Contemporary Art in Print is one of the most significant books on printmaking to be published in the last five years. Showcasing rare works on paper by leading British artists, it will undoubtedly help to reinvigorate printmaking in a serious way. Twenty-five projects, illustrated with over 250 images, have been selected. All have been created by artists whose work is collected by major museums and contemporary art galleries throughout the world. They include Jake and Dinos Chapman, Michael Craig Martin, Peter Doig, Richard Deacon, Terry Frost, Patrick Heron, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Anish Kapoor, Langlands & Bell, Christopher Le Brun, Adam Lowe, Ian McKeever, Bruce McLean, Chris Ofili, Marc Quinn, Rachel Whiteread and Bill Woodrow. A boundless remit allows the artists to experiment and pose fundamental and challenging questions.
An introduction by Jeremy Lewison of the Tate Gallery, London, puts British printmaking in context. In-depth narratives tell the story behind the creation of each project, together with details about the techniques used. Biographies of the artists are given in the appendix, providing valuable reference.
Charles Booth-Clibborn founded The Paragon Press in 1986, since when he has established a reputation as a major print publisher. Rather than issuing individual prints, The Paragon Press specialises in producing portfolios and books of the highest quality, containing series of images by some of Britain's most talented artists.