Joseph Friedman, one of London’s leading specialists in fine art, will join Saatchi Yates to launch a new “Masters” division. Friedman, a former senior director of Sotheby’s, has 30 years of experience as an art market professional and has worked with some of the world’s foremost public and private collections. Saatchi Yates Masters specialises in sourcing exceptional masterpieces from the 18th Century to the Mid-20th Century.
Saatchi Yates is a commercial gallery founded by Phoebe Saatchi Yates and Arthur Yates which opened in London’s Mayfair in October 2020. Over the past two years, the gallery has gained a strong reputation for representing and showcasing emerging artists, staging large-scale exhibitions as well as presenting blue-chip contemporary art drawn from leading private collections. In 2023, Saatchi Yates will be departing its location on Cork Street with a move to St James that will see a new 10,000 square foot ground floor gallery space at the heart of London’s unrivalled neighbourhood for both Contemporary and Classical art.
In November 2022, Saatchi Yates opened a temporary gallery space in the Design District of Miami to present a solo exhibition of new works by Ethiopian Contemporary Artist Tesfaye Urgessa to coincide with his presentation at the Rubell Museum. This was the third edition from a series of international pop-ups. In November 2021, the gallery opened its first international temporary space in Turin, Italy with a curated group exhibition of represented artists. Later in 2022, the gallery opened a temporary exhibition space at Chateau Saint Maur, South of France.
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