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Encyclopedia > Young British Artists
The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living by Damien Hirst (1991). The iconic work of the YBAs.
The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living by Damien Hirst (1991). The iconic work of the YBAs.

Young British Artists or YBAs (also Brit artists and Britart) is the name given to a group of conceptual artists, painters, sculptors and installation artists based in the United Kingdom, most (though not all) of whom attended Goldsmiths College in London. The term Young British Artists is derived from shows of that name staged at the Saatchi Gallery from 1992 onwards, which brought the artists to fame. It has become an historic term, as most of the YBAs are now in their forties. They are noted for "shock tactics", use of throwaway materials and wild-living, and are (or were) associated with the Hoxton area of East London. They achieved considerable media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Image File history File links Hirst-Shark. ... Image File history File links Hirst-Shark. ... Joseph Kosuth, One and Three Chairs (1965) Conceptual art is art in which the concept(s) or idea(s) involved in the work take precedence over traditional aesthetic and material concerns. ... It has been suggested that Street installation be merged into this article or section. ... Goldsmiths College (founded in 1891 by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths as Goldsmiths Technical and Recreative Institute) has been a part of the federal University of London since 1904, when it took its current name. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Saatchi Gallerys new premises in Chelsea, opening early 2007. ... Hoxton Square. ...

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Comment

Critic Matthew Collings commented on the YBAs, when reviewing the show Brilliant!: New Art From London, held at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis in 1995:[1] Matthew Collings (born 1955) is a British art critic and broadcaster, who presents the Channel 4 TV programme on the Turner Prize. ... One of the most celebrated art museums in the country, the Walker Art Center is known for commissioning and presenting innovative contemporary art; fostering the cross-pollination of the visual, performing, and media arts; and engaging diverse audiences in the excitement of the creative process. ...

Nobody can quite sum up what they stand for. The advance publicity of Brilliant! presents them as cheeky cockneys and punk rockers oppressed by the Thatcher junta, dodging IRA bombs, living in squats, and making rough and ready art that screams with rage and isn't intended for pristine white gallery space, but for rough and ready warehouse spaces in London's cockney East End. In reality of course they are highly sophisticated formalists who desperately, and quite rightly, want to show in pristine white spaces like the Tate Gallery and the Walker Art Centre. The Tate Gallery in the United Kingdom is a network of four galleries: Tate Britain (opened 1897), Tate Liverpool (1988), Tate St Ives (1993), Tate Modern (2000), with a complementary website Tate Online (1998). ...

Origin

Freeze

Main article: Freeze (exhibition)

The core of the later YBAs originated in 1988, at a time when public funding for art was not readily available (and had been reduced by the Thatcher government). A group of 16 Goldsmiths College students took part in an exhibition called Freeze, of which Damien Hirst became the main organiser—as he was still in his second year at the college. Commercial galleries had shown a lack of interest in the project, and it was held in a cheap alternative space, a London Docklands admin block (usually referred to as a warehouse). The event resonated with the 'Acid House' warehouse rave scene prevalent at the time, but did not achieve any major press exposure. One of its effects was to set the example of artist-as-curator (in the mid 1990s artist-run exhibition spaces and galleries became a feature of the London art scene). Freeze was the title of an art exhibition organised by Damien Hirst and other students from Goldsmiths College. ... Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC (born October 13, 1925), former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, in office from 1979 to 1990. ... Goldsmiths College (founded in 1891 by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths as Goldsmiths Technical and Recreative Institute) has been a part of the federal University of London since 1904, when it took its current name. ... Freeze was the title of an art exhibition organised by Damien Hirst and other students from Goldsmiths College. ... The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living by Damien Hirst (1991) Damien Hirst (born June 7, 1965) is an English artist and the leading artist of the group that has been dubbed Young British Artists (or YBAs). ... The Millennium Dome and Canary Wharf from the Royal Victoria Dock. ... A yellow smiley face is considered the emblem of Acid House. ... Look up rave in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The defining moment for the contemporary London arts scene was Freeze, the 1988 warehouse exhibition organised by Damien Hirst. ...


Other shows

Untitled (yellow) (1990), painting by Fiona Rae
Untitled (yellow) (1990), painting by Fiona Rae

In liaison with Hirst, Carl Freedman (who had been friends with him in Leeds before Hirst moved to London and was helping to make Hirst's vitrines) and Billee Sellman then curated two influential "warehouse" shows in 1990, Modern Medicine and Gambler, in a Bermondsey former factory they designated Building One. To stage Modern Medicine they succeeded in raising £1,000 sponsorships from artworld figures including Charles Saatchi. Freedman has spoken openly about the self-fulfilling prophecy these sponsors helped to create, and also commented that not many people attended these early shows, including Freeze. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Carl Freedman (born 1965) is the founder of Counter Gallery. ... Leeds is a major city in West Yorkshire, England. ... Charles Saatchi Charles Saatchi (born June 9, 1943) was the co-founder with his brother Maurice of the global advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi, which became the worlds biggest before the brothers were forced out of the company in 1995. ...


Established alternative spaces such as City Racing at the Oval in London and Milch gave many artists their first exposure. There was much embryonic activity in the Hoxton/Shoreditch area of East London focused on Joshua Compston's gallery. In 1991 the Serpentine Gallery presented the first survey of the new generation with the exhibition Broken English in part curated by Hirst. It was not until 1992 that Saatchi staged a series of exhibitions at his gallery and devised the name Young British Art. The first show featured the work of Hirst, Sarah Lucas, Mark Wallinger and Rachel Whiteread. City Racing was a not-for-profit art gallery run in a former betting shop premises in Kennington, (near the Oval cricket ground), South London between 1988 and 1998. ... Hoxton Square. ... Shoreditch Town Hall Shoreditch is a place in the London Borough of Hackney. ... Joshua Compston (1970-1996) was a London gallerist whose space Factual Nonsense was closely associated with the emergence of the Young British Artists. ... The Serpentine Gallery is an art gallery in Kensington Gardens, central London, which focuses on modern and contempory art. ... Sarah Lucas (born 1962 in London, England) is an artist who came to prominence as one of the Young British Artists (YBAs) in the 1990s. ... Mark Wallinger (born 1959) is a British artist, best known for his sculpture for the empty fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square, Ecce Homo (1999). ... Rachel Whiteread CBE (born 1963) is a British artist, best known for her sculptures, which typically take the form of casts, and first woman to win the Turner Prize. ...


A second wave of Young British Artists appeared in 1992-3 through exhibitions such as 'New Contemporaries', 'New British Summertime' and 'Minky Manky' (curated by Carl Freedman). This included Douglas Gordon, Christine Borland, Fiona Banner, Tracey Emin, Tacita Dean, Georgina Starr and The Wilson Sisters. The composition of the YBAs at their height is documented in the catalogue for the 1995 British Art Show. Self-portrait as Kurt Cobain, as Andy Warhol, as Myra Hindley, as Marilyn Monroe, 1996 Douglas Gordon (born 1966) is a Scottish artist. ... Christine Borland (born 1965) is a British artist and one of the Young British Artists (YBAs). ... Fiona Banner (born 1966) is an English artist, who was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2002, and is seen as one of the Young British Artists (YBAs). ... Front cover of Tracey Emins memoir, Strangeland, published in 2005. ... Tacita Dean (b. ... Georgina Starr (born 1968) is an English artist and one of the Young British Artists. ... Jane and Louise Wilson (born 1967) are British artists, often known as The Wilson Sisters, as they are twin sisters who have exhibited and worked together throughout their career. ... The British Art Show (BAS) is a major survey exhibition organised every five years to showcase contemporary British Art. ...


The Saatchi Effect

One of the visitors to Freeze was Charles Saatchi, a major contemporary art collector and co-founder of Saatchi and Saatchi, the London advertising agency. Saatchi then visited Gambler in a green Rolls Royce and, according to Freedman, stood open-mouthed with astonishment in front of (and then bought) Hirst's first major "animal" installation, A Thousand Years, consisting of a large glass case containing maggots and flies feeding off a rotting cow's head. (The installation was later a notable feature of the Sensation exhibition.) Charles Saatchi Charles Saatchi (born June 9, 1943) was the co-founder with his brother Maurice of the global advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi, which became the worlds biggest before the brothers were forced out of the company in 1995. ... Saatchi & Saatchi is an advertising agency founded by brothers Maurice (now Lord Saatchi) and art collector Charles, most famous for their campaign on behalf of the Conservative Party before the 1979 UK general election and for the adverts for British Airways and other state owned interests privatised by the Conservatives... Sensation was a notorious exhibition of Young British Artists which took place in 1997 (18 September-28 December) at the Royal Academy of Art in London and later toured to Berlin and New York. ...


Saatchi became not only Hirst's main collector, but also the main sponsor for other YBAs–a fact openly acknowledged by Gavin Turk. The contemporary art market in London had dramatically collapsed in mid-1990 due to a major economic recession, and many commercial contemporary galleries had gone out of business. Saatchi had until this time collected mostly American and German contemporary art, some by young artists, but most by already established ones. Gavin Turk (born 1967) is a British artist. ...


His collection was publicly exhibited in a series of shows in a large converted factory building in St John's Wood, north London. Previous Saatchi Gallery shows had included such major figures as Warhol, Guston, Alex Katz, Serra, Kiefer, Polke, Richter and many more. Now Saatchi turned his attention to the new breed of Young British Artists. There was much concern when Saatchi divested himself of some of his earlier collection, since it had a significant (downward) effect on the value of some of the artists whose works he sold. The Saatchi Gallerys new premises in Chelsea, opening early 2007. ... Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 — February 22, 1987) was an American artist associated with the definition of Pop Art. ... Philip Guston ([Montreal, Canada [July 27]], 1913 - [Woodstock, N.Y.[June 7]], 1980) was one of the most important painters of the New York School, which also numbered many of the Abstract Expressionists, such as Jackson Pollock and Willem De Kooning. ... Alex Katz (born July 24, 1927) is an American figural artist associated with the Pop Art movement. ... Fulcrum 1987, 55 ft high free standing sculpture of Cor-ten steel near Liverpool Street station, London Richard Serra (born 2 November 1939) is an American minimalist sculptor known for working with large scale assemblies of sheet metal. ... This article should be translated from material at de:Anselm Kiefer. ... Sigmar Polke Spiderman (Spiderman; Acrylic on paper, mounted on linen. ... Gerhard Richter (born February 9, 1932) is a prominent German artist. ...


Saatchi invented the name "Young British Artists" for a series of shows called by it, starting in 1992, when a noted exhibit was Damien Hirst's "shark" (The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living). In addition to (and as a direct result of) Saatchi's patronage, the Young British Artists benefited from intense media coverage. This was augmented by controversy surrounding the annual Turner Prize, (one of Britain's few major awards for contemporary artists), which had several of the artists as nominees or winners. Channel 4 had become a sponsor of the competition, leading to television profiles of the artists in prime-time slots. The Turner Prize is an annual prize given to a British visual artist under 50, named after the painter J.M.W. Turner. ... It has been suggested that Channel Four Television Corporation be merged into this article or section. ...


The Young British Artists re-vitalised (and in some cases spawned) a whole new generation of contemporary commercial galleries such as Karsten Schubert, Sadie Coles, Victoria Miro, Maureen Paley's Interim Art, Jay Jopling's White Cube, and Antony Wilkinson Gallery. The spread of interest improved the market for contemporary British art magazines through increased advertising and circulation. Frieze launched in 1991 embraced the YBAs from the start while established publications such as Art Monthly, Art Review, Modern Painters and Contemporary Art were all re-launched with more focus on emerging British Artists. The British art establishment was solidly validating the pre-eminence of the YBAs. Hirst had become an internationally recognised major artist, with shows in Europe and the USA. Karsten Schubert is a German born contemporary art curator and gallerist who had a key role in promoting the first wave of Young British Artists. ... Sadie Coles HQ is a contemporary art gallery in London, England, founded by Sadie Coles. ... The Victoria Miro Gallery is a contemporary art gallery in London, run by Victoria Miro. ... Maureen Paley is one of the most prominent contemporary art galleries in London. ... Maureen Paley is one of the most prominent contemporary art galleries in London. ... Jay Jopling (born 1963) is a British contemporary art dealer and gallerist. ... White Cube is a contemporary art venue in Hoxton in the East End of London. ...

Myra by Marcus Harvey 1995
Myra by Marcus Harvey 1995

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Becoming the Establishment: Sensation

Main article: Sensation exhibition

The consolidation of the YBAs' status was in 1997, when the Royal Academy, which has a reputation as a bastion of conservatism, staged a major, definitive exhibition of their work, Sensation. This was actually a showing of Charles Saatchi's private collection of their work, and he owned the major pieces. The liaison was effected by the Academy's Norman Rosenthal, even though there was strong opposition from some of the Academicians, three of whom resigned. Controversy engendered in the media about the show, particularly over Marcus Harvey's work Myra, served to reinforce the YBAs' importance. When the show toured to New York there was even greater controversy caused by Chris Ofili's work. Sensation was a notorious exhibition of Young British Artists which took place in 1997 (18 September-28 December) at the Royal Academy of Art in London and later toured to Berlin and New York. ... This article refers to an art institution in London. ... Sensation was a notorious exhibition of Young British Artists which took place in 1997 (18 September-28 December) at the Royal Academy of Art in London and later toured to Berlin and New York. ... Charles Saatchi Charles Saatchi (born June 9, 1943) was the co-founder with his brother Maurice of the global advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi, which became the worlds biggest before the brothers were forced out of the company in 1995. ... Norman Rosenthal (born 1944) is a British curator. ... Marcus Harvey (born 1963 in Leeds) is a British artist. ... No Woman No Cry by Chris Ofili (1998) Chris Ofili (born 1968) is an English painter noted for works referencing aspects of his Nigerian background. ...


Post Sensation

The opening of Tate Modern in 2000 did not provide any major accolade for the YBAs (initially Hirst was only represented by one piece in a corridor by a toilet), but their inclusion was another affirmation that their status was not open to real questioning. Prospective retrospectives by Hirst were stymied by the fact that Saatchi and not the Tate owned all his important pieces. There were at one time three videos showing by Emin, who subsequently had a room dedicated to her work in Tate Britain (currently in storage after a year's showing). Tate Modern from the Millennium Bridge Tate Modern from St Pauls Cathedral. ... Tate Britain is a part of the Tate Gallery in Britain, along with Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives. ...


In Spring 2003 Saatchi opened a new gallery in London, housed in the County Hall building on the South Bank and the previous Saatchi Gallery in St John's Wood was closed. The new Saatchi Gallery initially exhibited the work of the Young British Artists, with a retrospective by Hirst (from which he dissasociated himself) until his new interests were demonstrated in a series The Triumph of Painting. County Hall County Hall is a building in Lambeth, London, that was the headquarters of London County Council and later the Greater London Council (GLC). ... The National Theatre is one of the collection of arts buildings that make up the South Bank Centre. ... The Saatchi Gallerys new premises in Chelsea, opening early 2007. ...


On 24 May 2004, a fire in a storage warehouse destroyed some important works from the Saatchi collection, including the Chapman Brothers' Hell and Tracey Emin's "tent". May 24 is the 144th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (145th in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Momart is a British company specialising in the storage, transportation, and installation of works of art. ...


Social relationships

The Young British Artists from an early stage were more socially than aesthetically connected. Sarah Lucas has had relationships with, in turn, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume and Angus Fairhurst. Gillian Wearing had relationships with Mark Wallinger and Michael Landy. Tracey Emin had a relationship with Carl Freedman and then Mat Collishaw. Fiona Rae dated Stephen Park for several years, and then Richard Patterson for a similar duration. Sam Taylor-Wood has dated to Gary Hume, Jake Chapman and is currently linked to Jay Jopling. Places where it would be possible to spot YBAs included the Groucho Club, St. John (a restaurant specialising in offal) and (in the early years) pubs around Hoxton, such as the Bricklayer's Arms. Hoxton is known as the heartland of conceptual art (i.e.Britart). Sarah Lucas (born 1962 in London, England) is an artist who came to prominence as one of the Young British Artists (YBAs) in the 1990s. ... The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living by Damien Hirst (1991) Damien Hirst (born June 7, 1965) is an English artist and the leading artist of the group that has been dubbed Young British Artists (or YBAs). ... Snowman, 1996, Museum of Modern Art. ... Angus Fairhurst (born 1966) is a British artist working in installation, photography and video. ... Mark Wallinger (born 1959) is a British artist, best known for his sculpture for the empty fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square, Ecce Homo (1999). ... Michael Landy (born 1963) is a British artist, one of the so-called Young British Artists (YBAs). ... Front cover of Tracey Emins memoir, Strangeland, published in 2005. ... Carl Freedman (born 1965) is the founder of Counter Gallery. ... Mat Collishaw (born 1966) is a wanker. ... Untitled (yellow) (1990), painting by Fiona Rae Fiona Rae (born 1963) is a British artist and one of the Young British Artists (YBAs). ... Untitled drawing by Stephen Park Stephen Park (born 1962) is a British artist and comic performer. ... Richard Patterson, Blue Minotaur 1996, Copyright the artist, Courtesy Timothy Taylor Gallery, London // Biography 1963 Born in Leatherhead, Surrey, England 1982-83 Watford College of Art and Design Foundation Course 1983-86 Goldsmiths College B.A. Hons (Fine Art) Solo Exhibitions Forthcoming Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, (2005) 2002 James Cohan... The Groucho Club is a well-known private arts and media club in Dean Street, Soho, London, opened in 1985 as the antidote to the traditional club. In this spirit it was named after Groucho Marx because of his famous remark about not joining any club that would have him... Scrapple sandwich at the Delaware state fair Offal is the entrails and internal organs of a butchered animal. ... Hoxton Square. ...


Reaction

Positive

Richard Cork (then art critic of The Times) has been a staunch advocate of the artists, as has art writer Louisa Buck, and former Time Out art editor, Sarah Kent. Sir Nicholas Serota has validated the artists by the nomination of several of them for the Turner Prize and their inclusion in the Tate collection. Louisa Buck is a British art critic and contemporary art correspondent for The Art Newspaper. ... fcghsdfhjxvbnxcvb ... Nicholas Serota Sir Nicholas Serota (born 1946) is a curator, and is currently Director of the Tate Gallery, the United Kingdoms national gallery of modern and British art. ... The Turner Prize is an annual prize given to a British visual artist under 50, named after the painter J.M.W. Turner. ... Tate can refer to: Places Tate, Georgia, a town in the United States The Tate Gallery, London, named after founder Henry Tate. ...


Negative

In 1999 the Stuckists art group was founded with an overt anti-YBA agenda. In 2002 Britart was heavily criticised by the leading conductor Sir Simon Rattle, who was, in return, accused of having a poor understanding of conceptual and visual art. Playwright Tom Stoppard also made a public denunciation, and Brian Sewell (art critic of the Evening Standard) has consistently been hostile, as has David Lee, the editor of Jackdaw. Rolf Harris, the television presenter and artist, singled out Tracey Emin's My Bed as the kind of installation that put people off art. "I don't see how getting out of bed and leaving the bed unmade and putting it on show and saying that's worth, I don't know £31,000 ... I don't believe it, I think it's a con." The logo on the Stuckism International web site Stuckism is an art movement that was founded in 1999 in Britain by Billy Childish and Charles Thomson to promote figurative painting in opposition to conceptual art. ... Simon Rattle recording Porgy and Bess with the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road in 1988 Sir Simon Denis Rattle, CBE OL (born January 19, 1955) is an English conductor. ... Joseph Kosuth, One and Three Chairs (1965) Conceptual art is art in which the concept(s) or idea(s) involved in the work take precedence over traditional aesthetic and material concerns. ... Many times, the term art is used to refer to the visual arts. ... David Lee was born in 1953. ... Rolf Harris. ...


YBAs who had exhibited at Freeze

Dominic Denis was listed in the catalogue but did not exhibit. Angela Bulloch (born 1966) is a British sculptor and recognised as one of the Young British Artists. ... Mat Collishaw (born 1966) is a wanker. ... Ian Davenport (born 1966) is an English painter. ... Angus Fairhurst (born 1966) is a British artist working in installation, photography and video. ... Anya Gallaccio (born 1963) is a British artist. ... The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living by Damien Hirst (1991) Damien Hirst (born June 7, 1965) is an English artist and the leading artist of the group that has been dubbed Young British Artists (or YBAs). ... Snowman, 1996, Museum of Modern Art. ... Michael Landy (born 1963) is a British artist, one of the so-called Young British Artists (YBAs). ... Abigail Lane (born 1967) is a Young British Artist (YBA) and was one of the exhibitors at the 1988 Freeze exhibition. ... Sarah Lucas (born 1962 in London, England) is an artist who came to prominence as one of the Young British Artists (YBAs) in the 1990s. ... Photo by Lala Meredith-Vula from the series Women and Water Lala Meredith-Lula (born 1966) is a Kosovan artist and photographer, associated with the Young British Artists (YBAs). ... Richard Patterson, Blue Minotaur 1996, Copyright the artist, Courtesy Timothy Taylor Gallery, London // Biography 1963 Born in Leatherhead, Surrey, England 1982-83 Watford College of Art and Design Foundation Course 1983-86 Goldsmiths College B.A. Hons (Fine Art) Solo Exhibitions Forthcoming Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, (2005) 2002 James Cohan... Untitled drawing by Stephen Park Stephen Park (born 1962) is a British artist and comic performer. ... Untitled (yellow) (1990), painting by Fiona Rae Fiona Rae (born 1963) is a British artist and one of the Young British Artists (YBAs). ...


Other YBAs

Fiona Banner (born 1966) is an English artist, who was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2002, and is seen as one of the Young British Artists (YBAs). ... Christine Borland (born 1965) is a British artist and one of the Young British Artists (YBAs). ... Simon Callery (born 1960 in London) is an English artist and one of the Young British Artists (YBAs). ... Jake Chapman (born 1966) and Dinos Chapman (born 1962) are brothers and British artists who work almost exclusively in collaboration with each other. ... Tacita Dean (b. ... Front cover of Tracey Emins memoir, Strangeland, published in 2005. ... Local Discussion Screen, 2001-02, by Liam Gillick Liam Gillick (born 1964) is a British artist associated with the Young British Artists (YBAs). ... Lennie Lee, Young British Artist, was born March 4, 1958 in Johannesberg, South Africa. ... Martin Maloney (born 1961) is a contemporary artist and primarily a painter, who has worked with the Saatchi Gallery. ... Steve McQueen (born 1969) is an English artist. ... No Woman No Cry by Chris Ofili (1998) Chris Ofili (born 1968) is an English painter noted for works referencing aspects of his Nigerian background. ... Quinns sculpture in Carrara marble, Alison Lapper Pregnant (2005), for The Fourth Plinth of Trafalgar Square. ... Closed Contact #10, 1996. ... Georgina Starr (born 1968) is an English artist and one of the Young British Artists. ... Sam Taylor-Wood (born London 1967) is a contemporary artist working mostly in video and photography. ... Patrick Brill, better known by his pseudonym Bob and Roberta Smith (born 1958) is a British contemporary artist. ... Gavin Turk (born 1967) is a British artist. ... Gillian Wearing (born 1963) is an English artist. ... Rachel Whiteread CBE (born 1963) is a British artist, best known for her sculptures, which typically take the form of casts, and first woman to win the Turner Prize. ... Jane and Louise Wilson (born 1967) often known just as The Wilson Sisters are British artists are twin sisters who have exhibited and worked together throughout their career. ...

Related artists

Patrick Brill, better known by his pseudonym Bob and Roberta Smith (born 1958) is a British contemporary artist. ... Martin Creed (born 1968) is a British artist noted for his works which hark back to the conceptual art of the 1960s and 1970s. ... Lennie Lee, Young British Artist, was born March 4, 1958 in Johannesberg, South Africa. ... Mark McGowan is a UK-based artist currently working at the Camberwell College of Art, who has entered the news a number of times for his unconventional approach to public protest and demonstration. ... Mike Nelson is a contemporary British artist who was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2001 for an installation which replicted a storeroom. ... Stuart Semple (born 1980) is an English artist; he is part of a generation that came after the so called Young British Artists (YBAs). ...

See also

British Art is the art of the island of Britain. ... The defining moment for the contemporary London arts scene was Freeze, the 1988 warehouse exhibition organised by Damien Hirst. ... The Saatchi Gallerys new premises in Chelsea, opening early 2007. ... The logo on the Stuckism International web site Stuckism is an art movement that was founded in 1999 in Britain by Billy Childish and Charles Thomson to promote figurative painting in opposition to conceptual art. ... This is a list of topics related to the United Kingdom. ... Many times, the term art is used to refer to the visual arts. ... Neo-conceptual art describes art practices that derive from the conceptual art movement of the 1960s and 70s. ...

References

  1. ^ "Setting the 'scene'". ValÖr. Retrieved on 28 March 2007.

March 28 is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (88th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...

External links

  • Letter from London: Sensation, contemporaneous review of the exhibition
  • A critique on the "Britpack" by Liz Ellis
  • The British Avant-Garde: A Philosophical Analysis, Deborah Fitzgerald, Furman University

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Young British Artists - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (836 words)
Young British Artists or YBAs is the name given to a group of conceptual artists, painters, sculptors and installation artists based in the United Kingdom, most (though not all) of whom attended Goldsmiths College in London.
Another artist who picked up on this theme was Tracey Emin who started her Tracey Emin Museum in Waterloo Road in 1996.
The composition of the Young British Artists at their height is documented in the catalogue for the 1995 British Art Show.
Tracey Emin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (981 words)
Tracey Emin (born 3 July 1963) is a British artist, one of the so-called Young British Artists (YBAs).
She is probably only second to Damien Hirst among the YBAs in terms of notoriety among the general public.
Emin's father was married to a woman other than her mother and while still young he abandoned the family which lead to a decline in their standard of living, an event which has featured in a number of works.
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