Bill Woodrow and Richard Deacon have been making sculpture together since 1990. This new book is the first to showcase the work made over this thirty-year period. They have created over sixty works altogether which they call ‘shared sculptures’, highlighting the important equality of authorship and responsibility at stake for both these artists. Their shared sculptures exist as five main bodies of work, which have been variously shown in exhibitions in Britain and abroad. Their recent body of work, ‘We Thought About It A Lot’ (2021), has seen them working on paper to explore their ideas together. This new book provides a rich visual account of these works, showing new and original photographs of them individually and in their exhibition contexts. It also includes studio photographs, images of the preview cards that they have designed for exhibitions over the years and reproduces one of their earlier fax exchanges. The publication features an introductory essay by the art historian and curator Jon Wood and was published to coincide with the artists’ exhibition, ‘We Thought About It A Lot, and other shared drawings’ at Ikon, Birmingham, in 2021.
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