ALL-AMERICAN XX: FACING THE WORLD
(WEBER, BRUCE). Weber, Bruce, Nan Bush.. New York: Little Bear Press, I00201202, 2020. First Edition 1/1500. 4to. Pictorial Paperback. Photography Monograph. As new./No Jacket - As Issued.
To everything, there is a season: a time to remain in place, a time for racial reckoning. A time of conflagration, a time for healing. A time of contagion, a time for hope. Quite a year for this twentieth edition of Bruce Weber’s All-American journal. But if the past two decades have illuminated anything, it’s that the promise of this country—and a journal dedicated to its eclectic tapestry—lies in its struggle and striving.
All-American Volume XX: Coming Home finds Bruce Weber doing what many did as the pandemic kept us home: reflecting on those beliefs and ideals held most dear. While it continues to ask big questions of America, Coming Home is in many ways the most personal edition in this series, celebrating important relationships that have guided Weber’s artistic journey. There’s his long-time collaboration with the model and artist Juan Heredia, who Weber has photographed for over 15 years—and a wide-ranging tribute to Donald Sterzin, the art director whose work help shaped Weber’s early career. Family ties continue to be a central concern, considered this year through an intimate portrait of Martina Navratilova and her wife Julia Lemigova at home with their daughters—and the dramatic story of Miguel Chavez, a DACA immigrant from Peru trying to realize his American dreams. A portfolio of Black Lives Matter protest photos paired with Civil Rights era images starkly highlights our perpetual quest for racial justice, with the educator and activist Jane Elliott offering discomforting insights from her home in Osage, IA. And to remind readers of adventures beyond the horizon when travel becomes possible again, Volume XX presents an in-depth consideration of Eliot Elisofon, a lesser-known but astonishingly prolific LIFE photographer who made the world his home. All-American Volume XX: Coming Home also includes texts by Yousuf Karsh, E.B. White and Alfred Stieglitz. 9780970574589 Inventory Number: I00201202
CALIFORNIA LOVE: A VISUAL MIXTAPE
(RABABY, MICHAEL). Cali Editions, I00201201, 2020. 10 x 10 in., 320 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Curated by Michael Rababy this book features the work of 110 photographers from all over California – celebrating what makes our diverse, inclusive, forward-thinking state so great. This is Rababy’s visual mixtape, featuring the greatest hits of friends’ and colleagues’ work that I’ve enjoyed through my years as a curator. I hope to share the excitement I have for great images the way I’ve shared my favorite rare grooves, B-sides, and bootleg recordings over my lifetime. All proceeds from sales of this book benefit the Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) 9780578763859 Inventory Number: I00201201
FUTURA: THE ARTIST'S MONOGRAPH
(FUTURA) Texts by Takashi Murakami, Virgil Abloh, Agnès b, Jeffrey Dietch. Rizzoli, I00201112, 2020. 9 x 12 in., 256 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
The most in-depth and comprehensive survey of the life and career of one of the pioneering artists of the original graffiti generation.
Having forged his graphic style painting subways in New York in the late 1970s, Futura was among the first graffiti artists to be shown in contemporary galleries in the early 1980s, where his paintings shared space with works by Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Kenny Scharf. As the commercialization of street culture in the 1990s inspired collaborations with fashion and lifestyle brands, Futura's work moved toward a more refined expression of his abstract graffiti style. Commissions from era-defining brands such as A Bathing Ape, Stüssy, Supreme, and Mo' Wax saw his artwork canonized as an elemental component of the street aesthetic.
Collected here, among never-before-published reproductions of earlier paintings and drawings, is an archive of personal photography and ephemera that reveals how integral Futura has been to the evolution of street art and culture. Guided through more than forty years of work, and with interviews with key players in Futura's career, this is at once a definitive monograph of a legend of contemporary art and an indispensable chapter in the history of graffiti. 9780847866021 Inventory Number: I00201112
MASTERPIECES OF FANTASY ART
(HANSON, DIAN) . Taschen, I00201111, 2020. 13 x 9 in., 532 pages. Hardbound.
Fantasy art, that colorful blend of myth, muscle and sexy maidens, took off in 1923 with the launch of Weird Tales magazine, was reinvigorated in the 1960s with The Lord of the Rings, Conan the Barbarian paperbacks with Frank Frazetta covers, and the late ’60s emergence of fantasy psychedelia. It went big in the ’70s with the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, the brilliant French magazine Métal Hurlant, and the first Star Wars film. The number of active artists peaked in that decade, but a new generation of fans discovered the genre through fantasy trading card games in the ’90s, leading to a massive interest in the art form today. Frank Frazetta’s oil paintings—when they infrequently come to market—have sold for more than $ 5 million in recent years. Fans line up at Comic-Cons to meet Boris Vallejo, Rodney Matthews, Greg Hildebrandt, Michael Whelan, and Philippe Druillet, and memorialize dead icons HR Giger, Jeffrey Catherine Jones, and Frazetta. Imagine how eagerly they’ll welcome TASCHEN’s History of Fantasy Art, including all the artists listed above and more.
This monster-sized tome features original paintings, contextualized by preparatory sketches, sculptures, calendars, magazines, and paperback books for an immersive dive into this dynamic, fanciful genre. Insightful bios go beyond Wikipedia to give a more accurate and eye-opening look into the life of each artist. Complete with tipped-in chapter openers, this collection will reign as the most exquisite and informative guide to this popular subject for years to come. 9783836572101 Inventory Number: I00201111$200.00 InquireFiled Under:
(COMMUNE) Roman Alonso and Steven Johanknecht. ABRAMS, I00201106, 2020. 8.5 x 11, 288 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
A journey through the acclaimed design studio’s effortless California aesthetic, ethos, and lifestyle
Design Commune reveals the evolution story of an acclaimed design studio rooted ﬁrmly in the California aesthetic, ethos, and lifestyle. Truly multidisciplinary in practice, Commune has, since its inception in 2004, tackled all areas of design. The work featured in this second book highlights all disciplines that Commune engages in, including interior design projects for private and commercial spaces, artist collaborations, product designs, packaging, and graphics. Its projects share many common threads, such as the inﬂuence of handcrafted materials, but each remains deeply personal and unique. 9781419747748 Inventory Number: I00201106
TEXTURES: THE HISTORY AND ART OF BLACK HAIR
Edited by Tameka Ellington and Joseph L. Underwood. HIRMER, I00201104, 2020. 8 x 10, 200 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued. Textures synthesizes research in history, fashion, art, and visual culture to reassess the “hair story” of peoples of African descent. Long a fraught topic for African Americans and others in the diaspora, Black hair is here addressed by artists, barbers, and activists in both its historical perceptions and its ramifications for self and society today. Combs, products, and implements from the collection of hair pioneer Willie Morrow are paired here with masterworks from artists like Sonya Clark, Lorna Simpson, Mickalene Thomas, and Alison Saar. Exploring topics such as the preferential treatment of straight hair, the social hierarchies of skin, and the power and politics of display, Textures is a landmark exploration of Black hair and its important, complicated place in the history of African American life and culture. 9783777435541 Inventory Number: I00201104$39.95 InquireFiled Under:
HOLLYWOOD ARENSBERG: AVANT-GARDE COLLECTING IN MIDCENTURY L.A.
(NELSON, MARK) Texts by William H. Sherman, and Ellen Hoobler. Getty Publications, I00201103, 2020. 9 x 11 in., 448 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
This comprehensive reconstruction and interpretation of Louise and Walter Arensberg’s groundbreaking collection of modern and pre-Columbian art takes readers room by room, wall by wall, object by object through the couple’s Los Angeles home in which their collection was displayed.
Following the Armory Show of 1913, Louise and Walter Arensberg began assembling one of the most important private collections of art in the United States, as well as the world’s largest private library of works by and about the philosopher Sir Francis Bacon. By the time Louise and Walter died—in 1953 and 1954, respectively—they had acquired some four thousand rare books and manuscripts and nearly one thousand works of art, including world-class specimens of Cubism, Surrealism, and Primitivism, the bulk of Marcel Duchamp’s oeuvre, and hundreds of pre-Columbian objects. These exceptional works filled nearly all available space in every room of their house—including the bathrooms.
The Arensbergs have long had a central role in the histories of Modernism and collecting, but images of their collection in situ have never been assembled or examined comprehensively until now. Presenting new research on how the Arensbergs acquired pre-Columbian art and featuring never-before-seen images, Hollywood Arensberg demonstrates the value of seeing the Arensbergs’ collection as part of a single vision, framed by a unique domestic space at the heart of Hollywood’s burgeoning artistic scene. 9781606066669 Inventory Number: I00201103$65.00 InquireFiled Under:
CHERNOBYL: A STALKERS’ GUIDE
(RICHTER, DARMON). FUEL, I0020109. 6 x 8 in, 248 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
In Chernobyl: A Stalkers’ Guide, researcher Darmon Richter journeys into the contemporary Exclusion Zone, venturing deeper than any previously published account. While thousands of foreign visitors congregate around a handful of curated sites, beyond the tourist hotspots lies a wild and mysterious land the size of a small country. In the forests of Chernobyl, historic village settlements and Soviet-era utopianism have lain abandoned since the time of the disaster – overshadowed by vast, unearthly mega-structures designed to win the Cold War.
Richter combines photographs of discoveries made during his numerous visits to the Zone with the voices of those who witnessed history – engineers, scientists, police and evacuees. He explores evacuated regions in both Ukraine and Belarus, finding forgotten ghost towns and Soviet monuments lost deep in irradiated forests. He gains exclusive access inside the most secure areas of the power plant itself, and joins the ‘stalkers’ of Chernobyl as he sets out on a high-stakes illegal hike to the heart of the Exclusion Zone. 9781916218420 Inventory Number: I00201009
QUEEN: THE NEAL PRESTON PHOTOGRAPHS
(PRESTON, NEAL). Reel Art Press, I00201031, 2020. 10 x 12 in., 304 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
The official book on Queen, one of the greatest ever rock bands, photographed by one of the greatest ever rock photographers―with text by Brian May and Roger Taylor and intimate accounts from Neal Preston revealing the stories behind the pictures
Neal Preston is one of the most prolific and highly regarded rock photographers of all time. He began working with Queen in the mid 1970s as their tour photographer. He was present on the legendary South America tour in 1981, Live Aid in 1985, and the band’s last tour with Freddie Mercury in 1986, among others. Brian May has commented, “Neal just has the knack, the skill, to always be in the right place at the right time.”
This official book, produced in collaboration with the band, features over 200 images and is an exhilarating ride through their years on the road together. It is the first time Preston and Queen have collated this work in one volume: glimpses of life backstage, live performances, post-performance highs and lows, and outtakes―many of which have never been seen before―are accompanied by memories and anecdotes from Preston with forewords by Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. The pages vibrate with a palpable energy. 9781909526716 Inventory Number: I00201031
DIETER RAMS: THE COMPLETE WORKS
(RAMS, DIETER) Text by Klaus Kemp. Phaidon, I00201029, 2020. 8 x 11 in., 344 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
The ultimate reference on one of the most influential product designers of all time
For more than sixty years Dieter Rams has defined the look, feel, and function of some of the world's best-loved consumer items. Using his 'ten principles for good design' as a philosophy and practice for improving the industry in a more holistic, responsible way, Rams has built a reputation with global resonance. Here, for the first time, is a catalogue raisonné of every product that he has designed in his lifetime — a true celebration of his seminal contribution to the field of industrial and product design. 9781838661533 Inventory Number: I00201029
IN THE LIMELIGHT: THE VISUAL ECSTASY OF NYC NIGHTLIFE IN THE 90S
(EICHNER, STEVE) Texts by Peter Gatien and Gabriel H. Sanchez . Prestel, I00201028, 2020. 9 x 11 in., 224 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Dive into the 1990s New York club scene with never-before-seen photos by its most prolific photographer, Steve Eichner.
Eichner was a fixture of 1990s New York City nightlife and served as both its official and unofficial photographer in an era before cellphones and selfies. In this book, readers go beyond the velvet ropes and into the spaces that witnessed some of the decade’s most incredible and sought-after parties. Previously unpublished, these intoxicating full-color photographs capture the over-thetop costumes, non-stop dancing, glitter, confetti, sex, drugs, and music that made 90s New York unlike any other place. Celebrities abound, from Leonardo DiCaprio, Dennis Hopper, and Tupac to Joan Rivers, Michael Musto, and Donald Trump. Eichner takes you to many of the city’s hot spots, including the Limelight, the Tunnel, Webster Hall, Club Expo, and Club USA. Texts by famous club owner Peter Gatien and BuzzFeed photo essay editor Gabriel H. Sanchez offer a historic and cultural perspective on an era when New York City was more affordable and every night saw artists, bankers, drag queens, musicians, and poets reveling together. 9783791386812 Inventory Number: I00201028
MATTHEW WONG: POSTCARDS
(WONG, MATTHEW) Text by Winnie Wong. Poem by Henri Cole. KARMA, I00201027, 2020. 8 x 10 in., 52 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
An intimate clothbound volume compiling the exquisite postcard paintings of Matthew Wong
This fully illustrated volume collects Matthew Wong’s small-scale postcard paintings made during the last year of his life in 2019. As Winnie Wong writes in her newly commissioned essay for the book, “Art critics have observed that Matthew Wong's landscapes are ‘uncannily familiar,’ and they do prompt viewers to search our own memories, but he almost never titled them as places. Instead, he consistently named them as moments in time: midnight, 5:00am, dawn, daybreak, 12:30am, Autumn, Winter, the first snow, the gloaming, the moon rise … For the postcard is a genre that seems to consciously elude a sense of stable locus, yet marks the times of our lives when we tried to grasp it. Matthew Wong painted at home, on the road, and in the studio. He spoke of the compulsion to finish each of his paintings in a single sitting, and talked of them always as process, rather than subject matter. Standing before paintings he finished years ago, he could recall every stroke and mark as if he had placed them just moments before.” 9781949172508 Inventory Number: I00201027
GREGORY HALPERN: LET THE SUN BEHEADED BE
(HALPERN, GREGORY) Text by Clément Chéroux. Interviewer Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa. Aperture and Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, I00201024, 2020. 8.5 x 11 in., 120 pages. Hardbound. New.
In Let the Sun Beheaded Be, photographer Gregory Halpern focuses on the French Caribbean archipelago of Guadeloupe, a French overseas region with a complicated and violent colonial history.
Renowned for his photographic meditations on place, Halpern presents a compelling portrait of Guadeloupe and its inhabits, focusing on local histories and experiences. Let the Sun Beheaded Be commingles life and death, nature and culture, and beauty and decay in enigmatic color images of the archipelago’s residents and lush landscape, as well as monuments related to the brutality of its past.
The project is part of Immersion, a program of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, in partnership with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson. 9781597114905 Inventory Number: I00201024
(BURKE, TRICIA-NOËL). Self-Published, I00201023, 2020. 12 x 10 in., 110 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
In the year 2020, we are bearing witness to over 40 million jobs lost. Over 100 thousands lives lost. A viral and racial pandemic across the globe. Far beneath the devastation lies a transformational future that could be unfolding faster than we think.
Since the age of ancient Native American tribes, each full moon was an opportunity to set intentions for the next cycle, establish fresh goals, or conduct rituals that wipe the slate clean. Much like the microevolutionary process of our lives, this magical ball of light piercing the night sky is a mother icon of constant change and cyclical patterns.
One of the most powerful celestial phenomenons is the rare Black Moon. A second new moon that occurs within one calendrical month. It is said that the Black Moon amplifies a cleansing energy, dragging our deepest strengths and desires to the forefront, uninhibited. Just like the dark side of the moon, there is a side to each of us that we don’t reveal to others.
Mirroring a lunar experience in contemporary dance form, this book is a collection of inspirational messages and some of the most vulnerable stories revealed by women from around the world.
2020. This is Black Moon. 9780578562230 Inventory Number: I00201023
(MOSLEY, THADDEUS) Foreword by Ingrid Schaffner. Text by Brett Littman, Jessica Bell Brown, Ed Roberson, Connie Choi. Interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist. Poetry by Sam Gilliam. KARMA, I00201022, 2020. 7 x 9 in., 312 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Long needed, the first full overview of American abstract sculptor Thad Mosley
Since 1959, the monumental, freestanding sculptures of Pittsburgh-based artist Thad Mosley, crafted with reclaimed building materials and felled trees, have occupied the forefront of abstraction in American sculpture. This book surveys his career.
Using only a mallet and chisel, he reworks salvaged timber into biomorphic forms. With influences ranging from Isamu Noguchi to Constantin Brâncuși—and the Bamum, Dogon, Baoulé, Senufo, Dan, and Mossi works of his personal collection—Mosley’s sculptures mark an inflection point in the history of American abstraction. These “sculptural improvisations,” as he calls them, take cues from the modernist traditions of jazz. “The only way you can really achieve something is if you’re not working so much from a pattern,” Mosley says of his improvisational method. “That’s also the essence of good jazz.” 9781949172379 Inventory Number: I00201022
MIRA CALLIGRAPHIAE MONUMENTA
(BOCSKAY, GEORG) Illuminated by Joris Hoefnagel. Getty Publications, I00201021, 2020. 5 x 7 in., 424 pages. Hardcover in Slipcase. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
A Sixteenth-Century Calligraphic Manuscript Inscribed by Georg Bocskay and Illuminated by Joris Hoefnagel, Second Edition
In 1561–62 the master calligrapher Georg Bocskay (died 1575), imperial secretary to the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I, created Mira calligraphiae monumenta (Model Book of Calligraphy) as a demonstration of his own preeminence among scribes. Some thirty years later, Ferdinand’s grandson, the Emperor Rudolf II, commissioned Europe’s last great manuscript illuminator, Joris Hoefnagel (1542–1600), to embellish the work. The resulting book is at once a treasury of extraordinary beauty and a landmark in the cultural debate between word and image.
Bocskay assembled a vast selection of contemporary and historical scripts for a work that summarized all that had been learned about writing to date—a testament to the universal power of the written word. Hoefnagel, desiring to prove the superiority of his art over Bocskay’s words, employed every resource of illusionism, color, and form to devise all manner of brilliant grotesques, from flowers, fruit, insects, and animals to monsters and masks.
Unavailable for nearly a decade, this gorgeous volume features over 180 color illustrations, as well as scholarly commentary and biographies of both artists, to inspire scholars, bibliophiles, graphic designers, typographers, and calligraphers. 9781606066584 Inventory Number: I00201021$85.00 InquireFiled Under:
ANGELA DAVIS: SEIZE THE TIME
(DAVIS, ANGELA) Edited by Gerry Beegan and Donna Gustafson. HIRMER, I00201020, 2020. 8 x 10 in., 192 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Inspired by a private archive and featuring contemporary work by artists who acknowledge the continued relevance of Angela Davis’s experience and politics, the essays, interviews, and images in this book provide a compelling and layered narrative of her journey through the junctures of race, gender, economic, and political policy. Beginning in 1970 with her arrest in connection with a courtroom shootout, then moving through her trial and acquittal, the book traces Davis’s life and work during the subsequent decades and her influential career as a public intellectual. Profusely illustrated with materials found in the archive, including press coverage, photographs, court sketches, videos, music, writings, correspondence, and Davis’s political writings, the book also features interviews with Angela Davis and Lisbet Tellefsen, the archivist who collected those materials, as well as essays that touch on visibility and invisibility, history, memory, and the iconography of black radical feminism. 9783777435749 Inventory Number: I00201020
KIM GORDON: NO ICON
(GORDON, KIM) Foreward by Carrie Brownstein. Rizzoli, I00201016, 2020. 8 x 10 in., 272 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
An edgy and evocative visual self-portrait by musician and artist Kim Gordon, indie-underground cultural icon and muse of style for four decades.
As cofounder of legendary rock band Sonic Youth, best-selling author, and celebrated artist, Kim Gordon is one of the most singular and influential figures of the modern era.
This personally curated scrapbook includes a foreword by Carrie Brownstein and is an edgy and evocative portrait of Gordon's life, art, and style. Spanning from her childhood on Californian surf beaches in the '60s and '70s to New York's downtown art and music scene in the '80s and '90s where Sonic Youth was born. Through unpublished personal photographs, magazine and newspaper clippings, fashion editorials, and advertising campaigns, interspersed with Gordon's song lyrics, writings, artworks, private objects, and ephemera, this book demonstrates how Kim Gordon has been a role model for generations of women and men. 9780847865819 Inventory Number: I00201016
SNACKY TUNES: MUSIC IS THE MAIN INGREDIENT, CHEFS AND THEIR MUSIC
(BRESNITZ, DARIN & GREG). Phaidon, I00201014, 2020. 9 x 6 in., 320 pages. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
The team behind the podcast presents a one-of-a-kind book exploring the influential relationship between chefs and music
This first-of-its-kind anthology of personal stories from over 75 of the world's most acclaimed chefs chronicles how music has been a constant force throughout their lives, helping to define themselves individually, opening gateways to understanding their cultures and igniting the creativity behind their work. Featuring all-new candid interviews, never-before-published recipes and custom playlists from each chef, this book provides readers with intimate insights and a wholly fresh perspective on some of today's top culinary minds. 9781838661366 Inventory Number: I00201014
WARD LONG: SUMMER SUBLET
(LONG, WARD). Deadbeat Club, I00201013, 2020. 8.5 x 11 in., 80 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Alice, Hannah, Sarah, Bianca, and Kate lived in the hundred-year-old house on Montgomery Street, near the art school and the women's college. They mixed teas and tinctures, dyed fabrics in the backyard, designed costumes for children’s plays, gave each other late-night tattoos, smithed jewelry, and stitched leather. They read tarot, talked aura, charted horoscopes, and parked their dirt bikes in the basement. They smoked on the porch in their underwear and wore whatever the fuck they wanted. It had been forty-four roommates since the old family had moved out.
Ward Long used to live alone. When he lost his lease at the start of summer, his friend Ara said there might be an open room on Montgomery Street for a few months. At first, he wondered why they let him live there. His new housemates had an everyday physical, emotional, and spiritual closeness; it was infectious.
He was infatuated with their friendships, in love with their strength and grace, enchanted with everything. The house was full of the mismatched belongings of so many long gone roommates, but eventually he fit in just fine. When nothing matches, everything belongs. Though intimate and private, Summer Sublet welcomes us to a space filled with kindness, humanity, ease, and self-possession. The clutter makes room for us too.
That December, Ara died with thirty-five others in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire. Ward writes that "She had given me such a tremendous gift. In the wake of her death, the home that we had created for each other seemed so much more precious and vulnerable. The house on Montgomery Street was a world of care, strength, and tenderness, and the pictures in Summer Sublet work to see that place clearly." 9780999829875 Inventory Number: I00201013
GUERRILLA GIRLS: THE ART OF BEHAVING BADLY
(GIRLS, GUERRILLA) . Chronicle, I00201008, 2020. 8.5 x 11 in., 192 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly is the first book to catalog the entire career of the Guerrilla Girls from 1985 to present.
The Guerrilla girls are a collective of political feminist artists who expose discrimination and corruption in art, film, politics, and pop culture all around the world. This book explores all their provocative street campaigns, unforgettable media appearances, and large-scale exhibitions. Each copy comes with a punch-out gorilla mask that invites readers to step up and join the movement themselves. In 1985, a group of masked feminist avengers—known as the Guerrilla Girls—papered downtown Manhattan with posters calling out the Museum of Modern Art for its lack of representation of female artists. They quickly became a global phenomenon, and the fearless activists have produced hundreds of posters, stickers, and billboards ever since. 9781452175812 Inventory Number: I00201008
TO MAKE THEIR OWN WAY IN THE WORLD: THE ENDURING LEGACY OF THE ZEALY DAGUERREOTYPES
By Ilisa Barbash, Molly Rogers, and Deborah Willis. Foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.. Contributions by Carrie Mae Weems. Aperture and Peabody Museum Press, I00201006, 2020. 9 x 7 in., 488 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
To Make Their Own Way in the World is a profound consideration of some of the most challenging images in the history of photography: fifteen daguerreotypes of Alfred, Delia, Drana, Fassena, Jack, Jem, and Renty—men and women of African descent who were enslaved in South Carolina.
Photographed by Joseph T. Zealy for Harvard professor Louis Agassiz in 1850, they were rediscovered at Harvard’s Peabody Museum in 1976. This groundbreaking multidisciplinary volume features essays by prominent scholars who explore such topics as the identities of the people depicted in the daguerreotypes, the close relationship between photography and race, and visual narratives of slavery and its lasting effects.
With over two hundred illustrations, including new photography by Carrie Mae Weems, this book frames the Zealy daguerreotypes as works of urgent engagement. 9781597114783 Inventory Number: I00201006
ROBERT CRUMB. SKETCHBOOK, VOL. 5: 1989–1998
(CRUMB, ROBERT). Taschen, I00201002. 8 x 11 in., 444 pages. Hardbound. New.
As this volume opens we find our hero at age 46, solidly into the midlife crises years. Crumb has lived his entire life in anxious, introspective, self-flagellating crises, however, so the middle years bring only a refinement of his lifelong turmoil and further honing of artistic talent. More words accompany the drawings, demonstrating Crumb’s brilliant powers of observation, as in a long paragraph devoted to an encounter with one of brother Maxon’s vegan turds, and a poetic paean to the heartbreak of life and aging. The family’s move to Sauve, France, in 1991 is heralded by a switch from portraits of apple-cheeked American girls sketched while waiting for food in California cafes to portraits of girls in French cafes, by pastorals of rampant French countryside, and by haunting tableau of homeless beggars in the Metro.
The most notable new character in this sketchbook is a turbaned holy man named, by young Sophie Crumb, Roman Dodo, who seems loosely inspired by Robert’s brother Maxon. Patricia Pig, a cheerful human/porcine hybrid also debuts, alongside portraits of girlfriends present and past.
As the artist advances into his mid-50s, towards the end of the volume, fantasies of regression to childhood dependence on strong female figures, and even of a good death, carried away on the back of a sturdy young angel, speak less of angst than acceptance of the aging process. Our curmudgeon finds a measure of peace, a certain French acceptance, of the cruel whims of fate. Until the final pages, when he pronounces himself, out of nowhere, “such a fucking QUEER.”
All in all, another killer volume. 9783836566971 Inventory Number: I00201002
PLANET WAX: SCI-FI/FANTASY SOUNDTRACKS ON VINYL
(LUPTON, AARON AND JEFF SZPIRGLAS). 1984 Publishing, I00200931. 8.5 x 11 in., 240 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Do you crank up your stereo and conduct air symphonies to John Williams' Star Wars? Know all of the lyrics to "The NeverEnding Story" or "Xanadu?" Have a burgeoning collection of space disco albums? Well, pluck those Ceti Alpha eels out of your ears and open this book – we've got you covered.
From the orchestral bombast of Jerry Goldsmith's Star Trek: The Motion Picture score, to the muscle-flexing might of Basil Poledouris' Conan the Barbarian, to the dreamy electronic soundscapes of Vangelis' Blade Runner and the pop styling of the Flash Gordon soundtrack, science fiction and fantasy films have inspired some of the most beloved and memorable soundtracks in film history.
Planet Wax covers the best, as well as the most unique and underrated scores the sci-fi and fantasy genres have to offer, while showcasing their original vinyl LP artwork over 240 pages. Franchises like Mad Max, The Terminator, and even the Indiana Jones films are spotlighted, along with television classics such as Doctor Who and Star Trek, making Planet Wax the definitive discography of soundtracks from the films and shows of the '60s, '70s, '80s, and '90s that shaped multiple generations.
Featuring over twenty interviews, including composers Stu Phillips (Battlestar Galactica), Laurence Rosenthal (Clash of the Titans), and directors Richard Donner (Superman) and Nicholas Meyer (Star Trek II), Planet Wax chronicles an era in film and music when the sounds were given as much prominence as the interstellar imagery. 9781948221146 Inventory Number: I00200931
PAUL SMITH - SIGNED BY SIR PAUL SMITH
(SMITH, PAUL). Phaidon, I00200930. 8 x 11 in.. Flexibound. New. *SIGNED*
A timely celebration of British design legend Sir Paul Smith and his one-of-a-kind creativity
This new monograph captures the unique spirit of British fashion icon Sir Paul Smith through 50 objects chosen by Sir Paul himself for the inspiration they have provided him over the years — from a wax plate of spaghetti and a Dieter Rams radio to a Mario Bellini Cab chair and a bicycle seat. Each object has impacted his worldview, his creative process, and his adherence to a design approach that's always imbued with distinctly British wit and eccentricity. 9781838661274 Inventory Number: I00200930
PHILIP GUSTON: A LIFE SPENT PAINTING
(STORR, ROBERT). Laurence King, I00200926, 2020. 13 x 12 in., 348 pages. Hardbound. New.
Philip Guston: A Life Spent Painting is an authoritative and comprehensive survey of the life and work of the visionary and influential painter Philip Guston.
Driven and consumed by art, Philip Guston painted and drew compulsively. This book takes the reader from his early social realist murals and the Abstract Expressionist works of the 1950s and early 1960s to the powerful new language of figurative painting, which he developed in the late 1960s and 1970s. Drawing on more than thirty years of his own research, the critic and curator, Robert Storr, maps Guston’s entire career in one definitive volume, providing a substantial, accessible, and revealing analysis of his work.
With more than 900 images, the book illustrates Guston’s key works, many unpublished paintings and drawings, and photographs showing the artist’s life at home, his work in the studio, and his relationship with fellow artists. An illustrated chronology, drawn from the Guston Foundation’s archives, contextualizes Guston’s life and provides in-depth coverage of his many exhibitions.
Guston was also able to speak about art with unrivalled passion and fluency. In celebration of this, the book features a final section devoted to Guston’s own thoughts on his drawing and one of his great heroes—Piero della Francesca. 9781786274168 Inventory Number: I00200926
SKATE LIKE A GIRL
(AMELL, CAROLINA) . Prestel, I00200924, 2020. 8 x 10 in., 256 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
In ever-increasing numbers, girls and women are gathering at skate parks and competing in skateboarding events on nearly every continent. In stunning photographs of remarkable female skaters in action, this book celebrates the incredible range of styles, ethnicities, and ages that make up a rapidly growing community.
Skate Like a Girl features professional skaters, pioneers and newcomers, skate photographers and filmmakers, downhill skateboarders, longboarders, and gold medalists. You’ll meet skaters who are moms, models, artists, and engineers. What they all have in common is that skating is their way of life. Hailing from all over the world, each woman is profiled in her own words of wisdom about going after her dreams, falling hard, and getting right back up. Filled with empowering images and inspiring words, this book will encourage girls and women of every age to get on a board and shred! 9783791387079 Inventory Number: I00200924
SWAMP MONSTERS: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE 2020 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION
(ZIMMERMANN, PHIL). The Ice Plant and Spaceheater Editions, I002009, 2020. 10 x 15 in., 56 pages. Tabloid folded in half and polybagged. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
SWAMP MONSTERS commemorates the historically frightful 2020 Republican National Convention with a series of photographs made by Tucson-based artist and publisher Phil Zimmermann as the spectacle unfolded on his television screen from August 24-27. This rogues’ gallery of hideous video portraits is printed in garish full color in an unbound tabloid newspaper format, and published in a limited edition of 666 copies. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Arizona Democratic Party. 9781636496696 Inventory Number: I00200929
KAWS: HE EATS ALONE
(KAWS). Silvana Editoriale/Qatar Museums, I00200919, 2020. 8 x 10 in., 322 pages. Hardbound. New.
A clothbound collection of KAWS’ instantly recognizable riffs on pop culture, featuring bold graphics and a familiar cast of characters
Few artists have managed to bridge the gap between high and low culture as seamlessly as KAWS has since his career took off in the 1990s: his iconic cartoon-inspired designs have graced fashion collections, vinyl figurines, and skateboards as well as canvases sold for millions of dollars. Frequently portraying familiar figures such as Mickey Mouse and Spongebob Squarepants with cauliflower ears and X’ed-out eyes, KAWS employs a sophisticated dark humor throughout his work, exploring the relationship between art and consumerism.
This publication documents the artist’s first exhibit in the Middle East, with more than 40 key pieces in sculpture and painting from the last two decades. The exhibit in Doha, Qatar, and its accompanying catalog also feature a number of KAWS’ commercial collaborations alongside his 5-meter-tall sculpture Companion (Passing Through) and his inflatable 40-meter-tall piece Holiday. Bound in cloth, this volume is a gorgeous collection of KAWS’ most exciting work. 9788836645602 Inventory Number: I00200919
LUIGI GHIRRI: CARDBOARD LANDSCAPES (PAESAGGI DI CARTONE).
(GHIRRI, LUIGI) Introduction by Sarah Hermanson Meister. The Museum Of Modern Art, New York, I00200917, 2020. 9.5 x 9.5 in., 112 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
A handsome facsimile of conceptualist Luigi Ghirri’s poetic narrative of 1970s pop culture
Italian photographer Luigi Ghirri (1943–92) made Cardboard Landscapes (Paesaggi di cartone) during his travels around Europe, coining the term “sentimental geography” to describe his unique artistic approach of examining the ordinary to prove it remarkable. The original handmade album features over 100 chromogenic color prints pasted onto the pages of a blank book, and was gifted by Ghirri to John Szarkowski, then the Director of the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, in the 1970s.
A singular work of art, Cardboard Landscapes is now being published for the first time. The collection is an anomaly within Ghirri’s overall oeuvre, as it prioritizes complex composition rather than the sweeping tableaux for which he is best known. In this series of works, he regards the printed image as the subject, framing a kaleidoscope of photographs and advertisements to tell a poetic visual narrative that reflects at once regional, personal and popular culture, revealing a fascinating impulse to investigate his role within his own medium. 9781633451025 Inventory Number: I00200917
YOU NEXT: REFLECTIONS IN BLACK BARBERSHOPS
(JOHNSON, ANTONIO M.) . Lawrence Hill Books, I00200916, 2020. 9 x 9 in., 240 pages. Hardbound. New.
An intimate photographic exploration of the ways Black barber shops operate as sites for the cultivation of Black male identity and wellness
There's something about a fresh haircut that can change a Black man's outlook on the world, change his outlook on himself. The experience extends beyond just the cut but to the environment of the barber shop. Grow-ing up, getting a hair cut was a weekly event Antonio M. Johnson looked forward to more than anything. His uncle Jason was a barber and embodied everything cool. There in that tilted chair, under the hand of his uncle, surrounded by members of his community and totems of a shared experience, Johnson felt safe—felt like anything was possible. Over the years, he came to understand that barber shops are more than places simply to get a cut. They are about the only spaces in Ameri-can life created where Black men can speak and receive feedback about who we are, who we want to be, and what we believe to be true about the world around us. The interpretation of the barber shop as community center falls short of capturing what they really are for so many Black men: sanctuaries in a hostile land. You Next is an intimate photographic exploration of the ways Black barber shops operate as sites for the cultivation of Black male identity and wellness in major US cities—Gary, Indi-ana; Washington DC; New York City; Oakland; Atlanta; Los Angeles; Detroit; New Orleans; Montgomery; Memphis, and Johnson's home-town of Philadelphia. These photos, interviews, and essays tell the full story of the Black barber shop in America. "You next" is what a barber says to customers to communicate that they're on deck for a haircut; it's the question between customers to determine where they are in line. Thus, it is an invitation, an invocation, an affirmation. Because after waiting your turn in a barber shop, sharing, laughing, debating, those magic words signify you are about to be transformed. 9781641602853 Inventory Number: I00200916
CHARLIE ENGMAN: MOM
(ENGMAN, CHARLIE) Text by Rachel Cusk, Miranda July. Edition Patrick Frey, I00200915, 2020. 8 x 11 in., 220 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Featuring a luxurious cloth cover and texts by Rachel Cusk and Miranda July, MOM is Charlie Engman’s homage to his mother’s many selves
Brooklyn-based photographer Charlie Engman (born 1987) has been shooting portraits of his mother Kathleen McCain Engman since 2009. Collected into a single monograph for the first time, Engman’s striking series portrays the artist’s mother in a variety of surreal scenes, sometimes nude and at other times dressed in a furry red jumpsuit, in the photographer’s studio or in a field on the side of a road.
Engman’s work depicts an intense collaboration between photographer and subject that challenges the conventions of portraiture. In addition to Engman’s photography, this publication also includes an essay by novelist Rachel Cusk and a conversation between Kathleen McCain Engman and writer-filmmaker-artist Miranda July, who writes: “I look at Charlie and Kathleen and realize I could dream a little bigger. A little weirder. But how does one raise a child so confident that he can create a world of groundbreaking possibility with his own mother" 9783907236048 Inventory Number: I00200915
MARY ELLEN MARK: THE BOOK OF EVERYTHING
(MARK, MARY ELLEN). Steidl, I00200912, 2020. Slipcase, Cloth bound, 3 vols, 10 x 13 in., 880 pages. Hardbound. No Jacket - As Issued.
“All of her subjects, no matter how down and out, looked straight back at Ms. Mark, and her camera never flinched. With one fearless project after another, she became one of the preeminent documentary photographers of our time.” –Washington Post
Conceived and edited by film director Martin Bell, Mary Ellen Mark’s husband and collaborator for over 30 years, The Book of Everything celebrates in over 600 images and diverse texts Mark’s extraordinary life, work and vision. From 1963 to her death in 2015, Mark told brilliant, intimate, provocative stories of remarkable characters whom she would meet and then engage with—often in perpetuity. There was nothing casual or unprepared about Mark’s approach; she unfailingly empathized with the people and places she photographed.
For this comprehensive book Bell has selected images from Mark’s thousands of contact sheets and chromes—from over two million frames in total. These include her own now-iconic choices, those published once and since lost in time, as well as some of her as-yet-unpublished preferences. Bell complements these with a few selections of his own. Along with Mark’s photos made in compelling, often tragic circumstances, The Book of Everything includes recollections from friends, colleagues and many of those she photographed. Mark’s own thoughts reveal doubts and insecurities, her ideas about the individuals and topics she photographed, as well as the challenges of the business of photography. 9783958295650 Inventory Number: I00200912
ANTON CORBJIN: MOOD/MODE
(CORBIJN, ANTON) With an essay by Karen Van Godtsenhoven, associate curator of The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Hannibal, I00200910, 2020. 13 x 11 in., 240 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
In MOOD/MODE, leading international photographer and filmmaker Anton Corbijn presents images from his extensive body of work in which he explores the crossover between photography and the world of fashion - in the broadest sense of the word.
Corbijn's portraits of figures such as Alexander McQueen, Tom Waits and Naomi Campbell have now achieved iconic status. As visual director behind Depeche Mode and through his decades-long collaboration with U2 and others, he has made his mark on the way we look at an important aspect of contemporary culture.
With MOOD/MODE, Anton Corbijn shows that fashion is everywhere. The book contains some 150 photographs, many of them published for the first time, and its world première was in Knokke-Heist, summer 2020. 9789463887373 Inventory Number: I00200910
Edited by Jessica Hundley with texts by Johannes Fiebig and Marcella Kroll. Taschen, I00200909, 2020. 7 x 9 in., 520 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Trace the hidden history of Tarot in the first volume from TASCHEN’s Library of Esoterica, a series documenting the creative ways we strive to connect to the divine. Artfully arranged according to the sequencing of the Major and Minor Arcana, this visual compendium gathers more than 500 cards and works of original art from around the world in the ultimate exploration of a centuries-old art form.
To explore the Tarot is to explore ourselves, to be reminded of the universality of our longing for meaning, for purpose and for a connection to the divine. This 600-year-old tradition reflects not only a history of seekers, but our journey of artistic expression and the ways we communicate our collective human story.
For many in the West, Tarot exists in the shadow place of our cultural consciousness, a metaphysical tradition assigned to the dusty glass cabinets of the arcane. Its history, long and obscure, has been passed down through secret writing, oral tradition, and the scholarly tomes of philosophers and sages. Hundreds of years and hundreds of creative hands—mystics and artists often working in collaboration—have transformed what was essentially a parlor game into a source of divination and system of self-exploration, as each new generation has sought to evolve the form and reinterpret the medium.
Author Jessica Hundley traces this fascinating history in Tarot, the debut volume in TASCHEN’s Library of Esoterica series. The book explores the symbolic meaning behind more than 500 cards and works of original art, two thirds of which have never been published outside of the decks themselves. It's the first ever visual compendium of its kind, spanning from Medieval to modern, and artfully arranged according to the sequencing of the 78 cards of the Major and Minor Arcana. It explores the powerful influence of Tarot as muse to artists like Salvador Dalí and Niki de Saint Phalle and includes the decks of nearly 100 diverse contemporary artists from around the world, all of whom have embraced the medium for its capacity to push cultural identity forward. Rounding out the volume are excerpts from thinkers such as Éliphas Lévi, Carl Jung, and Joseph Campbell; a foreword by artist Penny Slinger; a guide to reading the cards by Johannes Fiebig; and an essay on oracle decks by Marcella Kroll. 9783836579872 Inventory Number: I00200909$40.00 InquireFiled Under:
ORHAN PAMUK: ORANGE
(PAMUK, ORHAN). Steidl, I00200908, 2020. 7 x 10 in., 184 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
The streetscapes of Istanbul as photographed by Nobel prize-winning novelist Orhan Pamuk in an exquisitely printed clothbound edition
The dominant color in Orhan Pamuk's new book of photographs is orange. When the Nobel-Prize-winning novelist is finished with the day's writing, he takes his camera and wanders through Istanbul's various neighborhoods, visiting the backstreets of his town, areas without tourists, spaces that seem neglected and forgotten, spaces with a particular light. This is the orange light of Istanbul's windows and streetlamps that Pamuk knows so well from his childhood—from the Istanbul of 50 years ago, as he mentions in his introduction.
But Pamuk also observes that the homely, cosy orange light is slowly being replaced by a new, bright and icy white light from new lightbulbs. His photographs from the backstreets of Istanbul record and preserve the cosy effect of this old, disappearing orange light, as well as the recognition of this new white vision.
Whether reflected in well-trodden snow, concentrated as a glaring ball atop a lamppost or subtly present as a diffuse haze, orange literally and aesthetically gives shape to Pamuk's pictures, which reveal to us the unseen corners of his home city. 9783958296534 Inventory Number: I00200908
LISA YUSKAVAGE: WILDERNESS
(YUSKAVAGE, LISA) Text by Christopher Bedford, Helen Molesworth, Heidi Zuckerman. Interview by Mary Weatherford.. Gregory R. Miller & Co., I00200905, 2020. 11 x 10 in., 160 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
A new focus on the sublime landscapes in Lisa Yuskavage’s voluptuous figure paintings
Though she is arguably best known for the voluptuous female nudes that populate her paintings, Lisa Yuskavage’s work is just as focused on the ethereal settings in which these subjects appear. Yuskavage creates finely detailed landscapes that blur the line between the fantastical and the familiar, melding abstraction with realism to depict self-contained worlds. These outdoor scenes defy conventions of landscape painting with surreal color palettes of lush greens and delicate pinks, cast in a gauzy light quality that highlights the almost magical nature of her paintings.
Published in conjunction with a joint exhibition between the Aspen Art Museum in Colorado and the Baltimore Museum of Art in Maryland, this volume includes color reproductions of Yuskavage’s paintings and watercolors from the early 1990s to the present, as well as an interview between Yuskavage and fellow artist Mary Weatherford. 9781941366271 Inventory Number: I00200905
YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK: A NEW GENERATION OF ARTISTS
Edited with essay by Antwaun Sargent. Text by Graham C. Boettcher, Jessica Bell Brown, Connie H. Choi, Anthony Graham, Lauren Haynes, Jamillah James, Thomas J. Lax, Hallie Ringle, Adeze Wilford, Gordon Dearborn Wilkins, Matt Wycoff. Interview with Bernard Lumpkin by Thelma Golden. D.A.P., I00200904, 2020. 10 x 11 in., 256 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
What’s new, now and next from contemporary Black artists
This book surveys the work of a new generation of Black artists, and also features the voices of a diverse group of curators who are on the cutting edge of contemporary art. As mission-driven collectors, Bernard I. Lumpkin and Carmine D. Boccuzzi have championed emerging artists of African descent through museum loans and institutional support. But there has never been an opportunity to consider their acclaimed collection as a whole until now.
Edited by writer Antwaun Sargent (author of The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion), Young, Gifted and Black draws from this collection to shed new light on works by contemporary artists of African descent. At a moment when debates about the politics of visibility within the art world have taken on renewed urgency, and establishment voices such as the New York Times are declaring that “it has become undeniable that African American artists are making much of the best American art today,” Young, Gifted and Black takes stock of how these new voices are impacting the way we think about identity, politics and art history itself.
Young, Gifted and Black contextualizes artworks with contributions from artists, curators and other experts. It features a wide-ranging interview with Bernard Lumpkin and Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem; and an in-depth essay by Antwaun Sargent situating Lumpkin in a long lineage of Black art patrons. A landmark publication, this book illustrates what it means (in the words of Nina Simone) to be young, gifted and Black in contemporary art.
Artists include: Mark Bradford, David Hammons, Glenn Ligon, Kerry James Marshall, Julie Mehretu, Adam Pendleton, Pope.L, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Henry Taylor, Mickalene Thomas, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, Sadie Barnette, Kevin Beasley, Jordan Casteel, Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Bethany Collins, Noah Davis, Cy Gavin, Allison Janae Hamilton, Tomashi Jackson, Samuel Levi Jones, Deana Lawson, Eric N. Mack, Arcmanoro Niles, Jennifer Packer, Christina Quarles, Jacolby Satterwhite, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Sable Elyse Smith, Chanel Thomas, Stacy Lynn Waddell, D’Angelo Lovell Williams, Brenna Youngblood, and more. 9781942884590 Inventory Number: I00200904
DEBI CORNWALL: NECESSARY FICTIONS
(CORNWALL, DEBI) Text by Sarah Sentilles, Makeda Best, Nomi Stone, Roy Scranton. Radius Books, I00200903, 2020. 8 x 11in., 172 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
From the author of Welcome to Camp America, an eerie exploration of America’s performance of power and identity in the post-9/11 era
What are the stories we tell ourselves, the games we play, to manage unsettling realities? Made on ten military bases across the United States since 2016, Necessary Fictions documents mock-village landscapes in the fictional country of “Atropia” and its denizens, roleplayers who enact versions of their past or future selves in realistic training scenarios.
Costumed Afghan and Iraqi civilians, many of whom have fled war, now recreate it in the service of the US military. Real soldiers pose in front of camouflage backdrops, dressed by Hollywood makeup artists in “moulage”—fake wounds—as they prepare to deploy.
Brooklyn-based conceptual documentary artist and former civil rights lawyer Debi Cornwall (born 1973) photographs this meta-reality—the artifice of war—presented in the book with a variety of texts to provoke critical inquiry about America’s fantasy industrial complex. The book includes an essay by PEN Award–winning critical theorist Sarah Sentilles. 9781942185697 Inventory Number: I00200903
MARK FLOOD: PROTEST SIGNS FROM 1992
(FLOOD, MARK) With text by Bob Nickas. KARMA, I00200901, 2020. 10 x 12 in., 56 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Collecting Mark Flood’s irreverent reinventions of the protest sign
Houston-based artist Mark Flood’s (born 1957) 1992 protest signs were first deployed outside the Republican National Convention of that year. With cardboard, foam core upcycled from the Menil Collection and vintage stencils gifted by a relative of Jackson Pollock, Flood’s signs display ironic slogans beside silkscreened images of Reagan, Bush and Schwarzenegger.
“Flood’s Protest Signs may similarly be regarded as a form of history painting, as markers of where some stood, of what they stood against, of what they stood for. Flood’s Signs can be seen in clear relation to all of his text-based works, articulated in a way that is by turns acerbic, bemused, and irreverent, a voice that yet echoes from a year that was a year and a day.” – Bob Nickas
9781949172386 Inventory Number: I00200901