Press Release

Robert Violette appointed editor of Tate magazine

Tate and The Condé Nast Publications today announced the appointment of Robert Violette as Editor of Tate Magazine, and Liz Jobey as Associate Editor.

Robert Violette is an editor and publisher; he edited Damien Hirst’s first and internationally acclaimed book I Want to Spend The Rest of My Life Everywhere, With Everyone, One to One, Forever, Now, as well as The Jeff Koons Handbook and One Woman’s Wardrobe for the Victoria & Albert Museum, which won the prestigious Design and Art Direction Silver Award.

He was the Publishing Director at the Anthony d’Offay Gallery in London up to 1995, and in 1997 began to publish books under his own Violette Editions imprint, including works by Louise Bourgeois, Gilbert & George and Sophie Calle, and most recently a book with fashion designer Paul Smith.

Liz Jobey has been appointed Associate Editor. She is currently a deputy editor on Granta magazine and has previously worked at Scalo Verlag, the art and photography publishers, as well as The Guardian, The Independent on Sunday, Sunday Times, Observer, and Vogue.

We are delighted with the appointment of Robert Violette. He and the new team will bring fresh thinking to the magazine, and build on its success to date.

- Sandy Nairne, Director: Programmes, Tate

Robert Violette has enormous energy and drive. His books are uncompromisingly beautiful and his knowledge and contacts in the art world unsurpassed. With Liz Jobey and a first class team working with him, we are tremendously excited about the future of Tate magazine. - Sue Douglas, President, New Business.

Tate Magazine will be designed to reflect the interests of six million people who visited the four Tate galleries - Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Tate St Ives and Tate Liverpool - last year, and will be published from Autumn 2002 and distributed to 40,000 Tate Members as well as via newsstands in the UK and internationally. It will be accompanied by a linked development on Tate’s website: