Book of the Day Posted Oct 06, 2017

Book of the day and Book Signing/Exhibition tomorrow (Saturday 4-6)> Senon Williams: Hunted & Gathered

Book of the day and Book Signing/Exhibition tomorrow (Saturday 4-6 - with the Culver City Arts District Art Walk!)> Senon Williams: Hunted & Gathered.

 

Published by The Hamilton Press. Los Angeles native Senon Williams is a lifelong artist and musician. A founding member of the always-engaging Dengue Fever, Williams’ visual work finds space in the natural, exposing outstanding and devastating stages of human evolution. “To provoke thought, a question works better than answers. I enjoy to start a story I resolve in different ways depending on my mood". With imagery ranging from stark silhouettes to lush landscapes and human forms staged in undetermined acts of hope, his pairing of words and imagery form a poignant visualization of the inherent human struggle both ancient and contemporary.  Williams' first book, "Hunted & Gathered" was painstakingly produced by Hamilton Press. The press was established in 1990 by master printmaker Ed Hamilton and artist Ed Ruscha to encourage artists to produce art in a peaceful, unhurried atmosphere. Designed by Lorraine Wild and Marina Mills Kitchen of Green Dragon Office with color separations by Echelon Color, Santa Monica and printed by Dr.Cantz’sche Druckerei Median GmbH in Ostfildern, Germany, the first edition consists of seven hundred hardbound copies along with a deluxe edition of limited to fifty copies containing an original work on paper by the artist. Both editions will be available at the event and can be ordered on our website now!

 

 

Events Posted Oct 06, 2017

UPCOMING EVENTS AT ARCANA AUTUMN 2017!

Saturday, October 7th, 4:00 to 6:00 PM

SENON WILLIAMS: HUNTED & GATHERED

Book Signing and Exhibition

 

Sunday, November 12th
WORN IN NEW YORK: 68 SARTORIAL MEMOIRS OF THE CITY
by EMILY SPIVACK

Book Signing and Panel Discussion with special guests

Launching in late November - Details to Follow

MACK BOOKS EXTRAVAGANZA at ARCANA
A very special month-long exhibition and sale of books, editions, and prints
detailing the history of the vital British photographic publishing house


Saturday, December 9th, 4:00 to 6:00 PM

ED + DEANNA TEMPLETON: CONTEMPORARY SUBURBIUM
Book Signing for their new Nazraeli Press collaboration

Saturday, December 16th, 4:00 to 6:00 PM

THE JAPANESE PHOTO BOOK + VIEWS OF JAPAN
Book Signing and Discussion with Authors Gloria Katz, Willard Huyck,
and Manfred Heiting

 

Events Posted Oct 06, 2017

Book Signing + Exhibition > Hunted & Gathered" with Senon Williams AND Culver City Arts District Art Walk!

Los Angeles native Senon Williams is a lifelong artist and musician. A founding member of the always-engaging Dengue Fever, Williams’ visual work finds space in the natural, exposing outstanding and devastating stages of human evolution. “To provoke thought, a question works better than answers. I enjoy to start a story I resolve in different ways depending on my mood". With imagery ranging from stark silhouettes to lush landscapes and human forms staged in undetermined acts of hope, his pairing of words and imagery form a poignant visualization of the inherent human struggle both ancient and contemporary. 

Williams' first book, "Hunted & Gathered" was painstakingly produced by Hamilton Press. The press was established in 1990 by master printmaker Ed Hamilton and artist Ed Ruscha to encourage artists to produce art in a peaceful, unhurried atmosphere. Steeped in traditional book making in a modern age, each publication itself is a fine object created by an esteemed team. Designed by Lorraine Wild and Marina Mills Kitchen of Green Dragon Office with color separations by Echelon Color, Santa Monica and printed by Dr.Cantz’sche Druckerei Median GmbH in Ostfildern, Germany, the first edition consists of seven hundred hardbound copies along with a deluxe edition of limited to fifty copies containing an original work on paper by the artist. Both editions will be available at the event and are available pre-order now. 

Come to Arcana on Saturday October 7th between 4:00 and 6:00 PM to celebrate the publication "Hunted & Gathered", view an exhibition of Senon Williams' artwork, and partake in the afternoon's Culver City Arts District Art Walk! If you cannot attend and would like to purchase a signed copy of either - or both - of the editions, please click here, or call us at 310-458-1499.

Book of the Day Posted Oct 05, 2017

Book of the day > Fiorucci

Book of the day > Fiorucci. Published by Rizzoli. Edited by David Owen, Foreword by Sofia Coppola. "Fifty years after its founding by Elio Fiorucci in 1967, the iconic Milanese fashion label is entering a new phase of ingenuity. Published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the label and the glittering unveiling of its new collection and retail stores, this book is a tribute to the history of a pioneering brand and a celebration of its colorful future.

Bright, colorful, sexy, and irreverent, Fiorucci came to define more than any other brand the fashion of the 1980s. Famous for scouring the world to bring vibrant elements of global underground culture into their designs, Fiorucci is responsible for defining the extravagant palette of the post-punk era, with neon and fluorescent tones, iridescent spandex and stretch denim, bringing the influences of pop art and pop culture to bear on fashion for the first time.

Now relaunched under the direction of impresarios Janie and Stephen Schaffer, Fiorucci continues to surprise, shock, and impress. In the spirit of Fiorucci itself, this delightful book is a bright and intoxicating tour through everything from the first leopard-print patterns to the new designs defining the future of this iconic brand." AND IT'S GOT STICKERS!!! @rizzolibooks # idea.ltd
 

Book of the Day Posted Oct 04, 2017

Book of the day > Hilma af Klint: Seeing is Believing

Book of the day > Hilma af Klint: Seeing is Believing. Published by Koenig Books. “Thanks to the efforts of various international curators and artists, Swedish painter Hilma af Klint is now widely regarded as a pioneer of abstract art.This volume reproduces the last abstract images series made by af Klint in the 1920s, which have never before been published in their entirety. These images are complemented by essays based on lectures delivered during the exhibition Hilma af Klint: Painting the Unseen, at London’s Serpentine Galleries in 2016. Briony Fer, David Lomas, Branden Joseph, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Daniel Birnbaum shed new light on af Klint and her importance for artists today, also addressing the need for a broader conception of art history that her work proposes.”

Book of the Day Posted Sep 29, 2017

Book of the day > Extra! Weegee

Book of the day > Extra! Weegee. Published by Hirmer Verlag. "No other photographer has caught the sensations, scandals and catastrophes of the 1930s and 1940s in New York City with his camera as captivatingly as Weegee. He was always directly on the spot when it happened and documented the events and the onlookers. All the works come from the N.E.A. agency archive, which was only rediscovered in 2012; most of the vintage prints are being published for the very first time in this volume.

Weegee was the first photographer to receive official permission in 1938 to listen in live to the New York police radio. From then onwards he sometimes even arrived at the trouble spot before the police and took countless photographs. From the hardened police officer to the loud-mouthed crook; from the midnight boozer to the dancing jazz musician; from a dramatic conflagration to the celebrations at the end of the Second World War: Weegee immortalised all these moments in unforgettable pictures. The volume also shows a hitherto unknown side of the famous photographer – happy people enjoying themselves. The works are complemented by the exciting story of the rediscovery of the archive, which was missing for decades." Daniel Blau, editor.

 

Book of the Day Posted Sep 27, 2017

Book of the day > Rinko Kawauchi: Halo

Book of the day > Rinko Kawauchi: Halo. Published by Aperture @aperturefnd . "In recent years, Rinko Kawauchi’s exploration of the cadences of the everyday has begun to swing farther afield from her earlier photographs focusing on tender details of day-to-day living. In her series and resulting book Ametsuchi (2013), she concentrated mainly on the volcanic landscape of Japan’s Mount Aso, using a historic site of Shinto rituals as an anchor for a larger exploration of spirituality. In Halo, Kawauchi expands this inquiry, this time grounding the project with photographs of the southern coastal region of Izumo, in Shimane Prefecture, interweaving them with images from New Year celebrations in Hebei province, China—a five-hundred-year-old tradition in which molten iron is hurled in lieu of fireworks—and her ongoing fascination with the murmuration of birds along the coast of Brighton, England. Cycles of time, implicit and subliminal patterns of nature and human ritual, are mesmerizingly knit together in these pages. 

Contemporary Japanese photography has not often been concerned with the natural landscape; the seemingly ever-expanding cityscape of Tokyo was more of a preoccupation up until 2011, a moment when the presumed order of things—natural, civic, and otherwise—was upended by the combined disasters of tsunami, earthquake, and human miscalculation. Kawauchi’s most recent work is not a commentary on natural disaster and unnatural aftermath. It is, however, an acknowledgment of larger forces at play."

Book of the Day Posted Sep 26, 2017

Book of the day > The Moderns: Midcentury American Graphic Design

Book of the day > The Moderns: Midcentury American Graphic Design by Steven Heller, and Greg D'Onofrio. Published by Abrams. "In The Moderns, we meet the men and women who invented and shaped Midcentury Modern graphic design in America. The book is made up of generously illustrated profiles, many based on interviews, of more than 60 designers whose magazine, book, and record covers; advertisements and package designs; posters; and other projects created the visual aesthetics of postwar modernity. Some were émigrés from Europe; others were homegrown—all were intoxicated by elemental typography, primary colors, photography, and geometric or biomorphic forms. Some are well-known, others are honored in this volume for the first time, and together they comprised a movement that changed our design world." @abramsbooks

Book of the Day Posted Sep 08, 2017

Book of the day > Thomas Houseago: What Went Down

Book of the day > Thomas Houseago: What Went Down (2nd edition, 2017). Published by Modern Art Oxford / Lund Humphries. "Thomas Houseago is one of the most unique and distinctive contemporary sculptors working today. This is the first ever monograph on his work and spans fifteen years of his career from 1995 to 2010. Houseago came to prominence with his monumental, figurative sculptures that are charged with remarkable energy and vitality. Houseago’s sculptures possess a daring urgency, a tactility and brute physicality that expose the process of their own making. The visible touch and imprint of the artist is nakedly evident. With texts by leading experts in the field, and featuring an interview with the artist, Thomas Houseago: What Went Down combines insightful analysis of the sculptor’s oeuvre and is fully illustrated."

None Posted Sep 08, 2017

Greg Escalante

For decades, Southern Californian Greg Escalante has championed as a publisher, curator, and gallerist underrecognized artistic genres, artists, and cultural movements. His involvement with Juxtapoz Magazine and Copro-Nason Gallery in Bergamot Station brought to the fore the so-called "Lowbrow" and "Pop Surrealism" movements, and his love for Surf culture is legendary. Greg passed away unexpectedly yesterday, and we send our best to his family, friends, and many supporters in the Arts community.

 

Photo by Adam Wallacavage

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