“A magazine which can actually think for itself – excellent stuff.”
— Tom Hodgkinson
“Art & Music is one of those magazines – The Face, Frieze and the Believer are others that spring to mind – that come along once in a generation and seem to arrive miraculously fully formed. One from the kool skool. No sweat.”
— Gordon Burn
Founded by art writer Gemma de Cruz and music journalist (and Brian Eno biographer), David Sheppard, Art & Music fits happily alongside other hip, iconoclastic cultural magazines such as iD, The Idler, The Wire, Bearded, The Believer et al, while remaining nonetheless, completely unique. The USP is self-explanatory; it’s a journal which appeals to anyone whose taste in popular culture’s is not ghettoized into a single discipline and offers a quality of writing, photography and design more associable with publications three times its price.
Launched in March 2008 as an eye-catching but never gimmicky, fanzine-minded independent quarterly, Art & Music proved an instant success with the cognoscenti of London’s thrumming art world and independent music scenes. After two highly-prized issues it was snapped up by Charles Saatchi who installed it as the in-house magazine for his expansive new west London gallery. Despite the stellar imprimatur, the magazine’s editorial remit remains totally independent and fearlessly original, covering a gamut of feature subjects, from interviews with heavyweight, established names to ‘you-saw-it-here-first’ showcases for emerging talent.
The Saatchi Gallery Magazine Art & Music team comprises editors Gemma de Cruz and David Sheppard, Deirdre McGinnis managing brand development and art direction by Alfonso Iacurci.
After more than seven years publishing The Saatchi Gallery Magazine in print, we are now launching a dedicated culture blog. In addition to writing from our archive, you can look forward to daily features and comment on art, film, music, books, food and more.
Many of our early contributors have gone on to become prominent creative figures, including author Daniel Tapper and artist Eddie Peake, while we consistently secure exclusive interview features with everyone from David Lynch to Jóhann Jóhannsson, Harland Miller to Alan Vega. We will continue this spirit online, with editorial contributions from both established and grass-roots writers, bringing you the same quality of content day to day.