The Painting of Modern Life 1960s to Now; Ralph Rugoff (director, The Hayward), Hayward Publishing, 2007.
An overview of some of the pinnacle modern painters of the western world. A few contextualising essays in the front and an interesting collection of statements from each artist, alongside their work; in particular, this from Warhol:
‘When I read magazines I just look at the pictures and the words, I don’t usually read it. There’s no meaning to the words, I just feel the shapes with my eye and if you look at something long enough, I’ve discovered, the meaning goes away.’