This comprehensive monograph on Richard Wright surveys works made by the artist between 2010 and 2020, documenting projects produced for both well-known public spaces and otherwise inaccessible private residences around the world. Wright is known for large-scale and site-specific painted and applied metal-leaf installations that incorporate graphic and decorative elements.
Among the works pictured and discussed are Wright’s permanent installations at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh; Queen’s House, London; and Tottenham Court Road station (Elizabeth Line), London. Featured, too, are all his works in leaded glass, and almost all his works on paper of the past decade. Significantly, the publication functions as an important record of many temporary works that no longer exist, including installations at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna; Volksbühne, Berlin; and Gagosian, Britannia Street, London.
The book includes essays by Wright; Martin Clark, director of Camden Art Centre, London; and social anthropologist Tim Ingold, and features an in-depth conversation between the artist and Will Bradley, director of Kunsthall Oslo.