Thames & Hudson, Londen, 2011
This is the first comprehensive monograph on Wallinger’s work and surveys his career from the 1980s to today. He is revealed as an artist committed to making art that is not only conscientious and politically incisive but also brilliantly accessible and witty. The book is illustrated with images of the work, including installation views and video stills.
Wallinger has become known as an artist who never repeats himself, and his art – driven by passions including sport, history, politics, science and poetry – has ranged from meticulous paintings of racehorses to the first public statue of Jesus Christ in England since the Reformation. However, certain themes and strategies thread through this dizzyingly diverse body of work that also includes photographs, videos and installations.
Extensive interviews with the artist give vital insights into his practice, thinking and working methods. The book also features Wallinger’s unrealized projects, a selection of his published and unpublished writings, a full exhibition history and bibliography. It provides a superb and definitive chronicle of the work of one of today’s most dynamic contemporary artists.