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.
Richard Wilson, sculptor man
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.
John Rankin, sharp shooter
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.
Polly Morgan, renowned taxidermist