Modernists and Mavericks: Bacon, Freud, Hockney and the London Painters by Martin Gayford

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October 2018, no. 405
Patrick McCaughey reviews 'Modernists and Mavericks: Bacon, Freud, Hockney and the London Painters' by Martin Gayford

Modernists and Mavericks: Bacon, Freud, Hockney and the London Painters

by Martin Gayford

Thames & Hudson, $50 hb, 340 pp, 9780500239773

Modernists and Mavericks: Bacon, Freud, Hockney and the London Painters by Martin Gayford

Reviewed by
October 2018, no. 405

The geography of art post 1945 has a boringly settled look and needs disturbing. This engaging and readable book makes a useful starting point. The standard view begins with the switch of the centre from Paris to New York, and so it remained for the next fifty years or so until the shoals of post-minimalism washed up on the stony beach of postmodernism.

Patrick McCaughey reviews 'Modernists and Mavericks: Bacon, Freud, Hockney and the London Painters' by Martin Gayford

Modernists and Mavericks: Bacon, Freud, Hockney and the London Painters

by Martin Gayford

Thames & Hudson, $50 hb, 340 pp, 9780500239773

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