Stephen Cripps created a powerful body of work during his short life – he died aged 29 in 1982. This 1992 monograph presents a comprehensive view of work informed by a rich imagination and untiringly generous spirit.
This publication includes an insightful essay by David Toop, providing access to his working methods and personality, documentation of performances and exhibitions and reproductions of drawings and working notes. Due to its ephemeral nature Cripps’ work received limited attention since his death, but together with the recent acquisition of his archive by the Henry Moore Institute an appreciation of his true significance continues to grow.
“This publication is a marvellous collection of some of the most haunting documentary imagery to be found in the history of performance art - Cripps’ influence and importance remains undiminished.”
Aaron Williamson, Artist
ACME in association with the Stephen Cripps Trust, 1992. 30 x 22cm, 108 pages, paperback, colour and black and white images throughout.
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