• “Young British Artists VI”

    Saatchi Gallery

    During the first five years of its existence, the Saatchi Gallery failed to show a single British artist—the eight exhibitions mounted there from 1985–89 consisted entirely of continental European and American art. Since then, however, British art has dominated. Seven of sixteen shows have focused exclusively on British art, while Richard Wilson’s used sump oil installation, 20: 50, 1987, has been a permanent fixture since 1991. Three of these British shows have been devoted to senior figures, such as Lucian Freud and Richard Deacon, and the rest to the so-called Young British Artists. More

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