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Jim Lambie

Jim Lambie

Cotter, Suzanne; Woodward, Sophie; Baumann, Daniel, 1967 May 15-; Giorno, John, 1936-; Lambie, Jim, 1964-

This long-awaited volume surveys the career of Glasgow-based contemporary sculptor Jim Lambie. From his distinctive floor works, striped from wall to wall with vibrant electrical tape, to his paint-soaked mattresses, Lambie adroitly sculpts humour and pathos from the clutter of modern life. Working with items immediately at hand, as well as those sourced in secondhand and hardware stores, he resurrects record decks, speakers, clothing, accessories, doors, and mirrors to form sculptural elements in larger compositions. Lambie prioritizes sensory pleasure over intellectual response. He selects materials that are familiar and have a strong personal resonance, so that they offer a way into the work as well as a springboard to a psychological space beyond. This volume not only serves as a definitive mid-career survey but also as a major reframing of the artist's work

Hardback, Book. English.
Published New York: Skira Rizzoli, 2017

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Statement of responsibility: contributions by John Giorno, Suzanne Cotter, Daniel Baumann, and Sophie Woodward
ISBN: 0847859061, 9780847859061
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: 255 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 32 cm
Subject: Art and Design.; Scottish twentieth century art