*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
(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.
Inventory Number: I00220617
ROSE TARLOW: THREE HOUSES
(TARLOW, ROSE). Vendome, I00220610, 2022. 9 x 14 inches, 304 Pages. Paperback w/ Slipcase. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Inspired by memories of her beloved California childhood home Windrift, lost in a fire in 1970, renowned interior designer Rose Tarlow showcases her three current family homes in this sumptuous volume, not only preserving treasured memories for her own family but also providing a masterclass in interior design for enthusiasts and professionals alike. Often referred to as “the decorator’s decorator,” Tarlow’s distinctive style has won her numerous international accolades, and her own houses are the embodiment of her thriving design philosophy, exuding the charming eccentricity and uncompromising quality that truly make a house a home. Featuring her Santa Barbara getaway, her spectacular LA mansion, and her magical Provençal retreat, Rose Tarlow: Three Houses presents her own personal archive, a treasure trove of precious memories and design inspiration for future generations, never to be lost again. 9780865654020 Inventory Number: I00220610
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
Vanessa Winship: Snow
(WINSHIP, VANESSA) Story by Jem Poster. Deadbeat Club, I00220603, 2022. 10 x 8 inches, 104 Pages. Softcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
In Snow, Vanessa Winship’s latest monograph, we see that what’s not entirely comprehended is far more compelling than what is well understood. Perhaps that’s a truism, but it’s one that is rejuvenated and refreshed by each new and peculiar telling. This book is just such a revelation.
The origins of Snow lie in a commission (this from an artist who very rarely works on assignment, although Winship says she often approaches things “as if I have somehow been sent by someone”), but the photographer’s interest in what she found soon eclipsed anything that could properly be thought of as a “story.” So, she made repeated trips to a particular landscape – and, notably, a particular season – in order to fathom what it was that had disconcerted her in the initial making of these photographs.
Winship is well known and highly regarded for her intimate portraits, but in Snow we experience a noticeable physical distance between the photographer and her subjects. What little the viewer can possibly grasp onto is the subtle repetition of the humblest elements of the earth. Collectively, the pictures come to embody the artist’s struggle to connect and to make sense of this place while ultimately acknowledging that she, like us all, is nothing but a stranger in this world.
This estrangement is echoed in a piece of fiction – by the poet and novelist Jem Poster – that’s woven through Snow. It tells of a female portrait photographer and her recalcitrant subject. But this character is not Winship, and the sitter is not someone in a Winship photograph. Poster’s is a fiction based on an imagistic construct – another beguiling layer in a complicated book that seeks always to expose the slipperiness of narrative and to destabilize easy readings. 9781952523038 Inventory Number: I00220603
PETER FETTERMAN: THE POWER OF PHOTOGRAPHY - SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR
(FETTERMAN, PETER). Fetterman, Peter. ACC Art Books, I00220602, 2022. First Edition. 8 x 9 inches, 256 Pages. Hardcover. Photography Survey. New/No Jacket - As Issued. 978-1788841221Book Signing and discussion with Peter Fetterman at Arcana Saturday, August 13th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM. If you cannot attend but would like a signed copy of "The Power of Photography" please place your order here!
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.Peter has been championing the photographic arts for over 30 years. He runs what is arguably the most important commercial photography gallery in the world. During the long months of lockdown, Peter ‘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 120 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’s 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.PLEASE NOTE: Copies of "The Power of Photography" will be signed by Mr.Fetterman Saturday, August 13th and ship beginning Tuesday, August 16th. 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: 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
MIMI PLUMB: THE GOLDEN CITY
(PLUMB, MIMI). Stanley Barker, I00220513, 2022. 9 x 11 inches, 110 Pages. Hardcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Mimi Plumb used to live on the edges of the city where the rents were cheap. Nearby, on the summit of the hill, were folded layers of radiolarian chert, the fossilized remains of microscopic creatures called radiolaria. A large crevice in the hillside was a reminder of the ever-present threat of an earthquake.
Warm Water Cove, along the bay, was a spectacle of tires and abandoned cars. One day Plumb photographed the chimney of the power station above the fiery destruction of the 25th Street Pier. She watched planes flying over the city dump of cardboard hillsides.
“Downtown buildings on the far-off horizon reminded me of Oz. My cat, Pearl, kept watch on the rooftop of my flat.” - Mimi Plumb
Plumb’s life was marked by nights out dancing at the Crystal Pistol in the Mission, or listening to a punk polka band at the Oasis. Neil, the clarinet player, wore faux leather naugahosen, with spikes protruding from his head. Sometimes they played pool at Palace Billiards. At the Exotic/Erotic Ball, a bird man and a nurse hid in the corners. A steely-eyed silver man in his tuxedo stared back at Plumb from behind his mask, the camera flash shining a light on him.
Plumb’s days were spent visiting abandoned schools and derelict gas stations, a billboard claiming ‘dangerously close to homemade.’
To Plumb the magical clanging of the San Francisco cable cars was a world away, and the idealism of the 1960s seemed long gone. The Golden City of San Francisco, fraying at its edges, showed the growing chasm between the rich and poor.
The pictures in The Golden City were made between 1984 and 2020. 9781913288303 Inventory Number: I00220513
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
*Signed* EMANUEL HAHN: KOREATOWN DREAMING
(HAHN, EMANUEL). Kahn, Emanuel. Self-Published, I00220510, 2022. 9 x 11 inches, 122 Pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
“Koreatown Dreaming” was borne out of a sense of urgency around documenting the stories of Koreatown, during the Covid-19 pandemic and creeping gentrification. As many small business in Koreatown closed permanently, long-time establishments and mom-and-pop stores disappeared without leaving a record of their history and contributions to Los Angeles. This photo book documents their varied lives and stories, and celebrates the contributions that Korean immigrants have given to one of the most diverse and iconic neighborhoods in America.
This book chronicles 40 small businesses across retail, services, community spaces and restaurants to offer a comprehensive look into the lives of this entrepreneurial immigrant group. This book includes rich photography, poetry, and essays by Katherine Yungmee Kim (author of LA's Koreatown), Lisa Kwon (writer and reporter), Cathy Park (contributing writer at Eater) and Dumbfoundead (artist).
A brand new, most handsome example of the now sold-out first printing additionally SIGNED by photographer Emanuel Kahn. Inventory Number: I00220510
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
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:
REBEL STYLIST: CAROLINE BAKER - THE WOMAN WHO INVENTED STREET FASHION
(BAKER, CAROLINE) contributions from Vivienne Westwood, Katharine Hamnett and Manolo Blahnik. ACC Art Books, I00220402, 2022. 8 x 11 inches, 272 Pages. Soft Cover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Caroline Baker is the antidote to high fashion. As the legendary fashion editor of Nova magazine in the 1960s and '70s, her style was quite literally cutting-edge (she famously chopped up clothes to achieve her desired looks). She is credited with challenging the status quo of the industry and society at large, and introducing street fashion to the mass market. Stylist-of-choice for the most dynamic female designers on the scene – Katharine Hamnett and Vivienne Westwood – Caroline has continued her trajectory as a fashion provocateur. Her work has appeared on the pages of Vogue, Tatler and Cosmopolitan as well as The Face and i-D – and unsurprisingly, a new generation of style-setters is now looking to Baker’s back catalogue for inspiration.
This book offers an in-depth overview of Baker’s work, expertly curated and considered by Iain R. Webb. It is divided into sections that highlight specific recurring themes and tropes – such as Punk Rock, DIY, Utility and Sportswear. These ideas have defined Baker’s evolving sartorial vocabulary over six decades, and set a template for street fashion that endures to this day. Accompanied with personal commentary from Baker herself and specially written contributions by Vivienne Westwood and Katharine Hamnett, this is the definitive guide to Caroline Baker and her influence on fashion. 9781788841481 Inventory Number: I00220402
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
HARRY BERTOIA: SCULPTING MID-CENTURY MODERN LIFE
(BERTOIA, HARRY) Edited by Jed Morse and Marin R. Sullivan. Scheidegger and Spiess, I00220322, 2022. 10 x 11 inches, 224 Pages. Hard Cover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
An extraordinary artist and designer: a fresh view of Harry Bertoia’s entire body of work.
Italian-born American Harry Bertoia (1915–78) was one of the most prolific and innovative artists and designers of the postwar period. Trained at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, where he met future colleagues and collaborators, such as Charles and Ray Eames, Florence Knoll, and Eero Saarinen, he went on to make one-of-a-kind jewelry, design iconic chairs, create thousands of unique sculptures including large-scale commissions for significant buildings, and advance the use of sound as sculptural material. His work speaks to the confluence of numerous fields of endeavor but is united throughout by a sculptural approach to making and an experimental embrace of metal.
Harry Bertoia: Sculpting Mid-Century Modern Life accompanies the first US museum retrospective of the artist’s career to examine the full scope of his broad, interdisciplinary practice and features important examples of his furniture, jewelry, monotypes, and diverse sculptural output. Lavishly illustrated, the book offers new scholarly essays as well as a catalog of the artist’s numerous large-scale commissions. It questions how and why we distinguish between a chair, a necklace, a screen, and a freestanding sculpture—and what Bertoia’s sculptural things, when taken together, say about the fluidity of visual language across culture, both at midcentury and now. 9783858818621 Inventory Number: I00220322
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
LOUIS WAIN'S CATS
(WAIN, LOUIS) Text by Chris Beetles. Canongate, I00220310, 2022. 10 x 10 inches, 256 Pages. Hardcover. New.
‘Louis Wain invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world’. Broadcast in 1925 by H.G. Wells, these words characteristically foretold the future of the Wain cat which has, once more, become the century’s most recognizable image in cat art. During their heyday, in the time before the First World War, Louis Wain’s cats, dressed as humans, portrayed that stylish Edwardian world having fun: at restaurants and tea parties, going to the Race and the Seaside, celebrating at Christmas and Birthdays, and disporting themselves with exuberant games of tennis, bowls, cricket and football. This is a titillating world of cats at play, uninhibited and slightly dangerous, with most group activities likely to turn into mishap, mayhem and catastrophe. This is Wain’s world, funny, edgy and animated: a whole cat world.
The first comprehensive exhibition of Wain’s work was held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 1972 and, since then, Louis Wain has steadily become more fashionable, and collected worldwide. This biography contains 300 plates of richness and variety, all of which are reproduced faithfully from the original artwork. 9781838854706 Inventory Number: I00220310
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
MARY WEATHERFORD: CANYON—DAISY—EDEN
(WEATHERFORD, MARY) Contributions by Ian Berry and Bill Arning and Elissa Auther and Arnold Kemp and Rebecca Morris. Rizzoli, I00220302, 2022. 10 x 12 inches, 260 Pages. Hardcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
This career-spanning volume documents the first museum retrospective devoted to the work of Mary Weatherford, a daring practitioner of American abstraction and a leading painter of her generation.
Over the last three decades, Mary Weatherford has developed a rich and diverse painting practice, from her early 1990s target paintings based on operatic heroines, to the expansive, gestural canvases overlaid with neon glass-tubing that brought attention to her practice in the 2010s. Mary Weatherford: Canyon—Daisy—Eden presents a survey of Weatherford’s career, drawing from several distinct bodies of work made between 1989 and 2017. As constant experiments with color, scale, and materials, these works as a whole reveal the continuity of Weatherford’s interest in human experience, both personal and historical.
Featuring 120 full-color plates and expansive installation views, this volume—published by Gagosian in association with the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College—documents an exhibition presented at the Tang and at SITE Santa Fe. 9780847871773 Inventory Number: I00220302
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
CHRIS STEIN / HR GIGER: KOOKOO 1981
(GIGER, HR) Photos by Chris Stein. Kaleidoscope, I00220217, 2022. 11 x 11 inches, 140 Pages. Softcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Published on the 40th anniversary of Debbie Harry’s debut solo album KooKoo (1981), this book collects a rarely seen and unpublished body of photographs by Chris Stein (American, b. 1950), capturing the alchemy of the collaboration between artist H.R. Giger and the Blondie frontwoman and lead vocalist.
Largely taken on the nightmarish sets designed by Giger while working on the cover art and video clips for the album, these photographs by Stein—Blondie’s co-founder and guitarist and Harry’s life-long creative partner—provide unprecedented access to Giger’s charismatic presence and creative process, which unfolded across a wide array of mediums including airbrush painting, sculpture, scenography, concept design, and performance.
The book, designed by Swiss-based art direction firm Kasper-Florio with Samuel Bänziger and featuring a foreword by Alessio Ascari and an essay by Stephanie LaCava, will launch in Berlin with an exhibition at Reference Studios.
As LaCava writes in her essay, “Stein’s photos are essential to Giger’s legacy as an artist, and less so as evidence of celebrity friends. These images secure Giger as the maker of proto-special effects, by showing that they are not special effects at all. These are real objects, props and stylings, not animation, files, or digital ledgers. Giger would further this by acting out the physicality of old school illusion with the sarcophagus, his rabbit in the hat. The story is part of the performance.” 9788897185130 Inventory Number: I00220217
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