100 Sculptors of Tomorrow

Authored by Kurt Beers, published by Thames & Hudson

Released 3 September 2019


Ben Long 100 Sculptors cover


Ben Long is included in the forthcoming Thames & Hudson title 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow.


Released 3 September 2019, the book promises to be "an insightful, diverse, and inspiring survey of emerging talent working in the field of sculpture." Authored by Kurt Beers, with a foreword by Richard Cork and designed by Matilda Saxow, the book is the second in Thames & Hudson's '100' series, following the highly acclaimed 2014 publication 100 Painters of Tomorrow.


Ben Long 100 Sculptors front and back cover


Featuring a selection of contemporary artists from six continents and over thirty countries, the 100 Sculptors were selected by an internationally renowned panel of art world professionals; Anne Ellegood, Senior Curator at the Hammer Museum; Clare Lilley, Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park; Jiang Jiehong, Professor of Chinese Art at Birmingham School of Art; Francesca Gavin, freelance writer, curator and editor; David Huber, critic and editor; Natalie King, curator and Senior Research Fellow at the Victorian College of Arts, Melbourne; Stefan Simchowitz, art collector, curator and advisor; and Anita Zabludowicz, art collector and head of the Zabludowicz Collection; as well as author Kurt Beers, Director of Beers London.


Ben Long 100 Sculptors back cover


Thames & Hudson say: "The book will feature high-quality reproductions of each artist's work, plus short texts that include biographical information and quotations from the artists themselves, to provide greater insight into their ways of thinking and individual creative methods. In the age of 3-D modeling software and ever-proliferating materials, the possibilities for contemporary sculpture are truly dazzling, a fact to which the artworks on show in this book can attest. This will be the definitive book on the most promising emerging sculptors currently at work."


Book images courtesy of Matilda Saxow, © 2019.
On the front cover: Nathan Mabry, Heavy Handed/Tocca Ferro (Horns Up), 2013, weathering steel. Photo by Robert Wedermeyer, courtesy of the artist and Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles.
On the back cover: Ben Long, Horse Scaffolding Sculpture, 2013, scaffolding construction. Courtesy of the artist.