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Solkin 1982
Solkin 1982
David Solkin
Richard Wilson: The Landscape of Reaction
Tate Gallery
London, UK
1982
Secondary published
The Tate Gallery, London
Catalogue accompanying the eponymous exhibition held at the Tate Gallery, National Museum of Wales Cardiff and Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, 1982-83 [London, Cardiff and New Haven 1982-83]. The exhibition was the largest ever assembled on Wilson and the catalogue included abundant new scholarship and critical analysis, prefaced with an updated biography of the artist and five contextualising essays. These argued for a new critical approach to Wilson's landscapes as active participants in dynamic social, political and cultural history. On both sides of the Atlantic the social and political reverberations of the exhibition were seismic and the catalogue became notorious. (For adverse commentary see for example Sutton 1983). It remains an indispensable historiographical milestone for Wilson studies.