'A curious mix of transience, sentimentality, obsolescence and nostalgia surrounds the humble postcard, which makes them a fertile format for an artist to express themselves. The past 20 years or so has seen a range of artists utilising the postcard, including Rachel Whiteread, Ellsworth Kelly, Gilbert and George and many others. Jeremy Cooper traces this history from the 1900s through to Surrealism and conceptual art and up to the present. This is not a tenuous theme, but a fascinating one, that takes in many important artists on the way.' - The Bookseller
About the Author
Jeremy Cooper is a novelist who has also written and published widely on art and antiques. He appeared on all the early BBC's Antiques Roadshow, was co-presenter of Radio 4's The Week's Antiques, and is the author of four novels.