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Wise Wilson

In Contributors, Uncategorized on July 5, 2010 at 10:10 am

Acclaimed British sculptor Richard Wilson is doing an original piece just for Hg2 Art; he has made a steel cube of molten metal heated to nearly 1000 degrees. ‘Red Hot’ will be photographed exclusively for the book and accompanied by his description. Wilson is a Turner-Prize nominated artist who lives in London. He’s best known for his audacious site-specific installations, not least the iconic room full of sump oil, 20:50, now on permanent display at the Saatchi Gallery.

+DETAILS: www.richardwilsonsculptor.com

Richard Wilson, sculptor man

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Real Rankin

In Contributors on June 2, 2010 at 8:29 am

Rankin, known widely as the ‘bad boy’ of art, has signed up for Hg2 Art. Not only that, but the iconic portrait and fashion photographer has provided us with a special, totally unfettered self portrait – just for the book. What news could be more exciting than that?! Having co-founded hugely successful magazine Dazed & Confused with Jefferson Hack – as well as publishing RANK magazine, Another Magazine and Another Man magazine – Rankin knows how to make the world take notice. Publishing aside, however, he is best known for his photography and a rather large roster of celebrities who have sat for him; Madonna, David Bowie and Queen Elizabeth II, are just three of them.

+DETAILS: www.rankin.co.uk

John Rankin

John Rankin, sharp shooter

Polly Pocket

In Contributors on May 26, 2010 at 8:56 am

Hurrah! Yet another big name has signed on the dotted line for Hg2 Art – this time in the fabulous form of taxidermist Polly Morgan. As “Britain’s hottest bird-stuffer” (Banksy’s name for her), London-based Polly has taken taxidermy to a whole new level. In fact, she’s made it beautiful and strange with an array of arresting pieces that have celebrities reaching for their wallets with gay abandon.

+DETAILS: www.pollymorgan.co.uk

Polly Morgan

Polly Morgan, renowned taxidermist