Nature Morte

Contemporary artists reinvigorate the Still-Life tradition
Michael Petry, 2016
Paperback 288 pages
Publisher: Thames and Hudson
ISBN: 9780500292235
Dimensions: 27.5 x 22.7 cm


This visually stunning book reveals how leading artists of the twenty-first century are reinvigorating the still life, a genre previously synonymous with the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Old Masters.


Michael Petry’s careful curation celebrates works by emerging and established artists alike, from all over the globe, including Alexander James Hamilton, John Currin, Elmgreen & Dragset, Renata Hegyi, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Jeff Koons, Beatriz Milhazes, Gabriel Orozco, Elizabeth Peyton, Marc Quinn, Sam Taylor-Wood and Ai Weiwei.


Short but compelling introductions begin each chapter and are followed by dramatic, visually led spreads that pair each work with a perceptive reading of its significance to the still-life tradition.


'A cabinet of curiosities, both beautiful and weird' - Peter Conrad, Observer


'Highlights the rich tradition that looms behind even the starkest conceptual art' - World of Interiors

Nature Morte: Contemporary artists reinvigorate the Still-Life tradition
£ 24.95