New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2005. First Edition. Large format hardcover (31 x 28cm); pp. (176); white paper covered boards, colour reproductions of Saville's work on both covers, embossed lettering in black on both the spine and front cover; signed by Jenny Saville on the ffep.
Book is slightly bowed; head and tail a little pushed; shallow dings to the bottom edges, a 5 x 45mm horizontal bruise to the top edge of the back cover; corners are gently bruised which has caused the bottom corners of pages towards the back of the book to crease a little; covers lightly scuffed; top edge of text block foxed; outer margins of white pages a shade age toned otherwise clean and bright. Item #1306
Jenny Saville is a contemporary artist concerned with the human form." In her depictions of the human form, Jenny Saville transcends the boundaries of both classical figuration and modern abstraction. Oil paint, applied in heavy layers, becomes as visceral as flesh itself, each painted mark maintaining a supple, mobile life of its own. As Saville pushes, smears, and scrapes the pigment over her large-scale canvases, the distinctions between living, breathing bodies and their painted representations begin to collapse." (accessed from the Glasgosian website, June 2020). This volume includes essays by John Gray, Linda Nochlin, David Sylvester and Simon Schama.
Provenance: Private collection, Brisbane.