In the issue, we explore the ever elusive role of inspiration. We examine Cy Twombly’s ability to absorb his intimate understanding of poetry into his work. We look at the strength and power of Jenny Saville’s large, fleshy painted bodies. We investigate Rachel Whiteread’s sculpture US Embassy (Flat pack house) at the new American Embassy in London, Mark Tansey’s friendships with and reverence for Soviet Socialist Realist painters and their Chinese counterparts, Jonas Wood’s printmaking practice, Jeff Koons’s love for the Baroque, and much more!
Cover © Andreas Gursky, VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn