Artist Boss Book, Wunderkammer Press

2018-12-21T11:13:24Z (GMT) by Jenny Dunseath
Dunseath, J and Wilsher, M, eds. (2016) Artist boss: Anthony Caro's studio assistants and issues of legacy in British sculpture. Wunderkammer Press, Bath. ISBN 9780993551109

Artist Boss is a creative research project, which explores the relationship between artist and assistant. Initiated by Bath Spa University and Norwich University of the Arts, Artist Boss focuses on the prolific sculptor Sir Anthony Caro (1924 – 2013), investigating the traditional assistants role, its impact on learning and artistic careers.

The book is published by Wunderkammer Press and co-edited by Dr Mark Wilsher, subject leader of MA Curation at Norwich University of the Arts. It gives unique insights into the experiences of working with Caro through a series of interviews with his studio assistants. Collectively, they offer a range of perspectives on the frequently contentious and widely discussed role of the artist’s assistant. It explores the different ways in which the evolution of sculptural language has been negotiated. This is the first and only extended engagement with the sculptor who is regarded as the 'greatest of his generation' and his studio assistants.

This item contains a book synopsis, book launch invitation, press release, images and a sample chapter from the book.

The book chapter 'Essay: Artist Boss' (chapter 2) is protected under copyright and cannot be re-used without permission. This book chapter has been made available on BathSPAdata with the kind permission of Wunderkammer Press.

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