Sensation at 25: 1997-2022


Damien Hirst on painting river views, aiding assistants and why Sensation was just too silent

The artist's spin painting of musician Pete Townshend will be sold for charity at Sotheby's

British artist-polymath Tom Phillips—portrait painter, composer and poet—has died, aged 85

Phillips's masterpiece is A Humument, a 50-year recreation, redrawing and rewriting of a long-forgotten Victorian novel, that informed the artist's wider output, including an opera and his translation of Dante's Inferno

Sensation, 25 years on: the show thrust the YBAs and Charles Saatchi into the mainstream—but not everyone was happy

The 1997 exhibition at London’s Royal Academy of Arts was a masterclass in art PR, with many of the works by artists like Tracey Emin and Marcus Harvey hitting the headlines

Extract | How Mayor Rudy Giuliani went from ‘patting on the back’ to trying to pull the plug on Sensation show

Two decades after one of the most controversial exhibitions of recent times, Arnold Lehman, the former director of the Brooklyn Museum, reveals all in a new book

Still a 'Sensation': How much do the Young British Artists matter in 2010, as they enter middle age?

What is the critical and market sentiment around the artists who made headlines at the Royal Academy, in London, 13 years ago?

The landmark exhibition 'Sensation': who were the big buyers of Charles Saatchi's art collection?

An Art Newspaper investigation reveals that, nine years after the controversial Royal Academy show, US collectors and institutions had acquired many of the pieces shown at "Sensation" in 1997

Where is the art from the ‘Sensation’ show? A list of the collectors in 2006

An Art Newspaper investigation tracks the ownership history of art from Charles Saatchi's collection shown at the Royal Academy in 1997

'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

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