The Independent Eye Contemporary British Art from the Collection of Samuel and Gabrielle Lurie Angus Trumble, Eleanor Hughes, Paul Moorhouse, Christopher Yetton, John McEwen, Samuel Lurie, Gabrielle Lurie, Mel Gooding, Jo Applin

Mixed media product
Publication date:
07 Dec 2010
YC British Art
144 pages: 305 x 248mm
105 color illus.

This beautifully illustrated book takes readers inside Samuel and Gabrielle Lurie's dynamic private collection of contemporary British art, an intended gift to the Yale Center for British Art. Spanning the past four decades, the collection includes major works by Ian Stephenson, Patrick Caulfield, and John Walker, as well as important prints by Howard Hodgkin and R. B. Kitaj. At its core are 52 paintings and drawings by John Hoyland, widely considered one of Britain's foremost abstract painters. The Independent Eye features an interview with the Luries, as well as essays by leading critics and writers, some of whom were and are personally acquainted with the artists represented. These experts assess individual artists and works, explore their inspirations and methods, and define their shared experiences and values. They also address subjects such as the overall importance of the collection and postwar art in Britain.

Eleanor Hughes is Associate Curator and Head of Exhibitions and Publications and Angus Trumble is Senior Curator of Paintings and Sculpture, both at the Yale Center for British Art.