This artist edition by Rose English characteristically explores gender politics, identity and presence by playfully combining theatrical elements.
English emerged from the Conceptual art, dance and feminist scenes of 1970s Britain to become one of the most influential performance artists working today.
Abstract Vaudeville documents English’s 40-year career to date, including legendary site-specific performances and large-scale spectaculars. Accompanying many rare archival photographs and performance scripts, a major essay by Guy Brett surveys the artist’s work and times alongside interviews with two of English's closest collaborators, Sally Potter and Simon Vincenzi.
Contained within a custom-made slipcase, the edition includes the black-and-white silver gelatin print Rose and Athene Riding Porcelain Horses (1974 ), which is signed and hand-finished by English.