Compiled in close collaboration with the artist and unprecedented in its scope, this definitive volume collects over twenty-five years of Jenny Saville’s paintings and works on paper as well as previously unseen archival photographs of the artist and her studio, and offers a glimpse into her working process via various reference materials. Devoted to exploring Saville’s practice from multiple entry points and featuring never-before-published paintings from Ancestors, Saville’s 2018 exhibition at Gagosian in New York, this is the most comprehensive monograph to date.
Moving chronologically in reverse, the volume explores every facet of Saville’s singular vision, chief among them her enduring fascination with the visceral qualities of the body. Essays by art historians Richard Calvocoressi and Mark Stevens mine the artist’s rich work and uncover a trove of associations within a broad art historical context. An extensive conversation between Saville and photographer Sally Mann investigates themes, process, and inspiration. Completing the volume is an extensive illustrated chronology of Saville’s life and career by Lauren Mahony. This handsome slipcased monograph is a singular addition to the library on one of the world’s most influential living painters.