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Best Contemporary Art in London

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Sladmore

Located in close proximity to Piccadilly Circus Station, the Sladmore gallery was established in 1965. Revered as one of the leading art galleries across globe, the Sladmore has a huge collection of bronze sculptures made by famous sculptors like Auguste Rodin, Rembrandt Bugatti and Aristide Maillol among others. In addition to their classics, the gallery also has a range of beautifully sculpted pieces belonging to the 19th and early 20th century. Apart from weekdays, the museum can also be visited on Saturdays by prior appointment.

London, United Kingdom
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Tate Modern

The UK's National Gallery for Modern and Contemporary Art, Tate Modern has been a dazzling microcosm of the art world since it first opened its doors in 2000 and is one of the largest of its kind in the world. A remarkable merger between the past and present, Tate Modern displays the stunning national collection of modern and contemporary art, featuring both British and international artists from 1900s to the present. Here, artwork by the likes of Matice, Warhol, Picasso, Dalí, and Pollock, sit alongside those of contemporary artists who are redefining the very meaning of art. The gallery sits amid the concrete jungle of Bankside, fitted into the former Power Station with a few nifty additions. The most obvious is the two-storey glass extension that sits atop the roof, while the original lattice brickwork and towering chimney of the heritage building have been retained. Later extensions include the Blavatnik Building, with its striking sloped facade, and the conversion of the subterranean oil tanks into a permanent showcase for the performing arts. Admission is free, however, tickets must be purchased for special exhibitions.

London, United Kingdom
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Saatchi Gallery

The Saatchi Gallery is as controversial and joyful as its owner is, business person Charles Saatchi. With past glories such as the discovery of Damien Hirst's 'Formaldehyde Shark', this gallery offers a fantastic opportunity to sneak a peak at the next bright young things in the world of the now famous YBAs (Young British Artists). It's best to call before going, as there is not always a special exhibition on. Free admissions for all shows.

London, England
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