The first monograph on Ian Davenport, the renowned abstract painter and former Turner Prize nominee
Michael Bracewell is the author of many books, including England is Mine. He is a regular contributor to Frieze and The Burlington Magazine. Martin Filler's writings have been published in more than thirty journals, magazines and newspapers. He was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003. Ian Davenport studied at Goldsmiths College, graduating in 1988, the same year that he participated in Freeze, the seminal YBA exhibition curated by Damien Hirst. In 1990, Davenport held his first solo exhibition at Waddington Galleries. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1991 and has exhibited worldwide. Davenport has been commissioned to create site-specific installations for Banque Paribas, London (1996), the Groucho Club, London (2003), the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Warwick (2004) and, in 2006, for Southwark Council and Land Securities, 'Poured Lines: Southwark Street. a 50 metre long, 3 metre high mural installed at Southwark Street.
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