The Work That Changed British Art
Hardcover ISBN: 0224071807
This text will mark the occasion of the new Saatchi Gallery opening on 17th April, 2003. 100 works that Saatchi believes made a difference to the perception of British art. The work of 27 artists has been chosen from Saatchi's collection and of course includes the shark and the sheep, the head made of blood and Tracey's bed.
The Golden Age
Paperback ISBN: 0500203199
From Hogarth's first works around 1730 to the death of Turner in 1851, Britain's status as an artistic nation was dramatically transformed.
Gainsborough at Gainsborough's House
Hardcover ISBN: 1903470064
For some the greatest of all English artists, Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) was born in the small town of Sudbury on the river Stour in Suffolk in East Anglia. In his house in Sudbury, mainly during the last twenty years under the curatorship of Hugh Belsey, the Gainsborough's House Society has built up an outstanding collection of paintings, drawings, prints, books and memorabilia relating to the artist and his time. This book presents both the highlights of this collection, which has not hitherto been published, and significant new research and insights relating to Gainsborough's art, character and career.
Let Us Face the Future
Art Britanic 1945-1968
Hardcover ISBN: 8493761087
The title, Let Us Face the Future, comes from the Labour Party's slogan for their 1945 electoral campaign, which culminated in the unexpected defeat of the Conservatives led by Winston Churchill. The incoming Labour government established the welfare state in the UK, bringing about changes in British society which eventually led to the explosion of creativity and freedom of 1960s London; David Hockney's daring exploration of his sexuality, the sculptural revolution led by Anthony Caro, and the optical paintings of Bridget Riley. Other influential artists included in the exhibition are Eduardo Paolozzi, a Scot of Italian origin who with Bunk, a series of collages started in 1952, anticipated what would come to be Pop Art, and Richard Hamilton, creator of the 1956 collage Just what is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing, which is considered to be the first work of the British Pop movement.
An Illustrated Survey 1500-1920
Hardcover ISBN: 0853319359
Speel, an independent expert and enthusiast of painted enamel artwork, discusses the long history of this medium and how methods of enamelling have changed over the years. Using over 80 photographs and illustrations, the author examines details of the artwork, covering such topics as painting miniatures, photographic transfers to enamel and the pioneering work done at the Limoges School. This large, thorough study should be of interest to anyone who appreciates enamel art. Distributed in the US by Ashgate. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection
Paperback ISBN: 0500280428
Sensation is the first definitive survey of work by the younger generation of British artists that has captivated the international art world with its vitality and inventiveness. As a constant and prodigious collector and patron of young British artists, Charles Saatchi has been unique in his commitment to British art as it is now being produced. His support extends far beyond those such as Damien Hirst and Rachel Whiteread, whose work has acquired wide notoriety, to dozens of others at the cutting edge of the current art scene. Sensation features the work of forty-two of the most exciting and radical artists working in Britain today. Many of them--such as Jenny Saville, Rachel Whiteread, or Jake & Dinos Chapman--are already internationally acclaimed; others are destined to be. The book's original and penetrating essays include the critical context of their work and trace the phenomenon of the British art scene since "Freeze," the 1988 exhibition that is now recognized as a defining moment in the story of British art. Cutting through tabloid headlines, controversial press coverage, and art-world debate, Sensation reveals the achievements of young British artists and the role played by courageous and imaginative patronage. Features art by: Darren Almond Richard Billingham Glenn Brown Simon Callery Jake & Dinos Chapman Adam Chodzko Mat Collishaw Keith Coventry Peter Davies Tracey Emin Paul Finnegan Mark Francis Alex Hartley Marcus Harvey Mona Hatoum Damien Hirst Gary Hume Michael Landy Abigail Lane Langlands & Bell Sarah Lucas Martin Maloney Jason Martin Alain Miller Ron Mueck Chris Ofili Jonathan Parsons Richard Patterson Simon Patterson Hadrian Pigott Marc Quinn Fiona Rae James Rielly Jenny Saville Yinka Shonibare Jane Simpson Sam Taylor-Wood Gavin Turk Mark Wallinger Gillian Wearing Rachel Whiteread Cerith Wyn Evans