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Flogging a Dead Horse: The Life and Works of Jake and Dinos Chapman

Written by Jake Chapman and Dinos Chapman, Edited by Fuel, Contribution by Nick Hackworth and Tim Marlow

  • November 8, 2011
  • Hardcover
  • Art - Individual Artist
  • Rizzoli
  • 8-3/4 x 11-1/2
  • $85.00
  • $97.00
  • 978-0-8478-3478-5

About This Book

The definitive monograph, collecting twenty years of work by two iconoclastic and subversive contemporary British artists. Jake and Dinos Chapman’s work has come to define the spirit and impact of a generation of contemporary artists we know as the YBAs. Taking many forms across many mediums, from major installations to miniature sculpture, from etchings and drawings to films and performances, their work together and individually examines contemporary politics and morality with characteristic irreverence and profoundly caustic humor.
Edited by the artists themselves, Flogging a Dead Horse is the most definitive monograph on the brothers’ work to date. With more than 300 reproductions of every major piece recorded in their career, the book captures the extraordinary detail of their celebrated dioramas, collects a vast archive of etchings, drawings, and watercolors, and draws on photographs of larger installations and exhibitions to present a comprehensive survey of twenty years of work-and to illuminate the monumental effort behind their projects.
Designed by the Chapmans’ longtime collaborators Fuel, and with original cover and slipcase art made for the project by Dinos Chapman, this book will stand as a collectible object in its own right.

About the Author

Jake Chapman was born in 1966, Dinos Chapman in 1962. They have exhibited in solo shows at Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, and PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; and in group exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA in Helsinki, and the Turner Prize Exhibition at Tate Britain.


  • "Their incendiary artworks are stark-raving--and stark-naked--mad in the most divine way possible." ~Black Book
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