- full-colour reproductions of more than 100 of the artist's most recent paintings - an introduction and seven short texts by the artist - essay by Pablo Sigg: 'Tuymans, Loyola, Leibniz' - essay by Gerrit Vermeiren: 'Proper' - interview by Tommy Simoens: 'Forever' - extensive collection of source imagery and installation photographs - up-to-date exhibition history - index
Luc Tuymans has been the subject of solo exhibitions at major museums around the world, including Tate Modern, the Wexner Center for the Arts and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He lives in Antwerp. Pablo Sigg is an artist and writer based in Mexico City. Gerrit Vermeiren is an artist, art historian and writer based in Antwerp. His books include Luc Tuymans: I Don't Get It.
'Seasonal Reading ... Amongst other recently published monographs, the revised and enlarged edition of Phaidon's Luc Tuymans, from its Contemporary Artists Series is opportune as it is just in time for his major show at Tate Modern in the Summer of 2004. Indeed Tate will find it difficult to match the breadth and scale of this book in any exhibition catalogue it may choose to produce. Tuymans is rapidly gaining ground as the successor to Gerhard Richter as the History Painter of the late 20th Century, and this book, which amounts to a catalogue raisonne as nearly every one of his paintings is reproduced, goes some way towards confirming his reputation.' Andrew Wilson (deputy editor of) Art Monthly, December/January issue 2003/2004