This volume brings together work which has startled the art world. As a collector and patron of young British artists, Charles Saatchi has been a committed supporter of British art as it is being produced. This support has extended beyond artists of renowned notoriety, such as Rachel Whiteread and Damien Hirst, to others at the cutting edge of art. Published to coincide with an exhibition at the Royal Academy in the autumn of 1997, this volume features work by more than 40 controversial or radical artists working in Britain. The book’s essays introduce the critical context of the work and document the phenomenon of the British art scene of the 1990s. There are contributions from Norman Rosenthal, Exhibitions Secretary at the Royal Academy of Arts, the historian Lisa Jardine, critics Richard Shone and Brooks Adams, and painter and critic Martin Maloney. The essays reveal the achievements of young artists in Britain and the role played by innovative patronage.