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Confessions of an Artoholic


09.02.09 Will Sherman

charlessaatchi460Charles Saatchi confesses that Damien Hirst has lost his touch, but claims that 20th century histories will footnote “every artist other than Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Donald Judd” and the shark-cutting skull bedazzler. The influential art collector, and co-founder of Saatchi & Saatchi, is surprisingly speaking out in a new tell-all book. Set for a September release, “My Name is Charles Saatchi and I Am an Artoholic” supposedly offers the notorious recluse’s “unflinching responses” to 200 questions from colleagues, critics and admirers on “art, ads, life, god and other mysteries.”

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