Book of the Day Posted Apr 06, 2020

Book of the Day > Debauched: Witchery and Devilry Vol. 1 (1st Spell)

Purchase ● During the height of the turned-on 1960s and '70s Occult explosion, even the under-the-counter men's magazines got in on the act and began a surreal exploration of the haunting netherworld of Witchcraft and Satanism. This monumental art book reveals a world of diabolical smut that was so compelling and obscure that many people today would question whether or not the magazines were real or just an elaborate and detailed modern photo editing invention. A few salacious titles and images on the internet sparked imaginations, and strongly inspired bands in the doom/black/heavy metal genre, eventually these alluring images found their way to record covers and T-shirts, but mostly remaining shadowy, mysterious, and elusive. Magazines so impossible to hunt down that their very existence seemed an urban myth. Well, they are real and they are spectacular! These magazines are in fact, out there in the world. They are collecting dust in attics, basements, and garages. Hidden away from sight. Unsavory treasures deemed too filthy and then forgotten by their lustful owners. This massive 384 pages deluxe hardcover book is a glimpse into a vast and shocking world that remains virtually unknown and unexplored. These artifacts come from a bygone era promoting sexual revolution and freedom with overt and unholy occult themes. If you have any issues with hardcore witchcraft and Satanism, body hair or nudity, don't pick this book up and quickly get it out of your sight, and forget everything we've mentioned. Just remember life's too short to take everything so seriously. Flesh is beautiful. It's time to descend into the infernal witches' cauldron and deep down into the hellish pit for a real Black Mass. Includes a thorough review and collector's guide of each rare publication as well as illuminating essays on the subject.
Book of the Day Posted Apr 03, 2020

Book of the Day > Dimes Times: Emotional Eating

PURCHASE ● 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.

Book of the Day Posted Apr 02, 2020

Book of the Day > Yoshitomo Nara

PURCHASE ● The definitive book on the life and career of internationally acclaimed artist Yoshitomo Nara Yoshitomo Nara rose to prominence in the mid-1990s, a star in a generation of avant-garde Japanese artists associated with the neo-Pop ‘Superflat' movement. This book, made in close collaboration with Nara himself, explores more than three decades of his work - and is the first truly authoritative monograph on the artist in more than a decade. Written by art historian Yeewan Koon and featuring texts by Nara himself, it includes his most recent work in painting, drawing, sculpture, and ceramics.

Book of the Day Posted Apr 01, 2020

Book of the Day > Peggy Guggenheim: The Last Dogaressa

● Purchase here! ●  “A visual biography of the great patron and collector. This book offers a thorough visual biography of the life of Peggy Guggenheim (1898–1979) as collector, through a selection of works from the world-renowned collection she established primarily between 1938 and 1946, and to which she would continue to add for the rest of her life.
The selections from her collection, emphasizing lesser-known works, are accompanied by a series of previously unpublished photographs from her life during periods spent living in London, Paris and her native New York, as well as Venice, where she settled with her collection in 1949 and spent her remaining 30 years.
Each period of Guggenheim’s life is examined through contributions from 13 international scholars and researchers, which, along with the photographs, provide new insights into her colorful and impressive career building one of the world’s most significant and widely visited personal art collections.”
Book of the Day Posted Mar 31, 2020

Book of the Day > Manuel Álvarez Bravo: In Color

PURCHASE ● This book is the first devoted entirely to Alvarez Bravo color photographs. Although the language of Alvarez Bravo was black and white, he produced around 3,000 photographs in color. Of this body of work, this book presents over 80 of the most significant images, many of them published for the first time, covering a broad spectrum, from his classic photographs to his little-known color experiments. Alvarez Bravo (1902-2002) is a key figure in Latin American photography in the XX Century. Born in Mexico and self-taught, his career spanned 80 years. Influenced by European masters first, Avant-garde photography and the Mexican Muralist movement later, he developed a very personal style that has been considered as the beginning of a true Mexican photography. His work is part of the collection of the most important Museums in the world.
Book of the Day Posted Mar 30, 2020

Now More Than Ever. CA$H FOR YOUR WARHOL!

We are entering week three of exploring new strategies to remain engaged with you - our gracious and supportive audience - while in the process of hopefully generating some much-appreciated income. :) Just prior to the onset of our unsettling new reality, we received a new shipment of "Ca$h For Your Warhol" artworks from their creator, Geoff Hargadon. As Arcana is of course closed, we're sending this out to let you know we have twenty-five of these highly sought after pieces available on a first come, first served basis to brighten your walls and outlook, Originally spawned from the fallout of 2008's Global Economic downturn, "CFYW" is our Boston-based pal Geoff's take on art-as-commodity, an ongoing reference to financial crisis and the ubiquitous signage that responds to it. Introduced in 2009, these brightly colored signs are screen-printed on genuine coroplast, mirroring the same materials and design principles used by the anonymous forces trying to profit on misfortune in order to acquire your house, car, and diabetic test strips.

Produced irregularly in small batches, Hargadon's works bear an ever-evolving variety of wry phrases commingling the realms of art and finance. They are typically posted in the dead of night in the public sphere in proximity to Art exhibitions or Fairs, and gone by the next day: their temporal presence memorialized as hundreds of images posted to social media.
Cash For Your Warhol was the subject of a solo exhibition at Montserrat College of Art in 2010, featured by Société Perrier at Pulse Miami in 2011, and these inadvertent artworks have been acquired by a numerous collectors and institutions, including the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, and the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH. The project has also been presented globally in other media, such as sound, plaques, and billboards.

This is a rare opportunity to acquire one of these reasonably-priced gems, so, please consider keeping spirits up and the global economy thriving by checking out our full selection of brand new and classic CA$H FOR YOUR WARHOLS. You may place your secure order on our website here, email your inquiry, or call us at 310-458-1499.

Wishing you health and well-being in these uncharted waters!


Book of the Day Posted Mar 30, 2020

Book of the Day > Plant Tribe: Living Happily Ever After With Plants

Purchase Here ● This new book by the authors of the bestselling Urban Jungle addresses the life-changing magic of living with and caring for plants. Aimed at a wider audience than typical houseplant books, each chapter combines easily digestible plant knowledge, style guidance via real home interiors, and inspiring advice for using plants to increase energy, creativity, and well-being and to attract love and prosperity. Also included: real-world @urbanjungleblog followers’ FAQs; a section on plants and pets; and plant care for the different stages of a houseplant’s life. The focus is on using plants to raise the positive energy of every room in the house and to live happily ever after with plants
Book of the Day Posted Mar 27, 2020

Book of the Day > Christian Louboutin The Exhibition(ist): Exhibition

Book of the Day > Christian Louboutin The Exhibition(ist): Exhibition.  ● ⠀purchase here!  ● ⠀

An exuberant self-portrait of Christian Louboutin and his myriad inspirations, this volume is an exclusive glimpse into the mind and soul of the man behind the shoes. Perhaps one of the most influential luxury shoe designers of our time, Christian Louboutin's signature high stilettos and lacquer-red soles have become true cultural staples and fashion must-haves. In this new volume the inimitable designer reveals the influences behind his shoes, drawing on his encyclopedic knowledge of objects and artworks. A journey into nearly thirty years of footwear design and excellence, readers uncover Louboutin's vivid creative universe--filled with Amazonian bird feathers, Kachina dolls, crosses, masks, crowns, and the shoes they inspired. A true look into the master's references, exquisite drawings and sketches of footwear juxtapose against artworks from international museum collections and some of the designer's cherished objects, which Louboutin personally selected in tandem with Olivier Gabet, the director of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Surrealist photographs of Louboutin's dazzling creations by Jean-Vincent Simonet bring electric, sensual style to the pages while a visceral dialogue between the designer and writer Éric Reinhardt runs through this veritable Wunderkammer of a book. Published on the occasion of the Christian Louboutin Exhibition show at the Palais de la Porte Dorée in Paris (February 20- July 28, 2020), this exquisite piece of bookmaking offers a highly personal, vivid glimpse into the designer's life and genius.

Book of the Day Posted Mar 25, 2020

Book of the Day > Growing Weed in the Garden: A No-Fuss, Seed-to-Stash Guide to Outdoor Cannabis Cultivation

Book of the day > Growing Weed in the Garden: A No-Fuss, Seed-to-Stash Guide to Outdoor Cannabis Cultivation. Published by Abrams. purchase here ● ⠀

" The definitive and first-ever guide dedicated exclusively to growing weed in your home garden. From the former garden editor of Sunset magazine, Johanna Silver, Growing Weed in the Garden brings cannabis out of the dark, into the sunlight. This groundbreaking, comprehensive guide to incorporating weed into your garden leads you from seed or plant selection to harvest. Filled with gorgeous photographs of beautiful gardens, as well as step-by-step photography that shows how to dry, cure, and store cannabis, make tinctures and oils, and roll the perfect joint, this book provides all the information you need to grow and enjoy cannabis. For both the stoned and sober, the new and seasoned gardener, Growing Weed in the Garden is the definitive guide to doing just that."


Book of the Day Posted Mar 24, 2020

Book of the Day > Weegee’s Naked City

Book of the Day > Weegee’s Naked City. Published by Damiani & International Center of Photography. ⠀ ● purchase here ● ⠀ ⠀ ⠀

Weegee wandered the streets of 1940s New York at night looking for lovers, corpses and criminals to shoot for tabloid readers who “had to have their daily blood bath and sex potion to go with their breakfast” (as Weegee put it with characteristic flair). His images crackle with visual puns, blinding flashes and complex compositions; they display the bawdy sensationalism of the tabloids they were shot for and the stylishness of the film noir cinema that took inspiration from them. ⠀ With Naked City, his first publication, Weegee gave his images the photobook treatment. Weegee’s eye for surprising juxtapositions and the minutiae of city life is in full force in the images chosen and their inventive, playful sequencing, all narrated in the photographer’s own distinctive voice. Naked City is Weegee at his wisecracking best, and it is here republished in a beautifully printed new edition. Including texts by New York Magazine City Editor Christopher Bonanos and International Center of Photography Weegee specialist Christopher George, Naked City refreshes a photo classic.