A seminal figure in the Pictures Generation - a group of artists working in 1980s New York - James Welling is best kwn for his pioneering use of photography and for engaging questions about art and the nature of representation. This book focuses on a particularly fecund period in Welling's life, charting the works, influences and shifting ideas, that he has been pursuing ever since. Chrologically arranged, it features works from the 1970s and 1980s interspersed with never-before-seen watercolours, collages, tes, production stills, music, and other ephemera that provide insights into the working process of one of America's most invative and significant photographers.
Nigel Prince is Executive Director of the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver. He is responsible for numerous solo exhibitions and has written extensively for international exhibition catalogs and art journals.