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By Matthew Collings

This strange volumeApart paintings heritage, half journalism, and half diaryAoffers a crash direction at the Pop paintings scene in London from approximately the Sixties onward and does so with intelligence and humor. Collings has spent his existence during this creative surroundings, and he writes with an insider's ease. In a fascinating mixture of anecdote, critique, and dialogue, he offers a a little wild potpourri of the lives, strange behavior, and creations of such members as Damien Hirst, John Stezaker, R.B. Kitaj, and David Hockney, to call just a only a few.

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