Richard Wilson: Slipstream

Edited by Jean Wainwright
Introduction by Mark Davy

This book traces Slipstream's epic journey from inception through to the reality of an artwork that links together the technological age with the golden era of aviation, a joyful celebration of the spirit of 21-st century flight. It is a story of creativity, cutting-edge design, engineering and construction all bonded together by extraordinary teamwork and dedication.

The book contains films, audio interviews with Richard Wilson, moveable 3D models and an extensive gallery of previously unseen images documenting Slipstream from conception to completion.

  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Published: 23 April 2014
  • Publisher: Futurecity Ltd
  • ISBN: 978-0-9928938-0-4

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Richard Wilson: No Formulas

Richard Wilson (All images), Jane Won (Main text), Donald Smith (Foreword)

Published to coincide with the exhibition No Formulas at CHELSEA space, London, 2013.
An exhibition of the artist's proposals, through working drawings and maquettes for finished works, revealing the creative process at the early stage of each idea.

  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • A5 fully illustrated black and white
  • Publisher: CHELSEA space
  • Published: September 17, 2013
  • ISBN 978-1-906203-72-6

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Richard Wilson: Unseen Works

by Chris Westbrook (Editor, Contributor)
and Richard Wilson

Exhibition Catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Westbrook Gallery 11th June - 30th July 2007.

  • Paperback: 16 pages
  • Publisher: MOCA London
  • Published: 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-9552577-8-0

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Queen & Gantry

Richard Wilson

Exhibition catalogue detailing the design and assembly of the sculpture Queen & Gantry installed at the Storey Gallery, Lancaster.

  • Paperback: 24 pages, full colour
  • Storey Gallery, Lancaster
  • Published: 2006
  • Dimensions: 200m x 210m

Break it Down

by Sean Dower & Richard Wilson

A percussive performance at the Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, 23 March 2006.

  • Edition 300
  • Published: 2006

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Richard Wilson
(Modern Artists Series)

by Simon Morrissey (Author)
and Richard Wilson (Collaborator)

A comprehensive documentation of the artists work with numerous interviews in which the artist freely speaks of the inspiration and motivation for his work with over 100 illustrations. This lavishly illustrated career survey includes a new interview with Wilson and examines six key works in depth.

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Tate Publishing
  • Published: 1st edition, 6 Oct. 2005
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 1854375709
  • Dimensions: 27 x 21 cm

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DAAD Berlin
Exhibition Catalogue

Editor Friedrich Meschede
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: DAAD, Berlin
  • Published: 1993
  • ISBN 9783893570409

Palazzo delle Papesse

by Richard Wilson
Edited by Lorenzo Fusi

Introduction by Lorenzo Fusi & essays by Tom Morton and Lucia Minunno in English & Italian.

The catalogue documents the film installation Bank Job made for the Caveau space at Palazzo delle Papesse, a former bank vault. The work comprises of a film of a rocket-like fuse that burns at high speed through the night streets of Sienna, tracing a portrait of the town before arriving in the vault. Tom Morton’s essay traces the development of Wilson’s use of film in his work while Minunno introduces Wilson’s work to an Italian audience.

  • Paperback: 64 pages, 32 colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Gli Ori,Italy
  • Published: September 2004
  • Language: English, Italian
  • ISBN: 8873361013
  • Dimensions: 150 x 210mm

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Richard Wilson

by Michael Archer, Simon Morrissey, Harry Stocks and Richard Wilson

The first comprehensive monograph on Wilson’s work includes detailed documentation of over 50 works made over twenty years, including all his landmark works such as 20:50, She came in through the bathroom window, Deep End and Slice of Reality.

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Merrell Publishers
  • Published: 1st edition. January 1, 2003
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1858941554
  • Dimensions: 9.8 x 0.8 x 11.8 inches

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Turbine Hall Swimming Pool

with essay by Andrew Wilson

The catalogue details an Installation in a former church, comprising of wall fabricated from insulation material that suppresses the noise of a diesel generator placed in the space to power a video projection of a drummer. The drummer is pictured playing against a backdrop of the derelict local open-air swimming pool, improvising in response to the noise of the engine. The audio CD is a 15 minute duet between the generator and the drummer.

  • Audio CD, 28 page booklet; 17 colour plates
  • 1500 word essay by Andrew Wilson
  • Published: 2000
  • 17 colour plates

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Hung Drawn and Quartered

Richard Wilson
  • Publisher: Städtisches Museum Zwickau
  • Published: 1998
  • Edition of 50
  • Translation by Sybille Kershner

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Richard Wilson: Jamming Gears

With essay by Andrew Wilson

Published on the occasion of Jamming Gears at the Serpentine Gallery, 15 Aug to 15 Sep 1996.
The catalogue documents 11 projects between 1989 - 1996, including comprehensive documentation of the installation at the Serpentine Gallery, where the artist reinterpreted the space through industrial process, such as coring, and the insertion of construction industry pre-fabricated architecture.

  • Paperback: 46 pages
  • Publisher: Serpentine Gallery, London
  • Published: 1996
  • 30 colour plates
  • Dimensions: 34.8 x 24.5 cm
  • ISBN: 1870814029

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Richard Wilson: Deep End

by Richard Wilson and Gabriella Le Grazie

Interview with the artist by Paul Schimmel.

The catalogue produced to accompany the exhibition ‘Richard Wilson : Deep End’ at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (16th October 1994 - 8th January 1995). Documents the artist’s installation where the artist installed an upside-down prefabricated swimming pool in the gallery linked to a 20m pipe to the skylight in the ceiling. The catalogue spans the entire process of the creation of the work from drawings and models to construction and installation of the final work.

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: The British Council
  • Published: Sept. 1995
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0863552994
  • Dimensions: 17.3 x 24.5 cm

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Double-sided recording of gurgling ground water recorded from the base of a concrete pipe intersecting with London's watertable. Sleeve and label feature images of the work. Record grooves are punctured by a spindle rendering the record unplayable.

  • Vinyl, 7", Limited Edition
  • Edition of 1000
  • Publisher: Arts Council
  • Published: 1994

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Sheer Fluke

by Richard Wilson
  • Paperback: 8 pages
  • Publisher: Matt's Gallery
  • Published: Jan. 1985
  • ISBN10: 0907623077

Richard Wilson
Exhibition catalogue

Text by Michael Newman

Published to accompany Richard Wilson’s exhibition She Came in Through the Bathroom Window at Matt’s Gallery 3–23 April 1989

The publication is the culmination of almost five years of active collaboration between the artist and Matt’s Gallery, and includes colour and black and white plates of installations including She Came in Through the Bathroom Window, 20:50, Sheer Fluke.

  • Publishers: Matt’s Gallery, London; Museum of Modern Art, Oxford and Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
  • Published: 1989
  • Edition 1,000
  • Size 266mm (h) 210mm (w)
  • ISBN 0907623182
  • Out of print

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The Eye

Richard Wilson

Part of the interview-based documentary series profiling major contemporary artists. This volume looks at the work of Richard Wilson, the sculptor and installation artist who frequently works on an architectural scale. Wilson reflects here on the nature of artistic collaboration, the creation of works for specific places, and the need to challenge our sense of space and the environment around us.

  • DVD (Streaming and PAL)
  • Run Time: 26 mins
  • Publisher: Illuminations
  • Published: 2002 (VHS) / 2006 (DVD)

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Twelve Pieces

  • Paperback
  • Edition of 500
  • Publisher: Coracle Press
  • Published: 1978
  • Photographs by Mick Williamson