We sit down with Jenny Uglow, author of 'The Quentin Blake Book', to chat about the infinitely imaginative artist, his quill fashioned from a vulture’s wing feather, and his 'long, hilarious meals' with Roald Dahl.
In this extract from ‘The Unseen Saul Leiter’, Michael Parillo, the book’s co-author and associate director of the Saul Leiter Foundation, offers an inside look at the extraordinary task of mining Leiter’s slide archives, which include at least 40,000 items.
Art historian and National Portrait Gallery curator Flavia Frigeri recommends the Thames & Hudson books that have inspired her recently – including a trip to Venice with Peggy Guggenheim and an unconventional storybook from Andy Warhol.
Thames & Hudson Commissioning & Managing Editor Jane Laing sits down with Stephen Ellcock, author of 'The Cosmic Dance', a book designed to explore ‘the extraordinary richness and strangeness of everything’.
'She photographed Frank Sinatra, shoeshine boys, and a toddler with tears coursing down her cheeks. She photographed a fur coat, a pearled neck and a drunken brawl... All of this with a humanity, clarity and compositional force.'
As In the Black Fantastic continues at the Hayward Gallery, we catch up with the exhibition's curator Ekow Eshun about his accompanying book, plus cosmic paintings, stunning collages, and his wildest dreams for the future of Black art.