In his foreword, Thomas McEvilley calls Morgan “the pre-eminent British art critic for perhaps 15 years now.” This collection of 50 pieces written between 1977 and 1995 contains essays and interviews with many leading American and European artists of the Eighties and early Nineties culled from art magazines and museum catalogs. Stylistically, Morgan is witty whether writing on subjects high or low. Ideologically, he is left of center without being doctrinaire, not unlike the artists about whom he writes. Although this collection has much to recommend it, the absence of illustrations will be a drawback to readers unfamiliar with the artists’ works. In addition, the book includes only one previously unpublished text, which makes this a necessary purchase only for those collections with a particularly strong focus on contemporary art.