Smith. Except maybe herself as she wooed the Edinburgh International Book Festival alongside chatty north Americans. Gore Vidal and Naomi Klein.
Big hitters Irvine Welsh. Louis de Bernieres and Don DeLllIo published new books to consolidate their reputations, while Billy Connolly bared his s0ul through his missus and Madonna had hers forced into the public by Andrew Morton. More impressively. Don McCullin offered up both a histOry of himself and post-war civilisation with a stunning selection of photographs.
Comedy had a very good year with an array of writers and subjects. Jon Ronson (extremists), Stuart Cosgrove (Scottish football), Charles Jennings (Scotland). Arthur Mathews (Irish Catholicism) and Dave Gorman (other Dave Gormans) all wrote staggeringly funny books. but Sophie Marceau topped the lot with her unintentionally hilarious debut novel.
I It was a big year for photography kicking off with celebrity portraits by Rankin. the first UK showing of photographs by film director Stanley Kubrick. and a retrospective exhibition of work
by the East Ender whose lens defined the 603 David Bailey. The Festival gave us the largest exhibition of photography by the American photographer Lee Miller while Sebastlao Salgado gave us a compassionate portrayal of the world's population of refugees. I Mirror’s Edge was the first of many significant group shows. Vault 2001 made full use of the Arches' space deSpite its one-week run; the second Beck's Futures exhibition received a mixed reception; Golle was the venue for the Jerwood Painting Prize and the DCA had Trauma and was one of five venues to host Here + Now.
a survey of Scottish art from 1990 to present day.
I New arts venues made an impact on Scotland's thriving art scene including the Talbot Rice Gallery's reinvented round
room and doggerﬂsher. a new contemporary commercial gallery for Edinburgh set up by
The Li’st's former art editor Susanna Beaumont. And there were facelifts for the Arches and after two years of redevelopment. the CCA was back in
its Sauchiehall Street home.
I It was also a big year for big names and big shows. Richard Deacon made it up north after years of absence and after
years of planning. the National Galleries' epic Rembrandt’s Women finally came to fruition. This year's Edinburgh Festival had its fair share of prominent artists. Jeff Koons was the widely tipped must- see show but disappointed
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many. Ed Ruscha's hyper- realist paintings received five stars, so too did Chris Cunningham’s controversial yet compelling video works. And Dublin-born Sean Scully made his Scottish debut.
I The Japan 2001 festival featured gems such as Satoshl Watanabe. Shingu and Serlzawa. Philip Reeves celebrated his 70th birthday with two shows in Edinburgh and Glasgow and Rachel Whiteread's first solo show in Scotland was well worth the wait.
I Rounding off the year and still ongoing, major shows for Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sulllvan at Tramway and Dalzlel + Sculllon at the Fruitmarket Gallery.