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Blimey! from Bohemia to Britpop: The London Artworld from Francis Bacon to Damien Hirst Matthew Collin

Blimey! from Bohemia to Britpop: The London Artworld from Francis Bacon to Damien Hirst

Matthew Collin

Published
ISBN : 9781901785005
Paperback
208 pages
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 About the Book 

An irreverent introduction to the London art world by a real insider, Blimey! makes essential reading for anyone interested in whats behind all the recent buzz about British artists. From post-war pioneers Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud to modernMoreAn irreverent introduction to the London art world by a real insider, Blimey! makes essential reading for anyone interested in whats behind all the recent buzz about British artists. From post-war pioneers Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud to modern day provocateurs like Gilbert & George, Damien Hirst, and the Chapman brothers, this book covers the essential ground. With wit, panache, and more than a bit of attitude, author Matthew Collings adopts a tone refreshingly free of theoretical jargon. Besides dealing with the artists themselves, the book discusses prominent art dealers, legendary London galleries, and a host of other personalities. Generously illustrated with photographs and artwork samples, Blimey! is sure to be among the most enjoyable, topical, and talked about books on art in some time.