The Saatchi Gallery is a contemporary art gallery established in 1985 by the advertising mogul Charles Saatchi (b.1943).
Its first premises were in Boundary Road, St John’s Wood, where the gallery played a prominent role in the promotion of Britart, exhibiting works by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Rachael Whiteread, Sam Taylor-Wood and the Chapman brothers (Jake and Dinos), et al.
In 2003 it reopened at County Hall and in 2008 moved to its present home, the 70,000 sq. ft. Duke of York’s HQ, in the King’s Road.
The Saatchi Gallery aims to provide an innovative forum for contemporary art, presenting work by largely unseen young artists or by international artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibited in the UK. Admission is free to all shows – including temporary, curated exhibitions – resulting in high attendance figures.