It’s hard to miss this assessment of Charles Saatchi’s legacy as a collector–it’s the lead in Jackie Wullschlager’s Financial Times review–but it would be a shame not to isolate such a succinct and impressive re-statement
Charles Saatchi has for some years presented himself as the apostle of contemporary painting but it was always his brilliant eye for sculpture that made him a collector of genius. He inaugurated his Boundary Road gallery with Donald Judd, knocked down the flat next door to make space for Richard Serra, was the pioneering UK supporter of Jeff Koons, and launched Damien Hirst’s career by commissioning “The Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living”, the shark in formaldehyde. Anyone interested in sculpture must look wherever he goes.
Let’s Get Physical (Financial Times)