Magazine
Latest Issue

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…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to letters@prospect-magazine.co.uk

More From Prospect