Wild Thing (Hardback)
Artist(s): Jacob, Henri, Eric Epstein, Gaudier-Brzeska, Gill
Author(s): Richard Cork
Year published: 2009
Publisher: Royal Academy
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 189
Illustrations: Illustrated throughout in colour
Hardback Edition to accompany the exhibition ‘Wild Thing: Epstein, Gaudier-Brzeska, Gill’.
Jacob Epstein, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska and Eric Gill were pioneers of modern British scupture. In a sustained burst of daring creativity before the First World War they revolutionised their field. The award-winning art critic and curator, Richard Cork, tells the fascinating story of these remarkable figures, exploring the idea of wildness that lay at the centre of their artistic creed. Spectacular examples of their works, whose sexual explicitness and boldness of form shocked contemporary viewers, illustrate Cork’s compelling text, including Epstein’s robotic masterpiece, Rock Drill, Gill’s Ecstasy and Gaudier-Brzeska’s Birds Erect.