The first major monograph on Turner Prize–nominated Glasgow artist Jim Lambie.
This long-awaited volume surveys the career of Glasgow-based contemporary sculptor Jim Lambie. From his distinctive floor works, striped from wall to wall with vibrant electrical tape, to his paint-soaked mattresses, Lambie adroitly sculpts humor and pathos from the clutter of modern life. Working with items immediately at hand, as well as those sourced in secondhand and hardware stores, he resurrects record decks, speakers, clothing, accessories, doors, and mirrors to form sculptural elements in larger compositions.
Lambie prioritizes sensory pleasure over intellectual response. He selects materials that are familiar and have a strong personal resonance, so that they offer a way into the work as well as a springboard to a psychological space beyond. This volume not only serves as a definitive mid-career survey but also as a major reframing of the artist’s work. Lambie’s practice has long been understood through the lens of punk and rock music, a frequent theme of his works’ titles. Here the artist and new essays instead trace his approach to the rich material histories he mines and the scrappy, resourceful spirit of his hometown, Glasgow.
Popular artist: Lambie’s distinctive multicolored striped tape floors have earned him international recognition. His playful, simple, and brightly colored works’ appeal reaches beyond his art world context.
First comprehensive monograph - Lambie has had several smaller publications focusing on particular gallery and museum shows, but this will be the first comprehensive monograph to date.
Will tie-in to an exhibition and event series Lambie’s three international galleries are all invested in promoting the book, and will arrange exhibitions or book events to coordinate with the Spring 17 release
Marketing: Coordinate promotion with museum venue
Publicity: Outreach to art and culture media: Smithsonian, Harper’s Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Art in America, American History, ArtNews, Artist’s Magazine, etc.
Outreach to editors at newspapers with strong art sections such as the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, LA Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Miami Herald, Associated Press, Reuters, etc.
Online: webarms of publications above plus artblog.org, artinfo.com, flavorpill.com, curatedobject.com, coolhunting.com, etc.
Library and academic market coverage in Library Journal, Choice, Art Documentation, Art Journal, etc.