An insightful, enlightening and frequently challenging critique of contemporary culture delivered through 100 individual essays and 198 astonishing, disconcerting and truly unforgettable images. Written from the perspective of one of the most significant figures in global advertising and one of the most influential collectors of contemporary art.
Known Unknowns presents the personally curated compilation of a true master of the modern image.
From serial killers, mass extinction and the war on drugs, to a $70 milliion car crash, the size of Einstein’s brain and the most monstrous man in Japan, Saatchi explores the darker corners of modern existence in his own inimitable style.
Drawing on a career that has seen him produce and collect some of the most iconic images of modern times, Charles Saatchi presents his unique perspective on contemporary culture.
About the Author
As a co-founder of Saatchi & Saatchi, the world’s largest advertising agency throughout the 1980’s, Charles Saatchi has been one of the most influential figures in the global advertising industry and remains one of the UK’s most successful businessmen. A prolific collector of contemporary art, Saatchi championed the emerging Young British Artists, transforming the careers of Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Mark Quinn. The Saatchi Gallery was opened in London in 1985 to host Saatchi’s extensive collection, which included 17 works by Andy Warhol. In July
2010, Charles Saatchi donated the Saatchi Gallery and over 200 works of art to the British public. A columnist and author, previous works include My Name Is Charles Saatchi And I Am An Artoholic, Be The Worst You Can Be, Babble and The Naked Eye.
230 x 180mm / 480pp 198 colour images / Hardback / £25
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