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AS A PIECE of artistic altruism it seemed unprecedented. In a blaze of publicity, the advertising agency mogul Charles Saatchi sold off 130 works from his collection to raise money for young artists.

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Saatchi auction raises pounds 1.6m

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BritArt's big day out

They came to pay tribute (and pounds 1.6m) to the good taste (and bette r judgement) of Charles Saatchi, the one-man art market...

Saatchi leads his modern art to market at Smithfield

TODAY, ONE of the age's most successful and enigmatic collectors of contemporary art begins to off-load. Charles Saatchi, as influential in the Nineties' world of pickled sheep as he was in the Eighties' world of advertising, is selling 130 works by 97 young artists - more than 5 per cent of his pounds 70m cutting-edge collection, which he bought for around pounds 20m.

Saatchis offer arts world a slicker image

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Saatchi shocks art with Britpack sale

CHARLES SAATCHI, the most high-profile collector of young British artists, is to sell 130 works - about 5 per cent of his collection - including pieces by the most celebrated figures in the Britpack.

PIECES FROM A CONFESSIONAL

Doris Lockhart Saatchi, the former wife of Charles Saatchi, is famously private. But her choice of favourite paintings, says Charles Darwent, is unexpectedly revealing

Rake's life goes down the Tube

THE London Underground has been selected as an exhibition space by a young British artist to display his modern version of a rake's progress, writes Sophie Goodchild.

Scott to step down at Saatchi & Saatchi

CHARLIE SCOTT, the advertising executive who ejected Maurice and Charles Saatchi from the company they founded, yesterday announced plans for his own departure.

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