Lisson Gallery

Richard Wentworth: 'Making Do and Getting By'

14 December 2015

'Making Do and Getting by' is a new book by Richard Wentworth celebrating his photographic series of the same name.

Published by Koenig Books, London in association with Peter Freeman, Inc., New York and Lisson Gallery, the book investigates processes of perception and communication - how we see what we see, what we do with what we see, how we name what we think we have seen, who we share it with and who is speaking to whom.

Beyond this, it documents an excess - a creativity beyond necessary functionality, something transformative that lurks below the surface intention in acts of ordering and repair. In this ongoing series of photographs taken on his daily trajectories, Wentworth frames with a light and witty touch the art of the human hand.

The book features an interview with Richard Wentworth by Hans Ulrich Obrist, a long-time supporter of the artist's work, and is available for purchase here. The book is also available from Koenig Books at the Serpentine Gallery and Whitechapel Gallery.

Richard Wentworth: 'Making Do and Getting By'
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