CHEERIO has partnered with legendary record shop Rough Trade on sales for Jeremy Deller’s upcoming book, Art is Magic, it is announced today (Monday 9th January 2023) with all pre-orders to include signed copies, exclusive stickers and pop-ups from the Turner Prize-winning artist.
An entertaining and revealing journey into the mind of one of Britain’s greatest contemporary artists, Art is Magic sees Jeremy Deller bring together for the first time key works from his career alongside the art, pop music, film, politics and history that have inspired him.
Pulling together all Deller’s cultural touchstones – from acid house and brass bands to crop circles and folk traditions – and featuring conversations between the artist and an eclectic mix of cultural figures and collaborators, from fashion provocateur Sportsbanger to classicist Mary Beard, Art is Magic offers an unpredictable and exhilarating tour of a unique mind.
From his inflatable Stonehenge for the Glasgow International Festival to the Miners’ Strike, bats (a subject in at least three of Deller’s works), and Andy Warhol, to the links between the Industrial Revolution and heavy metal, hen harriers pecking out the eyes of a Tory MP and the Somme anniversary piece We’re Here Because We’re Here, there is something for art lovers, fans and the culturally curious alike. The text is brought to life by artwork from across Deller’s oeuvre, including work which has never been seen before.
Jeremy Deller studied Art History at the Courtauld Institute and at Sussex University. He won the Turner Prize in 2004 for his work ‘Memory Bucket’ and represented Britain in the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. His projects, such as The Battle of Orgreave (2001), We’re Here Because We’re Here (2016) and the documentary Everybody in the Place: An Incomplete History of Britain 1984-1992 (2019), have influenced the conventional map of contemporary art.
Art is Magic (£25) – published in hardback on 4th May 2023 priced – is CHEERIO’s flagship publication for 2023. Pre-orders are available here.