An exploration of visual phenomena, The Naked Eye is a treasure trove of unusual images from across the world, all the more extraordinary for being real, all the more fascinating for existing without computer manipulation. Some images are the works of artists and visionary architects, some showcase incredible natural phenomena, and others are incredible images snapped by chance at the perfect moment. Among these are an elephant balancing on his trunk, a dancing tree, an office building created to look like a gigantic shopping basket, and a man walking calmly up a palm tree. Alongside these startling images are stories, facts, and hidden histories, written in Saatchi's entertaining pithy style.
Charles Saatchi has been one of the moving forces of the modern age. Founder of the global advertising agency and the most important art collector of our time, he has vigorously shaped the contemporary art scene 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 previous bestselling books include Babbble, Be The Worst You Can Be and My Name Is Charles Saatchi and I'm An Artoholic in which he answered questions from journalists, critics and members of the public with brutally frank candour