Written by Richard Calvocoressi and Mark Stevens, Contribution by Lauren Mahony and Jenny Saville and Sally Mann
The most comprehensive monograph on figurative painter Jenny Saville, whose large-scale nudes continue to challenge accepted ideals of beauty.
Thirteen years after her first Rizzoli monograph, British artist Jenny Saville, an original member of the Young British Artists, releases her most definitive book, including never-before-published paintings from her most recent exhibition at Gagosian in New York. This much-anticipated volume unites new work with many of Saville's paintings and drawings to date, accompanied by essays that explore Saville's continuing fascination with the human body within a broad art-historical context. The book also features Saville in an extensive conversation with acclaimed American photographer Sally Mann. An illustrated chronology of Saville's career completes this elegant volume. This beautifully produced monograph is an important addition to the library on one of the world's most influential and enduring living painters.
About The Author
Jenny Saville received her B.A. Honors Fine Art from Glasgow School of Art, Scotland. Saville's works are featured in several public collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Broad, Los Angeles; and Saatchi Collection, London. Richard Calvocoressi is a director and senior curator at Gagosian Gallery, London. Previously, he was director of the Henry Moore Foundation and director of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh. Sally Mann's photographs have been the subject of major exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Her work can be found in many collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Mark Stevens is the former art critic of New York magazine. He is coauthor, along with Annalyn Swan, of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize-winning de Kooning: An American Master. Lauren Mahony organizes special exhibitions for Gagosian. She previously worked in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.