Just as Picasso’s 'Guernica' or Géricault’s 'Raft of the Medusa' survive as powerful cultural documents of their time, there will be works from our own era that will endure for generations to come. But which ones? This bold and engaging book, written by one of the freshest and most exciting voices in cultural criticism, predicts which artists and artworks from the past two decades will come to define our age through their power to question, provoke and inspire.
100 Works of Art That Will Define Our Age is essential and enjoyable reading for all those working with and studying contemporary culture, as well as for the general art-lover keen to find a clear path through the maze of global contemporary art.
'As a snapshot of art's preoccupation with spectacle and statement, '100 Works' is a grand definition of the age'
'Beautifully illustrated … superior to many list books in its singular and often original voice'
The Art Newspaper
'Audacious … a great introduction for anyone keen to get to grips with the headline-grabbers of the past two decades'
'Thumbing through this book is like looking at a who’s who of the art world. Every page is turned with a bang … this book succeeds in its endeavour'