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What does YBA stand for?

YBA stands for Young British Artist (generation of British artists born between mid-1960s and 1970s)

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THE first solo show of work by former Young British Artist Jenny Saville has been unveiled at Modern Art Oxford, with two more pieces on show alongside Italian Renaissance masterpieces at the Ashmolean Museum.
The panel also includes Merseyside-born young British artist Fiona Banner, director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery Iwona Blazwick, and Spanish born Angela de la Cruz, another former Turner Prize nominee.
It is 14 years since Tracey Emin appeared in an exhibition called 'Sensation' at the Royal Academy causing scandal but also marking the emergence of a new generation of young British artists.