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Richard Jackson

Beginning in the early 1970s, Richard Jackson’s Wall Paintings, Stacks, and Room-themed installations gave rise to a series of landmark innovations in painting, sculpture, performance, installation, and the relations among these modes of expression. This publication—a critical biography of Jackson, authored by art historian John C. Welchman and featuring an in-depth illustrated chronology by Dagny Janss Corcoran—takes the artist’s life and practice as its focus. The monograph combines cutting-edge critical analysis of Jackson’s work with reflections by the artist himself, drawn from an extensive series of interviews and placed alongside new materials from Jackson’s archive. Layering history and analysis with the ready wit and succinct wisdom of the artist, Welchman’s text promises to be the primary resource on the career of one of America’s major contemporary artists. Corcoran’s chronology—pulling from extensive new research and interviews with figures such as Paul McCarthy, Bruce Nauman, and Rosamund Felsen—traces the important events in Jackson’s life, providing key historical context to Welchman’s interpretive text.

Publication Details

  • Texts by John C. Welchman and Dagny Janss Corcoran
  • Book design: Brian Roettinger and Christine Jackson (WP&A)
  • English
  • Flexicover
  • 241 x 279 mm
  • 480 pages
  • 978-3-906915-09-8
  • £49 / $60 / €55