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The Art and Death of Joshua Compston

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The Art and Death of Joshua Compston

by Darren Coffield

2013
246 x 189 mm
260 pages, fully illustrated
Hardback
ISBN 978 1780885 261
Published by Troubador

RRP £24.99

A new, revised book in a signed and numbered limited edition of 150.

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Short life and angry times of the man who made Damien Hirst look tame.Daily Mail
When art historians look back on the last decade of the 20th century, Joshua Compston’s name will be foremost.GQ Magazine
A beguiling and improbable revolutionary in the British art world.The Guardian

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The form of the book, compiled rather than written, by Darren Coffield, Compston’s friend and one of the original artists he showed, mirrors his own chaotic lifestyle, lurching from one friendship or anecdote to the next. We are never given a clear picture — financial, temporal, emotional, artistic or otherwise — but are instead left to piece together the clues as in a booze-fuelled whodunit murder mystery. The Art Newspaper