High Art Lite: The Rise and Fall of Young British Art (Revised and Expanded edition)

High Art Lite: The Rise and Fall of Young British Art (Revised and Expanded edition)

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ISBN13: 9781844670857
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This eloquent, lacerating book has become the authoritative account of the new British art of the 1990s, its legacy in the 21st century, and what it tells us about the fate of high art as a whole in contemporary society. Now fully updated and with a new concluding chapter, High Art Lite provides a sustained analysis of the so-called young British artists , exploring the reasons for its popularity and the much-publicised work of its leading exponents: Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Marcus Harvey and Sarah Lucas, among others.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 368
Item Height 22 mm
Item Width 156 mm
Item Weight 761 Gram
Product Dimensions 156 x 22 x 198
Publisher Verso Books
Format Paperback | 368

I cannot help but endorse his analysis of the high art lite tendency ... its abject willingness to be fucked up by the 1990s cult of celebrity; fucked over by the 1990s boom in consumerism; fucked sideways by its adoption of the styles and modes of popular culture; and fucked to buggery by its co-option by the new Labourite idiotology. -- Will Self, New Statesman

Julian Stallabrass is a writer and art critic. He lectures in art history as the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. He is author of Gargantua: Manufactured Mass Culture (Verso) and the co-editor of Occupational Hazard: Critical Writing on Recent British Art.