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Charles Saatchi saved my life (and I still hate his book)

By Ben Lewis  

The weighty art of Richard Serra

Charles Saatchi saved my life. It’s true. It was 1986. I was 19 and helping the MoMart team install Saatchi’s incredible Anselm Kiefer and Richard Serra exhibition at his Boundary Row gallery in West London. Saatchi came round to see how the hang was going. We were in the middle of erecting a piece of Serra’s that involved four heavy lead sheets leaning against each other in a house-of-cards style. We balanced one upright, as Charles walked…

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