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Charles Saatchi is trying to make a comeback—doing for American artists what he did for the Brits in his 1997 "Sensation" show. Do the yAas have that yBa magic?

By Ben Lewis   July 2006

Later this year Charles Saatchi will attempt to repeat the formula of the most successful contemporary art exhibition in living memory, “Sensation.” He is lending a large number of his latest acquisitions for an exhibition of new American painting at the Royal Academy in October. “USA Today” will profile the work of a new generation of American artists.

“Sensation” was the exhibition of Saatchi’s collection of yBas, the young British artists, at the Royal Academy in 1997. It included Damien Hirst’s sliced and pickled cows, Tracey Emin’s tent, the Chapman brothers’ Tragic Anatomies and Marcus Harvey’s portrait of Myra Hindley,…

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