AMERICAN POLYCHRONIC presents the first comprehensive catalogue of Roe Ethridge’s work from 2000 to 2021, comprised of two interlocking threads of his celebrated photographic practice. Ethridge’s artistic and personal work is sequenced chronologically, interwoven with his commercial photography in chronological reverse, together forming a vibrant sequence of harmonies and dissonance, hits and B-sides. This long-form sequence moves fluidly between genres in the pursuit of a distinctive visual language — blending and playfully juxtaposing the realms of fine art, fashion imagery, and advertising with the everyday, personal, and generic. Ethridge explores how new visual experiences can be created through the reproduction and recombination of images, photographing and distorting the real as way of suggesting — or disrupting — the ideal. Signed copies available now.
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MICHAEL RABABY: FOLSOM STREET FOOD COURT
(RABABY, MICHAEL). Delancey Street Press, 2018. 9 x 9 in., 64 pages. Softcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Folsom street food court is a documentary photography monograph that captures San Francisco's infamous Folsom street fair. the images feature people in various states of dress and undress meandering around the street fair food court. although the city of San Francisco has gentrified much over this span, the Folsom street fair seems to maintain its authenticity. 0692183736 Inventory Number: Rab002
MICHAEL RABABY: AMERICAN BACHELOR
(RABABY, MICHAEL). Arenas Street Publishing, 2003. 10 x 10 in., 138 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Bachelor is a state of mind, it's about the freedom to be yourself, and to do exactly what you want to do. Bachelor is a feeling of young and free, inspired and uninhibited. Michael Rababy has his camera and shoots from the hip. His photos chronicle the highs and lows of the American Bachelor. 0972995404 Inventory Number: Rab001
WRITING THE FUTURE: BASQUIAT AND THE HIP-HOP GENERATION
(BASQUIAT, JEAN-MICHEL) Edited by Liz Munsell, Greg Tate. Text by J. Faith Almiron, Dakota DeVos, Hua Hsu, Carlo McCormick. MFA Publications, I00200424, 2020. 9.5 x 10.75 in. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
How hip-hop culture and graffiti electrified the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat and his contemporaries in 1980s New York.
In the early 1980s, art and writing labeled as graffiti began to transition from New York City walls and subway trains onto canvas and into art galleries. Young artists who freely sampled from their urban experiences and their largely Black, Latinx and immigrant histories infused the downtown art scene with expressionist, pop and graffiti-inspired compositions.
Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–88) became the galvanizing, iconic frontrunner of this transformational and insurgent movement in contemporary American art, which resulted in an unprecedented fusion of creative energies that defied longstanding racial divisions. Writing the Future features Basquiat’s works in painting, sculpture, drawing, video, music and fashion, alongside works by his contemporaries—and sometimes collaborators—A-One, ERO, Fab 5 Freddy, Futura, Keith Haring, Kool Koor, LA2, Lady Pink, Lee Quiñones, Rammellzee and Toxic. Throughout the 1980s, these artists fueled new directions in fine art, design and music, reshaping the predominantly white art world and driving the now-global popularity of hip-hop culture.
Writing the Future, published to accompany a major exhibition, contextualizes Basquiat’s work in relation to his peers associated with hip-hop culture. It also marks the first time Basquiat’s extensive, robust and reflective portraiture of his Black and Latinx friends and fellow artists has been given prominence in scholarship on his oeuvre. With contributions from Carlo McCormick, Liz Munsell, Hua Hsu, J. Faith Almiron and Greg Tate, Writing the Future captures the energy, inventiveness and resistance unleashed when hip-hop hit the city.
9780878468713 Inventory Number: I0042420
Roe Ethridge: American Polychronic (Signed)
(ETHRIDGE, ROE). With an essay by Jamieson Webster and a conversation between the artist and Antwaun Sargent.. MACK Books, I00221201, 2022. 25 x 27.5 cm, 480 pages. Embossed paperback with folded jacket. New.
AMERICAN POLYCHRONIC presents the first comprehensive catalogue of Roe Ethridge’s work from 2000 to 2021, comprised of two interlocking threads of his celebrated photographic practice. Ethridge’s artistic and personal work is sequenced chronologically, interwoven with his commercial photography in chronological reverse, together forming a vibrant sequence of harmonies and dissonance, hits and B-sides. This long-form sequence moves fluidly between genres in the pursuit of a distinctive visual language — blending and playfully juxtaposing the realms of fine art, fashion imagery, and advertising with the everyday, personal, and generic. Ethridge explores how new visual experiences can be created through the reproduction and recombination of images, photographing and distorting the real as way of suggesting — or disrupting — the ideal.
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With an essay by Jamieson Webster and a conversation between the artist and Antwaun Sargent. 9781913620653 Inventory Number: I00221201
(KLEIN, STEVEN). . Phaidon, I00221111, 2022. 356 × 305 mm (14 × 12 in), 464 pages. Hardbound. New.
The first and only monograph on Klein, whose hyperreal and sexually charged images have captivated viewers for 30 years.
One of the fashion industry's most cunning provocateurs, photographer Steven Klein has created many of the most iconic images of our time. Klein's photographs blur the line between fiction and reality, resulting in stunning tableaux that only exist within his fantastical worlds. Although his images include some of the most photographed people in the world, they disappear into the narrative of Klein's imagination.
The book includes images originally published in magazines such as Interview, W, Vogue, Vogue Italia, Vogue Paris, Vogue Hommes, i-D, among many others, and iconic faces such as those of Madonna, Brad Pitt, Kim Kardashian, and Rihanna.
Klein has worked with notable clients including Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford, Alexander McQueen, and Louis Vuitton. His work has also been exhibited at galleries and museums globally such as Deitch Projects, Gagosian, and the International Center of Photography, among others. Edited by author Mark Holborn, this first survey of Klein's work showcases his extravagant, hyperreal creations and illuminates his singular vision.
99781838665555 Inventory Number: I00221111
Elaine Mayes: The Haight-Ashbury Portraits 1967–1968
(MAYES, ELAINE). Edited by Kevin Moore. Damiani, I00221110, 2022. 9.5 x 11 in. / 96 pgs / 50 duotone.. Hardbound. New.
Everyday life on the Haight: previously unseen portraits from the hippie epicenter by the acclaimed documentarian
Elaine Mayes (born 1936) was a young photographer living in San Francisco’s lively Haight-Ashbury District during the 1960s. She had photographed the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 and, later that year, during the waning days of the Summer of Love, embarked on a set of portraits of youth culture in her neighborhood. By that time, the hippie movement had turned from euphoria to harder drugs, and the Haight had become less of a blissed-out haven for young people seeking a better way of life than a halfway house for runaway teens.
Realizing the gravity of the cultural moment, Mayes shifted from the photojournalistic approach she had applied to musicians and concert-goers in Monterey to making formal portraits of people she met on the street. Choosing casual, familiar settings such as stoops, doorways, parks and interiors, Mayes instructed her subjects to look into her square-format camera, to concentrate and be still: she made her exposures as they exhaled. Mayes’ familiarity with her subjects helped her to evade mediatized stereotypes of hippies, presenting instead an understated and unsentimental group portrait of the individual inventors of a fleeting cultural moment.
Elaine Mayes: The Haight-Ashbury Portraits 1967–1968 is the first monograph on one of the decade’s most important bodies of work, presenting more than 40 images from Mayes’ series. An essay by art historian Kevin Moore elaborates an important chapter in the history of West Coast photography. 9788862087735 Inventory Number: I00221110
Henry Taylor B Side
(TAYLOR, HENRY). Edited by Bennett Simpson. Foreword by Johanna Burton. Text by Wanda Coleman, Karon Davis, Charles Gaines, Harmony Holiday, Bob Kaufman, Walter Price, Bennett Simpson, Frances Stark. Conversation with Henry Taylor, Hamza Walker.. DELMONICO BOOKS/THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES, I00221109, 2022. 9 x 11 in. / 240 pgs / 191 color.. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
The official catalog accompanying the major retrospective at MoCA LA. Henry Taylor creates a grand pageant of contemporary Black life in America.
Surveying 30 years of Henry Taylor’s work in painting, sculpture and installation, this comprehensive monograph celebrates a Los Angeles artist widely appreciated for his unique aesthetic, social vision and freewheeling experimentation. Taylor’s portraits and allegorical tableaux—populated by friends, family members, strangers on the street, athletic stars and entertainers—display flashes of familiarity in their seemingly brash compositions, which nonetheless linger in the imagination with uncanny detail. In his paintings on cigarette packs, cereal boxes and other found supports, Taylor brings his primary medium into the realm of common culture. Similarly, the artist’s installations often recode the forms and symbolisms of found materials (bleach bottles, push brooms) to play upon art historical tropes and modernism’s appropriations of African or African American culture. Taken together, the various strands of Taylor’s practice display a deep observation of Black life in America at the turn of the century, while also inviting a humanist fellowship that pushes outward from the particular.
9781636810560 Inventory Number: I00221109
Diane Arbus: Documents
(ARBUS, DIANE). Texts by 55 authors, including Hilton Als, A. D. Coleman, Holland Cotter, Jacob Deschin, Germaine Greer, Hilton Kramer, Arthur Lubow, Janet Malcolm, Francine Prose, Sukhdev Sandhu, Peter Schjeldahl, Adrian Searle, Susan Sontag, Lynne Tillman, and Colm Tóibín Edited by Max Rosenberg. David Zwirner Books/Fraenkel Gallery, I00221014, 2022. 8.5 × 11 in | 21.6 × 27.9 cm, 496 p. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Through an assemblage of articles, criticism, and essays from 1967 to the present, this groundbreaking publication charts the reception of the photographer’s work and offers comprehensive insight into the critical conversations, as well as misconceptions, around this highly influential artist.
Best known for her penetrating images exploring what it means to be human, Diane Arbus is a pivotal and singular figure in American postwar photography. Arbus’s black-and-white photographs demolish aesthetic conventions and upend all certainties. Both lauded and criticized for her photographs of people deemed “outsiders,” Arbus continues to be a lightning rod for a wide range of opinions surrounding her subject matter and approach. Critics and writers have described her work as “sinister” and “appalling” as well as “revelatory,” “sincere,” and “compassionate.” Through an assemblage of articles, criticism, and essays from 1967 to the present, Diane Arbus Documents charts the reception of the revolutionary photographer's work.
Illuminating fifty years of evolution in the field of art criticism, Documents provides a new template for understanding the work of any formidable artist. Organized in eleven sections that focus on major exhibitions and significant events emerging from Arbus’s work, as well as on her methods and intentions, the sixty-nine facsimiles of previously published articles and essays––an archive by all accounts––trace the discourse on Arbus, contextualizing her inimitable oeuvre. Supplemented by an annotated bibliography of more than six hundred entries and a comprehensive exhibition history, Documents serves as an important resource for photographers, researchers, art historians, and art critics, in addition to students of art criticism and the interested reader alike.
9781644230657 Inventory Number: I00221020
ICE COLD: A HIP-HOP JEWELRY HISTORY BY VIKKI TOBAK
(TOBAK, VIKKI). Taschen, I00221014, 2022. 9.8 x 13.4 in., 388 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Whether it's diamond-encrusted grills, oversized “truck” style chains, bust-down Rolex and Patek Philippe watches or a Tiffany necklace, jewelry is a cornerstone of hip-hop culture. Glittering, blinged-out jewels are the shining statement of a collective identity: unapologetic, charismatic, and street savvy.
Spanning the history of hip-hop jewelry, from the 1980s to today, Ice Cold: A Hip-Hop Jewelry History is a stunning compilation of storytelling and visuals. Hundreds of extraordinary images of every major hip-hop artist on record celebrate how “Ice” has become a proclamation of identity and self-expression.
Starting with Run-DMC’s gold Adidas pendants and Eric B. & Rakim’s ostentatious dookie rope chains and Mercedes medallions, the jewelry then transforms from street style into a booming design culture. The hip-hop tradition of “show up and show out” reaches new heights with artists like Pharrell Williams, Jay-Z, Gucci Mane, and Cardi B, whose over-the-top pieces integrate unique pop culture references, unconventional materials, and enduring collaborations with artists like Takashi Murakami.
Author Vikki Tobak reveals – in great detail – the work of pioneering jewelers such as Tito Caicedo of Manny’s, Eddie Plein, and Jacob the Jeweler as well as newer artisans such as Avianne & Co., Ben Baller/IF & Co., Greg Yuna, Johnny Dang, Eliantte, and many more.
Ice Cold is a treasure trove of dazzling, inspirational style, featuring the work of leading photographers, including Wolfgang Tillmans, Janette Beckman, Jamel Shabazz, Timothy White, Gillian Laub, David LaChapelle, Danny Clinch, Chris Buck, Mike Miller, Phil Knott, Raven B. Varona, Al Pereira, Albert Watson and many more.
A foreword by hip-hop superstar Slick Rick and essays by A$AP Ferg, LL COOL J, Kevin “Coach K’ Lee and Pierre “P” Thomas of Quality Control Music take us on personal journeys into their jewelry universe.
Ice Cold goes beyond the ostentatious bling to reveal a transformative story that is loud and proud.
9783836584975 Inventory Number: I00221014
JOE BRAINARD: THE ART OF THE PERSONAL
(BRAINARD, JOE). John Yau. Rizzoli Electa, I00221013, 2022. 8 x 10, 240 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
"The first major publication in twenty years on the prodigious and innovative work of this beloved twentieth-century New York multimedia artist and poet, whose work in collage and assemblage transformed the ordinary into the beautiful.
Known for his internationally popular memoir, I Remember, which uniquely captures 1950s America, Joe Brainard (1942–1994) was also a prolific and beloved artist. This beautifully illustrated book covers the entire range of his versatile art, including hundreds of drawings, collages, assemblages, prints, and paintings, many unpublished or never exhibited.
Brainard was closely associated with the New York School, a community of poets and artists such as Frank O’Hara, John Ashbery, Alex Katz, Jane Freilicher, Larry Rivers, and Fairfield Porter, who thrived in downtown Manhattan in the 1960s and ’70s. Brainard transformed ordinary objects and ephemera collected from his Lower East Side neighborhood into stunning assemblages and collages. The book brings together Brainard’s classic subjects, such as the comic strip heroine Nancy; Madonnas (inspired by Ukrainian images in the Lower East Side); his iconic pansies, poppies, and daisies; and erotic works (male torsos).
Poet and art critic John Yau describes in vivid detail how Brainard produced thousands of lush multimedia pieces radiant with poignancy, wit, intimacy, and a sheer beauty that express Brainard’s unabashed affection for the world."
John Yau is an award-winning poet, art critic, and curator who has published many books of poetry, fiction, and art criticism. He was the arts editor for the Brooklyn Rail (2007–2011) before he began writing regularly for Hyperallergic.
9780847872114 Inventory Number: I00221013
COMRADE SISTERS: WOMEN OF THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY
Stephen Shames (Photographer), Ericka Huggins (Contributor). ACC Art Books, I00221011. 2022. 9.45 in x 11.02 IN, 192 pages. Hardcover. Photography Monograph. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Many of us have heard these three words: Black Panther Party. Some know the Party’s history as a movement for the social, political, economic and spiritual upliftment of Black and indigenous people of color – but to this day, few know the story of the backbone of the Party: the women.
It’s estimated that six out of ten Panther Party members were women. While these remarkable women of all ages and diverse backgrounds were regularly making headlines agitating, protesting, and organizing, off-stage these same women were building communities and enacting social justice, providing food, housing, education, healthcare, and more. Comrade Sisters is their story.
The book combines photos by Stephen Shames, who at the time was a 20-year-old college student at Berkeley. With the complete trust of the Black Panther Party, Shames took intimate, behind-the-scenes photographs that fully portrayed Party members’ lives. This marks his third photo book about the Black Panthers and includes many never before published images.
Ericka Huggins, an early Party member and leader along with Bobby Seale and Huey Newton, has written a moving text, sharing what drew so many women to the Party and focusing on their monumental work on behalf of the most vulnerable citizens. Most importantly, the book includes contributions from over 50 former women members – some well-known, others not – who vividly recall their personal experiences from that time. Other texts include a foreword by Angela Davis and an afterword by Alicia Garza.
All Power to the People.
Stephen Shames has authored over 10 monographs, and his images are in the permanent collections of 40 museums and foundations. His work is dedicated to promoting social change, and sharing the stories of those who are frequently overlooked by society. His previous monographs include Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers by Stephen Shames and Bobby Seale (Abrams, 2016) and The Black Panthers (Aperture, 2006).
As an activist, former political prisoner and leader in the Black Panther Party, Ericka Huggins has devoted her life to the equitable treatment of all human beings, beyond the boundaries of race, age, culture, class, gender, sexual orientation, ability and status associated with citizenship. For the past 40 years she has lectured across the country and internationally. She spent 14 years in the Black Panther Party, and eight years as Director of the renowned Oakland Community School (1973-1981).
9781788841757 Inventory Number: I00221011
After All is Said and Done: Taping the Grateful Dead, 1965-1995
Rodgriguez, Mark; Krimko, Stuart. Anthology Editions, I00221109, 2022. 10.25 x 1.5 x 11 inches, 320 pages. Hardbound. New.
"A breathtakingly impressive work, After All is Said and Done represents the kind of creative fanaticism that could only come from a Deadhead." - Good Times, 2022 If any one musical act of the rock and roll era can be said to have transcended the simple categorization of “band,” the Grateful Dead is it: by the time they stopped performing in 1995, the Dead had become an international institution with a vast backing organization, a massive and devoted fanbase, and archival recordings both official and bootlegged. The cultural significance of these bootlegs―live concert cassettes which solidified the Dead’s legendary status even as they occupied a legal gray area for decades―is utterly unique in the annals of music, and the story of their creation, trading, and endless proliferation is a people’s history unto itself. Featuring dozens of interviews with tape enthusiasts and members of the Grateful Dead organization as well as the showstopping visuals from hundreds of archival cassette covers, After All Is Said and Done is artist Mark A. Rodriguez’s exploration of that history, a saga of homegrown psychedelia, anarchic graphic styles, and black market fandom as written in magnetic tape. 9781944860509 Inventory Number: I00221009
(LOU, LIZA). Julia Bryan-Wilson and Cathleen Chaffee and Glenn Adamson and Elisabeth Sherman, Contributions by Carrie Mae Weems. Designed by Conny Purtill.. Rizzoli Electa, I00221004. 2022. 9 x 11-3/4, 296 pages. Hardcover. Art Monograph. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
The most comprehensive book on the work of Liza Lou, whose popular and critically acclaimed installations made entirely of beads consider the important themes of women, community, and the valorization of labor.
Liza Lou first gained attention in 1996 when her room-sized sculpture Kitchen was shown at the New Museum in New York. Representing five years of individual labor, this groundbreaking work subverted standards of art by introducing glass beads as a fine art material. The project blurred the rigid boundary between fine art and craft, and established Lou's long-standing exploration of materiality, process, and beauty. Working within a craft métier has led the artist to work in a variety of socially engaged settings, from community groups in Los Angeles, to a collective she founded in Durban, South Africa. Over the past fifteen years, Lou has focused on a poetic approach to abstraction as a way to highlight the process underlying her work.
In this comprehensive volume that considers the entirety of Lou’s singular vision, curators, art historians, and artists offer important perspectives on the breadth of the work. 9780847870752 Inventory Number: I00221004
(SIGNED) KATIE SHAPIRO: BIG SUR
(SHAPIRO, KATIE). Self-Published, I00221012, 2021. 9 x 9 inches, 80 Pages. Softcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Located in California's Central Coast, Big Sur has long been a place of escape, retreat and renewal. As an artist, it has been all of those things for me. A magic hovers amongst the raised-up cliffs that make up its rugged topography. Extending for roughly 26 miles, Big Sur is a region of organic flowing coastline that no boundaries can clearly define. Perhaps this is what makes it feel so free.
Big Sur has long been a magnet for artists and dreamers alike. Driving between this meeting of land and sea yields a profound quiet of the mind. These feelings are unique to this location. Simply being in this place is a meditation.
Over the years I have returned to Big Sur as a place for retreat, renewal, and inspiration. This series of photographs explore different approaches to the landscape. They speak to the place as a changing topography over time, and a space that emits a palpable energy. 9798218034283 Inventory Number: I00221001
PENNY WOLIN: GUEST REGISTER
(WOLIN, PENNY) Penny Wolin. Cheyenne, Wyoming. Printed at Trifolio SRL, Italy: Crazy Woman Creek Press, I00221000. 2022. First Edition 1/2000. 14 x 11 inches, 88 pages, 51 tritone plates, tritone and 4-color. Hardcover. Photography Monograph. New/No Jacket - As Issued. “Penny Wolin from Cheyenne, Wyoming flies into Hollywood on the wings of inspiration and intuition and lands at the St. Francis Hotel. There, in three short weeks as a tenant, Penny creates a body of photographs and text comparable to those of the great documentary photographers of the 20th century, only to be hidden in the photographer’s archive for nearly fifty years – until now.”
— Norman Mauskopf, Photographer
When Penny Wolin created Guest Register in 1975, she was twenty-one and a recent transplant to Hollywood from Cheyenne, Wyoming. You can see the residents of the St. Francis Hotel as people who could not fit in elsewhere, or you can see them, as Wolin does, as people whose dreams are bigger than their rooms. She moved into the 1920s hotel, a five-story pay-by-the week building on Hollywood Boulevard and began photographing her neighbors. She could see at once it was a “milieu of dreamers,” both those who “had not yet realized their dreams” and those who “had left them behind.” Wolin suspended judgement. She was not categorizing the residents as she made her rounds, and her project was not intended to fix anything. This generosity of spirit is the defining quality of Guest Register. The book is arranged as a tour, one image per spread, with residents identified by their room number and an insightful caption. The tour begins on the ground floor in room 105, vacated by the death of a former stuntman, and rises to a barbell aficionado in the penthouse, before returning to earth by way of an artisan welder in the basement, who seems to have lit his cigarette with a flaming torch. Guest Register is a both a culmination and a relaunch for an endeavor that is about the possibility of a second chance for all of us.
9780967635743 Inventory Number: I00221000
(WILLIAMS, KANDIS) Introduction by Ebony L. Haynes. Text by Hannah Black. Conversation between Kandis Williams and Okwui Okpokwasili. David Zwirner Books, I00220922, 2022. 9 x 7 inches, 96 Pages. Hardcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
The inaugural volume in a new series of books, Kandis Williams documents the Los Angeles–based artist’s exhibition A Line. Interrogating issues of race, nationalism, authority, and eroticism, her topical work is made across collage, sculpture, and video.
Williams draws on her background in dramaturgy to envision a space that accommodates the biopolitical economies that inform how movement might be read. Looking at the interconnections between popular culture and myth, she relates in her work anatomy, regions of Black diaspora, and communication and obfuscation. Williams’s body of work shapes an alternative language that examines how Black moving bodies are regarded. Williams continues to make visible the inexpressible violence Black bodies have been subjected to in dance and beyond.
Featuring contributions by the curator of 52 Walker—a David Zwirner gallery space—Ebony L. Haynes and the artist and writer Hannah Black, and a stirring conversation between Williams and the artist Okwui Okpokwasili, the book serves as an extension of the exhibition. Included are high-quality illustrations of the artworks alongside rich archival materials. 9781644230688 Inventory Number: I00220924
UNSEEN SAUL LEITER
(LEITER, SAUL) Edited with text by Margit Erb, Michael Parillo. D.A.P., I00220923, 2022. 11 x 9 inches, 160 Pages. Hardcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
A thrilling trove of newly discovered color works from the photographer celebrated for his pioneering painterly vision
Now firmly established as one of the world’s greatest photographers, Saul Leiter (1923–2013) was relatively little known until the 2006 publication of Saul Leiter: Early Color, when he was already in his eighties. Choosing to shoot in color when black and white was the norm, Leiter portrayed midcentury New York’s street life with a gorgeous painterliness that evoked the sensuality of his Abstract Expressionist contemporaries Rothko and Newman. His studio in the East Village, where he lived from 1952 until his death in 2013, is now the home of the Saul Leiter Foundation, which has commenced a full-scale survey of his more than 80,000 works.
This volume contains works discovered through this project—specifically, color photography from slides never before published or seen by the public. It is edited by Margit Erb and Michael Parillo of the Saul Leiter Foundation, and is embellished with texts that describe how Leiter assembled his slide archive and how it is being catalogued and restored. 9781636810683 Inventory Number: I00220923
THE ART OF RON COBB
(COBB, RON). Titan, I00220921, 2022. 12 x 9 inches, 208 Pages. Hardcover. New.
During his sixty-year career, Ron Cobb provided concept art for some of the biggest films in sci-fi cinema. From designing spaceships for Alien, Dark Star, and Firefly and Delorean from Back to the Future to character designs for Conan the Barbarian and creature concepts for Star Wars and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Ron has left a legacy of artwork behind to inspire future generations of concept artists.
This beautiful coffee table book is full to the brim with Ron Cobb’s artwork from throughout his career and includes exclusive insights from the talent he worked with along the way, including James Cameron, Joe Johnston, Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, and Nick Castle. 9781789099584 Inventory Number: I00220921
MARK NEVILLE: STOP TANKS WITH BOOKS (SECOND EDITION)
(NEVILLE, MARK). Nazraeli Press, I00220920, 2022. 12 x 13 inches, 180 Pages. Hardcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
British artist Mark Neville moved home and studio from London to live in Kyiv, Ukraine, last year. With 100,000 Russian troops amassed on the Ukrainian border and the whole country on the cusp of war, Neville’s book project, Stop Tanks With Books, calls on the international community to urgently support Ukraine and help deter further Russian invasion.
Since 2015 Neville has been documenting life in Ukraine, with subjects ranging from holidaymakers on the beaches of Odessa, to the Roma communities on the Hungarian border, the churchgoers and nightclubbers of Kyiv, to both civilians and soldiers living on the frontline in Eastern Ukraine. Eighty of Neville’s photographs are brought together in this book, edited by David Campany, together with short stories about the conflict from Ukrainian novelist Lyuba Yakimchuk; research from the Centre of Eastern European Studies in Berlin about the 2.5 million Ukrainians already displaced by the war; and a call to action for the international community.
Employing his unique, activist strategy of a targeted book dissemination, Neville sent out 750 complimentary copies of the book’s first edition to key policymakers, opinion-makers, ambassadors, members of parliament, members of the international community and its media, as well as those involved directly in peace talks. The aim is for recipients of this book to be prompted into real action which will result in an end to the war, an end to the killing in Eastern Ukraine, and the withdrawal of Russian forces from occupied territories in Donbas and Crimea. An additional 750 copies were also available through Nazraeli Press for general distribution internationally, and quickly sold out.
Neville wrote in the first edition: “The atmosphere is extremely tense. Bomb shelters and siren drills are being prepared in the capital. Do we stay and fight? Or do we flee Ukraine completely? I wonder what the international response would be if Stockholm, London, Paris, or New York were threatened with an unprovoked and imminent invasion by Russia? Our book is a prayer and a necessary plea to the international community and Nazraeli Press and I have pulled out all the stops to get our book printed and disseminated before Putin invades." Published post-invasion, this important second edition of the book includes an updated artist’s statement and maps. 9781590055861 Inventory Number: I00220920
ROSAMOND PURCELL: NATURE STANDS ASIDE
(PURCELL, ROSAMOND) Author Gordon Wilkins, Mark Dion, Christoph Irmscher, Errol Morris and Belinda Rathbone. Rizzoli, I00220917. 11 x 10 inches, 208 Pages. Hardcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
The first comprehensive book in more than twenty years of the artist’s haunting and textural photographic work, published to accompany a major retrospective at the Addison Gallery of American Art.
A definitive monograph to accompany the first museum survey of the renowned photographer and conceptual artist Rosamond Purcell (b. 1942), known for her strangely beautiful, often unsettling photographs of objects from the natural and man-made world.
With more than 150 illustrations, the book reflects the breadth of the artist’s career from the late 1960s to the present day, and includes photographs, assemblages, collages, and installations that serve to illuminate and explore the shifting boundaries between art and science. From large-format Polaroid prints to objects rescued from obscurity, Purcell’s empathetic, evocative, multifaceted work explores the interstices between the unsettling and the sublime, the beautiful and the bizarre, the natural and the manufactured.
With thoughtful and insightful texts from an eclectic list of critical voices—including the acclaimed documentary filmmaker Errol Morris and the writer Christoph Irmscher—and featuring an interview between Purcell and fellow contemporary artist Mark Dion, this book rejuvenates the critical approach Purcell’s work and brings to light the evolution of a remarkable career. 9780847872282 Inventory Number: I00220917
MARC KARZEN: LATE NIGHT BUMPERS - 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
(KARZEN, MARC). Self-Published, I00220916, 2022. 8 x 10 inches, 72 Pages. Hardcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Television shows use images, animations, photographs or graphics before and after commercials as a way of identifying to the channel surfing viewer what they are watching and create a cushion between the show and commercials. These images are called bumpers. In broadcasting, if a local affiliate switched from a local spot back to the network’s show and was off by a second or two, bumpers close that gap.
Over 11 years from 1982-1992, I photographed a series of slice of life New York moments that punctuated segments and guests on Late Night with David Letterman.
This work is all pre-digital, predates Photoshop and everything was shot on 35mm and 120 film cameras.
Graphics art director Bob Pook, graphics producer Edd Hall and I set off into the night over the years to find as many possible ways to integrate the Late Night with David Letterman name into New York life.
These Bumpers challenged viewers to find where and how the show title was integrated into an image as they were only on screen for 3 seconds at a time.
Sometimes we brought props that we put in camera. But for most images, our team of designers, Bill Shortridge, Arlen Schumer and Bob Pook prepared the prints with rub-on type, glued on polaroids, air brush and markers onto the mounted chromogenic master C-prints.
Finally, Dave had approval of all images before they made the airwaves.
Enjoy having a look again, even if it's for the first time! 9781006285219 Inventory Number: I00220916
THOMAS HOEPKER: THE WAY IT WAS
(HOEPKER, THOMAS) Edited with text by Freddy Langer. Steidl, I00220914, 2022. 11 x 9 inches, 192 Pages. Hardcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Two road trips—one in black and white, the other color—across two Americas, nearly 60 years apart
Magnum photographer (and former Magnum president) Thomas Hoepker (born 1936) was 27 years old when he set out on his ambitious journey across the United States—one that took him from coast to coast and back again over the course of three months and resulted in thousands of photos. The year was 1963 and Hoepker had been commissioned by the German magazine Kristall to “discover” America through his camera. The photo reportages he made, published in five issues of the magazine across dozens of pages, revealed Hoepker’s complex, skeptical and sometimes melancholy view of the American every day, in big cities, small towns and all in between. His was an unromanticized vision in which the decadent existed alongside the desolate, the glitter with the grit.
As much as Hoepker recognized that the problematic American dream could go unfulfilled, he was fascinated with the country (settling in New York in 1976), and in 2020—at the age of 84 and after a successful career as a photojournalist and president of Magnum Photos—he once again set out on a road trip throughout the US. The Way It Was: Road Trips USA juxtaposes Hoepker’s color photographs from this trip with his original black-and-white images, taking us on a journey both through his changing sense of America and through time. 9783969990810 Inventory Number: I00220914
GIO CASTRANOVA: STILL MISSING
(CASTRANOVA, GIO) edited by Simon Ore. Self-Published, I00220909, 2022. 12 x 9 inches, 180 Pages. Hardcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Still Missing is a beautifully designed art book exploring the folk art of lost & found pet posters. Featuring nearly 200 pages of high quality full-color images and illustrations.
Still Missing is a curatorial voyage through the world of lost and found pet posters that combines graphic and visual arts, illustration, and photography in a poetic and cohesive collage of raw emotion. Art connoisseurs and casual observers of all backgrounds, interests, and ages will find their own deep resonance within its pages.
A collection of art by everyone, for everyone, this book truly speaks worlds about the human condition. It’s strange, it's weird, it's funny, it's beautiful, it's creative and yes...it's also sad. From toucans to tortoises, roosters to ferrets and dragons to unicorns, it will always keep you guessing with what’s coming next.
What is the largest reward for a cat? What is the smallest reward for a turtle? What's the strangest pet name? What's the most unique poster material? What's the biggest or the smallest poster I've ever found? It's all in the details... Still Missing will answer all of these questions, while provoking even more.
• All posters collected in Los Angeles County from 2010-2013 by Gio Castranova.
• Rules for collecting: to take a single poster, at least three identical posters must be observed within a given one block area, to not defeat the owners' quest of finding their animal.
• Respect, preserve and transmit the message of the poster as displayed when first encountered. 9781645709022
100% of the author's proceeds will go to animal charities!
Inventory Number: I00220909
YOSHITOMO NARA: PINACOTECA
(NARA, YOSHITOMO) Text by Simon Reynolds, Stephanie Rosenthal. Pace Publishing, I00220908. 2022. 10 x 12 inches, 112 Pages. Hardcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Recent works and a gorgeously crafted miniature gallery from the much-loved Japanese artist
From the outset of his career, Japanese painter and sculptor Yoshitomo Nara (born 1959) has fruitfully explored the relationship between art and the space in which it is placed. At the cornerstone of Nara's recent exhibition in Pace's London gallery was the most recent product of his ongoing study: a new multiroom installation that was reworked from an earlier project titled London Mayfair House.
Borrowing its title from the Ancient Greco-Roman term for a public art salon, Pinacoteca (2021) is a specially crafted, tiny, homelike structure that imitates an exhibition space. On the internal walls, the artist hung new paintings on wood and canvas as well as drawings on paper, used envelopes and cardboard boxes. On the external walls, which have been directly painted onto, Nara hung new paintings that are stylistically simpler and more graphic than the works inside the installation.
Yoshitomo Nara: Pinacoteca presents a close look at the structure, as well as the artist’s recent paintings, sculpture and works on cardboard also displayed in the exhibition. An essay by acclaimed music writer Simon Reynolds explores the relationship of music to Nara’s artistic production, and an essay by curator Stephanie Rosenthal dives deep into the role of built environments in the artist's oeuvre. 9781948701556 Inventory Number: I00220908
JOAN ALBERT: FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS
(ALBERT, JOAN). Stanley Barker, I00220818, 2022. 9 x 12 inches, 104 Pages. Hardcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Joan Albert, 1943-2012, created a remarkable body of work over a short period of time from the 1970s through the early 1990s in Massachusetts.
Her intimate photographs of her growing sons are filled with emotion, humor, and the obsessions of teenage and pre-teenage boys of at the tail end of the last century. Alberts 4 x 5” view camera portraits of her parents, friends and neighbors with their children are similarly poignant and richly detailed, showing the complexity and intensity of parent-child relation- ships.
This book, edited by the American artist Sage Sohier, and with hand painted typography by Tamara Shopsin is the first time that Albert's beautiful and compassionate work can be viewed in its entirety. 9781913288389 Inventory Number: I00220818
PIET MONDRIAN: MONDRIAN EVOLUTION
(MONDRIAN, PIET) Edited with text by Ulf Küster. Text by Kathrin Beßen, Susanne Meyer-Büser, Bridget Riley, Benno Tempel, et al. Designed by Irma Boom. Hatje Cantz, I00220813, 2022. 11 x 9 inches, 264 Pages. Soft Cover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Celebrating Mondrian's journey from Dutch landscape painter to pioneer of lively, hard-edged abstraction
Published on the occasion of the Dutch artist’s 150th birthday, Mondrian Evolution celebrates the multifaceted work and artistic development of Piet Mondrian. The artist cemented his place in the art historical canon with his geometric compositions characterized by black lines cast against white surfaces partially filled by the primary colors blue, red and yellow. Indelible as they are, these compositions comprise only a portion of Mondrian’s expansive oeuvre. The artist moved through various formal evolutions, corresponding to his various geographical residences, before he arrived at his signature minimalist abstract style. After his classical training in figurative painting, Mondrian departed for Paris, where he immersed himself in the avant-garde currents energizing the city; Cubism, in particular, stimulated his imagination. Taking the movement as a point of departure, Mondrian developed Neo-Plasticism, a nonrepresentational “pure plastic art,” which he believed to be the pathway to universal beauty.
This monograph diligently traces the artist’s progression from landscape painter to abstractionist trailblazer—and all the stops in between. Each chapter homes in on a specific motif within Mondrian’s oeuvre, including windmills, dunes, the sea, farms reflected in the water and plants in various forms of abstraction. 9783775752374 Inventory Number: I00220813
ALBARRÁN CABRERA: PHOTOGRAPHIC SYNTAX
(CABRERA, ALBARRÁN). the(m) éditions / IBASHO Gallery, I00220810. 9 x 7 inches, 198 Pages. Softcover. New.
Photography duo Albarrán Cabrera uses photography as a tool to investigate reality. The images that make up their latest book ‘Photography Syntax’, function as the notebooks of their philosophical research. Together with the texts, the photographs testify to the use of photographic processes as a means of going deeper into the reasons and thoughts behind the images. 9791095424338 Inventory Number: I00220810b
MARK FLOOD IN THE NINETIES BY CLARK FLOOD
(FLOOD, MARK). Mark Flood Studio, I00220729, 2022. 6 x 9 inches, 792 Pages. Softcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
A dark chapter of art history dragged into the light.
Painter and provocateur, Mark Flood’s career blazed like an erratic comet thru the bubblicious art world of the early twenty-first century. Now his brother Clark Flood tells the story of Mark’s struggles of the 1990s, before he hit the big time.
Meticulously researched, Mark Flood in the 1990s recounts accusations of Satanism, confiscation of work by the local police, and a decision to sell advertising space on the surface of paintings. We learn about a profusion of false identities and Flood’s innovative use of surrogates for public appearances. Finally, we retrace the artist’s prolific output as he spirals down into depression and fantasies of suicide. This arc unexpectedly culminates in the discovery of the lace painting technique that would make him rich.
Mark Flood in the 1990s reproduces hundreds of paintings and documents, many never published before, as well as vintage photographs of studios and exhibits. 9781387872534 Inventory Number: I00220729
DONAVON SMALLWOOD: LANGUOR
(SMALLWOOD, DONAVON). Trespasser, I00220722, 2022. 14 x 12 inches, 56 Pages. Softcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Languor is an ode to NYC’s Central Park. With the pandemic at hand and the history of Seneca Village in mind, Smallwood created photographs of tentative comfort and appreciation as an examination of nature, home, tranquility, and escape. 9780578907598 Inventory Number: I00220722
*SIGNED* MASON SALTARRELLI: ROWING
(SALTARRELLI, MASON) With text Julian Schnabel. Pacific, I00220720, 2022. 15 x 11 inches, 124 Pages. Hardcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Rowing collects 55 works on paper by artist Mason Saltarrelli. The oversized hardcover volume is Saltarrelli's first major publication and documents over a decade of the artist's practice, including work from 2008–2019. Rowing allows readers to meander over both the front and back of layered scenes—gouache, graphite, color pencil and paint create a beguiling palimpsest occasionally punctuated by loose, barely-there figuration, eyes and faces are both human and animal. The pieces are saturated, worked into on front, on verso, and meant to be viewed in calm, contemplative succession.
Rowing is a springboard, a place where narrative abounds, one just has to look for themselves to find it. 9781733295772 Inventory Number: I00220720
*Signed* D’ANGELO LOVELL WILLIAMS: CONTACT HIGH
(WILLIAMS, D’ANGELO LOVELL). MACK, I00220716, 2022. 9 x 11 inches, 104 Pages. Hard Cover. New.
Both an artist’s book and comprehensive inquisition of D’Angelo Lovell Williams’s work to date, Contact High offers an expansive engagement with the visualization of desire and depiction of the Black body. Williams’s narrative images reflect the many forms in which Black queer people exist and have existed historically within each other’s lives, picturing them as sitters, lovers, caregivers, or shadows. Williams’s work is guided by their life experience and an interrogation of their own perspective, as well as wider questions around the representation of race, class, sexuality, gender, and intimacy. The title Contact High references the importance of touch and gesture in Williams‘s work, and alludes to heightened senses and intuitive movement.
From self-portraits to collaborations with community, Williams’s photographs visualize the Black body in performative scenes that are theatrical, dance-like, and occasionally mundane, pointing towards collective histories and Black ancestral practices. At the heart of these intimate, dialogic images are notions of kinship and spirituality interweaved with quietly political and radical gestures. Williams’s unfaltering gaze insists on visibility and deference, and creates scenes in which Black and queer voices are the authority. The dynamics that play out between families, cultures, friends, lovers, ancestors and descendants are visualized as a spectrum of care, tenderness, and vulnerability, speaking to the nuances of our complex lives often overlooked by historical depictions. 9781913620622 Inventory Number: I00220716
HILMA AF KLINT: THE SECRET PAINTINGS
(KLINT, HILMA AF). Art Gallery of New South Wales, I00220714, 2022. 9 x 11 inches, 256 Pages. Hardcover. New/No Jacket - As Is.
Hidden from view for decades, the work of Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) has captured the imagination of contemporary audiences. She is now widely regarded as a pioneer of twentieth-century abstract art. Her paintings are monumental in scale, with radiant color combinations, enigmatic symbols, and otherworldly shapes. In an era of limited creative freedom for women, her secret paintings were an outlet for her prodigious intelligence, spiritual quest, and groundbreaking artistic vision.
Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings includes over 125 artworks, ranging from enormous canvasses to small watercolors; pages from her detailed notebooks; and a selection of photographs and other images. Five essays and an illustrated chronology reveal new research on af Klint, her practice, and her place in art history. 9 x 11 inches, 256 Pages Inventory Number: I00220714
FUTURE NOW: VIRTUAL SNEAKERS TO CUTTING-EDGE KICKS
(SEMMELHACK, ELIZABETH). Rizzoli, I00220708, 2022. 11 x9 inches, 224 Pages. Hardcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Shoe design is pushing the boundaries of what is possible in both the real and virtual worlds through state-of-the-art technologies, ground-breaking materials, and new and innovative ways of thinking about what a shoe can be.
New modes of making and innovations in materials are inspiring shoe designers to challenge what shoes can look and feel like. This book explores today’s most futuristic footwear designs, from the use of new technologies such as 3-D printing and smart technology to the invention of sustainable materials, including “leather” made from mushrooms and soles made from reclaimed ocean plastics. It also examines footwear design in the virtual world where adherence to things like comfort and gravity are no longer part of the equation. The importance of sneakers in games such as Grand Theft Auto and Fortnite are explored as is the new enthusiasm for collectable non-fungible token (NFT) sneakers that are being acquired for tens of thousands of dollars for a single pair.
In-depth interviews with of-the-moment designers, including Iris van Herpen, the team at RTFKT, Steven Smith, Eric Avar, Alexander Taylor, and more, all conducted by the author, dive deep into the creative process, influences, and the future of shoe design. The introduction offers an overview of great footwear innovations from the past that have kept us a step ahead. 9780847871223 Inventory Number: I00220708
RAYMOND PETTIBON: POINT BREAK
(PETTIBON, RAYMOND). David Zwirner Books, I00220707, 2022. 12 x 9 inches, 192 Pages. Hardcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
“All this must be either surfed or painted”: This is the underlying sentiment behind Raymond Pettibon’s iconic works of surfers and waves in this quintessential volume dedicated to the motif.
Pettibon is known for his characteristically enigmatic aesthetic and sharply satirical critiques of American culture. Though drenched in cynicism, his work empathizes with the dizzying madness of our own humanity as it engages both so-called high and low culture. Perhaps most poetic among the many motifs present in Pettibon’s oeuvre is the surfer. In 1985, Pettibon began his series of surfers and waves––which he continues to work on to this day––popular for depicting a lone surfer silently carving “a line of beauty” along an impossibly large wave.
This book spotlights a selection of more than one hundred surfers from the series, from smaller monochromatic works on paper to colorful large-scale paintings applied directly to the wall. For Pettibon’s protagonist in these works, surfing exists apart from all else. Momentarily he achieves sublimity on the wave, distant yet synced with turbulent reality. We are forced to confront our own scale: small and feeble in the face of the power of nature, what is beyond our control. Pettibon’s lyrical writings on these painted surfaces—both his own and lines taken from literature—reference his own philosophies and the confusions of reality: he critiques and highlights the hypocrisies and vanities of the world he engages. To help navigate, the scholar Brian Lukacher explores art-historical antecedents in Pettibon’s work, particularly the seascapes of J. M. W. Turner, and Jamie Brisick, the writer and former professional surfer, examines the Southern California surf and music culture of Pettibon’s youth. Professional big wave surfers Emi Erickson and Stephanie Gilmore also describe the sensory experience of conquering the enormous waves depicted in Pettibon’s works. 9781644230350 Inventory Number: I00220707
DAYANITA SINGH: DANCING WITH MY CAMERA
(SINGH, DAYANITA). Hatje Cantz, I00220706, 2022. 10 x 7 inches, 248 Pages. Flexibound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
The internationally acclaimed artist Dayanita Singh often describes herself as a “book artist.” Singh was closely involved in the making of this exhibition catalogue, which accompanies the major touring retrospective of Singh’s work, curated by Stephanie Rosenthal for the Gropius-Bau. The most comprehensive publication to date about Singh’s art, it includes a series of scholarly long-form and short-form essays, full-color reproductions, and installation images. The texts situate Singh’s work in relation to topics such as Indian classical music, traditions of the photographic, imaginations of the archive, choreography and economies of reproduction. Presenting every important phase in the artist’s oeuvre, it also enters Singh’s archive to include never-before-seen early works from the 1980s, a new series of montages and the works Let’s see, Museum of Chance, Museum of Shedding, I am as I am, Go Away Closer and Box 507, among others. 9783775751766 Inventory Number: I00220706
*SIGNED* JONA FRANK: MODEL HOME
(FRANK, JONA). Bowdoin College Museum of Art, I00220701, 2021. 9 x 7 inches, 208 Pages. Hardcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Jona Frank: Model Home, organized by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, builds on artist Jona Frank’s Cherry Hill project, launched in its first phase through Cherry Hill: A Childhood Reimagined (New York: Monacelli Press, 2020). Frank, a noted photographer, is known for her sensitive exploration of young people beginning to discover themselves and to assert their own sense of identity, as evidenced by projects such as such as The Modern Kids (2015), Right (2008), and High School (2004). In Cherry Hill: Model Home, Frank turns her lens on the world of her own upbringing. But Frank’s self-investigation, does not directly picture the photographer, but instead uses surrogates, prompting further interrogation of just what it means to “perform” the self. Actor Laura Dern stands in for Frank’s mother, Rose, while a sequence of younger actors—who we watch mature in this narrative—represent the budding photographer.
In this assemblage of unsettling “Kodak moments,” pictures brandish moments of aggressive suburban pride: an expectant young mother places her hand over her abdomen with a knowing smile; mother and daughter in matching outfits show off “picture-perfect” pies. Other images, however, undermine this conceit: an overturned cereal display betrays the same daugher’s humiliation in the face of creating an unintended disruption at the supermarket. With humor and candor Frank pictures the moments that punctuate her memory and that shaped her as an individual. Observing the monumental in everyday experience, Frank, in exploring her own memories weaves a narrative that will resonate poignantly with broad audiences. In so doing Jona Frank: Model Home casts a picture of American Suburbia in the post-space age era that casts a critical light on the domestic fantasies that not only enchanted but also entrapped their adherents. 9780916606121 Inventory Number: I00220701
*SIGNED* LILIA LUGANSKAIA: HORTUS
(LUGANSKAIA, LILIA) Foreward by Joanna Cresswell. Self-Published, I00220628, 2022. 13 x 10 inches, 40 Pages. Hard Cover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
History teaches us that a language of flowers can communicate endless things about the culture in which it emerged, and herein lies Lilia Luganskaia's interest. Taking inspiration from the world of 19th Century sentimental flower books, Hortus presents itself as a set of notes towards a modern handbook for contemporary floriography, considering what the discipline might look like today. By collecting common flora across one year in the urban gardens around her home in Amsterdam and cross-referencing their meanings with publications from the past, Luganskaia reflects on their natures, their roles, and the symbolic familiarity they might hold for the communities living with them. A female artist and reader of the twenty-first century, she seeks out the essence of modern life through her lens, and through flowers, just like the women who came before her.” The Hortus project is an open investigation into the nature of seemingly common objects through 'Floriography', urban gardens, and the history of female rights. Hortus was inspired by urban gardens in West Amsterdam and created with its plants by Lilia Luganskaia. Inventory Number: I00220628
PAUL NEWMAN: BLUE-EYED COOL
(NEWMAN, PAUL). ACC Art Books, I00220625, 2022. 13 x 11 inches, 252 Pages. Hardcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Once, when asked how he’d like to be remembered, Paul Newman replied: "I’d like to be remembered as a guy who tried. Tried to be part of his times, tried to help people communicate with one another, tried to find some decency in his own life, tried to extend himself as a human being."
As an actor who became a film star, Newman repeatedly tapped into his times and in doing so redefined what movie stardom could be. Newman was a new kind of movie star, bringing a particular authenticity, intensity and sensitivity to his performances.
Throughout his career, Newman was extensively photographed: these images enriched film audiences’ connection to him as a cool and graceful presence both on and off-screen.
Milton Greene, Douglas Kirkland, Lawrence Fried, Terry O’Neill, Al Satterwhite and Eva Sereny are amongst the photographers who worked with Newman on and off-set across his career. From early-stage work with his wife, Joanne Woodward, to his love of racing cars, to the essential 1980s drama Absence of Malice to the great success of the new western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and the cult favorites, Pocket Money and The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, Newman’s movies were an essential part of American culture.
With comment and contributions from the photographers, Paul Newman: Blue Eyed Cool, gathers together portraits, stage, racing and on-set photography — including never before seen images — in a celebration of an actor who was always… cool.
Paul Newman: Blue Eyed Cool is a must-have for fans who see in Newman’s work and in his life a true hero. 9781788841672 Inventory Number: I00220625
Amir Zaki: Building + Becoming
(ZAKI, AMIR) Essay by Jennifer Ashton and Walter Benn Michaels, Interview by Corrina Peipon. X Artists' Books / DoppelHouse Press, I00220623, 2022. 10 x 11 inches, 272 Pages. Hardcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Co-published with DoppelHouse Press, Amir Zaki’s Building + Becoming brings together 272 pages of full color work by the Orange County, CA–based hyperrealist photographer, accompanied by an interview with curator and writer Corrina Peipon and an essay co-authored by critics Jennifer Ashton and Walter Benn Michaels.
Building + Becoming is a sculptural monograph, designed as a double gatefold which opens to a full width of roughly forty inches, allowing the reader to explore both sets of images and texts in different combinations. The multiple series by Zaki captured within these sets address, respectively, the built and the natural, including rocks, carvings, suspended landscapes, and manipulated California beach architecture. Like his skateparks these environments are uncannily quiet and devoid of people.
Corrina Peipon’s interview with Zaki explores the artist’s personal history and concerns about photography and technology. “I am interested in the attraction and repulsion that a photograph which depicts something familiar and unfamiliar, initially welcoming yet somewhat alienating, can elicit in a viewer and me. I am looking for a kind of strangeness within the commonplace. Ultimately, I use digital technology as a means to an end. I am trying to make photographs that manifest the world I desire.”
Jennifer Ashton and Walter Benn Michaels’ essay offers insight into Zaki’s manipulation of space through "evenness," which is accomplished by creating a perfectly technically focused object: “The point is not that the pictures overcome physical limits, but that they violate the logic of our eyesight.” Referencing the history of landscape and modern photography in California, Michaels and Ashton show that Zaki’s insistence on marrying technology seamlessly with this tradition results in continuity, an “addition through subtraction” of the third-dimension. 9781954600010 Inventory Number: I00220623
DR. WOO: EVERYTHING IS PERMANENT - SIGNED BY THE ARTIST
(DR. WOO). Dr. Woo, Zoe Kravitz and Paul Mittleman. Los Angeles: Citizens of Humanity, I00220617, 2022. First Edition. 8 x 11 inches, approx. 520 Pages. Paperback. Tattoo Monograph. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
"Everything is Permanent" is a beautifully designed and elaborately printed visual survey of the evolution of Los Angeles-based tattoo artist Dr. Woo’s intricate single-needle designs and most beloved pieces. Published in a limited run by Citizens of Humanity and featuring special introductions by Zoe Kravitz and Paul Mittleman, its spectacular art direction is by Brian Roettinger of Perron-Roettinger. “The book means a lot to me - it’s a collection of a lot of different drawings and tattoos that represent my creative path to where I am now,” said Dr. Woo. “It’s just a small glimpse into the last decade or so, but hopefully we can build in different volumes and add more stories and more ideas to inspire others who look through them.” A brand new, most handsome example of this engaging item that sold out virtually immediately upon publication additionally BOLDLY SIGNED "Dr. Woo" in white ink.
Inventory Number: I00220617
NICK CAVE: FOROTHERMORE
(CAVE, NICK) Edited with text by Naomi Beckwith. Foreword by Madeleine Grynsztejn. Text by Romi Crawford, Antwaun Sargent, Malik Gaines, Krista Thompson, Meida Teresa McNeal. Interviews by Naomi Beckwith, Nona Hendryx, Linda Johnson Rice, Damita Jo Freeman. Del Monico / Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, I00220609, 2022. 9 x 11 inches, 304 Pages. Hard Cover. New.
With a wealth of images and commentary, this is the essential career survey of Cave's socially responsive art
The definitive volume on the ever-evolving and shape-shifting work of the Chicago-based artist, Nick Cave: Forothermore highlights the way Cave’s practice has shifted and continues to shift in response to our history and current moment of cultural crisis. Including several new, never-before-seen works, the book shows an artist at the height of his power.
Addressing topics ranging from art history to social justice, Nick Cave: Forothermore includes essays from Naomi Beckwith, Romi Crawford, Antwaun Sargent, Malik Gaines, Krista Thompson and Meida Teresa McNeal. Punctuating these contributions are interviews with the artist exploring his life, work and teaching practice, as well as a roundtable discussion between Cave and dancer Damita Jo Freeman, musician Nona Hendryx and publisher Linda Johnson Rice on Cave's art and influences, as well as pivotal cultural phenomena from Soul Train to Ebony magazine. Nick Cave: Forothermore reveals the way art, music, fashion and performance can help us envision a more just future. 9781942884965 Inventory Number: I00220609
PETER FETTERMAN: THE POWER OF PHOTOGRAPHY - SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR
(FETTERMAN, PETER). Fetterman, Peter. ACC Art Books, I00220809, 2022. First Edition. 8 x 9 inches, 256 Pages. Hardcover. Photography Survey. New/No Jacket - As Issued. 978-1788841221"The power of photography lies in its ability to ignite emotions across barriers of language and culture. This selection of iconic images, compiled by pioneering collector and gallerist Peter Fetterman, celebrates the photograph’s unique capacity for sensibility. Mr. Fetterman runs one of the leading commercial galleries in the world, and has championed the photographic arts for over thirty years. During the long months of lockdown, he ‘exhibited’ one photograph per day, accompanied by inspirational text, quotes and poetry. This digital collection struck a chord with followers from around the world. The Power of Photography presents one hundred and twenty outstanding images from the series along with Peter’s insightful words. This carefully curated selection offers an inspiring overview of the medium while paying homage to masters of the art. From the bizarre Boschian fantasies of Melvin Sokolsky to the haunting humanity of Ansel Adams’ family portraits; from Miho Kajioka’s interpretation of traditional Japanese aesthetics of to the joyful everyday scenes of Evelyn Hofer; from rare interior shots by famed nude photographer Ruth Bernhard to Bruce Davidson’s wistful depiction of young men playing ballgames on a street; this book gathers some of the most unique and heartening photographs from the 20th century. Each image is a time capsule, offering us a glimpse into days gone past. Yet each photograph also speaks of tranquility, peace, and hope for the future."A brand new, most handsome example additionally SIGNED "Peter Fetterman" in black ink on the title page.
Inventory Number: I00220602
THE CLASH: ALL THE ALBUMS ALL THE SONGS
(CLASH, THE) by Martin Popoff. PM Press, I00220528, 2022. 8 x 10 inches, 240 Pages. Hardcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Established in 1976 at the fore London’s punk rock insurgence, The Clash would outlast their peers while creating some of the most influential albums in rock ’n’ roll history. Author Martin Popoff dissects each of the Clash’s ninety-one studio tracks, examining the circumstances that led to their creation, the recording processes, the historical contexts and more. In addition, introductory essays set the scene for the band’s six studio releases (including the double LP London Calling and the triple Sandinista!) and feature sidebars detailing studios, release dates, personnel, and more. Illustrated with rare performance and offstage photography, along with images of 7-inch singles sleeves and gig posters, the resulting volume is a fitting tribute to the foursome whose staunch political stance and groundbreaking amalgam of punk, rockabilly, reggae, and hip-hop earned the title “The Only Band That Matters.”
9781629639345 Inventory Number: I00220528
FRÉDÉRIC BRULY BOUABRÉ: WORLD UNBOUND
(BOUABRÉ, FRÉDÉRIC BRULY) Edited with text by Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi. Museum of Modern Art, New York, I00220525, 2022. 9 x 11 inches, 96 Pages. Hardcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
The first museum survey of the visionary polymath from Côte d'Ivoire
The Ivorian artist Frédéric Bruly Bouabré created an unmistakable and entirely unique body of work, first as a writer and linguist, and then in a dazzling series of colorful drawings on a multitude of subjects, from his native Bété culture to the urban milieu of Abidjan to the all-encompassing themes of fraternity, equality and global understanding. All but unknown even in his home country of Côte d’Ivoire, Bouabré found international recognition in 1989 when he participated in the landmark Paris exhibition Magiciens de la terre, and his work has since been the subject of solo and group exhibitions around the world.
Published to accompany the first museum survey of Bouabré’s work in North America, this catalog offers a vivid account of the artist’s long and multifaceted career, including a detailed chronology of his life and reproductions of more than six hundred of his drawings. An essay by curator Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi introduces Bouabré to a new audience, illuminating his significance as both an important African creator and one of the most intriguing artists of the 20th century. 9781633451308 Inventory Number: I00220525
JUDITH JOY ROSS: PHOTOGRAPHS 1978–2015
(ROSS, JUDITH JOY) Edited by Joshua Chuang. Text by Svetlana Alpers, Addison Bross, and Joshua Chuang. Contributions by Adam Ryan. Aperture, I00220524, 2022. 11 x 9 inches, 312 Pages. Hardcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Judith Joy Ross: Photographs 1978–2015 is an illuminating retrospective that explores the life and career of a revered American photographer, illustrated by two hundred of her images, many never before seen or published.
The work of Judith Joy Ross marks a watershed in the lineage of the photographic portrait. Her pictures—unpretentious, quietly penetrating, startling in their transparency—consistently achieve the capacity to glimpse the past, present, and perhaps even the future of the individuals who stand before her lens. Adolescents swim at a local municipal park, ordinary people are at work and play. From immigrants and refugees, to tech workers and students, military reservists and civilians—all are incisively rendered with equal tenderness in Ross’s black-and-white, large-format portraits.
Published alongside the largest exhibition to feature Ross’s work to date, and drawn from her extensive archive of photographs made over the span of more than thirty-five years, Judith Joy Ross: Photographs 1978–2015 encompasses the best work of this influential photographer. 9781597115223 Inventory Number: I00220524
KARLHEINZ WEINBERGER: MEDITERRANEO
(WEINBERGER, KARLHEINZ). Sturm and Drang, I00220519, 2022. 8 x 11 inches, 132 Pages. Paperback. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
The photographs presented in this volume carry a special status in the extensive oeuvre of Karlheinz Weinberger. To this day, Weinberger is best known for his photographs of the Halbstarke and of Rockers, as well as for his nudes. A different aspect of Weinberger’s work was already highlighted in the previous volume on Sports, showcasing photographs of wrestlers, football players, gymnasts, and body builders. This volume offers just as exciting a discovery, assembling the photographs that he took on several trips to the Mediterranean. A few of them are well known–such as the picture of the Esso man, which has reached cult status–but most have never been published before the release of this book.
Many of the photographs shown were shot in and around Agrigento (Palma di Montechiaro, San Leone). Over the years, Weinberger expanded his travels to include the Lipari Islands and Lampedusa, Lecce and Naples. Twice he visited the other side of the Mediterranean Basin: he went to Tangier in 1963 and 1964.
His interest was not limited to men and their physiques, however. He also documented the traditional life of the South, in the cities and the country-side, at the ports and the beaches, often imbuing these subjects with a filmic quality reminiscent of Visconti’s La Terra Trema (1948) and Pasolini’s Accattone (1961). 9783906822433 Inventory Number: I00220519
JOHNSTON MARKLEE: A+U 614 2021:11
(MARKLEE, JOHNSTON). A+U, I00220514, 2022. 9 x 12 inches, 200 Pages. Magazine. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
This issue of a+u features the work of Johnston Marklee and Associates. Founded in 1998 and rooted in the cultural landscape of Los Angeles, their office has continuously sought dialogue with modern and contemporary art not only through clientele and project programs but also in design approach. A series of iconic houses quickly established the firm’s international acclaim, but in the past decade their projects have expanded greatly in scale and diversified in building type. The intense investigative nature that characterizes every project is often veiled behind playfulness and simplicity. What began as an “Architecture of Approximation” in the first decade of their practice eventuated in a body of work consisting of “Extremes and In-betweens,” as described in 2 essays written by Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee. Twenty-six key projects, ranging from houses and exhibitions to museums and institutions, are presented here alongside 8 thematic collages to convey the full range of Johnston Marklee’s works. Interspersed is a series of 12 commentaries by collaborators and colleagues, bringing the work of Johnston Marklee “to life with their interpretations.” (a+u) IDEA 21587 Inventory Number: I00220514
JOSHUA RASHAAD MCFADDEN: I BELIEVE I'LL RUN ON
(MCFADDEN, JOSHUA RASHAAD) Contributions by LaCharles Ward and Lyle Ashton Harris. George Eastman Museum and Yale University Press, I00220511, 2022. 10 x 12 inches, 304 Pages. Hardcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
American artist Joshua Rashaad McFadden (b. 1990) makes photographs that explore and celebrate Black life in the United States. Published in conjunction with his first solo museum exhibition, Joshua Rashaad McFadden: I Believe I’ll Run On demonstrates his mastery of a wide range of photographic genres—social documentary, reportage, portraiture, and fine art—and his use of the medium to confront racism and anti-Black violence. Like Black photographers before him, such as Gordon Parks, Roy DeCarava, Carrie Mae Weems, Dawoud Bey, and LaToya Ruby Frazier, McFadden documents the beauty of Black life and illuminates the specificity of Black living in our historical present, including a series of impactful photographs devoted to the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020.
Along with a candid conversation between McFadden and artist Lyle Ashton Harris and an essay that traces McFadden’s meteoric career, this catalogue offers an overview of and insight into a poignant and deeply personal body of work, asserting McFadden’s key role in shaping the art and visual culture of the United States. 9780300264265 Inventory Number: I00220511
IN AMERICA: A LEXICON OF FASHION
(BOLTON, ANDREW, AMANDA GARFINKEL) Photographs by Anna-Marie Kellen. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, I00220507, 2022. 9 x 12 inches, 272 Pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
This new presentation of American fashion features a revised vocabulary that emphasizes its expressive qualities. Stunning new photography showcases over 100 garments from the 1940s to the present that offer a timely new perspective on the diverse and multifaceted nature of American fashion. The catalogue features works that display qualities such as belonging, comfort, desire, exuberance, fellowship, joy, nostalgia, optimism, reverence, spontaneity, strength, and sweetness by designers, from the pioneers who established the nation's style to the up-and-coming creatives shaping its future. 9781588397348 Inventory Number: I00220507
(PECIS, HILARY) Text by Johanna Fateman, Lily Stockman. Gregory R Miller & Co, I00220506, 2022. 9 x 11 inches, 144 Pages. Hard Cover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Hilary Pecis has won widespread acclaim for her singularly charming domestic still lifes and sun-drenched street scenes, paintings and drawings rendered in vibrant saturated colors and bold linework that seem to celebrate the quiet moments of life: coffee tables overflowing with books, the remains of a dinner party, terrains lush with Southern California succulents.
This monograph, the artist’s first, collects more than 50 works painted in the period between 2017 and 2021. Writer and musician Johanna Fateman contributes a new text on Pecis’ works as they exist in dialogue with the history of representational painting, while painter Lily Stockman provides a more personal view on the collected paintings as Pecis’ unexpected studio-mate during the time of the COVID pandemic. This lavishly designed and fully illustrated volume invites the reader into the enchanting world of an ascendant new talent in painting. 9781941366400 Inventory Number: I00220506
JASON DILL: PRINCE STREET
(DILL, JASON). FA World, I00220505, 2022. 10 x 15 inches, approx. 230 Pages. Paperback. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
I never thought I’d make a book of my photography, especially a book this big. In 1994 I was 17 when I first went to New York, traveled to Japan and all over Europe. I had just become a Professional Skateboarder, this occupation continued to send me around the world. (This book has nothing to do with skateboarding) I moved to New York, I ended up in Africa, Italy, Greece, Mexico, Paris, Australia, I took pictures all along the way. I took photos of what I thought was beautiful, innocent, strange, ugly, I just shot so much shit. There are moments of sadness and regret in the book and moments of sheer happiness. There are friends who are no longer here and places and times that no longer exist. Inventory Number: I00220505
OUR SELVES: PHOTOGRAPHS BY WOMEN ARTISTS
Edited with text by Roxana Marcoci. Preface by Helen Kornblum, Kathy Halbreich. Text by Dana Ostrander, Caitlin Ryan, Phil Taylor. Museum of Modern Art, New York, I00220426, 2022. 9 x 11 inches, 152 pages. Hard Cover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
How have women artists used photography as a tool of resistance? Our Selves explores the connections between photography, feminism, civil rights, Indigenous sovereignty and queer liberation
Spanning more than 100 years of photography, the works in Our Selves range from a turn-of-the-century photograph of racially segregated education in the United States, by Frances Benjamin Johnston, to a contemporary portrait celebrating Indigenous art forms, by the Chemehuevi artist Cara Romero.
As the title of this volume suggests, Our Selves affirms the creative and political agency of women artists. A critical essay by curator Roxana Marcoci asks the question “What is a Feminist Picture?” and reconsiders the art-historical canon through works by Claude Cahun, Tina Modotti, Carrie Mae Weems, Catherine Opie and Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, among others. Twelve focused essays by emerging scholars explore themes such as identity and gender, the relationship between educational systems and power, and the ways in which women artists have reframed our received ideas about womanhood.
Published in conjunction with a groundbreaking exhibition of photographs by women artists—drawn exclusively from MoMA's collection, thanks to a transformative gift of photographs from Helen Kornblum in 2021—this richly illustrated catalog features more than 100 color and black-and-white plates. As we continue to aspire to equity and diversity, Our Selves contributes vital insights into figures too often relegated to the margins of our cultural imagination. 9781633451339 Inventory Number: I00220426
THE CANDY STORE: FUNK, NUT, AND OTHER ART WITH A KICK
(SHIELDS, SCOTT A.) With Biographies by Mariah Carmen Briel. Hirmer, I00220416, 2022. 10 x 10 inches, 136 Pages. Hard Cover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
This beautifully quirky volume pays tribute to the legendary candy-store-turned-art gallery of California and its amazing roster of artists.
Adeliza McHugh helped put the whimsical, funky, and irreverent aesthetic of California’s Central Valley on the art-historical map at her legendary Candy Store Gallery, which she opened in Folsom, California, in 1962. The business began as a candy store, but after the store closed, McHugh converted the space into an art gallery. There, she featured ceramists and painters who would become nationally and even internationally significant, including Robert Arneson, Roy De Forest, David Gilhooly, Irving Marcus, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, Jack Ogden, Don Reich, Sandra Shannonhouse, Peter VandenBerge, and Maija Peeples-Bright. Their work, along with that of many other artists, delighted visitors to the gallery for thirty years.
This catalog, published on the sixtieth anniversary of the gallery’s founding, is the most significant publication to date on the Candy Store. It celebrates, as McHugh liked to say, art with a “kick.” 9783777438399 Inventory Number: I00220416
AFRICA: THE FASHION CONTINENT
(COURRÈGES, EMMANUELLE). Flammarion, I00220414, 2022. 10 x 12 inches, 240 Pages. Hard Cover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Gain new perspective on the vibrant and innovative world of contemporary African fashion design, bursting with fresh creativity and free from reductive stereotypes.
From the runway in Lagos and music festivals in Casablanca or Nairobi, to the “image makers” of Marrakech and the influencers of Dakar or Accra, a new generation of African fashion designers, photographers, bloggers, and hair and makeup artists are redefining the aesthetic contours of the continent. Audacious, humorous, disruptive, and innovative are the bywords of these young creatives who, while drawing upon and revalorizing their heritage, offer an ultra-contemporary perspective on fashion today. A creative revolution is spreading in an extension of continental revindication through cultural reappropriation and the invention of a visual language.
Appliqué figures straight from Ghanaian Asafo flags seem to chant modern slogans as they march across silk dresses, traditional textile prints give power back to women, and Xhosa beaded embroidery serves as an inspiration for modern knitwear. Body-artists transform themselves into platforms for activism, and photographers—using clothing and finery—question identity, gender, and environment. Urban neighborhoods are reframed in a new light through the lens of ubiquitous smartphones.
This volume celebrates a creative, effervescent generation, which—by breaking the rules and rewriting the narrative of the African continent—is inventing a new and resolutely African chapter in the history of fashion that is now resonating across the globe. 9782081513419 Inventory Number: I00220414
AMANI WILLETT: A PARALLEL ROAD (SECOND EDITION HARDCOVER)
(WILLETT, AMANI). Overlapse, I00220408, 2022. 5 x 7 inches, 120 Pages. Hard Cover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
A romantic concept of ‘The Road’ has been embraced in American popular culture since the mid-20th century. Writers, artists and photographers, many inspired by revelations surrounding the Beat Generation’s legendary road trips, have long portrayed the idea of the road as a metaphorical symbol of freedom, independence and self-discovery.
Strikingly absent from this cumulative portrait is the Black American experience of the road which is often associated with fear, violence and death rather than freedom. This stark contrast is in conflict with the promise of familial fun times that the road trip afforded to white Americans.
In 1936, in response to the grave dangers faced by African American travelers, New York postman Victor Green created the Negro Motorist Green Book, a practical and necessary survival guide listing safe places where Black people could eat, sleep and find services along their journey without a dreadful fear for losing their lives. The guidebook was published annually for thirty years.
Mixing recent portraits and landscapes, digital screenshots and archival material—including pictures from Willett’s own family archive—A Parallel Road pays homage to Victor Green’s book, 84 years after it was first published, and sheds light on an experience of the road that has long been overlooked. It is produced in the same size as the original Green Book.
This nuanced and multi-layered work explores themes of history, racism, violence and Black identity in the United States, reflecting on the nation’s past and present while encouraging inclusivity and dialogue surrounding a complex and integral American story. While 54 years have passed since Green’s book ceased publication, it remains profoundly relevant in a time when the mere act of being on the road still threatens to be lethal for Black Americans. 9781999446871 Inventory Number: I00220408$25.00 InquireFiled Under:
LUCAS FOGLIA: SUMMER AFTER
(FOGLIA, LUCAS). Stanley/Barker, I00220330, 2022. 10 x 10 inches, 144 Pages. Hardcover. New.
“This is how I remember New York City in 2002. I was 19 years old and had just moved to Manhattan from my family’s small farm on Long Island. It was the first summer after the September 11 attacks. Workers were removing the last of the debris from the collapsed Twin Towers. The city felt both immense and fragile compared to the groundedness of my childhood home.”
“On weekdays, I worked in Arnold Newman’s photography studio. After hours and on weekends, I walked through the city’s five boroughs with my camera. When someone made eye contact with me, I asked if I could make a portrait of them. At first, I assumed people would respond with caution. I was a stranger. The city was recovering from an event that shook its sense of security. Yet, most people said yes and looked straight into my camera lens. I am grateful they chose to trust me.” - Lucas Foglia
Published on the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, Lucas Foglia’s portraits show the tremendous diversity of New York City. Everyone is portrayed with dignity, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, or ethnicity. Today, as the world begins to heal from the coronavirus pandemic, the photographs remind us to approach strangers with compassion, across social distances. 9781913288266 Inventory Number: I00220330, 2022
KEHINDE WILEY AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY
(WILEY, KEHINDE). National Gallery London, I00220329, 2022. 9 x 11 inches, 112 Pages. Hardcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Presenting new work by American artist Kehinde Wiley, as he explores the European landscape tradition through film and painting
The American artist Kehinde Wiley (b. 1977) is best known for his spectacular portraits of African Americans with knowing references to the grand European tradition of painting. He was commissioned in 2017 to paint Barack Obama, becoming the first Black artist to paint an official portrait of a president of the United States. His work makes reference to old master paintings by positioning contemporary Black sitters in the pose of the original historical figures, raising issues of power and identity, and the absence or relegation of Black and minority-ethnic figures within European art.
For his first collaboration with a major UK gallery, Wiley will depart from portraiture to explore the European landscape tradition through the medium of film and painting, casting Black Londoners from the streets of Soho. His new works will explore European Romanticism and its focus on epic scenes of oceans and mountains, drawing inspiration from the National Gallery’s masterpieces in landscape and seascape. 9781857096774 Inventory Number: I00220329
YSL LEXICON: AN ABC OF THE FASHION, LIFE, AND INSPIRATIONS OF YVES SAINT LAURENT
(LAURENT, YVES SAINT). Rizzoli, I00220325, 2022. 8 x 11 inches, 288 Pages. Hardcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
The world's leading authorities on fashion and design celebrate the 60th anniversary of YSL's first runway presentation with a lexicon that includes many images from the designer's extraordinary archives. Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008) is credited with reviving French haute couture in the 1960s, with making ready-to-wear reputable, and with using non-European cultural references. In addition to the kaleidoscope of images in this book, a coterie of tastemakers have supplied listings that encompass YSL's style inspirations (C is for Costumes, as exemplified by the Russian theme of the famed autumn-winter 1976-77 collection, T is for Tuxedo, which the designer initially referenced with his 1965 "Le Smoking") and important facets of his life (J is for Jardin Majorelle, the garden of the couturier's paradisiacal retreat in Marrakech, R is for Rive Gauche, the bohemian, chic neighborhood of Paris where the YSL boutique is situated and also the name of the house's famous perfume launched in 1970). This distillation and celebration of the designer's life reveals the inner world of a twentieth-century master. 9780847867127 Inventory Number: I00220326
DIANE KEATON - SAVED: MY PICTURE WORLD
(KEATON, DIANE). Rizzoli, I00220325, 2022. 10 x 12 inches, 208 Pages. Hardcover. New.
Diane Keaton’s cabinet of saved and found photographic curiosities is a visual autobiography of sorts and scrapbook of her fascinations and reflections.
A visual autobiography of a kind as only Diane Keaton could tell it, via the celebrated star’s idiosyncratic and personal collections and ruminative texts, Saved offers an unprecedented glimpse into the mind of the legendary film star. The book begins with an homage to movies—curiously, to old “b” grade horror flicks, such as Attack of the Puppet People—a passion that manifests in a collection of rare film stills showing large-brain aliens with crablike hands and terrified men with eyes growing from their shoulders. In a second chapter or collection, the reader encounters “Cracked,” a startling selection of crinkled and neglected negatives: found portraits that speak of the past through the broken lens of time. Even more intimately revealing are photographs taken by the star herself, be they of pigeons while on downtime from the set of Reds in London or of the “greeters” of Hollywood Boulevard, caught at the other end of her Rolleiflex camera lens, now revealed as the seen, the experienced, the remembered, the cherished. But this is only the beginning, the surface of a very deep dive into the wellsprings of one of the great creative talents at work today. The book is an invitation to dive in. 9780847871285 Inventory Number: I00220325
ARTHUR GRACE: COMMUNISM(S): A COLD WAR ALBUM - SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER
(GRACE, ARTHUR) Grace, Arthur & Richard Hornik. Bologna, ITALY: Damiani Editore, I00220324, 2022. First Edition. 9 x 11", 192 pages. Hard Cover. Photography Monograph. New/No Jacket - As Issued. 978-8862087674PLEASE NOTE: BOOKS WILL BE SIGNED BY ARTHUR GRACE AT OUR EVENT ON SATURDAY JUNE 11th, AND ORDERS WILL BEGIN SHIPPING JUNE 14th.
For most people in the West, the realities of life behind the Iron Curtain have faded into caricatures of police state repression and bread lines. With the world seemingly again divided between democracies and authoritarian regimes, it is essential that we understand the reality of life in the Soviet Bloc. noted American photojournalist Arthur Grace was uniquely placed to provide that context.
During the 1970s and 1980s Grace traveled extensively behind the Iron Curtain, working primarily for news magazines. One of only a small corps of Western photographers with ongoing access, he was able to delve into the most ordinary corners of people’s daily lives, while also covering significant events. Many of the photographs in this remarkable book are effectively psychological portraits that leave the viewer with a sense of the gamut of emotions in that era.
Illustrated with over one hundred and twenty black-and-white images - nearly all previously unpublished, Communism(s) gives an unprecedented glimpse behind the veil of a not-so-distant time filled with harsh realities unseen by nearly all but those that lived through it. Shot in the USSR, Poland, Romania, Yugoslavia and the German Democratic Republic, here are portraits of factory workers, farmers, churchgoers, vacationers and loitering teens juxtaposed with the GDR’s imposing Social Realist-designed apartment blocks, annual May Day Parades, Poland’s Solidarity movement (and the subsequent imposition of martial law) and the vastness of Moscow’s Red Square.
Beautifully printed in Italy by publisher Damiani Editore, Communism(s) was co-edited by Arthur Grace, Arcana's own Lee Kaplan, and Deadbeat Club Press' Clint Woodside, who also contributed the book's striking design. A brand new, most handsome example additionally BOLDLY SIGNED "Arthur Grace" in ink on the title page.
Inventory Number: I00220324
TADANORI YOKOO: GENKYO II -- WORKS
(YOKOO, TADANORI). Kokushokankokai, I00220315, 2022. 10 x 12 inches, 460 Pages. Hardcover. New.
Tadanori Yokoo held his first solo exhibition of paintings in 1966 in Tokyo. His revolutionary work, which oscillates between conceptual art and pure design, rapidly gained attention in the international art world. With a signature style of colorful psychedelia and pastiche, he engages a wide spectrum of modern visual and cultural phenomena from Japan and elsewhere. The subject matter often clashes with what seems a nonsensical collage of images. ‘Genkyo’ is an exuberant, far-reaching anthology of Yokoo’s work throughout the years, with a special focus on how the artist constantly revisits and remakes the same images and themes in a mind-blowing variety of styles and artworks. 9784336071019 Inventory Number: I00220315
ISAAC JULIEN: LESSONS OF THE HOUR – FREDERICK DOUGLASS
(JULIEN, ISAAC) Edited by Isaac Julien and Cora Gilroy-Ware with Vladimir Seput. Introduction by Cora Gilroy-Ware. Preface by Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. Text by John G. Hanhardt, Jonathan P. Binstock, Isaac Julien, Celeste-Marie Bernier, Deborah Willis, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Paul Gilroy, Vron Ware. DelMonico / Isaac Julien Studio / Memorial Art Gallery / Tang Teaching Museum, I00220312, 2022. 10 x 12 inches, 272 Pages. Hard Cover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
A visual and literary meditation juxtaposing Isaac Julien’s artworks with archival images of Frederick Douglass and essays that consider his enduring legacy
This sumptuously illustrated artist's book and reader documents Lessons of the Hour (2019), the ten-screen film installation and series of related photographic artworks by the internationally acclaimed artist Isaac Julien CBE RA (born 1960), which honor the public and private life of one the most important figures in US history: Frederick Douglass. The visionary African American orator, philosopher, intellectual and self-liberated freedom fighter was born into slavery in Maryland and went on to develop a remarkable aesthetic theory through his thinking and writing on abolitionism and Black self-representation through the apparatus of photography. Isaac Julien: Lessons of the Hour – Frederick Douglass takes the reader on a journey through Douglass’ life and thinking, and is a vital consideration of his political and aesthetic legacy. 9781636810393 Inventory Number: I00220312
TOM WARREN: THE 1980S ART SCENE IN NEW YORK
(WARREN, TOM) Edited by Helga Krutzler, Katherina Zeifang, Nico Zeifang. Text by Gregory de la Haba, Anthony Haden-Guest, Helga Krutzler.. Hatje Cantz, I00220309, 2022. 11 x 12 inches, 320 Pages. Hardcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Insider snapshots of the city's thriving downtown culture, with Quentin Crisp, Keith Haring, Kiki Smith and more
The 1980s in New York were full of contradictions and polarities: on the one hand, the city was marked by high crime and the AIDS crisis; on the other hand, the economy was booming, allowing those who profited to live decadently. Artists and cultural workers were attracted to this city of contrasts, and dealt critically with issues such as politics and gentrification, while also enjoying a hedonistic lifestyle. Photographer Tom Warren (born 1954) was a significant part of the New York art scene, gaining notoriety for his artistic repurposing of vacant spaces in the East Village. This monograph showcases his photographs from this period, with images of Barry Blinderman, Cornelius Conboy, Quentin Crisp, Luis Frangella, Keith Haring, Pat Hearn, Marilyn Minter, Lady Pink, Rene Ricard, Judy Rifka, Sandra Seymour, Kiki Smith, Hannah Wilke, David Wojnarowicz and more. 9783775751810 Inventory Number: I00220309
MELANIE NISSEN: HARD + FAST
(NISSEN, MELANIE) . Blank Industries, I00220308, 2022. 14 x 10 inches, 220 Pages. Hardcover. New.
Melanie Nissen was the co-founder and photographer of the legendary Los Angeles magazine, Slash. Between 1977-1980 she photographed the Los Angeles punk scene. Taking photos of the fans, the bands and the scene around her.
Local heroes like Screamers, Bags, Germs, X, Go-Go’s, Black Randy, Weirdos, Dils, Zeros, Alley Cats, Deadbeats, Fear along with local legends Brendan Mullen, Kim Fowley, Claude Bessy, Russ Meyer, Penelope Spheeris, northern neighbors The Nuns, Avengers, Crime, Dead Kennedys, The Offs and visitors including Pere Ubu, Magazine, Devo, Damned, Cramps, Dead Boys, Peter Tosh, Ramones and Sex Pistols all form her body of work from this time. 9780648694908 Inventory Number: I00220308
ELLIOTT LANDY: PHOTOGRAPHS OF JANIS JOPLIN ON THE ROAD & ON STAGE
(LANDY, ELLIOTT) (JOPLIN, JANIS). Backbeat, I00220301, 2022. 10 x 10 inches. Hard Cover. New.
Celebrated photographer Elliott Landy presents an intimate look at the legendary female singer-songwriter, Janis Joplin.
Landy's iconic images of Janis, both on the road and in concert, capture and preserve her pure essence as well as her onstage magnificence. Photographs of Janis Joplin: On the Road & On Stage features beautifully reproduced large format images, many never before published.
Janis's own words, taken from recorded interviews by David Dalton, are used as extended captions and paired with photographs to provide insight into the woman behind the legend. 9781493061273 Inventory Number: I00220301
MARK STEINMETZ: RIVERS & TOWNS
(STEINMETZ, MARK). Stanley/Barker, I00220224, 2022. 11 x 11 inches, 208 Pages. Hard Cover. New.
The photographs in Mark Steinmetz's expansive new book Rivers & Towns were made in the 1980s in working class towns and cities in Connecticut, USA.
"The brooding factories and mills built alongside rivers had seen their heyday and were beginning to decline. I was moved by these places and wanted to describe the bridges, houses, and streets, and to show something of people's inner lives. At the same time, I was trying to discover myself as a photographer." - Mark Steinmetz
A brand new, most handsome example in the publisher's shrinkwrap of this already out of print classic!
9781913288341 Inventory Number: I00220224
MONA KUHN: 835 KINGS ROAD
(KUHN, MONA) Text by Silvia Perea, David Dorenbaum.. Steidl, I00220219, 2022. 9 x 12 inches, 200 Pages. Hardcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Mona Kuhn’s lyrical and formally daring portrait of the iconic Schindler House in Los Angeles, supplemented with letters, blueprints and more
In 835 Kings Road, Californian photographer Mona Kuhn (born 1969) reconsiders the realms of time and space within the architectural elements of the Schindler House in Los Angeles. Built by Austrian architect Rudolph M. Schindler in 1922, the house was both a social and design experiment and an avant-garde hub for intellectuals and artists in the 1920s and 1930s.
For this project Kuhn collaborated with the Department of History of Art and Architecture at UC Santa Barbara, and gained access to Schindler’s private archives including blueprints, letters and notes. Alongside reproducing some of these for the first time in this book, Kuhn reinterprets the dichotomy between memory and record in a series of color photos, and solarized gelatin silver prints, a technique favored by the surrealists. The enigmatic subject of her solarized pictures is a fictional, ethereal figure inspired by a letter from Schindler to a mysterious woman.
Kuhn’s impressionistic photos render this female presence physical, even as it seems to be dematerializing: fleeting images that question the very nature of photography as record. 9783958297555 Inventory Number: I00220219
SUMMER OF SOMETHING SPECIAL 2021
(VARIOUS). Something Special Studios, I00220218. 9 x 13 inches, 210 Pages. Hard Cover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Summer of Something Special (SoSS) is an annual photo book by Something Special Studios. This is the publication’s third edition. Every edition of SoSS features a new selection of photographers from around the world, each capturing summer as they see it. The resulting photos come together to form a unique group diary - a communal ode to summer.
Summer of Something Special Vol.III will feature the following photographers’ work: Bafic, Nathalie Basoski, Robin Bernstein, Kennedi Carter, Jasmine Clarke, Christopher Currence, Ibrahem Hasan, Djiby Kebe, Zhenya and Tanya Posternak, Noah Sahady, Peter Sutherland, Ramona Wang, Kersti Jan Werdal Inventory Number: I00220218
HR GIGER: NY CITY - FACSIMILE EDITION (1981-2021)
(GIGER, HR). Kaleidoscope, I00220215, 2022. 11 x 16 inches, 48 Pages. Soft Cover. New.
Originally published in 1981 by Ugly Publishing Zurich—Giger’s own fictional publishing house—this rare artist book is now republished by KALEIDOSCOPE on the occasion of the “HRGNYC” exhibition at Lomex Gallery, New York.
Collecting memories from the artist’s various trips to New York City, the book features large-format images of the iconic series of 28 paintings he created as a homage to the city he was utterly fascinated with since his childhood. His vision of the city—a habitat of monolithic mazes of heavy machinery interlaced with oversized metallic cockroaches and deep-burrowing subway cars—is juxtaposed with illustrations, personal reflections, press clippings, and the diary of his Hollywood trip in 1979 for Alien’s Oscar win. With a preface by Timothy Leary.
As Giger writes to describe the genesis of the “N.Y. City Series,” “New York itself has been a constant presence throughout the project. Memories keep floating up of this magical city whether I’m actually painting or not. And I keep trying to get a handle on this abyss, the soulless machine they call ‘New York City,’ and to articulate my own reactions and perceptions in the composition.”
Hans Ruedi Giger (1940–2014) was a Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor, and set designer known for his biomechanical creatures, extraterrestrial landscapes, and disturbing sexual machines. In a career that spanned more than five decades, he employed a staggering variety of media, including furniture, movie props, prints, paintings and sculptures, often creating exhibition displays and total environments with the immersive quality of a wunderkammer—including, most notably, the HR Giger Museum in Gruyères. In 1979, his concept design for Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979) won an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects and catapulted to fame his daunting vision of death and futurism. 9788897185161 Inventory Number: I00220215
*Signed* JOHN FREE: END OF THE LINE — RAILROAD TRAMPS OF THE LOS ANGELES FREIGHT YARDS
FREE, JOHN. Available Light, I00220212, 2022. 12 x 13 inches, 132 Pages. Hardcover. New.
One day in 1974 John Free took his white dog Casper and his black Nikon camera to the Los Angeles Freight yards on an invite from a stranger to meet under a bridge to see "how a real tramp lives." Under that bridge he found the "Home Guard of the Taylor Yard," at the End of the Line, as far west as one could travel on trains and the best place for an old railroad tramp like shorty, Old Man PeeWee or Bobbi K, to live out their days. It's a part of Los Angeles that is now gone.
"They thought I was interested in the trains but it was their stories, their smiles and my respect for them that kept me coming back."
End of the Line is a collection of John's black and white, candid, full frame available light photographs. These rare historical images document a place an culture that no longer exists. The book also includes the unique and moving stories told to John by the tramps as well as John's approach to getting to know these unique people and his unique photographic techniques. The Foreword by his son Scott describes what it was like growing up as a street photographer's son. Also included are an historical perspective by Kevin Keefe, former editor of Trains Magazine, a glossary of tramp terminology and technical details of the photographs. 9781638213086 Inventory Number: I00220212
GREGORY BOJORQUEZ: EASTSIDERS (SECOND PRINTING) - SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER
(BOJORQUEZ, GREGORY). Bojorquez, Gregory. Los Angeles, CA: Little Big Man, I00220829, 2022. Second Printing. 9 x 11 inches, 224 Pages. Hardcover. Photography Monograph. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Eastsiders is the brand new collection of Gregory Bojorquez' images spanning over twenty-five years of the noted Los Angeles photographer's vision. "This book showcases the robust body of work of Bojorquez, photographs depicting the complex, but also celebratory, reality of Los Angeles’s vast Eastside. Not only the tattoos, clothing, and walls related to La Vida Loca, but also the mothers, the gardens, the children, the working men, the decorated lowrider cars, the spirit of resiliency." - Luis J Rodriguez
Gregory Bojorquez was born in Los Angeles in 1972. He started photographing in his teens, and set about documenting the subjects and stories that interested him personally. The intimate images he captured in East L.A. were not the product of structured photo sessions or assignments. They were shot from the perspective of a young man hanging out with friends and neighbors. In the late 1980s Gregory began photographing for the L.A. Weekly and was added as a staff photographer. Assignments for magazines and commercial work for major record labels naturally followed. His portraits of personalities such as Snoop Dogg and Mike Tyson appeared in publications such as Rolling Stone and For His magazine. In 1999 Gregory became instrumental in the early beginnings of DUB Magazine where he was brought on as Photo Editor and a feature photographer for a period of more than seven years. Since that time, Gregory's photographs have been exhibited internationally in gallery shows, museum exhibitions, and art fairs including Photo London, Paris Photo, and Art Düsseldorf. His work is represented by Galerie Bene Taschen in Koln, and by Little Big Man in Los Angeles; who has published this spectacular volume. A brand new, most handsome example of the now unavailable second printing additionally BOLDLY SIGNED "Gregory Bojorquez" in black marker on the title page.
Inventory Number: I00220208-2
DAVID HOCKNEY: MOVING FOCUS
(HOCKNEY, DAVID). Tate, I00220201, 2022. 8 x 11 inches, 224 Pages. Hardcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
A unique overview of David Hockney's prolific range and activity
David Hockney has been delighting and challenging audiences for sixty years and celebrated artworks from across his career are at the centre of Tate’s outstanding collection. This book features over a hundred of these paintings, prints, drawings and photographs, helping the reader to understand the artist’s changing sources of inspiration and, crucially, where his work is going. Beginning in the 1950s when he made his first steps to becoming a modern artist, the publication charts Hockney’s ground-breaking images of the early 1960s through to his famous depictions of the Los Angeles cityscape. It also looks at Hockney’s much-loved portraits from the 1970s and his discovery of a new way of dealing with time, space and perspective he called ‘Moving Focus’, as well as more recent landscapes and digital images that demonstrate his lifelong preoccupation with pictorial space and how we look at and experience the world around us.
As well as providing a unique overview of Hockney’s prolific range and activity, this book features new texts and responses to his work by established and emerging voices from the worlds of art, design, literature and performance. Breathing new life into the nexus of Tate’s collection, it speaks to the artist’s refusal to conform during periods of uncertainty and polarization as he traversed the boundaries of class, sexuality and high art and how his work still surprises, unsettles and addresses younger generations of viewers. 9781849767729 Inventory Number: I00220201
JAKE REINHART: LAUREL MOUNTAIN LAUREL
(REINHART, JAKE). Deadbeat Club, I00220115, 2022. 9 x 10 inches, 84 Pages. Hardcover. New.
Laurel Mountain Laurel: the title is a sort of rough palindrome, appropriate for Jake Reinhart’s vision, in which time is reflected upon itself and the end is also the beginning (and is also the end). The transient and the enduring are revealed to be one and the same.
These photographs – somehow both tender and unsparing – were made in Southwestern Pennsylvania, in the Youghiogheny region. One surviving translation has it that “Yough” means four, and “henné” means stream. “I’ve been along those four streams, and I’ve seen how they come together;” Reinhart says, “losing their specificity yet retaining what is inherent to each – creating something larger and joining places and people that would otherwise appear disjointed and separate.”
As for the streams, so for the images in Laurel Mountain Laurel: individual pictures exist essentially, while together they bind both space and time – the eternal and the geological brought into a semblance of coherence with the fragile and the human. We see that, despite our best efforts to erase and exploit, the land will ultimately have its own way, and on its own schedule. 9781952523014 Inventory Number: I00220115
JACKIE NICKERSON: SALVAGE
(NICKERSON, JACKIE). Kerber, I00220107, 2022. 10 x 12 inches, 96 Pages. Hardcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Portraits that explore how environmental and economic circumstances shape people’s lives
American-born British artist Jackie Nickerson (born 1960) began photographing Zimbabwean farmworkers in 1996. Her first series of these portraits served to change the perception that those who work in African agriculture are disempowered, unmodern people by highlighting their individual personalities through their handmade clothing. Ever since, she has continued in the vein of portraiture as a tool for social awareness, with a particular emphasis on global labor practices and agriculture. Her recent series Salvage interrogates the homogeneity of the artistic conventions, such as balance, likeness, proportion and scale, that characterize the portrait genre. In contrast to these expectations, Nickerson’s photography engages both her subjects and her viewers with light, airy color palettes and nontraditional framing, sometimes obscuring her sitters’ faces to imply anonymity within a larger system or otherwise photographing them from a low angle to emphasize their authority within the image’s frame. 9783735607553 Inventory Number: I00220107
MORNING OF THE EARTH - 50TH ANNIVERSARY BOOK
(FALZON, ALBERT). Morning of the Earth, I00211229, 2021. 9 x 12 inches, 256 Pages. Hardcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
This beautifully designed coffee table book commemorates Morning of the Earth’s 50th Anniversary and showcases 170 brilliantly remastered images from the film. Executed without compromise, it is the definitive companion, featuring 50 screen grabs from never-before-seen outtakes that reveal a forgotten past. The book is swiss-bound for a truly immersive lay-flat experience, presenting crystal clear imagery on uncoated paper stock that transports the viewer back to a land before time. See Australia, Bali and Hawaii before rampant development took over; see the wide angled point of views that didn’t make the film; see legendary scenes like the surf discovery of Uluwatu, Bali; and travel back to the early 70’s where country soul was life, and surfing was too.
The book includes a 40-page introduction with Albert Falzon and Torren Martyn, a foreword by David Elfick, and essays by Sean Doherty, Jamie Brisick, Simon Jones and Falzon, who share intimate stories, dive deep into the history of the film, reveal rare never-before-seen archival treasures, and explore the early development of an artist and the filmmaker’s journey. This treasure keeps the story going and, as a comprehensive look at Morning of the Earth’s 50-year heritage, is a must-have and prerequisite for any surfer and cinephile alike. It is a stunning time capsule that paints a picture of imagination and will allow you to fall in love with Morning of the Earth all over again. 9781737681106 Inventory Number: I00211229
DANIELLE MERICLE: THE DARK WOOD
(MERICLE, DANIELLE). The Ice Plant, I00211222. 8 x 12 inches, 88 Pages. Softcover. New.
The Dark Wood explores broad questions of history and our collective ability to document and learn from the past. Through intertwined images of abandoned Greco-Roman casts, an ancient Sequoia forest and the artist’s own texts, Mericle invites us to consider history as a fluid process rather than a static truth.
The once highly valued casts – which appear in the book as original and archival photographs – were rejected as worthless copies during the early part of the 20th century, under the belief that they lacked the artistry and aura of the originals, despite the fact that many of the ‘originals’ were in fact Roman copies of Greek artifacts. During the two World Wars, many of these ‘originals’ were damaged or destroyed, and the casts are now considered some of the most authoritative versions available. A Sequoia forest in Northern California offers two important counterpoints. Ancient Sequoia tree rings chart the rise and fall of civilizations over the last 3000 years, including those that created the Greco-Roman artifacts. The tree rings position human history within a broader geological timeframe, lending an adjusted perspective to the human enterprise. The rings also reveal the complex history and shifting perspectives on the significance of fire in the region, with the dissonant histories of expansive logging practices, the conservation movement, Indigenous knowledge, and climate change playing out against the troubled fate of the ancient Sequoias.
Though we attempt to understand and preserve our past, the endeavor is subject to inevitable shifts in knowledge, the whims of ideology, and the vagaries of historical truth. With an epilogue that grounds the complex sequence of images in personal elegy, The Dark Wood re-calibrates our sense of scale by allowing us to locate a sense of mourning, loss and the specifics of our own narratives within the broad and unfixed framework of history. 9781922545022 Inventory Number: I00211222
BRUCE WEBER: ALL-AMERICAN XXI: TIME WILL TELL
(WEBER, BRUCE). Weber, Bruce, Nan Bush.. New York: Little Bear Press, I00201202, 2020. First Edition 1/1000. 4to. 1/4 Linen Over Wrappers. Photography Monograph. As new./No Jacket - As Issued.
176pp, profusely illustrated in color and duotone. Art Director - Nathaniel Kilcer.
"Nothing endures but change — heraclitus
Our human capacity for transformation, and the freedom that implies, is very much at the heart of this latest edition of Bruce Weber’s “All-American” journal. Time will tell what any of us become—and the subjects of this year’s volume reveal the myriad ways that mutability can be a power and a revelation. Bruce’s long-time friend Kurt Markus shares photographs of his children, who now, as adults, reflect on the experience of being his subject. Patrice Calmettes, the beloved Parisian character, opens his personal archive—sharing images of ‘70s and ‘80s decadence with his evolution as a photographer. Noted film and stage biographer James Grissom offers a personal essay about the desires and perils of growing up in Baton Rouge. The paintings of the American artist John Koch suggest a world of mystery and secrecy among the virtuoso compositions of his domestic scenes. And in this 21st edition, Bruce Weber celebrates a group of powerful women whose dedication to changing the world is a continual inspiration. Cheryl Little, Esq. and the Honorable Rosemary Barkett articulate the contradictions and paradoxes of our national debate over immigration. Gianna Cerbone’s devotion to Long Island City affirms the old-school values of community connection. And the model-turned-animal rights advocate Jane Gill narrates her story, and in so doing, demonstrates how one’s ability to adapt is at times a salvation." A brand new, most handsome example still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. 9780578314181 Inventory Number: I00211217
LIBRARY OF ESOTERICA: WITCHCRAFT
(HUNDLEY, JESSICA) Edited with Pam Grossman. Taschen, I00211118, 2021. 7 x 9 inches, 520 Pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
A bewitching history of a magickal practice
Initiating readers in the fascinating and complex history of witchcraft, from the goddess mythologies of ancient cultures to the contemporary embrace of the craft by modern artists and activists, this expansive tome conjures up a breathtaking overview of an age-old tradition. Rooted in legend, folklore, and myth, the archetype of the witch has evolved from the tales of Odysseus and Circe, the Celtic seductress Cerridwen, and the myth of Hecate, fierce ruler of the moonlit night. In Witchcraft we survey her many incarnations since, as she shape-shifts through the centuries, alternately transforming into mother, nymph, and crone—seductress and destroyer.
Edited by Jessica Hundley, and co-edited by author, scholar, and practitioner Pam Grossman, this enthralling visual chronicle is the first of its kind, a deep dive into the complex symbologies behind witchcraft traditions, as explored through the history of art itself. The witch has played muse to great artists throughout time, from the dark seductions of Francisco José de Goya and Albrecht Dürer to the elegant paean to the magickal feminine as re-imagined by the Surrealist circle of Remedios Varo, Leonora Carrington, and Leonor Fini. The witch has spellbound through folktales and dramatic literature as well, from the poison apples of The Brothers Grimm, to the Weird Sisters gathered at their black cauldron in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, to L. Frank Baum’s iconic Wicked Witch of the West, cackling over the fate of Dorothy.
Throughout this entrancing visual voyage, we’ll also bear witness to the witch as she endures persecution and evolves into empowerment, a contemporary symbol of bold defiance and potent nonconformity. Featuring enlightening essays by modern practitioners like Kristen J. Sollée and Judika Illes, as well interviews with authors and scholars such as Madeline Miller and Juliet Diaz, Witchcraft includes a vast range of cultural traditions that embrace magick as spiritual exploration and creative catharsis. 9783836585606 Inventory Number: I00211118$40.00 InquireFiled Under:
CONTEMPORARY HOUSE INDIA
(GREGORY, ROB) photos by Edward Sumner . Thames & Hudson, I00211117, 2021. 9 x 12 inches, 355 Pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
A stunning overview of innovative, ambitious, and beautiful houses on the Indian subcontinent.
India has a long, diverse history of remarkable architecture. This stunning overview of contemporary residential architecture in India features over twenty houses from across the country, designed by leading firms such as Samira Rathod Design Associates and Architecture Brio, as well as emerging architects such as Martand Khosla.
Beginning with a helpful essay, Contemporary House India is divided into four thematic chapters, each opening with a contextual introduction. Included with each featured home are detailed drawings and plans, specially commissioned photographs of the interiors and exteriors by leading architectural photographer Edmund Sumner, and accompanying text based on interviews with the architects by author Rob Gregory. Gregory places the selected homes in a global context, including the fascinating legacy of major modern architects such as Le Corbusier’s work in Chandigarh, India. 9780500021330 Inventory Number: I00211117
ANNIE LEIBOVITZ: WONDERLAND
(LEIBOVITZ, ANNIE) with a foreword by Anna Wintour. Phaidon, I00211110, 2021. 11 x 10 inches, 440 Pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued. 9781838661526RSVP for the event here
Friday, December 10 at 5:00 PM Pacific / 8:00 PM EasternJoin Annie Leibovitz, one of the most influential photographers of our time, for an exclusive public, virtual event to mark the publication of Wonderland.Fashion has been both the subject of, and the vehicle for, many of Leibovitz’s images, which have graced the covers and interiors of countless publications and magazines around the world. In conversation with her longtime editor at Phaidon, Deb Aaronson, Leibovitz will share stories from her ambitious fashion shoots - including looks by designers such Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, and Rei Kawakubo - alongside tales of her encounters with a wide and diverse range of icons: from fashion designers such as Stella McCartney and Karl Lagerfeld to Kate Moss, Serena Williams, politicians Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Nancy Pelosi, and cultural figures - Queen Elizabeth II, Lady Gaga, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - to name a few.Starting in 1970, when Leibovitz began creating what became her ground-breaking work for Rolling Stone, to her work at Vogue and Vanity Fair in the 1980s, and through to present day, Leibovitz will reflect on her career, the individuals she has photographed, the editors she has worked with, and how her distinctive approach has developed and evolved over the last half century.‘Looking back at my work, I see that fashion has always been there,’ Annie Leibovitz observes in the preface to Wonderland. ‘Fashion plays a part in the scheme of everything, but photography always comes first for me. The photograph is the most important part. And photography is so big that it can encompass journalism, portraiture, reportage, family photographs, fashion ... My work for Vogue fueled the fire for a kind of photography that I might not otherwise have explored.’Includes 350 extraordinary images (many of them previously unpublished) featuring a wide and diverse range of subjects: Nicole Kidman, Serena Williams, Pina Bausch, RuPaul, Cate Blanchett, Lady Gaga, Matthew Barney, Kate Moss, Natalia Vodianova, Rihanna, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Karl Lagerfeld, Nancy Pelosi. With a foreword by Anna Wintour.On Friday, December 10, spend an evening with the legendary photographer as she grants you a passport to Wonderland, a world where fashion is revealed in unexpected subjects and places, and photography is celebrated in its highest form.
Inventory Number: I00211110
ED TEMPLETON: 2022 DEADBEAT CLUB WALL CALENDAR - SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER
(TEMPLETON, ED). Deadbeat Club, 2021. 12 x 13 inches, 14 Pages, Wire-O Binding. Paperback. New.
For the annual Deadbeat Club Calendar, we called on our friend Ed and told him to have fun with it. What he designed is twelve glorious months of classic Templeton color washes, doodles, custom lettering and other personal touches to accompany some of your fave Tempster photos. Here's wishing you a happy, healthy and friend-filled 2022, from your buds Ed Templeton and Deadbeat Club. 978-1952523021 Inventory Number: I00211109
BRYANT TERRY: BLACK FOOD
(TERRY, BRYANT). 4 Color Books, I00211105, 2021. 8 x 10 inches, 320 Pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
A beautiful, rich, and groundbreaking book exploring Black foodways within America and around the world, curated by food activist and author of Vegetable Kingdom Bryant Terry.
In this stunning and deeply heartfelt tribute to Black culinary ingenuity, Bryant Terry captures the broad and divergent voices of the African Diaspora through the prism of food. With contributions from more than 100 Black cultural luminaires from around the globe, the book moves through chapters exploring parts of the Black experience, from Homeland to Migration, Spirituality to Black Future, offering delicious recipes, moving essays, and arresting artwork.
As much a joyful celebration of Black culture as a cookbook, Black Food explores the interweaving of food, experience, and community through original poetry and essays, including “Jollofing with Toni Morrison” by Sarah Ladipo Manyika, “Queer Intelligence” by Zoe Adjonyoh, “The Spiritual Ecology of Black Food” by Leah Penniman, and “Foodsteps in Motion” by Michael W. Twitty. The recipes are similarly expansive and generous, including sentimental favorites and fresh takes such as Crispy Cassava Skillet Cakes from Yewande Komolafe, Okra & Shrimp Purloo from BJ Dennis, Jerk Chicken Ramen from Suzanne Barr, Avocado and Mango Salad with Spicy Pickled Carrot and Rof Dressing from Pierre Thiam, and Sweet Potato Pie from Jenné Claiborne. Visually stunning artwork from such notables as Black Panther Party creative director Emory Douglas and artist Sarina Mantle are woven throughout, and the book includes a signature musical playlist curated by Bryant.
With arresting artwork and innovative design, Black Food is a visual and spiritual feast that will satisfy any soul. 9781984859723 Inventory Number: I00211105
LENNART ANDERSON: A RETROSPECTIVE
(ANDERSON, LENNART) texts by Martica Sawin, Jennifer Samet, Susan Jane Walp, Paul Resika, Graham Nickson, and Rachel Rickert. Estate of Lennart Anderson, I00211104, 2021. 10 x 10 inches, 84 Pages. Hardbound. New.
This is the most comprehensive publication to date on the painter Lennart Anderson (1928-2015). Anderson was described by the New York Times as one of the “most prominent and admired painters to translate figurative art into a modern idiom.” John Yau calls Anderson a “masterful colorist whose sensitivity to tonality and to tonal groupings is unrivaled,” and Hilton Kramer succinctly wrote that Anderson was a “Degas of our time.” This illustrated and scholarly publication pairs more than fifty full color reproductions of work, some never seen before, with essays by leading contemporary painters and art historians. 9780578252919 Inventory Number: I00211104
LEWIS MILLER: FLOWER FLASH
(MILLER, LEWIS). Monacelli. 10 x 12 inches, 240 Pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
From Lewis Miller, the celebrated floral designer and “flower bandit” himself, an intimate and joyous behind-the-scenes look at his signature flower flashes as they introduced bright moments of natural beauty into the city when they were needed most.
Before dawn one morning in October 2016, renowned New York-based floral designer Lewis Miller stealthily arranged hundreds of brightly colored dahlias, carnations, and mums into a psychedelic halo around the John Lennon memorial in Central Park. The spontaneous floral installation was Miller’s gift to the city—an effort to spark joy during a difficult time. Nearly five years and more than ninety Flower Flashes later, these elaborate flower bombs—bursts of jubilant blooms in trash cans, over bus canopies, on construction sites and traffic medians—have brought moments of delight and wonder to countless New Yorkers and flower lovers everywhere, and earned Miller a following of dedicated fans and the nickname the “Flower Bandit.”
After New York City entered lockdown, Miller doubled down, creating Flower Flashes outside hospitals to express gratitude to frontline health workers and throughout the city to raise spirits. This gorgeous and poignant visual diary traces the phenomenon from the first, spontaneous Flower Flash to the even more profound installations of the pandemic through a kaleidoscopic collage of photos documenting the Flower Flashes, behind-the-scenes snapshots, Miller’s inspiration material, fan contributions, and more. 9781580935852 Inventory Number: I00211102
FRIDA KAHLO: THE COMPLETE PAINTINGS
(KAHLO, FRIDA) Texts by Luis-Martín Lozano, Andrea Kettenmann, Marina Vázquez Ramos. Taschen, I00210921, 2021. 16 x 11 inches, 624 Pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
The complete paintings of Frida Kahlo in an XXL edition
Among the few women artists who have transcended art history, none had a meteoric rise quite like Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907–1954). Her unmistakable face, depicted in over fifty extraordinary self-portraits, has been admired by generations; along with hundreds of photographs taken by notable artists such as Edward Weston, Manuel and Lola Álvarez Bravo, Nickolas Muray, and Martin Munkácsi, they made Frida Kahlo an iconic image of 20th century art.
After an accident in her early youth, Frida became a painter of her own free will. Her marriage to Diego Rivera in 1929 placed her at the forefront of an artistic scene not only in the cultural Renaissance of Mexico, but also in the United States. Her work garnered praise from the poet André Breton, who added the Mexican painter to the ranks of international surrealism and exhibited her work in Paris in 1939 to the admiration of Picasso, Kandinsky, and Duchamp.
We access the intimacy of Frida’s affections and passions through a selection of drawings, pages from her personal diary, letters, and an extensive illustrated biography featuring photos of Frida, Diego, and the Casa Azul, Frida’s home and the center of her universe.
This large-format XXL book allows readers to admire Frida Kahlo's paintings like never before, including unprecedented detail shots and famous photographs. It presents pieces in private collections and reproduces works that were previously lost or have not been exhibited for more than 80 years, forming the most extensive study of Kahlo's work and life to date. 9783836574204 Inventory Number: I00210921
RUDY VANDERLANS: OLEANDER SUNSET
(VANDERLANS, RUDY). Gingko Press, I00210821, 2021. 5 x 7 inches, 256 Pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Inspired by artists like Edward Curtis and Charles Schulz, who devoted their lives to a single objective, Rudy VanderLans continues his pursuit to create a consistent body of work of postcard-size images, rendering a comprehensive portrait of California in the early part of the 21st century.
VanderLans, who is often drawn to places with fantastical names — like Oleander Sunset —wanders about California’s back roads with eyes wide open. Without theorizing, or searching for subjects, he allows himself to be receptive to the world around him and discovers beauty in the most ordinary locales. Like the men who named the cities and towns he visits, VanderLans makes the mundane seem less so, and in the process shows us what’s been overlooked.
Oleander Sunset juxtaposes single images on opposing pages, setting up dynamic formal and contextual interactions through contrasting, complementing and reiteration. The book is interspersed with a number of fold-out panoramas, placing the viewer smack in the middle of the author’s habitual stamping ground. 9781584237594 Inventory Number: I00210821
JIM HODGES (SIGNED EDITION)
(HODGES, JIM). Phaidon, I00210817, 2021. 12 x 19 inches, 160 Pages. Paperback. New.
The first in-depth survey of the life and work of Jim Hodges, one of America's most celebrated contemporary artists
Jim Hodges is an artist who addresses issues such as memory, love, and existential struggles through a multifaceted practice that includes photography, screen printing, and sculpture. His use of found materials like rocks and denim, coupled with the adoption of transitory shapes like spiderwebs, speaks of a personal experience that resonates on a collective level filtered through elements available in nature. Mysterious, beautiful, poetic, and conceptually deep, Hodges's work has the rare quality of being simultaneously thought-provoking and visually beautiful. 9781838662257 Inventory Number: I00210817
LED ZEPPELIN VINYL
LED ZEPPELIN. Reel Art Press, I00210811, 2021. 12 x 12 inches, 180 Pages. Hardbound. New.
A tribute to the world’s greatest rock band through a kaleidoscopic collection of vinyl, from obscure international records to handmade albums of historic performances
Led Zeppelin released only eight studio albums and no singles over the course of their 12-year career, but to date there are more than 1,000 singles and 2,000 LPs in the market.
This definitive volume illustrates in full color some of the rarest and most interesting vinyl releases, including one-of-a-kind rarities, bizarre regional variations, official albums and historic recordings of legendary concerts, sometimes featuring handmade artwork or colored vinyl. The vinyl, labels and covers have been documented by photographer Ross Halfin in superb detail and are annotated with details of their release.
In addition, the book includes over forty pages of the most up-to-date comprehensive discography ever compiled on the band, with forensic detail. All known album and single vinyl releases from around the world are listed with catalogue numbers, release or recording dates and additional notes.
A labor of love, Led Zeppelin Vinyl is a must-have for fans of the group and vinyl enthusiasts. It is a paean of praise to vinyl artwork and graphic design: The illustrations are explosive and surreal, playful, experimental and subversive, interpreting multiple artistic disciplines with flair and wit. 9781909526808 Inventory Number: I00210811
DAVID WOJNAROWICZ, MARION SCEMAMA: A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA
(SCEMAMA, MARION AND DAVID WOJNAROWICZ). Is-land Editions, I00210810, 2021. 6 x 9 inches, 156 Pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
While working as a reporter photographer in the mid-1980s, Marion Scemama was sent to New York. There she met David Wojnarowicz at the Christopher Street Pier, where he was painting his first frescoes. He introduced her to his friends, gave her access to the New York underground scene she wanted to document. From that moment on, until David's death in 1992, they maintained a passionate friendship that took the form of artistic collaborations on several occasions, with Marion taking pictures or making films that David Wojnarowicz used in his work.
In 1991, David was invited to San Francisco for the launch of his book, Close to the Knives. He wanted to get there by land, traveling through the desert, which he had already done alone several times. He loved those landscapes, the extreme loneliness they made him feel, the physical enjoyment and excitement he felt on the road, feeling weighed down by the sun.
When David wrote his long-time friend and asked her to join him that trip, he had known for several years that he was HIV-positive and sensed that this trip may very well be the last one he would ever have the strength to take. The photographs show what this trip meant to the two friends. Like a silent farewell, but in a moment when the knowledge of his impending death, no matter how clear and profound, never suppressed the heightened life force that grew within David in the midst of these desert landscapes.
During this weeks-long journey, Marion took about one hundred photographs that have been kept hidden until now. The book follows the two friends on the roads, from shabby motels to deserted villages, against the backdrop of the Death Valley's shadowless landscapes, amidst the white rocks of Zabriskie Point, where the old emblems of American mythology live on.
To accompany the account of this journey and tie it to David Wojnarowicz's life and oeuvre, two texts, one written by Thibault Boulvain and Elisabeth Lebovici, will close the collection. The contribution of these researchers, who are in France two important figures in the current research in queer studies, will make it possible to introduce David Wojnarowicz's work in France, where there has only been a translation of Close to the Knives —albeit out of print now—and where no major exhibition of his work is yet to be announced. 9791097544027 Inventory Number: I00210810
DAVID HAMMONS: BODY PRINTS, 1968–1979 (EXPANDED AND REVISED 2nd EDITION)
(HAMMONS, DAVID) revised introduction by Laura Hoptman. Conversation by Linda Goode Bryant and Senga Nengudi. Photo essay by Bruce W. Talamon. The Drawing Center, I00210804. Second Edition. 6 x 9 in., 144 pages. Paperback. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
The first book dedicated to these pivotal early works on paper, David Hammons: Body Prints, 1968–1979 brings together the monoprints and collages in which the artist used the body as both a drawing tool and printing plate to explore performative, unconventional forms of image making. Hammons created the body prints by greasing his own body—or that of another person—with substances including margarine and baby oil, pressing or rolling body parts against paper, and sprinkling the surface with charcoal and powdered pigment. The resulting impressions are intimately direct indexes of faces, skin, and hair that exist somewhere between spectral portraits and physical traces. Hammons’ body prints represent the origin of his artistic language, one that has developed over a long and continuing career and that emphasizes both the artifacts and subjects of contemporary Black life in the United States.
More than a half century after they were made, these early works on paper exemplify Hammons’ celebration of the sacredness of objects touched or made by the Black body, and his biting critique of racial oppression. The 32 body prints highlighted in this volume introduce the major themes of a 50-year career that has become central to the history of postwar American art.
This edition features a conversation between curator and activist Linda Goode Bryant and artist Senga Nengudi, as well as a photo essay by photographer Bruce W. Talamon, who documented David Hammons at work in his Los Angeles studio in 1974. The publication is expanded from its first edition to include reproductions of a selection of rarely-seen body prints that Hammons added from his personal collection to the exhibition during its final weeks. The publication also features a revised introduction by Laura Hoptman to mark the unique expansion of the exhibition. 9780942324419 Inventory Number: I00210804
KOVI KONOWIECKI: AND IN ITS PLACE, ANOTHER - SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER
(KONOWIECKI, KOVI). Deadbeat Club, I00210727, 2021. 9 x 11 in., 144 Pages. Hardbound. New.
As the title of Kovi Konowiecki’s debut monograph – and in its place, another – reminds us, we are always and forever subject to the twin certitudes of transience and change. As is the artist, who has moved back and forth between California, Mexico, Europe, and the Middle East, all of which places are part of the fabric of this sprawling, unscripted book.
Here we are confronted with the geographical and emotional margins of society and the mind: the external and internal boundaries that inhibit both human movement and human potential. The photographs portray individuals and communities that exist in a liminal space between belonging and abandonment, many of which exert feelings of desolation.
But what might seem on the surface political is made intensely personal through Konowiecki’s purposeful reliance on emotional connections in the pictures rather than specific relationships of place or subject. As he says, this work comes as a “happy accident, inspired by the frequent travels that nourished a sharp eye for the liminal types of communities to which I am drawn: people I have met in my wanderings, passersby in the street, a horse trained in a small Arab village, and untended gardens.”
The “unscripted” nature of the work has an impact on the form of the book, in particular in the variety of genres and colors, from landscape photography to portraiture and from black and white to color. The various forms of expression serve as ways to materialize the ideas at the core of the project and to break down barriers or restrictions within the photographic medium. 9780999829882 Inventory Number: I00210723
MATTHEW ROLSTON: ART PEOPLE -- THE PAGEANT PORTRAITS (Signed) [Exhibition Catalogue, Collector's Edition]
(ROLSTON, MATTHEW). Laguna Art Museum, I00210716, 2021. 9 x 12 in., 84 concertina formated pages. Hardbound. New.
ART PEOPLE: THE PAGEANT PORTRAITS is a body of work by photographer and artist Matthew Rolston. This group of photographs furthers Rolston’s investigations into the nature of portraiture and the methods by which society and the human condition are mediated through artwork and art creation. Comprised of emotionally intimate portraits of participants of “Pageant of the Masters,” a tableaux vivants show that is part of an annual arts festival in Laguna Beach, California, Rolston’s photographic subjects reenact pivotal historical figures and works from art history, from antiquity through 20th century modernism.
Accompanying Laguna Art Museum’s June 27 – September 19, 2021 exhibition of Rolston’s Art People is a lavishly illustrated museum catalogue with essays by cultural critic and journalist Christina Binkley, Pageant of the Masters scriptwriter Dan Duling and classical scholar Nigel Spivey, alongside carefully selected images from art history that contextualize the work in the exhibition. The catalogue is designed in an unusual concertina format, folded rather than bound and printed on both sides.
The limited Collector’s Edition is enclosed in a linen-and-inset photographic slipcase with metallic gold and matte white foil stamping on the front and spine and includes a folio with a signed and numbered print. 9780940872509 Inventory Number: I00210716a
Photo No-Nos: Meditations on What Not to Photograph by Jason Fulford
(FULFORD, JASON). . New York: Aperture Foundation, I00210708, 2021. 6 x 9 x 9 inches, 320 pages, 96 images. Paperback. New. 9781597114998
At turns humorous and absurd, heartfelt and searching, Photo No-Nos is for photographers of all levels wishing to avoid easy metaphors and to sharpen their visual communication skills. Photographers often have unwritten lists of subjects they tell themselves not to shoot—things that are cliché, exploitative, derivative, sometimes even arbitrary.
Photo No-Nos features ideas, stories, and anecdotes from many of the world’s most talented photographers and photography professionals, along with an encyclopedic list of more than a thousand taboo subjects compiled from and with pictures by contributors. Not a strict guide, but a series of meditations on “bad” pictures, Photo No-Nos covers a wide range of topics, from sunsets and roses to issues of colonialism, stereotypes, and social responsibility.
At a time when societies are reckoning with what and how to communicate through media and who has the right to do so, this book is a timely and thoughtful resource on what photographers consider to be off-limits, and how they have contended with their own self-imposed rules without being paralyzed by them.
Inventory Number: I00210708
MARK EDWARD HARRIS: THE PEOPLE OF THE FOREST (Signed)
(HARRIS, MARK EDWARD). Shashin Press, I00210630, 2021. 11 x 13 in., 84 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
In The People of the Forest, award-winning photographer Mark Edward Harris focuses on orangutans, because, while the future for many species is uncertain, orangutans in the wild are hanging on by a particularly thin vine. Their populations have declined significantly due to habitat destruction in their native Sumatra and Borneo where forests give way to palm oil plantations. Long before genetic testing revealed an almost 97 percent DNA overlap between orangutans and humans, the similarities between the two species was noticed. “Orangutan” comes from the Malay word orang (people) and hutan (forest), hence the title for this book. 9780972784184 Inventory Number: I00210630
BARKLEY L. HENDRICKS: PHOTOGRAPHY
(HENDRICKS, BARKLEY L.) Text by Anna Arabindan-Kesson. SKIRA, I00210618, 2021. 7 x 9 in., 96 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
The penultimate installment in Skira’s five-volume Barkley Hendricks survey reveals the artist’s little-known work in photography
Barkley L. Hendricks (1945–2017) revolutionized postmodern Black portraiture. This volume, the fourth in a five-part series dedicated to Hendricks’ career, focuses on the artist’s photographic oeuvre. Hendricks credited photography as a key facet of his practice, both as a tool for documenting his own work and as a source of inspiration for his paintings. Influenced by his experiences under Walker Evans’ tutelage at Yale, Hendricks frequently took to the streets to capture the world as he saw it, with his subjects in their element as they lingered in front of stores or performed in jazz clubs. As in his paintings, Hendricks’ attention to graphic composition and ability to capture his subjects’ dynamism are stunning. For the first time, Hendricks’ considerable body of photographic work is collected in a single volume, revealing an essential though underdiscussed dimension of his art. 9788857241500 Inventory Number: I00210618
LOUISE BOURGEOIS, FREUD'S DAUGHTER
(BOURGEOIS, LOUISE) . Yale University Press, I00210616c, 2021. 9 x 11, 156 pages. Hardbound. New.
An exploration of the art and writing of Louise Bourgeois through the lens of her relationship with Freudian psychoanalysis
From 1952 to 1985, Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) underwent extensive Freudian analysis that probed her family history, marriage, motherhood, and artistic ambition—and generated inspiration for her artwork. Examining the impact of psychoanalysis on Bourgeois’s work, this volume offers insight into her creative process. Philip Larratt-Smith, Bourgeois’s literary archivist, provides an overview of the artist’s life and work and the ways in which the psychoanalytic process informed her artistic practice. An essay by Juliet Mitchell offers a cutting-edge feminist psychoanalyst’s viewpoint on the artist’s long and complex relationship with therapy. In addition, a short text written by Bourgeois (first published in 1991) addresses Freud’s own relationship to art and artists. Featuring excerpts from Bourgeois’s copious diaries, rarely seen notebook pages, and archival family photographs, Louise Bourgeois, Freud’s Daughter opens exciting new avenues for understanding an innovative, influential, and groundbreaking artist whose wide-ranging work includes not only renowned large-scale sculptures but also a plethora of paintings and prints. 9780300247244 Inventory Number: I00210616c
ENCAMPMENT, WYOMING: SELECTIONS FROM THE LORA WEBB NICHOLS ARCHIVE 1899-1948
(NICHOLS, LAURA WEBB) . Fw:Books, I00210615, 2021. 9 x 11 in., 108 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
‘Encampment, Wyoming: Selections from the Lora Webb Nichols Archive 1899- 1948’ features Nichols’ own work and the images by amateur photographers she collected in the early 20th century as the proprietor of a photofinishing business in southern Wyoming. Culled from over 24,000 photographs, the book provides a dynamic visual window into the social, domestic, and economic aspects of the American Western frontier and captures an elusive sense of place through the images of this community of friends, families, and strangers.
A brand new, most handsome example of the second printing of this sadly now unavailable gem. 9789490119898 Inventory Number: I00210615
HANNAH KOZAK: HE THREW THE LAST PUNCH TOO HARD (Signed)
(KOZAK, HANNAH). FotoEvidence, I00210602, 2021. 8 x 11 in., 128 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
When I was nine, my mother abandoned my family to have an affair. Her lover was violent: he beat her so badly she suffered permanent brain damage and had to be moved into an assisted living facility at age forty one.
I have early, fond memories of my mother as a beautiful, passionate, vivacious Guatemalan -esque Sophia Loren. But after she left, I had tremendous feelings of abandonment and rage towards her. I judged her as impetuous, selfish, reckless and negligent. I resented what she did to herself and her family. I carried so much anger, yet whenever I saw her, I was overcome with pity and sadness. Looking at her hand gnarled from brain damage brought forth more emotion than I could bear. For these reasons, I virtually ignored my mother to distance myself from my own pain.
But pain ignored does not disappear. I came to realize our relationship needed healing. Thankfully, through graduate work in Spiritual Psychology and with a healer, I was able to dissolve the judgments I carried about my mother and myself and forge a relationship with her. I began to photograph her in December 2009 until 2019, for this project.
These photos are meant to take me out of my comfort zone while telling my mother's story of isolation, loneliness, abuse, connection, compassion, forgiveness, family, humanity, grace, joy, and love. I didn’t need to travel the world to deepen my spirituality. My greatest teacher was in front of me my entire life. I just couldn’t see it was my mother, a true Bodhisattva. She forgave me for not visiting her all those decades without uttering a word. I forgave her for leaving our family. Forgiveness happens when you care more about the love in a relationship than the logic of your ego. I no longer pity my mother. She continually inspires me to live by my heart, not my head. The love I feel for her has broken my heart wide open. 9781732471153 Inventory Number: I00210602
NANCY RUBINS: FLUID SPACE
(RUBINS, NANCY). Nancy Rubins Studio, I00210515, 2021. 9 x 7 in., 20 pages. Saddle-Stitched. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Words frequently used to describe American artist Nancy Rubins’s sculptural practice embody ideas of monumentality, fortitude, and awe-inspiring strength. While it is most certainly true that Rubins’s works result in formidable tours de force, evoking a wonderment about their seemingly impossible feats of construction, scale is often a means rather than a goal unto itself.
Meet Fizzy’s Nebuli, one of several new sculptures in the Fluid Space series. Standing approximately six-and-a-half feet high, eightand-a-half feet wide, and nine-and-a-half feet deep, this sculpture and those from Rubins’s newest series are, relative to her previous works, more petite. Fizzy’s Nebuli gives us permission for close and intimate viewing, inviting us to explore all of its elaborate details.
As our eye roves, biomorphic forms shift and appear before us, including calla-lily-like appendages, branches, hollowed out tree stumps, rosebuds, and ivy tendrils. These subtle gestures linger with us, even after those forms dissolve back into the sculptural whole. Inventory Number: I00210515
HARRY GRUYAERT: INDIA
(GRUYAERT, HARRY). Thames & Hudson, I00210507, 2021. 11.8 x 1 x 9.6 inches, 224 Pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued. 9780500545515
“For more than thirty years, Harry Gruyaert has been recording the subtle chromatic vibrations of Eastern and Western light. His photographs attest to his singular vision: his interest in story, public space and unexpected scenes.
This book brings together 125 of Gruyaert's photographs of India, many published here for the first time. From Gujarat to Kerala, Gruyaert captured the quintessence of this multifaceted country. Streets bustling with activity in New Delhi or Calcutta; modest villages in Tamil Nadu or Rajasthan; ghats of the great religious city of Benares; women in saffron and purple saris beating grain, dyers busy at smoky vats, an encampment of nomadic shepherds at twilight… Gruyaert’s India is saturated with colour, light and noise – and sometimes silence too.
These images move beyond stereotype to present the plurality of India. ‘Taking a photo means both seeking contact and refusing it, being at once the most and the least present,’ says the photographer. It is a question of teasing out wonder, of capturing what characterizes places. The search for density within the frame makes photography a physical experience – one that is particularly well represented here, in this multi-sensorial journey through India.”
Inventory Number: I00210507
WE ARE HERE: VISIONARIES OF COLOR TRANSFORMING THE ART WORLD
(HERNANDEZ, JASMIN) Foreword by Swizz Beatz Photographs by Sunny Leerasanthanah, and Jasmine Durhal. ABRAMS, I00210423, 2021. 8 x 10 in., 256 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Profiles and portraits of 50 artists and art entrepreneurs challenging the status quo in the art world
Confidently curated by Jasmin Hernandez, the dynamic founder of Gallery Gurls, We Are Here presents the bold and nuanced work of Black and Brown visionaries transforming the art world. Centering BIPOC, with a particular focus on queer, trans, nonbinary, and BIWOC, this collection features fifty of the most influential voices in New York, Los Angeles, and beyond. Striking photography of art, creative spaces, materials, and the subjects themselves is paired with intimate interviews that engage with each artist and influencer, delving into their creative process and unpacking how each subject actively works to create a more radically inclusive world across the entire art ecosystem. A celebration of compelling intergenerational creatives making their mark, We Are Here shows a path for all who seek to see themselves in art and culture. 9781419747595 Inventory Number: I00210423$35.00 InquireFiled Under:
LIQUID HORIZON: MEDITATIONS ON THE SURF AND SEA
(FULLER, DANNY). Rizzoli, I00210422, 2021. 9 x 11 in., 208 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Sensual, meditative, and powerfully evocative photographic studies of the ocean by professional surfer Danny Fuller.
Danny Fuller's work as a photographer and artist is best understood through his thirty years as a professional surfer. Fuller who is known for riding the waves of North Shore Oahu's famous Pipeline and Maui's treacherous Jaws sees and experiences the ocean in ways intimate and infinite.
Fuller's nocturnal seascapes of the worlds most savage and beautiful waves, all captured exclusively by moonlight with slow exposures, share the soulful beauty of the ocean, in meditative, painterly studies of subtle changes of light and color. In the tradition of artists drawn to the sea for inspiration, Fuller expresses a surfer's deep spiritual connection to the ocean and to the meaning of consequence in surfing. The sensual allure of blue mixed with the ominous presence of water, whose scale is epic, reminds us just how minuscule and insignificant we are relative to the powers of the sea. 9780847869961 Inventory Number: I00210422
PETER SCHLESINGER: EIGHT DAYS IN YEMEN
(SCHLESINGER, PETER). Damiani, I00210421, 2021. 9 x 12 in., 164 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
An unprecedented document of one of the Middle East’s most extraordinary cultures
In 1976, Peter Schlesinger visited the Yemen Arab Republic (as the northern part of Yemen was then called). He was accompanying the photographer Eric Boman, who was on a fashion shoot assignment for a French magazine. Yemen had been closed to foreigners for many years and in the interest of encouraging more tourism the government decided to court media outlets. Over the course of his eight-day stay, Schlesinger took hundreds of photographs documenting what he saw as he traveled from the capital, Sanaa, and on through the northern city of Sa’da.
Forty-two years later, as he began making this book, Schlesinger shared these images with Bernard Haykel, a professor at Princeton University and an expert on the Middle East. He was taken aback at their existence, since documentation of Yemen in the ’70s is so rare. Haykel provides an enriching introduction that brings to life the world Schlesinger captured. 9788862087209 Inventory Number: I00210421
FOR CATS ONLY
(WEBER, PASCALE). Hajte Cantz, I00210417. 7 x 8 in., 64 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Feline architectures: a fun and affordable picture-book of cats with their cat trees
Every cat owner knows the frustration of shelling out a considerable amount of money for a cat tree or scratching post only to find that their feline family member prefers to sleep in the box the item came in. Some lucky cat owners also know the unexpected delight that comes from seeing cats use the accessories made just for them, the strange satisfaction of catching their kitty relaxing on their kitty-sized furniture.
Against stylish pastel backdrops, Swiss photographer Pascale Weber poses her feline subjects on a variety of different cat-specific pieces, lounging on the roof of a fuzzy ice cream truck and balancing atop a three-pronged scratching post that resembles a cactus. Her photography series captures the undeniable charm of cats on their best behavior while also providing a tongue-in-check echo of more serious forms of design. The artfulness of each cat tree mirrors the contemporary aesthetic trends of human-sized architecture and sculpture: multifaceted, functional and ultimately representative of those who utilize such structures. Each cat presents their home just as proudly as a person might in this surprising combination of art and animal photography, perfect for cat lovers and art enthusiasts alike. 9783775748551 Inventory Number: I00210417$20.00 InquireFiled Under:
A TIME OF YOUTH: SAN FRANCISCO, 1966–1967
(GEDNEY, WILLIAM). Duke University Press, I00210414, 2021. 9 x 9 in., 176 pages. Hardbound. New.
A year before 1967's famed Summer of Love, documentary photographer William Gedney set out for San Francisco on a Guggenheim Fellowship to record “aspects of our culture which I believe significant and which I hope will become, in time, part of the visual record of American history.” A Time of Youth brings together eighty-seven of the more than two thousand photographs Gedney took in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood between October 1966 and January 1967. In these photographs Gedney documents the restless and intertwined lives of the disenchanted youth who flocked to what became the epicenter of 1960s counterculture. Gedney lived among these young people in their communal homes, where he captured the intimate and varied contours of everyday life: solitude and companionship, joyous celebration and somber quiet, cramped rooms and spacious parks, recreation and contemplation. In these images Gedney presents a portrait of a San Francisco counterculture that complicates popular depictions of late 1960s youth as carefree flower children. The book also includes facsimiles of handwritten descriptions of the scenes Gedney photographed, his thoughts on organizing the book, and other ephemera. 9781478010555 Inventory Number: I00210414
LORRAINE O’GRADY: BOTH/AND
(O'GRADY, LORRAINE) Edited with text by Catherine Morris, Aruna D’Souza. Preface by Ann Pasternak. Text by Harry Burke, Malik Gaines, Zoe Whitley, Stephanie Sparling Williams. Timeline by A.L. Ricard. Interview by Catherine Lord.. Dancing Foxes Press / Brooklyn Museum, I00210413. 9 x 10 in., 204 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Four decades of multimedia exploits in race, art politics and subjectivity: a long-overdue survey on conceptual performance artist Lorraine O’Grady
Conceptual performance artist Lorraine O'Grady burst into the contemporary art world in 1980 dressed in a gown made of 180 pairs of white gloves and wielding a chrysanthemum-studded whip. For the next three years, O’Grady documented her exploits as this incendiary fictional persona, visiting gallery openings and providing critiques of the racial politics at play in the New York art scene. The resulting series, Mlle Bourgeoise Noire, was merely the beginning of a long career of avant-garde work that would continue to build upon O’Grady’s conceptions of self and subjectivity as seen from the perspective of a Black woman artist. This survey of O’Grady’s work spans four decades of her career and features nearly all of her major projects, as well as Announcement, the opening series of a new performance piece seven years in the making. Contextualized by an extensive timeline with letters, journal entries and interviews, Both/And provides a long-overdue close examination of O’Grady’s artistic and intellectual ambitions. 9780872731868 Inventory Number: I00210413
FRANK HORVAT: SIDE WALK
(HORVAT, FRANK) Edited by Jordan Alves. Introduction by Amos Gitai. Text by Frank Horvat.. Hatje Cantz, I00210330, 2021. 7 x 10 in., 160 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
The legendary photojournalist’s early ’80s New York photographs, published alongside his autobiographical musings in an elegant clothbound edition
From 1979 to 1986, the city of New York functioned as a kind of refuge for photographer Frank Horvat (born 1928). Born in present-day Croatia, for years Horvat lived and worked rather nomadically, traveling extensively through Asia and Europe on photojournalist excursions with a brief stopover in Paris where he shot fashion photography for Jardins de Mode and Elle. Eventually he found himself in New York; during this period, he allowed himself to surrender to the daily hustle and bustle of the city streets. In between commissions, Horvat created a prolific series of photography and writing that was not intended for public consumption, instead functioning as a reflection upon his own craft as well as the significance of photography itself.
Frank Horvat: Side Walk publishes many of these photographs for the first time alongside the photographer’s writing. The elegant presentation of this clothbound volume is representative of the great pride that Horvat took in the creation of his personal projects as well as his professional pursuits: the photojournalist's texts are published on thin Munken offset paper and his photographs are printed on deep matte photo paper. This publication is both a compelling depiction of a beloved city and a portrait of the sensitive man behind the camera. 9783775748490 Inventory Number: I00210330
MARK TEMPLETON: OCEAN FRONT PROPERTY
(TEMPLETON, MARK) texts by Brad Feuerhelm and Ezekiel Honig. The Ice Plant, I00210326, 2021. 9 x 12 in., 98 pages. Paperback. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
“I was in search of water and the effect its absence had on me,” writes Canadian sound artist and photographer Mark Templeton about his second photobook, Ocean Front Property. From this sense of absence and geographic isolation grew a new body of work with two components: A book of color photographs, made entirely in the landlocked province of Alberta (“where the nearest ocean is a thousand kilometers away”), and an Audio Experience (a ‘soundtrack’ to the book, included as a digital download or available on a limited edition cassette). Rooted in the same sense of longing — for the imagined comfort of warm blue water and an escape from one’s familiar surroundings — these complementary sensory worlds form a kind of mirage: a prism of banal surfaces, spaces, and sonic textures through which the fragments of an intangible fantasy can be glimpsed, a circular psychic journey from the desolate to the sublime. The photobook also contains an 8-page supplement, compiling selections by eight artists whom Templeton invited to choose pairings of sound and image, suggesting possible feedback loops and alternative readings between the eight audio tracks and his photographs. 9780999265567 Inventory Number: I00210326
(MITCHELL, JOAN) Texts by Sarah Roberts and Katy Siegel. Yale University Press / San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, I00210224, 2021. 10 x 12 in., 384 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
A sweeping retrospective exploring the oeuvre of an incandescent artist, revealing the ways that Mitchell expanded painting beyond Abstract Expressionism as well as the transatlantic contexts that shaped her
Joan Mitchell (1925–1992) was fearless in her experimentation, creating works of unparalleled beauty, strength, and emotional intensity. This gorgeous book unfolds the story of an artistic master of the highest order, revealing the ways she expanded abstract painting and illuminating the transatlantic contexts that shaped her. Lavish illustrations cover the full arc of her artistic practice, from her exceptional New York paintings of the early 1950s to the majestic multipanel compositions she made in France later in her career. Signature works are represented here along with rarely seen paintings, works on paper, artist’s sketchbooks, and photographs of Mitchell’s life, social circle, and surroundings.
Featuring scholarly texts, in-depth essays, and artistic and literary responses, this book is organized in ten chronological chapters. Each chapter centers on a closely related suite of paintings, illuminating a shifting inner landscape colored by experience, sensation, memory, and a deep sense of place. Presenting groundbreaking research and a variety of perspectives on her art, life, and connections to poetry and music, this unprecedented volume is an essential reference for Mitchell’s admirers and those just discovering her work. 9780300247275 Inventory Number: I00210224
THE MOTHERLODE: 100+ WOMEN WHO MADE HIP-HOP
(HOPE, CLOVER) with illustrations by Rachelle Baker. ABRAMS, I00210218, 2021. 8 x 9 in., 240 pages. Paperback. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
An illustrated highlight reel of more than 100 women in rap who have helped shape the genre and eschewed gender norms in the process
The Motherlode highlights more than 100 women who have shaped the power, scope, and reach of rap music, including pioneers like Roxanne Shanté, game changers like Lauryn Hill and Missy Elliott, and current reigning queens like Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, and Lizzo—as well as everyone who came before, after, and in between. Some of these women were respected but not widely celebrated. Some are impossible not to know. Some of these women have stood on their own; others were forced into templates, compelled to stand beside men in big rap crews. Some have been trapped in a strange critical space between respected MC and object. They are characters, caricatures, lyricists, at times both feminine and explicit. This book profiles each of these women, their musical and career breakthroughs, and the ways in which they each helped change the culture of rap. 9781419742965 Inventory Number: I00210218
ANDY WARHOL: LOVE, SEX, AND DESIRE DRAWINGS 1950–1962
(WARHOL, ANDY). Taschen, I00210105, 2021. 13 x 11 in., 392 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Well before Andy Warhol’s rise to the pinnacle of Pop Art, he created and exhibited seductive drawings celebrating male beauty. Andy Warhol Love, Sex, & Desire: Drawings 1950-1962 features over three hundred drawings rendered primarily in ink on paper portraying young men, many of them nude, some sexually charged, and occasionally adorned with whimsical black hearts and delightful embellishments. They lounge or preen, proud of or even bored by their beauty, while the artist sketches them, rapt. They rarely engage with their keen observer, and likewise Warhol’s focus is on their form, their erotic qualities, and unbridled sexuality. If his subjects are content to revel in their attractiveness, so too is Warhol. His confident hand illustrates a multitude of colorful characters, yet also reveals much about this enigmatic artist.
Warhol was already a booming commercial illustrator when he exhibited studies from this body of work at the Bodley Gallery on New York’s Upper East Side in 1956.He mistakenly saw these illustrations as his way of breaking into the New York art scene, underestimating the pervading homophobia of the time. While he never saw through his plan to publish the drawings as a monograph, he did produce more than a thousand elegant, seemingly effortless drawings from life. This volume finally brings his project to fruition by gathering his most striking images, published here for the first time in a comprehensive book and chosen by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Edited and featuring an introduction by the Foundation’s Michael Dayton Hermann, and essays by Warhol biographer Blake Gopnik and art critic Drew Zeiba. The inclusion of poems by James Baldwin, Thom Gunn, Harold Norse, Essex Hemphill and Allen Ginsberg create moments of introspection, which expand on the themes and moods present in the drawings.
In style, the drawings evoke the sketches of Jean Cocteau and even Matisse: highly distilled and sure of line, yet loose. The sly voyeurism, meanwhile, is entirely Warhol’s own, and even the most risqué drawings contain a kind of droll humor—a sense of ironic detachment—that would become a Warhol trademark. His confident hand illustrates a multitude of colorful characters, yet also reveals much about this enigmatic artist. 9783836574471 Inventory Number: I00210105
HARVEY STEIN: THEN AND THERE - MARDI GRAS 1979 (SIGNED)
(STEIN, HARVEY). Zatara Press, I00201226, 2020. 7 x 9 in., 88 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
In Then and There, the well-known photographer Harvey Stein documents a crucial aspect of public behavior at the 1979 New Orleans Mardi Gras. Shooting with an instant SX-70 Polaroid camera, the process allowed Stein to directly interact with his subjects, who perform, observe, and even share in the photographic process. The 47 portraits are made just feet away from each person, mostly at dusk, sharply revealed by the light of the camera’s flash bar. His subjects creatively present themselves in diverse colorful masks, makeup, and revelry. Each portrait is a glimpse into a layered and hidden personal identity made possible by the collaborative choices of the photographer and the subjects acting in front of the camera. The raw excitement of Mardi Gras flows through each portrait with the people physically filling the entire frame of the Polaroid as if the print itself were a stage just for them. Mardi Gras allows both the subject and the photographer a moment of freedom to observe a transformation into another reality of being. Stein investigates these many themes throughout the book, and captures those flamboyant moments of lightning in a bottle with each Polaroid. 9781733840613 Inventory Number: I00201226
TEENAGE STYLES AND TRENDS 1967–71: A RETROSPECT
(BERRY, BURTON YOST) Berry, Burton Yost. Grafisches Centrum Cuno GmbH & Co., 2020. First Edition Thus 1/500. 9 x 12 in., 78 pages. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Fashion Photography Monograph. Fine/Fine.
Originally privately printed in Switzerland a limited edition of three hundred copies in Switzerland, the photo book “Teenage Styles and Trends 1967–71: A Retrospect” by American diplomat and art collector Burton Yost Berry (1901-1985) drew little attention back in 1972. Close to fifty years later, though, it is a sought-after icon of early street photography, rare and expensive, not at last due to its being featured in Martin Parr’s & Gerry Badger’s “The Photobook: A History, Volume III.” A new reprint makes this gem of a photobook available again. Grafisches Centrum Cuno in Calbe / Germany digitized the original book, retouched it with an eye for detail, and printed it using latest Ultra HD technology – achieving brilliant images thanks to intelligent dot positioning and modulation. In terms of printing quality, the reprint may easily surpass the original of 1972. The English text remains untouched except for corrections of some smaller typos. The reprint’s dust jacket has a poster printed on the inside and the book has been printed in a limited edition of five hundred copies. A brand new, most handsome example of the now-unavailable 2020 re-publication (whose first edition is cited on page 80 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume III") of this quirky, highly sought-after rarity. 978-3935971980 Inventory Number: I00201221
CALIFORNIA LOVE: A VISUAL MIXTAPE
(RABABY, MICHAEL). Cali Editions, I00201201, 2020. 10 x 10 in., 320 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Curated by Michael Rababy this book features the work of 110 photographers from all over California – celebrating what makes our diverse, inclusive, forward-thinking state so great. This is Rababy’s visual mixtape, featuring the greatest hits of friends’ and colleagues’ work that I’ve enjoyed through my years as a curator. I hope to share the excitement I have for great images the way I’ve shared my favorite rare grooves, B-sides, and bootleg recordings over my lifetime. All proceeds from sales of this book benefit the Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) 9780578763859 Inventory Number: I00201201
(COMMUNE) Roman Alonso and Steven Johanknecht. ABRAMS, I00201106, 2020. 8.5 x 11, 288 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
A journey through the acclaimed design studio’s effortless California aesthetic, ethos, and lifestyle
Design Commune reveals the evolution story of an acclaimed design studio rooted ﬁrmly in the California aesthetic, ethos, and lifestyle. Truly multidisciplinary in practice, Commune has, since its inception in 2004, tackled all areas of design. The work featured in this second book highlights all disciplines that Commune engages in, including interior design projects for private and commercial spaces, artist collaborations, product designs, packaging, and graphics. Its projects share many common threads, such as the inﬂuence of handcrafted materials, but each remains deeply personal and unique. 9781419747748 Inventory Number: I00201106
TO MAKE THEIR OWN WAY IN THE WORLD: THE ENDURING LEGACY OF THE ZEALY DAGUERREOTYPES
By Ilisa Barbash, Molly Rogers, and Deborah Willis. Foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.. Contributions by Carrie Mae Weems. Aperture and Peabody Museum Press, I00201006, 2020. 9 x 7 in., 488 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
To Make Their Own Way in the World is a profound consideration of some of the most challenging images in the history of photography: fifteen daguerreotypes of Alfred, Delia, Drana, Fassena, Jack, Jem, and Renty—men and women of African descent who were enslaved in South Carolina.
Photographed by Joseph T. Zealy for Harvard professor Louis Agassiz in 1850, they were rediscovered at Harvard’s Peabody Museum in 1976. This groundbreaking multidisciplinary volume features essays by prominent scholars who explore such topics as the identities of the people depicted in the daguerreotypes, the close relationship between photography and race, and visual narratives of slavery and its lasting effects.
With over two hundred illustrations, including new photography by Carrie Mae Weems, this book frames the Zealy daguerreotypes as works of urgent engagement. 9781597114783 Inventory Number: I00201006
SWAMP MONSTERS: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE 2020 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION
(ZIMMERMANN, PHIL). The Ice Plant and Spaceheater Editions, I002009, 2020. 10 x 15 in., 56 pages. Tabloid folded in half and polybagged. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
SWAMP MONSTERS commemorates the historically frightful 2020 Republican National Convention with a series of photographs made by Tucson-based artist and publisher Phil Zimmermann as the spectacle unfolded on his television screen from August 24-27. This rogues’ gallery of hideous video portraits is printed in garish full color in an unbound tabloid newspaper format, and published in a limited edition of 666 copies. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Arizona Democratic Party. 9781636496696 Inventory Number: I00200929
LUCHITA HURTADO: I LIVE, I DIE, I WILL BE REBORN
(HURTADO, LUCHITA) Edited by Joseph Constable, Rebecca Lewin. Text by Andrea Bowers, Michael Govan, Juan A. Gaitán, Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Marie Heilich, Matt Mullican, Yana Peel, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. Interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist. Hauser and Wirth, I00200814, 2020. 8 x 10 in., 256 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
The first monograph on Los Angeles legend Luchita Hurtado, whose colorful, surrealist paintings are now garnering recognition after decades on the fringes
At 98 years old, Luchita Hurtado (born 1929) is finally gaining mainstream recognition for the bright, geometric patterns and the surrealist nature scenes of her virbant paintings, but the Venezuela-born, California-based artist is no stranger to the art world. Though she once rubbed elbows with the likes of Frida Kahlo and Marcel Duchamp early on in her career, Hurtado now has the spotlight to herself, with solo exhibitions in Los Angeles and London, and this very first comprehensive, fully illustrated monograph detailing her artistic process and the prolific output of work from throughout her career.
In addition to reproductions of Hurtado's strikingly contemporary drawings and paintings, Luchita Hurtado: I Live I Die I Will Be Reborn also includes a series of vignettes penned by Hurtado's son, the artist Matt Mullican, as well as an interview between the artist and Hans Ulrich Obrist. 9783960985938 Inventory Number: I00200814
CONGO AS FICTION: ART WORLDS BETWEEN PAST AND PRESENT
Edited by Nanina Guyer and Michaela Oberhofer. Museum Rietberg, I00200813, 2020. 9 x 11 in., 328 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
There is no single voice of the Democratic Republic of Congo but a multitude of diverse cultures and voices, contributing to a vibrant art scene that attracts interest from around the world. Nowhere in Africa is there an art scene more varied in form, media, and material.
Published to accompany an exhibition at Museum Rietberg in Zurich, Congo as Fiction: Art Worlds between Past and Present juxtaposes objects collected and photographs by the German anthropologist Hans Himmelheber during his journey to the Congo from 1938 to 1939 with works by contemporary Congolese artists and essays that investigate the fictions of Congo in both African and Western imaginations. The colorful masks and richly decorated everyday objects collected by Himmelheber reflect the extraordinary creativity and innovativeness of Congolese artists of the period but also the collector’s own idea of Congo. The book links the past with contemporary artistic production, showing how for many years Congolese artists like Sammy Baloji and Sinzo Aanza have been exploring in their work the effects of colonialism and globalized trade. 9783858818355 Inventory Number: I00200813
SENGA NENGUDI: TOPOLOGIES
(NENGUDI, SENGA). Mühling, Matthias & Stephanie Weber, Editors. München, GERMANY: Hirmer Verlag, I00200809, 2020. First Edition. 4to. Cloth with Pictorial Pastedown. Artist Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued.
“For almost fifty years, Senga Nengudi (b. 1943, USA) has shaped an œuvre that inhabits a specific and unique place between sculpture, dance and performance. Her iconic R.S.V.P sculptures – performative objects made from pantyhose and materials such as sand and stone – have been acquired by important American museums. The publication accompanies the first solo exhibition of Nengudi in Germany at the Lenbachhaus, Munich.
Thanks to newly researched material that lay fallow until now, the publication will bring to light an astonishing early work by an artist who has consistently striven to expand the definition of what sculpture can be. Among the bodies of work presented in the book are the Water Compositions (1969–70), interactive vinyl and water sculptures that Nengudi understood as an organic rebuttal to the reign of Minimalism; early fabric works that Nengudi strung up in the back alleys of Harlem, New York; the suggestive R.S.V.P. sculptures (1976–today), some of which were activated in choreographed performances.” 978-3777433684 Inventory Number: I00200809
VAN NUYS BOULEVARD 1972
(MCCLOSKEY, RICK). Sturm and Drang, I00200717, 2020. 2nd Edition. 9 x 11 in., 132 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
American car culture at its vibrant best
Wednesday night was Cruise Night in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb of Los Angeles. The stretch on Van Nuys Boulevard between Ventura Boulevard on the southern end, and well past Sherman Way to the north, teemed with kids and cars from all over Southern California on Wednesday nights. It was a terrific place to both see and be seen, and to show off your ride as well.
Gas was cheap, times were great, and the boulevard hummed with life during the evenings. Even the draft during the Vietnam War did not dampen the street scene. By 1972, the year Rick McCloskey went to Van Nuys to shoot his series of photographs, the culture on the boulevard had become an amalgamation of divergent lifestyles, automobiles – used and new – and some very different looks and styles. There were tribes of van kids – surfers mostly – low-riders, muscle cars, street racers, Volkswagen owners, and many more, and of course, thousands of young people. The idea of retro had arrived as well, with some young people emulating the look and style of the 1950s. Of course, there were individuals who had to be there for work. In making these images, Rick McCloskey set about portraying the young people, their cars, and the iconic background settings.
Today, young people no longer have anything similar to the past boulevard gathering places, where so many people can enjoy just being there together. Akin to starlight still trickling in from a long vanished world, these photographic images are what we have left. 9781910164761 Inventory Number: I00200717
(HILTUNEN, JOHN). New York: Books for All Press, I00200614, 2016. 9" x 8", 96 pp. Paperback. Artist Monograph. New.
A facsimile (edition of 500) of John Hiltunen's original artist's book published by Books for All Press ( @bfa_press ), a non-profit publisher working solely with artists with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities to publish artists' books. "John Hiltunen began making collages in 2006. Before this time, John focused on rug making, wood work, and ceramics. After participating in Paul Butler’s “Collage Party” in 2007, John’s collage work became a consistent artistic pursuit. His clever juxtapositions, which typically combine animal and human subjects mostly derived from fashion and natural history magazines, are provocative in their humor and yet surprisingly earnest in intention. Straightforward in their absurdity, John’s collages are naturally uncanny with cats, dogs, reptiles, and other wild animals looking posh in the latest fashions. In 2012, John’s work was the focus of a major group exhibition curated by Matthew Higgs at Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco. He has also exhibited at White Columns, New York, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, the San Francisco International Airport, #goodluckgallery and had his work represented at contemporary art fairs like NADA Miami, the Independent, and Frieze New York. In 2013, he was honored as a recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation award, given to those artists whose work show promise, talent, and individual artistic strength but who have not yet received widespread recognition. John’s work is also in the private collection of Cindy Sherman." 9780997940312 Inventory Number: I00200613
THE WAY WE WALK BY JILL HOFFMAN-KOWAL
HOFFMAN-KOWAL, JILL. Los Angeles: Cash Machine , I00200522. 4.25 x 7 inch . Paperback. New.
From the co-founder of Target Video and the host of The Spirit Of Punk radio show comes over 100 pages of photos from the birth of the San Francisco punk scene, Los Angeles and a dash of NYC spanning 1977-1980. Many never seen before. Featuring The Mutants, The Cramps, Crime, The Screamers, The Zeros, Dils and more. Inventory Number: I00200522
Dimes Times: Emotional Eating
by Alissa Wagner, Sabrina De Sousa. KARMA, I00040320. 2020. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
The duo behind New York restaurant Dimes presents a sensitive, gastronomical roadmap for the heart and the belly with their debut cookbook, Dimes Times: Emotional Eating.
Dimes, the all-day Chinatown restaurant known for serving vibrant, healthy plates to a devout following of patrons has grown to include a deli and market as well as design objects and apothecary products since its opening in 2013. Now, the all-encompassing brand expands with its debut cookbook: Dimes Times: Emotional Eating
The collection of recipes, derived from the Dimes menu, is organized by time of day and state of mind, from 8AM, Determined and 4PM, Curious through 11PM, Afterhours. The 8x8 book is inspired by Bruno Munari, medicine folklore and conversations overheard in the neighborhood and features interactive food faces and shapely rhymes that encourage readers to get creative with their meals.
Dimes Times: Emotional Eating features photography by Mary Manning alongside text by Alissa Wagner and Toniann Fernandez, and was designed by Erin Knutson and Sabrina De Sousa. Sandwiched between two clocks that recall the Dimes logo, Dimes Times: Emotional Eating is a compendium of tasty go-to’s for the mind and body at any hour.”
7.75 × 7.75 in.
144 pages 9781949172362 Inventory Number: I00040320
BYWAYS: PHOTOGRAPHS BY ROGER A. DEAKINS - SIGNED BY ROGER DEAKINS
(DEAKINS, ROGER A.). Deakins, Roger A.. Bologna, ITALY: Damiani Editore, 2021. 4to. Pictorial Boards. Photography Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. 88-6208-751-9
160pp, 155 duotone illustrations. "Byways" is the first monograph on the photographic work of iconic Oscar-winning cinematographer Sir Roger A. Deakins. Beautifully designed and produced by Bologna's Damiani Editore, it presents one hundred and fifty-five previously unpublished black and white photographs spanning five decades, from 1971 to the present. After graduating from college, Deakins spent a year photographing life in Southwest England's rural North Devon on a commission for the Beaford Arts Centre. These images are gathered here for the first time and attest to a keenly ironic English sensibility, while also documenting a vanishing postwar Britain. A second suite of images expresses Deakins' love of the seaside. The book's third - and final - collection is of landscapes photographed all over the world while traveling for his cinematic work, in which that same irony remains evident"."Sir Roger Alexander Deakins CBE is an English cinematographer best known for his collaborations with directors such as the Coen Brothers, Sam Mendes, Martin Scorsese, Alex Cox, Frank Darabont, Denis Villeneuve, and more. Deakins has been admitted to both the British Society of Cinematographers and to the American Society of Cinematographers. He is the recipient of five BAFTA Awards for Best Cinematography, and has had fifteen nominations and two wins for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. His best-known works include "The Shawshank Redemption", "Fargo", "O Brother, Where Art Thou"?, "A Beautiful Mind", "Skyfall", "Sicario", "Blade Runner 2049", and "1917" - the last two of which earned him Academy Awards". A brand new copy of this highly-anticipated new publication additionally SIGNED in ink by Sir Roger on a bookplate specially designed by Team Deakins for the occasion.
Inventory Number: E211026RDB
SITTIN' IN: JAZZ CLUBS OF THE 1940s AND 1950s - SIGNED BY AUTHOR JEFF GOLD
Gold, Jeff, Sonny Rollins, Quincy Jones, Robin Givhan, Jason Moran & Dan Morgenstern. New York: Harper Design, 2020. Later Printing. Oblong Small 4to. Boards in Illustrated Jacket. Music Monograph. As New/As New. 0-06-291470-7
"Sittin’ In: Jazz Clubs of the 1940s and 1950s" is a visual history of jazz clubs during these crucial decades when some of the greatest names in in the genre - Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, Oscar Peterson, and many others - were headlining acts across the country. In many of the clubs, black and white musicians played together and more significantly, people of all races gathered together to enjoy an evening’s entertainment. House photographers roamed the floor and for a dollar, took picture of patrons that were developed on site and could be taken home in a keepsake folder with the club’s name and logo.
"Sittin’ In" tells the story of the most popular club in these cities through striking images, first-hand anecdotes, true tales about the musicians who performed their unforgettable shows, notes on important music recorded live there, and more. All of this is supplemented by colorful club memorabilia, including posters, handbills, menus, branded matchbooks, and more. Inside you’ll also find exclusive, in-depth interviews conducted specifically for this book with the legendary Quincy Jones; legendary tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins; Pulitzer Prize-winning fashion critic Robin Givhan; artist, musician, and creative director of the Kennedy Center, Jason Moran; and Jazz critic Dan Morgenstern.
Gold surveys America’s jazz scene and its intersection with racism during segregation, focusing on three crucial regions: the East Coast (New York, Atlantic City, Boston, Washington, D.C.); the Midwest (Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, St. Louis, Kansas City); and the West Coast (Los Angeles, San Francisco). Its collection of ephemeral snapshots tells the story of an era that helped transform American life, beginning the move from traditional Dixieland jazz to bebop, from conservatism to the push for personal freedom.
Inventory Number: E201122JGSI
A LIBRARY OF MISREMEMBERED BOOKS SIGNED BY AUTHOR MARINA LUZ
(LUZ, MARINA). Chronicle Books, 2021. 4 1/2" x 6", 96 pages. Hardbound. New. 9780847870646
PRE-ORDER NOW! Books will be signed by Ms. Luz at Arcana on 12/11/21 and will begin shipping the following week.
How do you find a book when you can't recall the title…or the author? This homage to a common reader's dilemma is a gift the booklover in your life won't soon forget.
Readers know all too well the comedy and tragedy of forgetting the name of a must-find book. Inspired by this torturous predicament, artist Marina Luz creates paintings of books based on the descriptions we use when we can't remember their titles—mining Internet book-search forums for the quirky, vague, and often hilarious language we come up with in these moments. This volume collects dozens of these imaginary books into a library all their own: Titles like "Cat, Possibly Named Henry," "It Was All a Dream," or "Something-Something, Beverly Hills" inspire dreaming up their contents, often as entertaining as trying to guess the real book behind them. A celebration of book love unlike any other, this petite book is a clever gift for bibliophiles that will spark knowing smiles.
Marina Luz is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Vice, and ProPublica, among other publications. She runs her illustration and design studio Honeylux out of Oakland, California. She found these descriptions during her own search for a forgotten book, Iceberg Shows Up Overnight in Front of Hotel.
Inventory Number: E00MLUZ
RUSSEL AND MARY WRIGHT: DRAGON ROCK AT MANITOGA - SIGNED BY AUTHOR JENNIFER GOLUB
(WRIGHT, RUSSEL AND MARY). Golub, Jennifer. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, I00220427, 2021. First Edition. Large 4to. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Design Monograph. As New/As New. 1-64896-019-7
Please join us for a discussion with author Jennifer Golub & Eames Demetrios
Sunday, May 1st 2022 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM
208pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Simon Johnston. "In the mid-century era of TV dinners and suburban conformity, Russel and Mary Wright were individualists. Their home Dragon Rock at Manitoga is situated on forested woodlands, sited at an abandoned quarry located an hour north of New York City, now part of the Historic Artists' Homes and Studios program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Although best known for American Modern dinnerware, the Wrights rejected rigid modernism for a life that invited ambiguity. Mary's role as a partner, designer, and entrepreneur is explored here for the first time. This lavish volume is filled with personal histories and over one hundred stunning photographs, synthesizing multiple archives and charting the innovation of their design practice, their lives, and the development of their Dragon Rock home and the Woodland Paths of Manitoga."
A brand new, most handsome example of this charming new work additionally SIGNED by author Jennifer Golub.
Inventory Number: E00JGRMW
THE STEVE KEENE ART BOOK - SIGNED BY THE ARTIST
(KEENE, STEVE). Efram, Daniel, Hilarie Bratset, Sam Brumbaugh, Elle Chang, Shepard Fairey, Karen Loew, Christina Zafiris, Starling Keene, Jonathan LeVine, Leo Fitzgerald, Talia Logan & Steve Keene. Los Angeles: Hat & Beard Press, I00220723, 2022. First Edition. 11 3/4 x 11 3/4", 472 pages. Pictorial Boards. Artist Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. 978-1955125147
Book Signing with Steve Keene at Arcana Saturday, July 30th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
"Steve Keene is the most prolific American painter of all time, producing more than 300,000 hand-painted works via his studio / chainlink fence cage where he paints more than fifty paintings at a time.
Lovingly known for making affordable art, as well as being the indie rock cover art maker to Pavement, The Apples in stereo, and Silver Jews, Keene has long been under appreciated for his importance to the nineties indie art and music scenes. "The Steve Keene Art Book* - originally conceived during his sold out 2016 show at Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects Gallery - is the first art book dedicated exclusively to his work.
The book features essays by musician Hilarie Bratset (The Apples in stereo), writer Sam Brumbaugh, Elle Chang, Efram, Shepard Fairey, journalist Karen Loew, and Christina Zafiris, along with comments from Starling Keene, curators Jonathan LeVine, Leo Fitzgerald and Talia Logan, alongside a dazzling two hundred and seventy-seven reproductions of Keene’s works. Efram takes readers into Keene’s utilitarian chainlink “painting cage” for an all-access pass for a peek into the artist’s fascinating systemic technique.
"The Steve Keene Art Book" was edited by Gail O’Hara, editor-in-chief of the “legendary indie nerd bible” chickfactor, and designed by Grammy-nominated graphic designer Henry Owings.
A brand new, most handsome example of this massive, highly-anticipated survey additionally SIGNED by Steve Keene in ink.PLEASE NOTE: Copies of "The Steve Keene Art Book" will be signed by the artist Saturday, August 30th and ship beginning Tuesday, September 2nd. If you would like to pre-order a signed copy and collect it at the event, please indicate this in the "Notes" section of your order.
Inventory Number: E000SKAB
ROGER DAVIES: BEYOND THE CANYON: INSIDE EPIC CALIFORNIA HOMES - SIGNED BY ROGER DAVIES - Shipping early December
(DAVIES, ROGER). Davies, Roger. New York: Monacelli Press, I0020221127. 2022. First Edition. 12 x 10 ½". Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Architectural Photography Monograph. New/New. 280pp, profusely illustrated in color. 9781580936057PLEASE NOTE: Mr. Davies will be signing copies of "Beyond The Canyon: Inside Epic California Homes" between 4:00 and 6:00 PM Saturday, December 3rd at Arcana. If you cannot attend and would like to order a signed copy to have shipped or to pick up at the shop, please purchase by selecting "Add To Cart" below. Orders will begin shipping Tuesday, December 6th."For more than twenty years, globe-trotting English-born, Los Angeles-based photographer Roger Davies has shot stunning, luxurious, unique, and storied residences by the world’s most acclaimed designers and architects for the most prestigious magazines. In Beyond the Canyon, he trains his camera on residential interiors throughout the Golden State, his adopted home. Granted unparalleled access from Malibu to Marin County and Laurel Canyon to Hollywood, Davies takes readers into the often glamorous, always compelling homes of artists, film producers, actors, musicians, interior designers, art collectors, and others who lend the West Coast its cachet. Across the variety of spaces represented - including legacy works by mid-century masters John Lautner, A. Quincy Jones, and Craig Ellwood as well as contemporary designs by Tadao Ando and Frank Gehry, he captures the essence of California living in his portraits of spectacular spaces and breathtaking views of the Hollywood Hills and palm tree–lined beaches, all bathed in a warm glow. As one of the world’s top photographers of interiors, Davies’s work has appeared in numerous design and architecture books. In Beyond the Canyon, his first monograph, he provides in his own words a rare behind-the-scenes, industry insider’s experience of photographing these stunning residences. A brand new, most handsome example of this striking new publication additionally SIGNED "Roger Davies" in ink.
Inventory Number: E000RDBTC
Architecture Is a Social ACT: Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects - SIGNED by Lorcan O'Herlihy
(O'HERLIHY, LORCAN), Anderton, Frances (Introduction by), Goldin, Greg (Author), Finnerty-Pyne, Sinéad (Author). Frame Publishers, I00210214, 2021. First Edition. Architecture Monograph. As New. 9789492311450
Good architecture is no longer about simply designing buildings, but about meeting head-on the forces that are shaping today’s world. Architecture is a Social Act addresses how the discipline can be used as a tool to engage in politics, economics, aesthetics, and smart growth by promoting social equity, human interaction, and cultural evolution. This book features 28 projects drawn from across LOHA’s nearly 30-year history, a selection that underscores the direct connection between the development of consciously designed buildings and wider efforts to tackle issues that are relevant in a rapidly changing world. LOHA’s projects are small, medium, large, and extra-large, from tiny Santa Monica storefronts to vast urban plans in Detroit, Michigan, and Raleigh, North Carolina. Each case study is evidence of LOHA’s mastery of scale, form, light, and space that gives people a true sense of place and belonging. Architecture is a Social Act points the way ahead for both people and architecture.
SIGNED by Lorcan O'Herlihy!
Inventory Number: E000LOHA
87 DRAWINGS BY ED TEMPLETON - SIGNED BY THE ARTIST
(TEMPLETON, ED). Introduction by Kim Hastreiter. Paso Robles, CA: Nazraeli Press, 2022. First Edition 1/2000. 4to. Cloth with Pastedown. Artist Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. 978-1-59005-565-6
ONE PER CUSTOMER, NO MULTIPLE ORDERS PLEASE, THANKS!
np (104pp), 90 color illustrations. Designed by Ed Templeton. "87 Drawings by Ed Templeton" is the brand new, beautifully produced survey from Nazraeli Press of the noted Huntington Beach-based artist, photographer, and skate eminence grise's colorful works on paper from the past fifteen years. Eschewing his trusty Leica in favor of pen, ink, and acrylic paints, the Tempster renders here in detail eighty-seven psychologically-charged portraits of family, friends, archetypical strangers, and his late cat Ptah. These are accompanied by handwritten titles, and a thought-provoking essay by Kim Hastreiter.
A brand new, SIGNED, most handsome example of the first edition limited to two thousand unnumbered copies.
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Inventory Number: E000ET87D
CLARA BALZARY: BIG FRESH AIR
(BALZARY, CLARA). Balzary, Clara. London, UK: Pinch Publishing, I00220802, 2022. First Edition. 4to. Pictorial Wrappers. Photography Monograph. As New. 9781919635811
np 16pp, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. Designed by Clara Balzary. Clara Balzary is a Los Angeles-based photographer and filmmaker whose first book is the newly released "Big Fresh Air" from London's Pinch Publishing. "The photographs in "Big Fresh Air" were taken over the course of four days, spanning from the late spring to the late summer of 2021. All pictures are the result of a collaboration with Ruby Kernkamp and Emily Leona Rose. Kernkamp and Rose used contact improvisation techniques to create distinct movement dialogues between participants and the natural landscape, stemming from an interest in what happens when bodies give and receive weight and touch. Each day took place in the public parks in La Cañada / Flintridge, a city in the foothills of the Verdugo Mountains in Los Angeles County, during a time when groups were encouraged to gather exclusively in outdoor spaces."
A brand new, most handsome example with a special poster created by Ms. Balzary additionally laid in.
Inventory Number: E000CBBFA
BARRY McGEE: REPRODUCTION - SPECIAL "LOS ANGELES" FIRST EDITION - RUBBER-STAMP “SIGNED” ON THE TITLE PAGE AND SPINE WITH A DESIGN SPECIALLY CREATED BY THE ARTIST
(McGEE, BARRY). McGee, Barry, Sandy Kim, Ari Marcopoulos & Sandra S. Phillips. Richard Gregg & Conny Purtill, Editors. New York: Aperture, 2022. First Edition. 11 x 8 1/2". Pictorial Boards. Artist Monograph. New/No Jacket - As Issued. 250pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Purtill Family Business. 9781597115162
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Reproduction is the first monograph to collect the photographs of internationally acclaimed multimedia artist Barry McGee. Though best known for the inventive graphic sensibility of his paintings, drawings, and installations, McGee’s use of photography is an essential component of his artistic vision. Captured at all hours and around the world with whatever camera is at hand, McGee’s images are immediate, casual, intimate, and anarchic all at once. His work boldly employs geometric shapes, clusters of framed drawings and paintings, distinctive characters, and found objects such as empty bottles, surfboards, and wrecked vehicles. Whether incorporated into his iconic multi-element compositions, or printed in the innumerable fanzines and artist’s books that often accompany his exhibitions, photographs pervade McGee’s practice. Barry McGee: Reproduction provides unique insight into the process of a major American artist, and is a testament to the immense amount of visual information McGee has absorbed to build one of the most eclectic and innovative artistic legacies of our time.
For this landmark volume, artist Barry McGee has created six unique rubber stamps exclusively for publisher Aperture and each of five different retailers around the world to be applied to a limited number of copies for one week only. Arcana: Books on the Arts has been fortunate enough to be chosen to represent Los Angeles, and will have one hundred-ish copies of this unique version available for purchase first come, first served beginning November 17th. These are sure to sell out quickly, so place your order while you can!
Inventory Number: E000BMcR
HENRY TAYLOR: THE ONLY PORTRAIT I EVER PAINTED OF MY MOMMA WAS STOLEN
(TAYLOR, HENRY). Taylor, Henry, Zadie Smith, Sarah Lewis, Charles Gaines & Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah. New York & Milan, ITALY: Rizzoli Electa, 2018. First Edition. Stout 4to. Cloth with Pastedown. Artist Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. 320pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Brian Roettinger. With an exhibition history and bibliography. This is the massive, spectacularly designed and produced monograph on noted Los Angeles-based artist Henry Taylor. A brand new, pristine example of the uncommon 2018 first and only edition still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. 0-8478-6310-7 Inventory Number: 027413
PETER BEARD: 1977 EXHIBITION POSTER FOR "THE END OF THE GAME: THE LAST WORD FROM PARADISE" - A UNIQUE FRAMED EXAMPLE INSCRIBED BY PETER BEARD TO ICONIC NEW YORK RESTAURANTEUR ELAINE KAUFMAN THAT HUNG IN "ELAINE'S" UNTIL ITS CLOSING IN 2011
(BEARD, PETER). Beard, Peter. New York: Peter Beard, 1977. First Edition Thus. Elephant Folio. Printed Poster. Exhibition Poster. Near Fine.. One 25 x 18" heavy paper sheet printed photo-lithographically recto only, 1 illustration. Designed by Ruth Ansel and Peter Beard. This is the striking poster produced in conjunction with Peter Beard's 1977 "The End of the Game" exhibition at New York's International Center for Photography. Originally subtitled "The Last Word From Paradise: A Pictorial Documentation of the Origins, History & Prospects of The Big Game in Africa", Beard's groundbreaking first book from 1965 weaves his own photographs with vintage historical images into a narrative chronicle of the European exploration and exploitation of The Dark Continent, and the ensuing destruction of much of its native wildlife. This gripping body of work was presented twelve years afterwards at the ICP in a massive, elaborately staged installation designed by Marvin Israel. Along with hundreds of photographs, it integrated the artist's diaries, collages, animal skeletons, and more throughout the entire Fifth Avenue space. Its poster featuring a collaged array of images of Kenyan wildlife was a collaboration between Beard his "The End of the Game" graphic designer Ruth Ansel. The venue's commercially produced version measures 27 ½ x 20 ½", and includes the ICP logo in large type across the bottom edge. This however is a slightly smaller - we believe earlier - prototype variant lacking any reference to the ICP whose borders and grid of nine photographs are significantly different. Additionally, the first word in the title had been cut and pasted in the artwork to read "Tthe". A remarkably similar, yet different variant is pictured in photographs by Orin Langelle who documented the installation of the exhibition, and whose work - including images of that poster - are reproduced on the photographer's website. A most handsome example of this uncommon, unique item additionally bearing the BOLDLY SIGNED PRESENTATION "For Elaine in memory of the hot summer of '77 (two hearts) Peter B" vertically in orange crayon across the left margin. "Elaine" is Elaine Kaufman - the late, legendarily feisty proprietor of fabled Manhattan bar and eatery "Elaine's". The opening scene of Woody Allen's "Manhattan" was filmed there, Billy Joel name-checked it in "Big Shot", and the list of bold-faced names that favored her watering hole from the sixties through the new millennium reads as a virtual who's who of the New York literary, entertainment, and cultural elite. Woody, Andy, Truman, Jack, Jackie O., and Beard - known for his love of nightlife - were regulars for whom Elaine reserved her best tables each evening. The inscription refers to the record-breaking July 1977 heatwave that spawned New York's great blackout and "The Summer of (the Son of) Sam". The poster is still housed in its slightly weathered vintage black wooden frame with a glass face (from the still-extant Bark Frameworks on Wooster Street) that adorned the restaurant's memorabilia-cluttered walls for more than thirty years. Boasting impeccable provenance, this remarkable object was acquired in 2011 at the New York auction of Ms. Kaufman's personal belongings and "Elaine's" keepsakes following her death in 2010. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-87701-521-X Inventory Number: 026361
HALE WOODRUFF: "THE TRAVELERS" - AN EARLY COLOR LINOLEUM BLOCK PRINT
(WOODRUFF, HALE). Woodruff, Hale. NP. ND (Circa 1935).: Self-Published. First Edition. 4to. Printed Paper. Color Linoleum Block Print. Near Fine.. One 8 x 10 ¼" sheet of cream wove paper printed in colors recto only, neatly folded vertically to make 8 x 5 1/8" mounted with archival photo corners in a heavy white 14 x 11" beveled mat, 1 color illustration. This is the vibrant linoleum block print in colors entitled "The Travelers" self-published in the 1930s by the noted muralist, painter, and printmaker Hale Woodruff. Sent to a friend as a holiday card, it features three doves flying above three riders on asses underneath a brilliant star, in what was likely a stylized depiction of the three wise men. The recipient was Ms. Marjorie Green, a modest art collector and employee of Los Angeles' Golden State Mutual Insurance Company, the city's largest black-owned insurer for most of the twentieth century. Golden State Mutual collected work by many of the major "negro artists" of the period, and in 1949 commissioned a mural from Woodruff in collaboration with Charles "Spinky" Alston entitled "The Negro in California History". A native of Cairo, Illinois, Hale Aspacio Woodruff began his career as a political cartoonist, first for a high school newspaper in Nashville, Tennessee, and later for an African American newspaper in Indianapolis. In 1926 he won an award from the Harmon Foundation that enabled him to study art in Paris from 1927 to 1931, where he met Henry Ossawa Tanner, leading figures of the French avant-garde, and began collecting African art. Returning to the U.S., Woodruff secured work as an art teacher to support himself, and subsequently became the art director at Atlanta University - a Historically black college - where he taught classes at the university's Laboratory High School, as well as for students at Morehouse and Spelman, a related college for black women. He founded the annual competition, "Atlanta University Annual Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture, and Prints by Negro Artists". In 1936 Woodruff traveled to Mexico to study as an apprentice under the renowned muralist Diego Rivera, learning his fresco technique and becoming interested in portrayal of figures. Keenly aware of the racism and poverty African Americans in the South faced during the Great Depression, the artist turned to painting and printmaking for social advocacy. Woodruff returned to Atlanta later that same year to his teaching position, and began traveling to Talladega College in Alabama to teach and work on a commission for what became his "Amistad Mutiny" murals. In 1946, Woodruff joined the faculty at New York University in Manhattan, where he helped establish the Spiral Group (with fellow artists Romare Bearden, Charles Alston, and Norman Lewis) and taught for more than twenty years before retiring in 1968. Woodruff died in New York City on September 6, 1980. A bright, unfaded, most handsome example of this exceedingly uncommon artwork - identified by the African-American Art department at Swann Auction Galleries as the earliest example located of a graphic work in color by Hale Woodruff - TITLED AND SIGNED "The Travelers" / "H. Woodruff" in pencil along the lower margin, as issued. Inventory Number: 026310$4,250.00 Inquire