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Richard Wright (2023)

Richard Wright (2023)

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Art - Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General
  • Pages: 356

Dimensions: 9.5" x 12.2"

Featuring essays from leading cultural voices, Richard Wright’s second Gagosian book provides a comprehensive and richly illustrated overview of the Turner Prize–winning artist’s work from 2010 to today.

Richard Wright is considered a central figure in the celebrated generation of artists who emerged from Glasgow, Scotland, in the 1990s. Working in acrylic, gouache, gold leaf, and, more recently, stained glass, he is best known for his site-specific yet transient works that subtly encourage viewers to reassess their physical surroundings. Wright’s diverse yet distinctive compositions display a profound art historical knowledge, drawing influence from geometric patterns, minimalist typography, gothic ornamentation, and baroque embellishment.

This fully illustrated volume, the second published by Gagosian, provides a comprehensive illustrated survey of the artist’s work from 2010 to today. The book features newly commissioned texts from Martin Clark and Tim Ingold; a newly published conversation between the artist and Will Bradley, recorded at the British School at Rome; and an exhaustive collection of plates documenting individual works and permanent commissions in such locations as Tate Britain, London; Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna; and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Richard Wright (b. 1960, London) lives and works in Norfolk, England, and Glasgow, Scotland. Wright won the Turner Prize in 2009 and his work is represented in major collections around the world. In 2016 he was commissioned to make a vast gold-leaf work for the four hundredth anniversary of the Queen’s House, London. In 2018 he was commissioned to produce a ceiling work at the Tottenham Court Road station of London’s Underground, which was unveiled in 2022.

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