Blimey!: From Bohemia to Britpop, the London Artworld from Francis Bacon to Damien Hirst

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21 Publishing, 1997 - Art - 211 pages
4 Reviews
At last an incredibly readable book about the London art world. For every long word there are dozens of short ones. It's a map of the mind, a journey to the heart of darkness, a step in a puddle, a ride on a tour boat, a week in traction. Learn lots of things and be entertained as well. From the anguished screaming tortured canvases of Francis Bacon to the witty ironic twirling sliced farmyard animals of Damien Hirst, let Matthew Collings take you by the hand and gently guide you through art's Yellow Pages.

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

User Review  - Darran Mclaughlin - Goodreads

Collings gives the reader a genial tour of British art from Bacon to Hirst. I have always enjoyed Matthew Collings tv shows about art and his books are great too. He brings a flippant, witty, slacker ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Kurt - Goodreads

Highly readable survey of British contemporary art. Discussion of galleries at end seemed irrelevant (and is probably dated by now). Read full review

Contents

Section 1
16
Section 2
53
Section 3
75
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Matthew Collin is the author of the critically acclaimed books Guerrilla Radio, and The Time of the Rebels. He has worked for the BBC from Georgia and has written for a wide range of newspapers and magazines. He now reports for Al Jazeera from Georgia.

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