1. Research Library

        Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection

        Norman Rosenthal, Brooks Adams, et al.

        London Thames and Hudson 1998

        ISBN 9780500280423

      1. Catalog to the blockbuster exhibition Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection, curated by Norman Rosenthal, Royal Academy of Arts, London (17.09.–28.12.1997), toured to the Brooklyn Museum of Art in 2000 (where then-mayor Rudy Giuliani tried to cut off the city’s financing of the museum after it refused to take down a Christopher Ofili painting of the Madonna he considered ‘blasphemous’—a last gasp in the US culture wars that raged in the 1980s.) This was the first survey of the younger generation of British artists (Y.B.A.) whose meteoric rise and commercial success, driven largely by the collector Charles Saatchi, defined the decade of the 1990s and ushered in a new level of celebrity culture in contemporary art. Exhibited artists included a broader range of names than the most famous of the group, Damien Hirst and Rachel Whiteread: Darren Almond, Richard Billingham, Glenn Brown, Simon Callery, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Adam Chodzko, Mat Collishaw, Keith Coventry, Peter Davies, Tracey Emin, Mona Hatoum, Gary Hume, Michael Landy, Langlands & Bell, Sarah Lucas, Ron Mueck, Chris Ofili, Marc Quinn, Yinka Shonibare, Jane Simpson, Sam Taylor-Wood, Gavin Turk, Mark Wallinger, Gillian Wearing, Cerith Wyn Evans, etc.