A new book from David Hopkins to accompany the show Childish Things, the second collaboration between The Fruitmarket Gallery and the author. This book looks at what Hopkins terms a ‘dark poetics’ of childhood, bringing together major and historically significant work made between 1983 and 2008 in Britain and the United States.
Includes work by Louise Bourgeois, Helen Chadwick, Robert Gober, Susan Hiller, Mike Kelley, Jeff Koons, and Paul McCarthy. Includes chapters – Origins, Inside the Playroom, ‘The Soul of the Toy’ and Adulteration. There is a foreword by Fiona Bradley, a full list of works and bibliography.
Paperback: 96 pages, 25.6 x 19 x 1.2 cm
Published: August 2010
P&P: £2.00 UK, £8.00 Europe, £12.00 Rest of World