This is Modern Art

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Seven Dials, 2000 - Art - 271 pages
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Modern art is controversial, intimidating, and bound to divide any group of people into opposing camps. But how many of usreally understand it? With wit, knowledge, and plenty of illustrations, artist and author Matthew Collings opens our eyes to the shock of the new. He whisks us on a journey across the globe to galleries, museums, and studios, all the while offering hard information on major artists and movements as well as answers to the types of questions ordinary befuddled viewers might have:What makes art modern? Can anyone do it? And, whatever happened to beauty? An entertaining and enlightening survey.

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Matthew Collings is an artist, art historian and cultural critic. He used to present The Late Show and presents on Channel 4 London's most important art prize, the Turner Prize. His first book, Blimey! on the London Artworld from Bacon to Hirst was extremely well received and the first book to be published by 21, the publishing company set up by David Bowie and Modern Painters.

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