at Sotheby's in London in 2000, he was one of the bidders and ended up paying $326,530 for a work he had sold 45 years before for $6,000. Selling low and buying...
Tags: Europe, Chuck, New York, London, News, New York City, Paris, Manhattan, Huffington Post, Charles Saatchi, Jasper Johns, Damien Hirst, Brice Marden, Alex Katz, Robert Rauschenberg, Bruno Bischofberger

Jenny Saville: 'I used to be anti-beauty'

Saville made her name with giant paintings of fleshy, flawed bodies. She talks about being bankrolled by Charles Saatchi, how having children is changing her art – and the joy of late-night vacuumingIt’s funny to think of Jenny Saville in her studio at 1am, music blaring, with vacuum cleaner in hand as she approaches one of her canvases and starts sucking great lines through her work. That it should be a Henry vacuum, the shamelessly anthropomorphised device, makes it even better: as he approach...
Tags: Art, London, Painting, Culture, Art and design, Drawing, Exhibitions, Charles Saatchi, Gagosian Gallery, Henry, Jenny Saville, Saville

Sex, psychos and sharks: did Britart change the world?

Now establishment figures, the YBAs were enfants terribles when they first caused a sensation, so why was their work deemed so revolutionary?Twenty-five years ago Damien Hirst put a 13ft tiger shark in a tank of formaldehyde and Marc Quinn created a frozen cast of his head from nine pints of his own blood. At around the same time the British adman and collector Charles Saatchi was turning his attention away from American and German art towards a ragtag bunch of artists emerging on his home turf....
Tags: Art, Books, London, Painting, Culture, Britain, Art and design, Sculpture, Exhibitions, Quinn, Marc Quinn, Charles Saatchi, Damien Hirst, Hirst, Sadie Coles, Sarah Lucas

The Bright Silence

I have always had very good luck with artwork of Manou, a dancer who has, sadly, left New York. This is my first painting of her, which was purchased before anyone knew who I was for a very decent price by Chicago super-collector Howard Tullman. The Minoan, oil on canvas, 60”x36”, 2010 This is my second painting of her, which hung for a while at Charles Saatchi’s restaurant in London, and which has gone viral on Tumblr every few months since I painted it. Hands #1, oil on canvas, 24”x24”,...
Tags: New York, London, Chicago, Charles Saatchi, Aristotle, Daniel, Manou, Howard Tullman, Chelsea New York

Grayson Perry review – 'Like being trapped in a room full of trendy folk talking bollocks'

Turner Contemporary, MargateProvincial Punk – a showcase of Grayson Perry’s prints, pots and tapestries – shows that his artworks are as meaningless and annoying as his silly filmsGrayson Perry would be a very good artist if he never made any art. As a performer on a public stage, he is brilliant. His prickly persona is a work of art in itself. At pure conceptualism, he is great. What a shame that he insists on making stuff.At pure conceptualism, he is great. What a shame that he insists on maki...
Tags: Art, Culture, Art and design, Exhibitions, Grayson Perry, Ceramics, Turner prize, Charles Saatchi, Perry, Turner Contemporary MargateProvincial Punk

This obsession with inheritance shows how much we’ve lost confidence in the future

It’s a warning light flashing. In a healthy society parents would be happy to let their children cope on their ownSting’s children won’t be getting their paws on his £180m fortune. Like Nigella Lawson and Anita Roddick, the Body Shop founder, the Police frontman declared not long ago that his six offspring will have to make their way in the world bereft of endless royalties from Don’t Stand So Close to Me. (Although it’s hard to see Nigella’s insistence on not letting money “ruin” the children i...
Tags: Family, Politics, Budget, Money, Economics, Tax, George Osborne, Life and style, UK News, Tax and spending, Economic policy, Inheritance Tax, Autumn Statement 2014, Charles Saatchi, Nigella Lawson, Nigella