David Ireland: Sculptures, Paintings, Drawings
Ridinghouse 2008 • £12 | $29.95 • Softback • 40 pp • 21 x 15 cm | 8.25 x 6 in • 14 colour illustrations • ISBN 978 1 905464 16 6
‘You can’t make art by making art’ has been a guiding principle of David Ireland, one of San Francisco’s most important conceptual artists. Moving between two and three dimensions within the same sculptures, Ireland explores concepts of scale and vision. Known for his wide range of materials, works are made from paint cans, phone books, metal, cement, wood and, even the skull of a water buffalo. To accompany his first solo exhibition in London, this catalogue features a selection of Ireland’s works from over four decades. A good introduction to the work of this fascinating artist, this publication also includes an essay by Kenneth Baker, art critic of the San Francisco Chronicle.