Derek Jarman was a very English rebel, a maverick and radical artist whose unique anddistinctive voice was honed protesting against the strictures of life in post-war Britain. Inan innovative practice that roamed freely across all varieties of media, Jarman refused tolive and die quietly. He defined bohemian London life in the 1960s, exploded into queerpunk in the 70s and with unbounded creative rage, ingenuity and sheer personal charm,he triumphed over an atmosphere of fear and ignorance in the age of AIDS to producetimeless, eloquent works of art which resonate still more strongly today.
This major new publication offers a definitive overview of Derek Jarman’s life andwork. It covers all aspects of his oeuvre, from his features to his Super-8 films, hispainting, design for theatre, poetry, gardening, memoir and political activism. Protest!contains excerpts from Jarman’s own writings, short interviews with friends andcollaborators and newly commissioned texts from a wide range of contributors includingJohn Maybury, Peter Tatchell, Philip Hoare, Sir Norman Rosenthal and Olivia Laing.
Generously illustrated with previously unseen images drawn from Jarman’s personalarchive and unseen works from all stages of his career, this book brings the reader freshand surprising insights into the world of this much-loved artist.