When we were Young... British Artists
6 March 2015
Talented. Entrepreneurial. Ambitious. Happy to shock. Catnip to the tabloids. The Young British Artists, as coined by Michael Corris in ArtForum in 1992 (then acronymed in 1996) were all these things. They knew how to work. And party.
Shapero Modern, a new gallery in Mayfair specialising in in modern and contemporary prints, captures both aspects of the YBAs in a new show entitled Rack 'em Up: British Contemporary Editions, 1990–2000. It features editions of works by Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Tracey Emin et al.
The exhibition, which runs until 27 March 2015, also includes photographs of the off-duty artists by Johnnie Shand Kydd, a selection of which are shown below.