New Saatchi Art Show

This Is London reports that Charles Saatchi is to present his biggest exhibition of new British art since the record-breaking Sensation show more than a decade ago. Newspeak: British Art Now will showcase more than 60 artists living and working in the UK across two exhibitions, the first opening in June and the second in October. It will be the largest art show at the Saatchi Gallery, which opened off the King's Road two years ago, and is an expanded version of one premiered last autumn at the Hermitage in St Petersburg. Saatchi, 66, lent his collection of Young British Artists to the Royal Academy for the Sensation show in 1997. Although the likes of Damien Hirst had already won the Turner Prize, it broke all records for a contemporary show and had an international impact. Newspeak could certainly set records for the new Saatchi Gallery, even though its displays of work from China and from the Middle East ranked as the first and second most-visited shows in London in The Art Newspaper's survey of attendances last year. Newspeak: British Art Now Part I will run from June 2 until October 17. For full source and full article click the Headline. Irish Art