A Celebration of Mortality
- Publication Date: October 27, 2015
- Imprint: Booth-Clibborn Editions
- Trim Size: 7 x 9 1⁄2
- ISBN: 9781861543592
- Page Count: 248
- Illustrations: 50 color illustrations, marble edge-stain
- Rights: North America
In this new book, cleverly designed to look like a marble tombstone (complete with marble edge-stain), Charles Saatchi relates often perversely entertaining stories that look at death and mortality in a coolly amused and detached way. In 52 brief essays—sometimes dark, sometimes droll—and including 50 illustrations, Saatchi spans a wide variety of topics; the Russian mafia, snake-eating spiders, Attila the Hun, the Wild West, being run over by your own dog, even laughing yourself into a heart attack.
About the author
Charles Saatchi has been one of the moving forces of the modern age, one of the most significant figures in global advertising, and one of the most influential collectors of contemporary art, while contradictorily remaining a reclusive, even elusive figure. Saatchi was selected by the BBC as one of 60 “New Elizabethans” who have most influenced the past 60 years. His Saatchi Gallery has hosted 10 of the 15 most-visited exhibitions in London museums over the last four years, and is one of the five most popular museums in the world on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, with more than a million followers on each.