Saatchi Opus10.22.08   |   Posted in: Art & Design   |   By: Kellis Landrum
Tags: Books, Galleries, Limited Edition, London, Saatchi Gallery
The world renowned Saatchi Gallery in London is preparing to release it’s first retrospective book titled “The Saatchi Opus” in February 2009. Coming in at a scant 850 pages, the book chronicles some of the most important artist of the last to decades Lucien Freud, Damien Hirst, and Zhang Xiaoghang. The text includes essays by leading art critics Richard Cork and Brian Sewell, Sir Norman Rosenthal, former Secretary of Exhibitions at The Royal Academy of Art, and actor Steve Martin.
The Saatchi Opus is limited to 950 copies all signed by Mr. Saatchi himself. We’re guessing there’s some images you won’t ever see any where else (if you’ve ever tried to find a Lucien Freud print you know what I’m talking about). The exclusivity is included in the price tag, pre-publication price is Â£1,950 ($3,188). But since this is really a piece of art in and of itself, we’re guessing it will be worth double that in 5 years if you can find some one willing to part with it.