Where the Saatchi Gallery goes today the rest of the art world follows tomorrow. It spent the early 1990s buying works by the likes of Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, transforming them from emerging artists into YBA superstars. More recently the gallery has focused its attention on art from China, India and the Middle East. In short, Charles Saatchi gets there first.
Whatever exhibition is on in the clean white galleries of the imposing Duke of York's HQ in Chelsea you are guaranteed a crash course in what's innovative and new in the art world.