Lucky Kunst: The Rise and Fall of Young British Art

Lucky Kunst: The Rise and Fall of Young British Art
Library Shelf Location 03.MUIR
Publication Date 2009
Description In 1988 no-one outside a semi-derelict, little frequented backwater of East London had heard of Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin or the Chapman brothers, let alone envisioned putrefying sharks or fried eggs and a kebab as pioneering works of art. But Gregor Muir, the ‘embedded journalist’ of the nascent community of Young British Artists, was there to witness their outrageous, hilarious and very badly-behaved rise to fame. Gregor Muir is now the director of Hauser and Wirth (London), one of the world’s leading art galleries. Muir curated YBA group shows such as ‘Lucky Kunst’ and ‘Liar’, as well as seminal video programmes including ‘Speaking of Sofas’ and ‘Drugs’ with Carsten Höller. He has been a critic and writer for various cutting-edge publications such as Dazed and Confused, Parkett and Frieze magazine.
ISBN 9781845135287
Quantity 1
Pages 250
Author Gregor Muir
Format Paperback
Publisher Aurum Press Ltd
Category Surveys of Modern & Contemporary Art
Artist's Nationality British/UK
Language English

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