The Saatchi Gallery is London’s no. 1 and no. 2 most visited art exhibitions in 2009. If you’re an art lover or if you’re looking for a new way to spend your time, art galleries such as the popular Saatchi Gallery is a great way to experience culture and immerse yourself in beautiful art.
The Saatchi Gallery opened in Chelsea back in October 2008. Located at the Duke of York’s HQ in Sloane Square, it offers a great environment to view contemporary art. The new location has very large well-proportioned rooms complemented by high ceilings. It occupies the entire 70,000 sq ft building, having enough room for a book shop, educational facilities, as well as a café and bar.
The Saatchi Gallery actually opened 25 years ago, and back then it was one the few which were dedicated to contemporary art and showcasing work by up-and-coming artists. Over the years, the Saatchi Gallery gained a growing following with visitors reaching 600,000 per year with over 1,000 schools organizing student visits. So from County Hall, the gallery then moved to its present location in Chelsea to accommodate more people and provide a more pleasant viewing experience for art fans.
Many of the artists that are featured in the Saatchi Gallery are still relatively unknown, not only to the general public but also to the commercial art world. Eventually, most of these artists are usually offered to put up shows in different galleries and museums all over the globe. In effect, the Saatchi Gallery also acts as a launching pad for young artists who want to get a boost in their careers.
All shows, including temporary and curated exhibitions can be viewed for free.
10am-6pm, 7 days a week, last entry 5:30pm
Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London,SW3 4SQ