Private Views: Artists Working Today

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Judith Palmer
Serpent's Tail, 2004 - Art - 207 pages
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What kind of person makes it as an artist in today's Britain? How do artists cope with solitude, public exposure, self-doubt, or the pressures of the market? With moving personal stories and humorous observations, the contributors explore the complexities and contradictions of life in the world of the cultural industries. Through essays and interviews, this incisive book confounds many of the received myths about 'the life of the artist'. Covering the artistic spectrum, from painters and sculptors to writers, film-makers and composers, Private Views reveals shared patterns of experience and outlook across disciplines and generations. With contributors Faisal Abdu?Allah, Zoe Benbow, Michael Bracewell, Billy Childish & Charles Thomson, Celeste Dandeker, Dalziel & Scullion, Anne Desmet, Andy Goldsworthy, Andrew Kotting, Selima Hill, Charlotte Jones, Brighid Lowe, John Mortimer, Cornelia Parker, Martin Parr, Janette Paris, Paula Rego, Nitin Sawhney, Scanner, Iain Sinclair, David Toop, Errollyn Wallen, Judith Weir, Peter Wolf, Louise K. Wilson, Stuart Pearson Wright and Catherine Yass.

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Editor Judith Palmer is a writer and broadcaster. She is a regular arts feature writer and interviewer for The Independent and The Scotsman, and presents and reviews frequently on BBC Radio 3 & 4.

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