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Contemporary Art in the United Kingdom (Artworld)by Phoebe Adler
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The fifth title in Black Dog Publishings ARTWORLD series, Contemporary Art in the United Kingdom showcases the wealth of contemporary art being produced in the United Kingdom today.
Diverse in content and style, Contemporary Art in the United Kingdom features work from artists including, Gavin Turk, Tracey Emin, Fiona Banner, Bob and Roberta Smith, Chris Ofili and Mark Quinn, alongside the work of emerging British artists today. Exploring the phenomenon of the YBA, looking at pre and post-YBA; alongside the growing influence of art fairs such as Frieze and prizes such as the Turner Prize; Contemporary Art in the United Kingdom provides a comprehensive a complexion of the contemporary art scene from all four corners of the British Isles.
Over 50 of the regions most prolific artists are profiled, alongside images of a selection of their work—some of which previously unseen—including that by Rachel Whiteread, Julian Opie, Sarah Lucas, Damien Hirst and Steve McQueen.
From sculpture to painting, to the latest practices in a range of media, Contemporary Art in the United Kingdom provides an insightful examination into the styles, perceptions and culture of the United Kingdom and its art, articulating varied arguments and opinions on the subject that guide the reader in further discussion.
About the Author
John Slyce is a Tutor at Londons Royal College of Art and is an arts writer and critic. He is the author of numerous catalog essays and has written extensively for the major art magazines and journals. He is also the art editor for Bedeutung—a quarterly magazine of philosophy, current affairs, art and literature.
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