Gary Hume


British artist Gary Hume first found international fame in the early 1990s, with his series of bold, abstract ‘door paintings’.

As one of the YBAs, his work was featured in, among others, Freeze and Charles Saatchi’s Sensation exhibition and he has exhibited internationally since, becoming best known for vibrant, large-scale paintings, executed in planes of bold, glossy colour.

A Turner-Prize nominee and Royal Academician, Hume is a key figure in 20th century painting and a powerful influence on younger generations of contemporary artists.

This beautifully-presented hardback book is published to accompany the third exhibition in the Art Council Collection’s acclaimed Flashback series, in which early acquisitions from key international artists are juxtaposed with newer work from British collections.

Gary Hume joins Bridget Riley and Anish Kapoor in this popular series of survey publications.

Gary Hume: Flashback tours the UK in 2012-13: Leeds Art Gallery 5 February – 15 April 2012, Wolverhampton Art Gallery 28 April – 7 July, Hastings, Jerwood Gallery 14 July –  23 September, and Aberdeen Art Gallery 13 Oct 2012 – 19 Jan 2013.

Download PDF title sheet

  • Artists Gary Hume
  • Authors Caroline Douglas (interview), Dave Hickey
  • Publisher Hayward Publishing
  • ISBN 9781853322990
  • Format hardback
  • Pages 96
  • Illustrations illustrated in colour and b&w
  • Dimensions 260mm x 220mm
  • Weight 652g
  • Publication Date 14 Feb 2012

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