DATE 12/24/2015

Sylvie Fleury, Santa Baby

DATE 12/18/2015

The Bauhaus: #itsalldesign, Marcel Breuer Children's Chair

DATE 12/15/2015

Henri Matisse, 'White Alga on Red and Green Background' (1947)

DATE 12/14/2015

Picasso Sculpture, Bull

DATE 12/13/2015

ARCANA Launch and Signing for 'The Soviet Photobook'

DATE 12/11/2015

We Go to the Gallery

DATE 12/10/2015

Andy Warhol: Prints, Marilyn Monroe

DATE 12/9/2015

Andy Warhol: Prints, Electric Chair

DATE 12/8/2015

Agnes Martin, Untitled 1959 purple and grey painting

DATE 12/7/2015

International Pop

DATE 12/6/2015

Peter Schlesinger: A Photographic Memory 1968-1989, Amanda Lear

DATE 12/5/2015

Peter Schlesinger: A Photographic Memory 1968-1989, Reto Guntli backflip

DATE 12/4/2015

Hans J. Wegner: Just One Good Chair

DATE 12/3/2015

Martin Hyers and William Mebane's "HERE – 77070019" (2010)

DATE 12/2/2015

Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty

DATE 12/2/2015

Jenny Holzer: War Paintings, Formica 3086

DATE 12/2/2015

Jordan Wolfson & Laura Owens Joint Book Launch at Ooga Booga, LA

DATE 12/1/2015

Modern Taste: Art Deco in Paris 1910-1935, Simone Kahn, Man Ray 1926 portrait

DATE 11/30/2015

Philippe Halsman's Jump Book, Brigitte Bardot

DATE 11/29/2015

Strand Books presents Dan Martensen, Author of 'Wolves Like Us: Portraits of the Angulo Brothers'

DATE 11/29/2015

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes, Lake Superior, Eagle River

DATE 11/27/2015

Vogue: Like a Painting, Paolo Roversi

DATE 11/27/2015

Vogue: Like a Painting, Peter Lindbergh

DATE 11/26/2015

Vogue: Like a Painting, Grant Cornett Still Life

DATE 11/26/2015

Vogue: Like a Painting, Grant Cornett Still Life

DATE 11/25/2015

Class Distinctions: Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer, Courtyard of a House in Delft

DATE 11/25/2015

Hiroshi Sugimoto Talk & Book Signing at The Strand

DATE 11/24/2015

Walter Chandoha: The Cat Photographer, Gift Kitty

DATE 11/23/2015

Walter Chandoha: The Cat Photographer

DATE 11/22/2015

Henry Leutwyler: Ballet

DATE 11/21/2015

Don McCullin, Sunday Morning, Chapel Market

DATE 11/20/2015

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: For Kids (& Parents)

DATE 11/19/2015

Leendert Blok: Silent Beauties, Color Photographs from the 1920s, TULIPA, Bleu celeste

DATE 11/18/2015

Artbook Corporate and Executive Gifts

DATE 11/18/2015

ARCANA Presents 'Photography is Magic' Multi-Photographer Signing with Charlotte Cotton

DATE 11/17/2015

Hans Schärer 'Madonnas & Erotic Watercolors' Opens at Swiss Institute

DATE 11/15/2015

Japanese Inspirations

DATE 11/14/2015

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment, Sunday on the banks of the Marne

DATE 11/14/2015

Barbara Kasten: The Diazotypes

DATE 11/13/2015

Imponderable: The Archives of Tony Oursler, ESP Practitioner with Coins

DATE 11/12/2015

Peter Schlesinger: A Photographic Memory 1968-1989 at BOOKMARC

DATE 11/11/2015

ARTBOOK & Swiss Institute to Launch 'Imponderable: The Archives of Tony Oursler'

DATE 11/11/2015

Don McCullin, US Soldier Rescuing Vietnamese Woman

DATE 11/10/2015

'Both Sides of Sunset' Panel and Signing at the Brand Library

DATE 11/10/2015

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment, Punjab India

DATE 11/9/2015

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment, Christian Bérard, Jean-Paul Sartre

DATE 11/9/2015

Chef Mina Stone to Sign and Cook from 'Cooking for Artists' at As Of Now, LA

DATE 11/8/2015

Richard Learoyd: Day for Night, Agnes with Eyes Closed

DATE 11/7/2015

Richard Learoyd: Day for Night, Nancy with Tears

DATE 11/6/2015

Alvin Baltrop: The Piers

DATE 11/5/2015

Joaquín Torres-García: The Arcadian Modern, Construction in White and Black


Ex Libris: Damon Murray and Stephen Sorrell of Fuel

DATE 7/21/2010

Damon Murray and Stephen Sorrell have established a distinctive design look for their FUEL imprint; their aesthetic is evident here along with their passion for the darker side of history, in their list of ten essential books.

1. Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire by Iain Sinclair
Sinclair has lived in Hackney for over 30 years and this book is a fascinating take on the history of this neglected London borough and the incredible variety of people who have lived there. The fold out dustjacket doubles as a map of the area.

2. Worlds and Windows by Gilbert and George
The book to accompany their show at Anthony d'Offay Gallery in 1990. Constructed of color picture postcards, these grid-plan structures resemble a new kind of secular altarpiece. "Worlds" is 15 postcards high by 15 postcards wide and "Windows" follows a different pattern & orientation consisting 21 postcards high by 11 postcards wide. The book itself has a lovely old library feel about it.

3. Koba the Dread by Martin Amis
This is a book about Stalin and the past and present culpability of intellectuals, as well as a personal memoir. It's personal to Amis because his father Kingsley became a Communist in 1941 and remained so for 15 years: along with the majority of intellectuals everywhere he chose the big Stalinist lie over the truth. The book is littered with incredible and devastating facts about the man and his regime, knitted together with Amis' cutting, singular insights. The only reasonable excuse for believing the Stalinist story is perhaps that "the real story--the truth--was entirely unbelievable".

4. A Road Trip Journal by Stephen Shore
Shore recorded every detail of his road trip across America (in 1973) in this journal which features his own photographs along side lists of information including where he stayed, what he ate, what he watched on the television, how many photographs he took, as well as ephemera such as receipts and postcards. (Signed limited edition with a slip-case.)

5. Psychogeography by Will Self and Ralph Steadman
This book links with Iain Sinclair's Hackney in its approach, unearthing largely personal, previously hidden insights into places. Will Self on walking, "I have to concede that the 4/4 rhythm, the sense I have on long walks--both urban and rural--of being rather disembodied: a head floating above the ground; the meditational aspect, whereby I allow my mind to 'slip its gears'--all of these are akin to the kind of altered experience I sought in drugs."

6. Kolyma Tales by Varlam Shalamov
It is estimated that some three million people died in the Soviet forced-labour camps of Kolyma, in the northeastern area of Siberia. Shalamov himself spent seventeen years there, and in these stories he vividly captures the lives of ordinary people caught up in terrible circumstances. He manages to convey the sorrow and amazing depravity of this time without preaching or complaining. By far the most lyrical and moving work we have read on the subject.

7. Hackney Wick by Stephen Gill
Stephen Gill purchased a Bakelite camera at Hackney Wick market for 50p and used it to document the Wick's strangely self-sufficient world and the frenetic activity of the people who occupy it. A plastic camera with a plastic case and lens, the camera has no focus or exposure controls. Its no-frills technology mirrors the functionality of the market itself and Gill's resulting photographs exploit the spontaneous effects of the camera to reflect the energy and chaos.

8. Gulag: A History by Anne Applebaum
This encyclopedic volume is the most comprehensive on the subject. Covering the development of the Soviet concentration camps, from Lenin to Gorbachev, it is based on archives, interviews, new research and recently published memoirs. The sources are brilliantly combined by Applebaum to explain the role that the camps played in the Soviet political and economic system and describes daily life in the camps. (Winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for non-Fiction.)

9. Adolf Hitler: My Part in his Downfall by Spike Milligan
In the first volume of his World War Two memoirs, Spike puts his own unique spin on his experiences in World War Two starting from training at Bexhill-on-Sea to his posting in North Africa. The underlying tragedy of mass killing comes through in a story which is finely balanced between pathos and humor. This book is a terrific window into early period of the war, and a defining moment in the life of one of its greatest comedians.

10. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
How do you control a youth that lives for “ultra-violence” and converses in a mixture of Russian and cockney slang “Nadsat”? Burgess applies his trademark intellectualism to produce a piece of English ‘science-fiction’ whose themes still seem as relevant today as they did when they were written. Yes, the film is good, but the book, with its in the first-person narrative gives us an unforgettable glimpse into Alex’s mind.

EX LIBRIS: Damon Murray and Stephen Sorrell of Fuel
EX LIBRIS: Damon Murray and Stephen Sorrell of Fuel
EX LIBRIS: Damon Murray and Stephen Sorrell of Fuel
EX LIBRIS: Damon Murray and Stephen Sorrell of Fuel
EX LIBRIS: Damon Murray and Stephen Sorrell of Fuel
EX LIBRIS: Damon Murray and Stephen Sorrell of Fuel
EX LIBRIS: Damon Murray and Stephen Sorrell of Fuel
EX LIBRIS: Damon Murray and Stephen Sorrell of Fuel

London-based Fuel design group was founded in 1991 by Damon Murray and Stephen Sorrell. The firm quickly became known for its bold, thought-provoking self-published magazine, its commercial work for other publishers, its short films, film titles and television commercials. In 2005, Fuel Publishing was born, and a series of influential and best-selling books (including the Russian Criminal Tattoo series) quickly followed. 

Danzig Baldaev: Drawings from the Gulag

Danzig Baldaev: Drawings from the Gulag Edited by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell. Drawings from the Gulag consists of 130 drawings by Danzig Baldaev (author of the acclaimed Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia series), describing the history, horror and peculiarities of the Gulag system from its inception in 1918. >>more
FUEL Publishing
ISBN 9780956356246
US $32.95 CAN $40.00 TRADE
Hbk, 6.5 x 8 in. / 240 pgs / 30 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/31/2010


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