“Revisiting Modern British Art”, including Boty’s “It’s a Man’s World II”, is published on 10th October

“Revisiting Modern British Art” edited by Jo Baring, published by Lund Humphries

“Revisiting Modern British Art”, edited by Jo Baring, accompanies exhibitions at The Higgins, Bedford (15th October 2022 – 16th April 2023) and The Lightbox (15th October 2022 – 8th January 2023) and is published by Lund Humphries on 10th October.

The book includes contributions by Harriet Baker, Elena Crippa, Aindrea Emelife, Laura Freeman, Alexandra Harris, Simon Martin, Hammad Nasar, James Purdon, James Rawlin, Natalie Rudd, James Russell and Laura Smith and alongside Boty features the work of artists including Paul Nash, Eric Ravilious, Eileen Agar, Ithell Colquhoun, Vanessa Bell, Francis Bacon, Barbara Hepworth, Margaret Mellis, Richard Hamilton and Kim Lim.

From the Lund Humphries website: “As the twenty-first century unfolds, notions of our cultural past and how our history has influenced our present shift almost daily. Within this, accepted artistic trajectories are being questioned and new connections made.

In this wide-ranging and thought-provoking publication, experts in their field address specific aspects of British art of the twentieth century. Presenting new perspectives on established narratives, subjects range from British Surrealism and the rise of corporate and private patronage, to nationality and British identity. Complemented by a range of striking images, this publication succeeds in showing the strength of the British artistic tradition while also encouraging the reader to rethink and explore the existing narrative.”

A spread from the book with left “Cover Girl” by Frank Bowling, 1963–4 and right “It’s a Man’s World II” by Pauline Boty, 1964–5

Jo Baring is a former Director of Christie’s and is currently Director of the Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art. Jo is also the co-presenter and co-writer of the podcast, Sculpting Lives.

Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback
ISBN 9781848225619
Dimensions: 260 x 210 mm
Pages: 176
Illustrations: 100 colour and 10 b&w
Price: £39.99