Jenny Saville

Jenny Saville

Book - 2005
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At thirty-two, Jenny Saville has had a career most artists twice her age would envy. In 1992, the year she completed her studies at Glasgow School of Art, her graduation exhibition sold out. Most notably, one painting was bought by Charles Saatchi and, since then, her international reputation has grown at a rapid and steady pace.Jenny Saville is described as a "New Old Master" for the technical proficiency of her oversize nudes that have earned her comparisons to Rubens and Lucian Freud and universal praise from critics and art historians alike. For the conceptual underpinnings of her work, she has been hailed as one of the most interesting artists of the last decade. Her work has been shown alongside that of Damien Hirst and the other Young British Artists in the acclaimed and seminal survey of new British art Sensation at the Royal Academy (London, 1997) and the Brooklyn Museum of Art (New York, 2000).This is the only monograph devoted to the critically acclaimed young artist and features all of Jenny Saville's paintings to date-including many previously unpublished. This volume is being published in association with the Gagosian Gallery in London. The power of her brilliant and relentless embodiment of our worst anxieties about our own corporeality and gender is what distinguishes Saville from other paint-obsessed representers of the naked human body. To my eye, no other artist in recent memory has combined empathy and distance with such visual and emotional impact. -Linda Nochlin, Art in America, March 2000

Book News
This catalogue documents work beginning in the early 1990s, by Jenny Saville (b.1970), a British born painter residing in Italy, who has garnered an impressive list of awards and exhibits at a young age. Three essays and an interview begin the volume: The Landscape of the Body: Ballard, Bacon, and Saville (John Gray, May 2005); Migrants (Linda Nochlin, March 2003); Areas of Flesh (David Sylvester, January 1994); and Interview with Jenny Saville (Simon Schama, May 2005). The book measures 11x12.5". Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, 2005
ISBN: 9780847827572
Characteristics: 173 p. : col. ill. ; 32 cm


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