Rachel Whiteread, Angus Fairhurst, Langlands & Bell, Michael Landy, Gavin Turk, Marc Quinn, Damien Hirst
1992, Published in 1992
§ GROUP PORTFOLIO: DOMINIC DENIS, ANGUS FAIRHURST, DAMIEN HIRST, MICHAEL LANDY, LANGLANDS AND BELL, NICHOLAS MAY, MARC QUINN, MARCUS TAYLOR, GAVIN TURK, RACHEL WHITEREAD AND CRAIG WOOD THE LONDON PORTFOLIO - 1992 The set of eleven prints, each signed and numbered 6/15 by the artist, published by The Paragon Press, London: Dominic Denis (British B.1963), Untitled. Screenprint, 76cm x 82cm; Angust Fairhurst (British 1966-2008), When I woke up in the morning, the feeling was still there. Screenprint, 86cm x 65cm; Damien Hirst (British B.1965), Untitled. Screenprint, 86cm x 62cm; Michael Landy (British B.1963), Cor! What a Bargain! Screenprint, 70.5cm x 88cm; Langlands & Bell (British B.1955 & B. 1959), Uno City. Blind embossed print, 71cm x 74.5cm; Nicholas May (British B.1962), Anabatic Print. Screenprint, 89cm x 60cm; Marc Quinn, Template for my future plastic surgery. Screenprint, 85.5cm x 68cm; Gavin Turk (British B.1967), Gavin Turk Right Hand and Forearm. Screenprint, 86cm x 68cm; Marcus Taylor (British B.1964). Untitled, 86cm x 70cm; Rachel Whiteread (British B.1963), Mausoleum under construction. Screenprint, 71cm x 89cm; Craig Wood (British B.1960), Safeways Gel Air Freshener (Detail). Screenprint, 66cm x 86cm. (Various sizes, unframed) Qty: (11) Footnote: Note: A further set of fifteen, apart from edition of 65, were produced for artists and collaborators. The work was conceived as a portable exhibition. Proceeds from the sale of this portfolio will go to The Ragdoll Foundation, supporting their grant-giving programme for young people and the arts. ‘The London Portfolio’ was conceived by Charles Booth-Clibborn and published under his imprint, The Paragon Press, London. In 1991 he invited a group of artists to contribute to this project; all were gaining recognition in the artworld at the time and based in London, hence the title. There was no overarching theme offered, just the practical considerations that each work must be within a standard size (76cm x 89cm) and two-dimensional. The majority of artists submitted screenprint designs and some common themes emerged – body parts, advertising visuals, appropriated imagery, urban locations and contemporary design. The resulting series of prints were published in 1992, and the final presentation was intended to operate as a portable exhibition – a surprisingly easy way of engaging with the cutting-edge of contemporary art at that moment.