THE SIXTIES ART SCENE IN LONDON. David Mellor. Barbican Art Gallery, London, 1993. Published in association with Phaidon Press Limited, London. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Chronicle Books, San Francisco. 240 pp. with 205 ills. (106 col.). 29 x 25 cm. ISBN 0714829102 In English.
Thoroughly reviewing a dynamic transitional period in British figurative and abstract art, this catalogue features illustrations of nearly 200 paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, mixed-media works and performance pieces produced from 1957 to 1970 by some 70 London artists, among them such prominent figures as Anthony Caro, Robyn Denny, Peter Blake, Richard Hamilton, Bridget Riley, David Hockney, Phillip King, R.B. Kitaj and Eduardo Paolozzi. A selection of manifestos and other writings from the 1960s supplements an eleven-part text that provides a balanced survey of the period, including discussions of the rise of the Pop aesthetic, the significance of the "Situation" exhibitions of large-scale abstract paintings held from 1960 to 1963, the achievements of Caro, King, William Tucker and other sculptors associated with St. Martin's School of Art, trends in graphic design, and the emergence of Conceptualism at the end of the decade.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — Post-1945 — Several Media
Worldwide Number: 024040
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