“re-examines one of Helen Chadwick’s most iconic series”
British artist Helen Chadwick was known for her innovative photography and installations. Her death in 1996 cut short a brilliant career, and her influence still resonates with the work of the YBAs and other contemporary artists.
Published on the occasion of Helen Chadwick: Bad Blooms at Richard Saltoun Gallery, 2014, this volume re-examines perhaps her most iconic series, Wreaths to Pleasure (1992-93). Consisting of 13 colour photographs of organic matter within household fluids, each is set within its own uniquely coloured steel frame.
Illustrated in full colour, each work is accompanied by installation images.
Includes a text by Sophie Raikes, curator at the Henry Moore Institute, describing the inspiration, process, and creation of the Wreaths to Pleasure, a foreword by David Notarius, Chadwick’s husband and artistic collaborator from 1991 until her death, and the funerary speech by Marina Warner, novelist, critic and cultural historian.