This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition This Knot of Life, which was comprised of two related shows: Part I, 23 October – 17 November, 1979. Each featured a selection of British artists, including William Coldstream, Lucian Freud, David Hockney, Howard Hodgkin, Euan Uglow; and Part II, 27 November – 22 December 1979, with Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Peter Blake, R.B. Kitaj, Leon Kossoff. Foreword by Peter Goulds, text by R.B. Kitaj.