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PICTURA BRITANNICA: ART FROM BRITAIN. Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 1997. Organized in association with British Council, London. 240 pp. with 131 ills. (53 col.). 30 x 24 cm. ISBN 1875632530 In English.
Was $67.50; save 33%! Highlights recent sculptures, photographs, paintings and installations by Damien Hirst, Rachel Whiteread, Mark Wallinger, Jane and Louise Wilson, Mat Collishaw, Sam Taylor-Wood, Gillian Wearing, Willie Doherty, Fiona Banner and more than 35 other British artists, many of the works exploring issues of gender, race, class and nationalism. Statements by the featured artists or excerpts from critical assessments of their oeuvres augment nine essays (two reprinted) that examine the political, cultural and art historical contexts of recent British art, including discussions of such topics as the impact of the conservative economic and social policies of "Thatcherism" on contemporary British culture, the growing mainstream visibility of black British artists, the international reception of the acclaimed generation of London-based artists who emerged in the 1990s and the influential work of the exhibition's two senior participants, Richard Hamilton and John Latham.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — Post-1990 — Several Media
Plans: 01,05,07,15,20,33
Worldwide Number: 026378
Paperbound $44.96    

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