Blimey!: From Bohemia to Britpop : The London Artworld from Francis Bacon to Damien Hirst
An irreverent introduction to the London art world by a real insider, Blimey! makes essential reading for anyone interested in what's 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.