Damien Hirst, Angus Fairhurst, Gary Hume, Abigail Lane, Sarah Lucas, Michael Landy et al.


Edition : First / London / Self Published / Ian Jeffery / 1988 / Softcover. / VG+
Small 4to. Unpaginated (48pp). Printed wraps. Numerous Colour and Black & White plates.

Quite possible the most famous and genre defining show of the late eighties. Conceived and curated by Damien Hirst, with Steven Adamson, Angela Bulloch, Mat Collishaw, Ian Davenport, Angus Fairhurst, Anya Gallaccio, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Michael Landy, Abigail Lane, Sarah Lucas, Lala Meredith-Vulja, Richard Patterson, Simon Patterson, Stephen Park and Fiona Rae. Considering the show was originally a student show, the quality of both the work and the staging was outstanding, by the standards of any period, and it is no surprise that almost all of the artists involved went on to become some of the most successful practitioners of the late 20th century, spawning the ‘brit art’ boom. Mat Collishaw’s bullet hole (which the show was named after) is still one of the best works of the period.

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