Tom Hunter: Living in Hell and Other Stories

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Tracy Chevalier is the author of several art-historical novels, including Girl with a Pearl Earring (2000), The Virgin Blue (1997) and Remarkable Creatures (2007).

Colin Wiggins is Special Projects Curator at the National Gallery, London. Other publications include The Hoerengracht: Kienholz at the National Gallery (2009) and Ron Mueck (2003).

Tom Hunter has become internationally renowned for creating engaging, distinctive and often provocative photographic reworkings of paintings from the past. This book presents some of the striking images that have established Hunter's reputation, together with new work created especially for the exhibition Tom Hunter: Living in Hell and Other Stories at the National Gallery, London (7 December 2005 – 12 March 2006). Many of these images draw on the lives of the ordinary residents of Hackney, East London, as captured in the headlines of Hunter's local newspaper, the Hackney Gazette. These startling, sometimes tragic, stories are retold in carefully staged photographs, whose compositions are frequently derived from paintings in the National Gallery's collection. An essay by Tracy Chevalier examines Hunter's story-telling, while Colin Wiggins discusses the relationship between Hunter's work and Old Master paintings in the National Gallery and elsewhere.

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Product Code 1018486
ISBN 9781857093315
Author Travy Chevalier, Colin Wiggins
colour illustrations 41
Format Paperback
pages 80
published Dec 2005
publisher National Gallery Company
Dimensions 20.3 X 24.9 X 0.8 cm

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