Palazzo Editions is to publish Holy Cow!, an illustrated collection of the best of Charles Saatchi’s "hugely popular" columns for the London Evening Standard next month.
Saatchi founded the global advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi in 1970. At the same time Saatchi began collecting art and later opened his first gallery, a 30,000 square foot ex-paint factory in Boundary Road, London. His exhibitions have always focused on contemporary artists and Saatchi’s Sensation exhibition of Young British Artists in 1997 at the Royal Academy, London and at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York sparked controversy.
Robert Nichols, managing director, said: "When we acquired Palazzo earlier this year it was our intention to expand our range of publishing; we have a reputation for producing high-quality and beautiful illustrated books, so we are excited to now be working with Charles. As readers of his Evening Standard column will know, Holy Cow! reveals Saatchi’s unique and witty perspective on many diverse areas of modern life and popular culture, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to publish his new book."
Saatchi said: "I have the highest regard for the team at Palazzo, and enjoyed working with them on preparing this book as much as I did writing it."
Palazzo holds world rights to the title and will publish the title in October 2016 with sales being represented by Martin Palmer Publishing Services.