Occasional Papers

Silent Explosion: Ivor Davies and Destruction in Art

20 GBP
Painter, assemblagist, maker of Happenings, cultural activist, art historian, collector, archive creator, multilinguist: this richly illustrated publication offers the first comprehensive critical assessment of artist Ivor Davies’ varied career. In-depth essays considering Davies’ paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations and performance works from the 1940s to the present day feature alongside writings by and interviews with the artist. The publication also includes comprehensive catalogues of Davies’ publications and exhibitions and of his internationally important archive of Destruction in Art, which provides a unique insight into the artist’s key role in the 1960s avant-garde.

Edited by Heike Roms
With contributions by David Alston, Judit Bodor, Ivor Davies, Peter Davies, Gustav Metzger, John Plant, Heike Roms, Kristine Stiles, Nicholas Thornton and Andrew Wilson

Silent Explosion: Ivor Davies and Destruction in Art
Edited by Heike Roms
17 x 24cm, 208 p., soft cover, loose insert, full colour
ISBN 978-0-9929039-3-0
£20