Applying the same perceptive wit that made Blimey! such a success, Matthew Collings turns his attention to the New York art scene covering the critics, artists and dealers from the 1960s through to the present day. From Warhol to the super-brats of the eighties like Koons and Schnabel right up to the young players of the nineties, they are all brought to life in this readable but thoughtful book.
Lives in North London Matthew Collings was born in 1955. He attended the Byam Shaw School of Art from 1974 - 1978. He edited Artscribe International from 1983 to 1987. He was a presenter/producer on the BBC's Late Show from 1988 to 1996 (including features on Donald Judd, Georgia O'Keefe, Willem dc Kooning, Saatchi's art collection). He is the author of Blimey! and the presenter/writer of Channel 4's 1999 flagship art series, This is Modern Art to be broadcast from June 1999. He is the presenter/writer of Channel 4's Turner Prize programme.