Abstract Drawing  Curated by Richard Deacon

Texts by Dawn Ades, Richard Deacon and Anna Lovatt
Ridinghouse 2014 in association with Drawing Room, London
£17.95  |  $32

27 × 22.5 cm  |  10 5/8 × 8 7/8 in
128 pp, 75 colour ill
ISBN: 978 1 905464 83 8

Bringing together artists from different generations and parts of the world, this volume explores the complexities of abstraction in contemporary drawing.

Accompanying an exhibition at Drawing Room, London (20 February–19 April 2014), curated by British artist Richard Deacon, this volume features works that employ various strands of abstract drawing – from the inscriptive and calligraphic to the ornamental and generative.


This well-illustrated catalogue features works by internationally renowned artists – including David Batchelor, Eva Hesse, Anish Kapoor, Bob Law, Sol LeWitt, Jackson Pollock, Richard Serra and Alison Wilding – alongside texts which interrogate the convergences and divergences inherent within abstract drawing.

Dawn Ades FBA, CBE is a curator and critic, and professor of the history and theory of art at The University of Essex, Essex. Richard Deacon CBE is a Turner Prize-winning artist. Anna Lovatt is a lecturer in modern and contemporary art history at The University of Manchester, Manchester.

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