The two founders of Saatchi Yates gallery, Phoebe Saatchi Yates (daughter of the Saatchi gallery founder Charles Saatchi), 28, and Arthur Yates, 32, are among the younger gallerists in London today. They opened Saatchi Yates in 2020, and since then have been unearthing and providing platforms for young and yet unknown artists.
Korean artist Sujin Lee (b. 1990), who never sold one painting before but acquired her position in the market after the 2021 exhibition at Saatchi Yates, was one of them.
This year January the Saatchi Yates announced its relocation to the 10,000 square-foot space in the city’s St. James’s neighborhood. As they have relocated, they are planning to start collecting works of old masters in correspondence to the area’s expertise and taste in classical paintings. The inaugural exhibition after its relocation will present Omar El Lahib’s (b. 1986) paintings in March.
On January 27, the Royal Academy of Arts (RA) in London held a charity auction in support of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine (NAAU). The members of RA including Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley, and Conrad Shawcross with the NAAU members conceived this auction and donated their works.
There is an array of huge immersive art exhibitions throughout London nowadays, with thousands of people flocking to ‘Dalí: Cybernetics’ and ‘Van Gogh The Immersive Experience’. From February 22, David Hockney (b. 1937) joins that array with his huge retrospective high-tech exhibition ‘David Hockney: Bigger & Closer (not smaller & further away’ in the Lightroom Art Center.
The Lightroom Art Center soon to open in King’s Cross will be specialized in new media, spectacle scale exhibitions such as immersive shows, and the Hockney exhibition will be its beginning.
Bigger & Closer (not smaller & further away)
2.22, 2023 – 6.4, 2023
12 Lewis Cubitt Square, London