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Description - Art London: A Guide to Places, Events and Artists by Hettie Judah

Prodigies, revolutionaries, defiers of the patriarchy; drunks, rebels and impassioned immigrants; queer pioneers, paint-spattered punks and proto-feminists: there have always been artists in London. Some were celebrated in their lifetime, others were out-of-step with the spirit of their age: too radical, too subversive, too modest, too female, too foreign. Art London is more than a guidebook. It will accompany you on a journey through this great city, telling stories, uncovering histories, sharing insights into those who have made, collected and influenced art past and present. Moving neighbourhood by neighbourhood, Art London travels the streets with you, suggesting where to see art, in museums, galleries and beyond, from palace to pub to studio. Familiar figures - from Hogarth to Hirst - are joined by characters past and present, offering a fresh vision of London as a great art city. Fascinating, entertaining, full of anecdote and insights, Art London reflects the city itself: energetic, diverse, resilient, occasionally outrageous, and never short of fresh ideas. Also in the series: Vinyl London ISBN 9781788840156 Rock 'n' Roll London ISBN 9781788840163 London Peculiars ISBN 9781851499182 AUTHOR: Hettie Judah is the chief art critic of the British daily newspaper The I, and a contributor to the Guardian and the New York Times. Her work regularly appears in specialist art publications, including Frieze, Numero Art, Art Quarterly, Artnet News and Tate Etc. as well as lifestyle publications such as Vogue International, ES Magazine, House & Garden and The Plant magazine, to which she is contributing editor. She is a lecturer at the Christie's Education art courses in London, presents talks and discussions for museums and art galleries around London and beyond, and has recorded podcasts for the Guardian. She lives and works in Kilburn, London: a neighbourhood immortalised by Leon Kossoff. SELLING POINTS: Celebrating the diverse voices of London's art world, past and present A down-to-earth, entertaining and accessible companion book for the London roamer Part of a new series exploring London culture, joined by Vinyl London, Rock 'n' Roll London, Writers' London and London Peculiars 55 colour images

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