British artist Dexter Dalwood (b.1960) is the closest thing the contemporary scene has to a 'history painter'. His haunting paintings and collages depict scenes that bear the traces of important historical moments, or sites where celebrities of different kinds have lived or died. His subjects range from major political events like 'The Death of David Kelly (2008)' or 'The Birth of the UN (2003)', to places lodged in the collective cultural unconscious, like 'Sharon Tate's House (1998)', 'Neverland (1999)', or 'Camp David (1999)'. This book, featuring major paintings and collages made over the last twelve years, includes newly commissioned essays by Michael Bracewell and Terry R. Meyers, as well as an extensive interview with the artist by Martin Clark and Florence Derieux. It is the first career overview of Dalwood's work to be published.