Donald Rodney

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  • Product Code: bk16006
  • ISBN: 1-899282-90-4
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This book is a comprehensive survey of the work of Donald Rodney who, at the time of his death in 1998 aged 36, had produced some of the most engaging, provocative and innovative work by a British artist of his generation. Autograph was granted unique access to the artist’s private archive in the process of researching this publication, including many previously unpublished images. Doublethink presents not only the wide range of art forms he employed but also highlights the ways in which self-portraiture and the body were often conduits for wider social and political narratives. It establishes the legacy of an artist who might otherwise remain overlooked, placing him at the heart of the artistic, social and political contexts in which his work was created. Doublethink, which is edited with an introduction by Richard Hylton, also contains newly-commissioned essays by Eddie Chambers and Virginia Nimarkoh and a preface by Professor Stuart Hall.

“An outstandingly creative member of the generation of ‘Black British’ artists who emerged in the late 1970s . . . If this book succeeds in establishing his work to a proper place of eminence in the history of post-war ‘British’ art, it’s task will have been accomplished.”
Professor Stuart Hall


Richard Hylton


Professor Stuart Hall, Eddie Chambers & Virginia Nimarkoh


Book data
Pages 112
Colour Plates 75
Dimensions 220mm x 250mm
Cover type Hardback
Publication 2003