A LAWNMOWER IN THE LOFT

BRUCE MCLEAN INTERVIEWS HIMSELF AGAIN (TEN DIFFICULT QUESTIONS)

7th November 2017
7 - 8pm

Tate Modern Bookshop
London

Meet legendary Scottish performance sculptor, Bruce McLean at the launch of his long-awaited autobiography

A rollicking tale from start to finish and dripping with satire, Bruce McLean’s autobiography, A Lawnmower in the Loft, reads like a personification of the artist himself.

Made up of a series of vivid and bawdy anecdotes, McLean’s first collection of biographical stories echo the satirical tone of his art-making practice and relate the invention of his life as an artist. Both funny (ha ha) and funny (peculiar), this (non) po-faced history of art and comedy of (ill) manners presents a compelling soundtrack of human behaviour, gesture politik and inherited tics and traits.

This book, published on 2nd November 2017, is a culmination of snapshots of the artist’s life: from growing up in Glasgow in the 1950s to enrolling at St Martins, from wine-fuelled trips to Mallorca to dinners with stalwarts of the contemporary art scene, A Lawnmower in the Loft provides a glimpse into the hilarious, high-spirited and often ridiculous escapades of McLean.
 

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