Andrew Grassie: Collected Works
catalogue now available

Scottish-born Andrew Grassie’s diminutive, hyper-realistic tempera paintings have a presence that neither photography nor oil painting can rival. This publication documents new works commissioned by rennie collection. Following the museum’s programming from its 2009 inception, Grassie created paintings from its previous five exhibitions: Mona Hatoum, Richard Jackson, Thomas Houseago and Amy Bessone, Martin Creed, and Damian Moppett. Grassie’s photographic source material from the life of the Collection results in depictions of the collectors’ home, where contemporary artworks dwell alongside domestic traces, as well as of the collection’s warehouse, where artworks can be seen in storage. With these paintings, Grassie allows the viewer a glimpse into a moment seldom experienced – a museum in a transitional state. Most importantly, these pictures within pictures provide a recursive portrait of an actively evolving collection of contemporary art. 

Andrew Grassie’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Tate Britain, The Whitechapel Gallery, and Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne. Darian Leader is the author of Stealing the Mona Lisa: What Art Stops Us From Seeing. He has also written on Martin Creed, Anthony Gormley and Christian Marclay.

Request Andrew’s catalogue at your local bookstore or order directly online.