From the archive

'A climactic moment in the history of British art': curator Norman Rosenthal on his 'Sensation' show

Eight months after the opening of the major exhibition, the man who responsible for staging the controversial show says it mattered because it reflected an unprecedented scale of art-making in Britain

Pleasant and acceptable: how Pietro Annigoni came to create a second portrait of Queen Elizabeth II in 1970

In 1967 the National Portrait Gallery in London did not own a portrait of the monarch—but commissioning one was to prove a challenge

Charles Saatchi: the man behind the Young British Art collection showcased in the 'Sensation' exhibition

As show opens at the Royal Academy, we ask what drives Saatchi to buy and risk so much, using access to his collection's archive to chart a 25-year transformation in his taste