The Twenty First Century Art Book

With an emphasis on making contemporary art accessible, The Twenty First Century Art Book is a clear A–Z guide of prominent international contemporary artists of the 21st Century.


An impressive showcase of over 280 artists – diversity is the key – featuring established artists such as Grayson Perry, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Wall and Banksy, and the up and coming Lucy Mackenzie, Hernan Bas and Theaster Gates. The selection is fresh and insightful in its assortment.

Suited to the reader wanting to enhance their general knowledge and culture credibility, the alphabetical structure spans a wide variety of artists, media and techniques.

To the point, the artist’s description is accompanied by a full-page colour palette that provides an enlightening overview of their practice.

With cross references connecting artists and an international directory of biennials of major art events, it is an insightful guide that connects the artists and their art with the reader. In what has been a highly varied and dynamic period for visual arts since 2000, the end result is a compelling celebration of contemporary art.

Author: Jonathon Griffin, Paul Harper, David Trigg and Eliza Williams
Publisher: Phaidon Press
RRP: $49.95

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