Anthony Cragg: Parts of the World
Tony Cragg was born in Liverpool, UK in 1949 and has lived and worked in Wuppertal, Germany since 1977. He has a BA from Wimbledon School of Art (1973) and an MA from the Royal College of Art (1977). Among many major solo shows he has exhibited at CAFA Museum in Beijing, the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, Tate Gallery Liverpool, UK, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte, Reina Sofia, Madrid, Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven and Tate Gallery, London. He represented Britain at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 1988 and in the same year was awarded the Turner Prize at the Tate Gallery, London. He has been Professor at Kunstakademie, Dusseldorf since 2009. He was made a CBE in 2003 and elected a Royal Academician in 1994. This monograph is the most comprehensive overview of his work yet, from the early colourful collages of plastic waste to the most recent, highly complex sculptures, which appeal like fantastic plays of form. It presents sculptures, drawings and graphical prints, including numerous works that have never been exhibited or published.