End Game British Contemporary Art from the Chaney Family Collection Richard Cork, Elliott Zooey Martin

Series:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
15 Jul 2008
ISBN:
9780300142013
Dimensions:
80 pages: 216 x 140 x 8mm
Illustrations:
30 colour illustrations, including 1 gatefold

British artists such as Damien Hirst and Antony Gormley have transformed the art world with their visually volatile investigations into contemporary states of being. This stimulating book, whose title takes its name from a work by Hirst, draws from an important private collection to highlight the best of today's art from Britain.The volume focuses on thirteen major works by the Young British Artists, a dynamic association of painters, sculptors, video artists, and photographers whose irreverent and genre-bending art first took London by storm in the late 1980s. Featuring six masterpieces by Hirst, including multimedia constructions that confront the fragility of life and the certainty of death; Rachel Whiteread's Untitled (Fire Escape), a monumental and ghostly negative stairway cast in plaster; and stills from Sam Taylor-Woods' haunting video A Little Death, the book also includes a selection of provocative works by Gormley (Feeling Material XXVII) and other established figures, as well as emerging artists.

 Read more about Richard Cork, art historian, critic, broadcaster and exhibition curator.