In One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People the celebrated writer, art critic and co-editor of Frieze magazine, Jennifer Higgie illuminates her fascination for the figure in modern British painting through the works of 40 diverse artists from the past century.
Teasing out common themes, from representations of joy and loneliness to masks and the carnivalesque, this highly illustrated publication offers a very personal journey through contemporary figurative art.
This book includes interviews with key British artists and texts by contemporaries such as David Noonan, Paula Rego, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye on their own practice.
Featuring works from the Arts Council Collection, one of the world’s largest collections of British Art, by Eileen Agar, Peter Blake, Glenn Brown, Steven Claydon, Prunella Clough, Kate Davis, Lucian Freud, Richard Hamilton, David Hockney, Walter Sickert, Euan Uglow, and Peter Unsworth, among others.
Published to accompany the Arts Council Collection UK Touring exhibition 2015-17: Leeds City Art Gallery, 6 March – 7 June 2015, Nottingham Castle, 20 June – 6 September 2015, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, October 2015 – February 2016, Atkinson Gallery, Southport, 13 February – 22 May 2016, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, 15 October 2016 – 8 January 2017.