BILLY AL BENGSTON: PAINTINGS & WATERCOLORS - SIGNED BY THE ARTIST
(BENGSTON, BILLY AL). Donoghue, Mary Agnes. Hans Neuendorf, Editor. Frankfurt AM Main & Esslingen, GERMANY: Galerie Neuendorf & Edition Cantz, 2019. First Edition. 4to. Pictorial Boards. Artist Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. For more than sixty years Billy Al Bengston has been an innovative and integral part of the Southern California cultural scene. A member of the original group of Los Angeles artists to exhibit at Ferus Gallery, Mr. Bengston has made a name for himself over the decades in the varied worlds of contemporary art, surfing, and dirt-track motorcycle racing. From his early Dentos and Finish / Fetish pieces to delicate watercolors of Dracula Orchids and beyond, his work remains remarkably vibrant and ever-inventive. He has been the subject of several major museum retrospectives, but until now there has never been a single comprehensive book to fully do justice to his prolific body of work. At long last, from Neuendorf Gallery comes that tome - Billy Al Bengston: Paintings & Watercolors! Weighing in at five pounds, this lavishly illustrated hardbound volume illustrates hundreds of works spanning 1957 through 2016. A brand new, most handsome example of this comprehensive monograph additionally BOLDLY SIGNED by the artist. 978-3947563395 Inventory Number: E000BABP&W
MICHAEL JANG: WHO IS MICHAEL JANG?
(JANG, MICHAEL). Jang, Michael & Kingston Trinder. Introduction by Sandra Phillips. Foreword by Erik Kessels. Pascale Georgiev, Editor. London, UK: Atelier Editions, 2019. First Edition. 4to. Pictorial Boards. Photography Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. 280pp, 198 b&w and 25 color illustrations.
“Who is Michael Jang? I don’t know if he’s a hipster or a nerd, a conceptual genius or instinctual savant. All I know is that he takes some of the best pictures I’ve ever seen.” - Alec Soth
"Michael Jang spent nearly four decades working as a successful commercial portrait photographer whilst quietly assembling a vast archive of thousands of remarkable images and authoring several now-iconic series: "The Jangs" (1973), "Beverly Hilton" (1973), "San Francisco" (1973–1987), "Summer Weather" (1983), "College" (1972–1973), "Punks & Poets" (1978–1980), and "Garage Band" (2001). For forty years, Jang revealed nothing of that vast archive until 2001 when he submitted a number of photographs for consideration to The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Once "discovered", his work has steadily gained acclaim and over the past fifteen years those images have found a wider audience in a series of museum and galley exhibitions and hard to find books. The artist’s first major monograph - "Who Is Michael Jang?" - is published by Atelier Éditions in conjunction with his first major retrospective exhibition, "Michael Jang's California". Curated by Michael Jang's long-time collaborator and the book's essayist, SFMoMA curator emerita of photography, Sandra S. Phillips, the show will be on view September 27th, 2019 to January 18th, 2020 at The McEvoy Foundation for the Arts in San Francisco." A brand new, most handsome example of this charming, beautifully produced volume from Atelier Editions that was just shortlisted for the Aperture 2019 Photo Catalogue of the Year . 978-0997593594 Inventory Number: E000MJWIMJ
A COLORFUL LIFE: GERE KAVANAUGH, DESIGNER - SIGNED BY THE AUTHORS
(KAVANAUGH, GERE). Kavanaugh, Gere, Louise Sandhaus & Kat Catmur. Hudson, NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 2019. First Edition. Small 4to. 1/4 Cloth Over Illustrated Boards. Design Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued.
224pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. The designer Gere Kavanaugh is an irrepressible force of nature who epitomized the craft and folk vibe of the sixties and seventies California design scene and remains a larger-than-life personality today. Raised in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1952 Kavanaugh became only the third woman to earn a degree at Cranbrook Academy of Art's design program. After successful stints as one of GM's so-called Damsels of Design and as director of interiors for Victor Gruen's architecture and planning firm, she opened Gere Kavanaugh/Designs. There, Kavanaugh put her unique stamp on textiles, furniture, toys, graphics, store and restaurant interiors, holiday decor, housewares, and public art as well as designing and curating exhibitions. But perhaps her most enduring project has been the joyful, open-ended, ongoing experiment of her own lifestyle and homes, a dream of color and handcraft. Kavanaugh was awarded the AIGA Medal in 2016, recognizing her "prodigious and polymathic approach to design." A brand new, most handsome example of this comprehensive, monograph on the esteemed Ms. Kavanaugh additionally SIGNED by the authors.
PLEASE NOTE: Copies of “A Colorful Life...” will be signed by authors Gere Kavanaugh, Louise Sandhaus and Kat Catmur at our event on Tuesday, May 21st, and shipped beginning Wednesday, May 22nd.
978-1616897628 Inventory Number: E000GKACL
BIBLIOSTYLE: HOW WE LIVE AT HOME WITH BOOKS
Freudenberger, Nina & Sadie Stein. Shade Degges, Photographer. New York: Clarkson Potter Publishers, 2019. First Edition. Small 4to. Cloth with Pictorial Pastedown. Interior Design Survey. As New/No Jacket - As Issued.
272pp, profusely illustrated in color. "A visual delight and an inspiration for every bibliophile with a growing home library, this dream-and-drool design book features some of the most jaw-dropping book collections of homeowners around the world. Interior designer Nina Freudenberger, New Yorker writer Sadie Stein, and Architectural Digest photographer Shade Degges give readers a peek at the private libraries and bookshelves of passionate readers all over the world, including Larry McMurtry, Silvia Whitman of Shakespeare and Co., Gay and Nan Talese, and Emma Straub. Throughout, gorgeous photographs of rooms with rare collections, floor-to-ceiling shelves, and stacks upon stacks of books inspire readers to live better with their own collections." A brand new, most handsome example of this engaging book. 978-0525575443 Inventory Number: E000NFB
Nazraeli Cold Press 100% Spanish Arbequina Olive Oil - Ed Templeton Edition
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