Tells the story of modern art from Picasso to Damien Hirst. What is modern art? Why do we like/hate it? Can anybody do it? These and many other questions are answered in this book.
* Publication to coincide with a 6-part Channel 4 series, written and presented by Matthew Collings. * From reviews of Blimey!: 'In its own way this has the moral weight of great criticism,' David Sylvester, Independent on Sunday; 'Hilarious and horrible, intelligent and frightening, Blimey! is the book the art world deserves,' Adrian Searle, Guardian.
Matthew Collings is an artist, art historian and cultural critic. He used to present The Late Show and presents on Channel 4 London's most important art prize, the Turner Prize. His first book, Blimey! on the London Artworld from Bacon to Hirst was extremely well received and the first book to be published by 21, the publishing company set up by David Bowie and Modern Painters.