The Contemporary Art Book

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9781780973517: The Contemporary Art Book

This veritable Who's Who of contemporary art—now in a new format and fully updated—contains 200 of the most influential, widely exhibited, and talented artists. Spanning 40 years, the list ranges from Lucian Freud, Louise Bourgeois, and Jasper Johns to Ai WeiWei, Subodh Gupta, Matthew Barney, Damien Hirst, and Tracey Emin. Insightful biographies, with a special focus on key works, and cross-referencing to linked artists, themes, and movements, make this the essential insider's guide to the international art scene.

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Formerly assistant curator at Barbican Art Gallery, London, Charlotte Bonham-Carter is currently assistant curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, and editor of Roland, the magazine of the ICA's visual arts program. She writes for a variety of international arts publications, including Flash Art, Contemporary, Untitled, Art Press, and Circa. David Hodge is a British writer and researcher with a specialized interest in the relationship between art and politics. Richard Cork is an award-winning art critic, historian, broadcaster, and exhibition curator. He writes for the Financial Times, the Guardian, and a wide range of magazines in Britain and abroad. A frequent contributor to BBC radio and television, he has acted as a judge for many leading art prizes and commissions, among them the Turner Prize.

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