“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 editorial team comprises founders Gemma de Cruz and David Sheppard. The magazine is designed by Miscano Design, London.