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!
A brand new, most handsome example additionally SIGNED by author Marc Karzen. 9781006285219 Inventory Number: I00220916
BETYE SAAR: SERIOUS MOONLIGHT
(SAAR, BETTY) Edited with text by Stephanie Seidel. Foreword by Alex Gartenfeld. Text by Sampada Aranke, Edwidge Danticat. Interview by Leah Ollman.. ICA Miami / Delmonico Books, I00220915, 2022. 11 x 8 inches, 208 Pages. Hardcover. New.
Rarely seen installation works that exemplify this pioneering artist’s critical focus on Black identity and Black feminism
Showcasing a lesser-known aspect of Saar’s art, Betye Saar: Serious Moonlight provides new insights into her explorations of ritual, spirituality and cosmologies, as well as themes of the African diaspora. Featured here are significant installations created by Saar from 1980 to 1998, including Oasis (1984), a work that will be reconfigured at ICA Miami’s Saar exhibition for the first time in more than 30 years.
With compelling scholarship and rich illustration—combining new installation photography and archival material—the monograph provides a fresh look at this significant artist’s critical and influential practice. Betye Saar: Serious Moonlight reinforces and celebrates Saar’s standing as a visionary artist, storyteller and mythmaker, and the ongoing significance and relevance of her work to the most pressing issues in America today. 9781636810362 Inventory Number: I00220915
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
WOLFGANG TILLMANS: TO LOOK WITHOUT FEAR
(TILLMANS, WOLFGANG) Edited with text by Roxana Marcoci. Text by Quentin Bajac, Yve-Alain Bois, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Clément Chéroux, Durga Chew-Bose, Stuart Comer, Keller Easterling, Paul Flynn, Sophie Hackett, Michelle Kuo, Oluremi C. Onabanjo, Phil Taylor. Chronology by Phil Taylor, Andrew Vielkin. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, I00220827, 2022. 12 x 10 inches, 320 Pages. Hardcover. New.
Encompassing photography, installation, print media, video and more, this publication is the most comprehensive account of Tillmans’ wide-ranging career to date
A visionary creator and intrepid polymath, Wolfgang Tillmans unites formal inventiveness with an ethical orientation that attends to the most pressing issues of life today. While his work transcends the bounds of any single artistic discipline, he is best known for his wide-ranging photographic output. From trenchant documents of social movements to windowsill still lifes, ecstatic images of nightlife to cameraless abstractions, sensitive portraits to architectural studies, astronomical phenomena to intimate nudes, he has explored seemingly every genre of photography imaginable, continually experimenting with how to make new pictures and deepen the viewer’s experience.
Published in conjunction with a major exhibition of Tillmans’ work at the Museum of Modern Art, this copiously illustrated volume surveys four decades of the artist’s career. An outstanding group of writers offer diverse essays addressing key threads of his multifaceted practice, and a new text by Tillmans himself elucidates the distinctive methodology behind his system of presenting photographs. Wolfgang Tillmans: To look without fear grants readers new insight into the work of an artist who has not only changed the way photography is exhibited but pointed contemporary art in dynamic new directions. 9781633451117 Inventory Number: I00220827
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
RUTH ASAWA: CITIZEN OF THE UNIVERSE
(ASAWA, RUTH) Texts by Emma Ridgway, Vibece Salthe, Sigrun Åsebø, John R. Blakinger, Emily Pringle. Thames & Hudson, I00220811. 11 x 9 inches, 192 Pages. Soft Cover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Ruth Asawa is an artist of vital importance to modern art. Ruth Asawa: Citizen of the Universe, which accompanies the first public exhibition of Asawa’s work in Europe, introduces readers to Asawa’s work, including her signature hanging sculptures in looped and tied wire, and her pioneering education practice. It positions her expansive ethos—her self-identification as “a citizen of the universe” and belief that art education can be life enriching for everyone—as a catalyst for creative forward-thinking in the twenty-first century.
Focusing on a dynamic and formative period in her life from 1945 to 1980, this book gives readers a unique experience of the artist and her work, exploring her legacy and positioning her as an abstract sculptor crucial to American modernism. It is a wonderful celebration of her holistic integration of art, education, and community engagement, through which she called for a revolutionary and inclusive vision of art’s role in society. 9780500025420 Inventory Number: I00220811
(MIYAKE, ISSSEY). Taschen. Collector's Edition of 1000. Hardcover in a book bag, designed by Issey Miyake. Fashion Monograph. New.
The ultimate Issey Miyake monograph
In 1983, Japanese designer Issey Miyake told The New Yorker that he aspired “to forge ahead, to break the mold.” With the boundary-defying fashion lines that followed, he not only broke molds, but recast clothing altogether.
This TASCHEN Collector’s Edition, initiated and conceived by Midori Kitamura, offers an expert history of Issey Miyake design. Presented in an original MIYAKE-designed book bag, the book traces Miyake’s texture-driven originality from the earliest days of his career, when he first expressed his commitment to clothing as a field for enduring design rather than changing fashions.
Through clothes based on A Piece of Cloth concept, Body Series of the 1980s, Miyake Pleats series, and such practical, everyday designs as Pleats Please pieces, Kitamura draws on more than 40 years of collaborative work with Miyake to create an encyclopedic reference of his material and technical innovations. It bears witness not only to Miyake’s ongoing exploration of the relationship between a piece of cloth and the body, but also to his singular blend of tradition, futurism, and function. The book is stamped with Miyake’s own “inkan”—a traditional Japanese seal equivalent to a signature and used in daily Japanese life for all official paperwork.
Photographs by Miyake’s contemporary Yuriko Takagi capture his clothes in their particular quotidien originality, including a breathtaking shoot in Iceland. In her far-reaching essay, meanwhile, leading cultural figure Kazuko Koike offers both a complete career chronology and a personal profile of Miyake to explore the ambition and inspirations that have driven his visionary work.
Collector’s Edition of 1,000 numbered copies, each with Miyake’s own “inkan”—a traditional Japanese seal equivalent to a signature and used in daily Japanese life for all official paperwork. The book is presented in an original book bag, designed by the Miyake Reality Lab, with folded shapes and pressed foil techniques from the 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE project. 9783836555203 Inventory Number: I00220810
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
ERIC KROLL: THE NEW YORK YEARS, 1971 TO 1994 - SIGNED
(KROLL, ERIC). Kroll, Eric. Paris, FRANCE: Timeless Edition, I00220816, 2022. First Edition 1/750 Copies. 7 x 9 inches, 484 Pages. Hardcover. Photography Monograph. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Eric Kroll is a name familiar to anyone with even the vaguest interest in contemporary photography. His first book, Sex Objects: An American Documentary, from 1977 has attained cult-like status. He has gone on to publish several high-profile, best-selling books with houses like Taschen, and his work has been featured in countless magazines over the years.
His brand new publication, The New York Years 1971 To 1994 from Timeless Edition in Paris showcases a side of his work that until now has not been widely publicized. In the late 1970s and early 1980s Eric found himself at the very heart of a cultural eruption in NYC. With his camera ever at the ready he documented the work and private pursuits of cultural movers and shakers from the Rolling Stones to The Dead Boys, Blondie, Warhol, Basquiat, and Haring. Madonna, Kenneth Anger, Grace Jones, Robert Mapplethorpe, David Wojnarowicz, and too many regulars from the Max's Kansas City, Studio 54, and East Village Art Scene demimonde to name feature in this stunning collection of mostly never-before seen photos. From its sleazy underbelly to the highest-brow art galleries, Eric Kroll invites you to bygone Manhattan at the height of its decadence and cultural importance. The New York Years is a unique book, a journey, an experience!A brand new, most handsome example of this amazing document of a bygone era limited to seven hundred and fifty copies additionally SIGNED "Eric Kroll" in black ink on the title page.
Inventory Number: I00220715
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
*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
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
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, 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
BARRY MCGEE: FUZZ GATHERING - FIRST EDITION
(MCGEE, BARRY). McGee, Barry. Paris: Perrotin, I00220517, 2022. First Edition. 6 x 4 inches, 144 Pages. Paperback. Artist Monograph. New./No Jacket - As Issued.
This zine by Barry McGee gathers a number of his own photographs, collages, and drawings to create a unique visual language composed of geometrical patterns and recurring symbols. It was published on the occasion of his exhibition towards the end of 2021 at the Perrotin Gallery in Paris. Born and educated in San Francisco, McGee produces works that are candid and insightful observations of modern society, but always with an emphasis on contributing to marginalised communities. He is associated with the Mission School, which emerged in the early 1990s and is primarily influenced by urban realism, graffiti, and American folk art, with a focus on social activism. A brand new, pristine example of the unavailable first printing with red covers still in the publisher’s shrinkwrap. 979-1091539272 Inventory Number: I00220517
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.
A brand new, most handsome example of this now out of print document. 9781941366400 Inventory Number: I00220506
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
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
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
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 - Out of Print/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