Now It’s My Turn to Scream: Works by Contemporary British Artists from the Logan Collection

Foreword by Kent Logan; essay by Roger Bevan

56 pages, 7 ¾ x 9 inches, hardcover

Published in 1999

Highlighting the wide-ranging creative energy of the young British artists who burst into international prominence in the last decade of the twentieth century, this volume takes a close look at twenty-three works from the noted collection of Vicki and Kent Logan. Paintings, sculptures, photographs, and prints by artists including Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, Sam Taylor-Wood, and Rachel Whiteread take center stage, with full-color illustrations accompanied by interpretive texts. An introductory essay by Roger Bevan maps the context of these artists’ development and precipitous rise, noting the powerful legacy of artists who came before them, from Francis Bacon to Richard Hamilton and Tony Cragg; the influence of tutors at the Goldsmiths and other art schools; the social upheavals that took place in Britain from the 1960s through the 1980s; and the forces at play in their early years that drew wide attention to their work. While no manifesto or stylistic homogeneity defines this generation, Bevan notes, “there is common ground to be found in attitude, in the philosophy for being an artist, in the traditional British skill for inventing and making things, and in a peculiarly British balance between high-mindedness and self-deprecation. For this generation in particular, it is difficult to make an unequivocally profound statement without taking the piss, usually at their own expense.”

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Now It’s My Turn to Scream: Works by Contemporary British Artists from the Logan Collection, held at Haines Gallery, San Francisco (September 9–October 9, 1999)

ISBN 9780918471581 (hardcover)

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