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Shapero Modern opens 'Rack 'em Up: British Contemporary Editions, 1990-2000'
Jeremy Deller, The History of the World Screenprint, 1998, signed and dated, 64 x 111.5cm edition no. 100.


LONDON.- Rack ‘em up: British Contemporary Editions, 1990 – 2000 focusses on editions produced by the so-called YBA generation of artists. The survey, the first of its kind ever staged, brings together works by all of the leading figures of the period, including Keith Coventry, Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas and Gavin Turk, and seeks to capture the irreverent and exuberant flavour of the era.

While Hirst is now renowned for his editioned works, a process he feels democratises art, he in fact made very few at the start of his career. A highlight is The Last Supper series, 1999, 13 large screenprints which take as their inspiration the clean graphical form of pharmaceutical packaging. For these, Hirst replaced the name of the drug with that of a food traditional to working-class British cafe culture, such as ‘corned beef’ and ‘sausages’, transforming them into a brand by the addition of the insignia ®, TM or decorative typescript. Such variations on the artist’s name, such as ‘Hirst’, ‘HirstDamien’, ‘Hirst Products Limited’, also set in a range of typescripts, take the place of the usual drug manufacturer’s logo. On the print ‘Chicken,’ a penis-shaped logo in a black circle above Hirst’s name parodies the brand logos that companies commission to reflect their corporate identities.

From Sarah Lucas, who this year represents Great Britain at the Venice Biennale, is a compelling set of 12 self-portraits, including Self Portrait with Fried Eggs, 1996, a nod to one of her most famous sculptures, Two Fried Eggs and Kebab 1992, in which a reclining naked female body is constructed from a table with two eggs and a kebab.

Keith Coventry, who like Hirst and Lucas featured in Charles Saatchi’s legendary Sensation show at the Royal Academy in 1997, created many objects in this period, two of which feature in this exhibition. Inhaler, 1998, appears at first glance to be a true-to-size plastic model of an asthma inhaler, however closer inspection reveals it has been adapted for a darker purpose; as an instrument for smoking crack cocaine. Meanwhile, White Abstract Painting Kit, 1995, is a box which contains everything needed to create one of Coventry’s celebrated white abstract paintings.

Other featured works include: Bring Me the Head of..., 1995, one of Jake and Dinos Chapman’s classic mannequin works; Gavin Turk’s £50, 2000, a silkscreened handkerchief with a fifty pound note; Jeremy Deller’s History of the World, 1997, a graphic and textual portrayal of the history, influence and context for acid house and brass band music shown in the form of a flow diagram; Tim Noble and Sue Webster’s hair dye boxes, Simply Natural, 2000.

Rack ‘em Up also includes editions by Richard Billingham, Mat Collishaw, Tracey Emin, Michael Landy, Sam Taylor-Johnson and Gillian Wearing, as well as photographs taken by Johnnie Shand Kydd, who documented the heady YBA scene of the 1990s in his book, Spitfire (1997).

Says Tabitha Philpott-Kent: “The 1990s were an incredible time for British art, and this show brings together most of the artists who came to be known as YBAs (Young British Artists). Although these editions were produced twenty or more years ago, they all retain a certain freshness and perfectly capture the fizz and vitality of the era.”






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