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Modernists and Mavericks

Bacon, Freud, Hockney & The London Painters

Martin Gayford

From the Blitz to the Swinging Sixties, London was home to a major art scene. Several key players – Auerbach, Bacon, Freud – were figurative painters rebelling against the prevailing Abstract orthodoxy. Others – Bridget Riley, John Hoyland – found their own distinctive forms of abstraction. Gayford’s study profiles the artists and explores their influences and connections. Drawing on first-hand interviews and illustrated with 114 paintings and photographs, it recreates the Soho bohemia these painters inhabited, with its friendships, feuds and legendary drinking sessions.
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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Year: 2018
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 352pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 240x165mm
  • ISBN: 9780500239773
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 1kg
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