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This searing book has become the authoritative account of the new British art of the 1990s, its legacy in the 21st century, and what it tells us about the fate of high art as a whole in contemporary society. High Art Lite provides a sustained analysis of the phenomenal success of YBAs, young British artists obsessed with commerce, mass media and the cult of personality - Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Marcus Harvey and Sarah Lucas, among others. In this fully revised and expanded edition, Julian Stallabrass explores how YBA lost its critical immunity in the new millennium, and looks at the ways in which figures such as Hirst, Emin, Wearing and Landy have altered their work in recent years.

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I cannot help but endorse his analysis of the high art lite tendency ... its abject willingness to be f**ked up by the 1990s cult of celebrity; f**ked over by the 1990s boom in consumerism; f**ked sideways by its adoption of the styles and modes of popular culture; and f**ked to buggery by its co-option by the new Labourite idiotology. --Will Self, New Statesman

A withering attack on the avant-garde pretensions of current British Art. --Sunday Times

A lacerating analysis of the reactionary tendencies of high art lite itself. --Financial Times

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Beyond the Hype about 'Young British Art'
This is the first serious analysis of the much-publicised work of the so-called 'young British artists'--Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Marcus Harvey and Sarah Lucas, among others. It shows how their work became successful, how it has transformed the previously parochial British art scene, as well as highlighting the limits and problems of this art. Has this art achieved its success at the price of dumbing-down and cynical playing upon the sensitive spots of the mass media? How seriously does it take the new audience that it has so successfully courted? Is there anything British about this new art? What does this lite art tell us about the fate of high art as a whole in contemporary society? I have tried to examine these and other questions in as clear a manner as possible.

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