London, South Kensington & New York – Christie’s and Saatchi Gallery present Handpicked: 100 Artists Selected by The Saatchi Gallery, an auction of 100 artworks by 100 contemporary artists offered in support of the Saatchi Gallery’s free entry and education programme. From the collection of Charles Saatchi, these works bring together some of the most compelling artistic talent working today. The selection reflects the Saatchi Gallery’s commitment to providing an innovative forum for contemporary art.
The Saatchi Gallery was established over 30 years ago and has built a collection of lasting importance, through an unswerving focus on fresh talent. Showcasing the best emerging work from around the globe, it is a museum environment visited by thousands of schools annually. The Gallery was the first art space in the UK to show a host of artists before they became household names, from Jeff Koons and Bruce Nauman to Andreas Gursky, Sigmar Polke and Damien Hirst. Estimates for works in ‘Handpicked’ start at £1,000 and range up to £35,000, presenting an exciting opportunity to acquire artworks selected by the Saatchi Gallery.
Zoe Klemme, Head of Auction for ‘Handpicked’ notes:
“This auction presents an exciting selection of artworks and artists. Most of the works in the sale have been exhibited in the Saatchi Gallery, who have championed these artists. With a range of estimates, starting at just £1,000, there is something for every budget and something for every taste too, with both very fresh works alongside pieces by more established artists. Handpicked is a unique opportunity to buy something from the gallery as well as supporting the Saatchi's free entry programme”.
‘Handpicked’ is open for preview at Christie’s South Kensington from 4th March – 9th March, the auction taking place 10th March