Sanctuary: Britain's Artists and their Studios

Sanctuary: Britain's Artists and their Studios
Library Shelf Location 15a.GBAM
Publication Date 2012
Description The history of Western art can also be said to be the history of the studio, but surprisingly little has been written about the subject, especially modern or contemporary practice. Sanctuary opens doors normally closed to the public, inviting intrigue and even controversy. Artists have always invested their personalities in their working environments. Although artists today have new modes of working enabled by new technologies, studios continue to open a window on the creative act. The immense interest in the opening of Francis Bacon’s London studio to the public and its transplanting to Ireland signalled the dawning significance of the studio in critical thinking about new art and culture. The studio has become a creative centre for experimentation often extending beyond the bounds of a single space. It has also, for some, become a hiding place. Sanctuary: Britain’s Artists and their Studios looks behind the scenes at both artists’ lives and their workplaces, encouraging them to explore their methods and personalities. Surveying 120 artists living and working in Britain today, from the most noteworthy to new, upcoming talent, Sanctuary offers a feast of specially commissioned photographs while following each artist through their working routines. Tony Cragg, Antony Gormley, Jenny Saville, Anish Kapoor, Mark Wallinger, Phyllida Barlow, Jane and Louise Wilson, Thomas Houseago, Tracey Emin, the Chapman Brothers and many others. In addition to individual interviews with all the artists featured in the book, three essays explore the meanings, configurations and personalities of a huge range of studio settings and environments in contemporary British art. Sanctuary List of Artists: Darren Almond Hurvin Anderson Ron Arad Frank Auerbach Charles Avery Fiona Banner Claire Barclay Phyllida Barlow Tony Bevan Peter Blake Pablo Bronstein Cecily Brown Angela Bulloch Varda Caivano Anthony Caro Jake and Dinos Chapman Gordon Cheung Mat Collishaw Nigel Cooke Keith Coventry Tony Cragg Martin Creed Dexter Dalwood Enrico David Shezad Dawood Richard Deacon Tacita Dean Tracey Emin Adam Fuss Anya Gallacio Ryan Gander Gilbert & George Liam Gillick Douglas Gordon Antony Gormley Paul Graham Maggi Hambling Anne Hardy David Harrison Mona Hatoum Susan Hiller Roger Hiorns Howard Hodgkin Thomas Houseago Shirazeh Houshiary Richard Hudson Des Hughes Gary Hume Chantal Joffe Peter Joseph Isaac Julien Anish Kapoor Idris Khan Rachel Kneebone Jim Lambie Michael Landy Ximena Garrido Lecca Edward Lipski Hew Locke Sarah Lucas Peter MacDonald Goshka Macuga Helen Marten Michael Craig Martin Jason Martin Gustav Metzger Jonathan Monk Katy Moran Polly Morgan David Nash Adam Neate Mike Nelson David Noonan Humphrey Ocean Cornelia Parker Simon Periton Grayson Perry Ged Quinn Marc Quinn Fiona Rae Paula Rego Eva Rothschild Jenny Saville Hiraki Sawa Maaike Schoorel Sean Scully George Shaw Raqib Shaw Conrad Shawcross Yinka Shonibare Bob and Roberta Smith Hannah Starkey John Stezaker Juergen Teller Wolfgang Tillmans Gavin Turk Keith Tyson Phoebe Unwin Donald Urquhart Mark Wallinger Rebecca Warren Jonathan Wateridge Gilliam Wearing Tim Noble and Sue Webster Richard Wentworth Nicole Wermers Rachel Whiteread Alison Wilding Lucy Williams Jane and Louise Wilson Richard Wright Bill Woodrow Clare Woods Catherine Yass Jonathan Yeo Toby Ziegler
ISBN 9780500977071
Quantity 1
Pages 600
Editor Hossein Amirsadeghi
Format Hardback
Publisher Thames and Hudson Ltd, London
Category Art from a specific Geographical/Political Region
Related Country/Global Region Britain/UK
Artist's Nationality British/UK
Language English

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