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DATE 12/5/2014

Sounds of Two Eyes Opening: Southern Cali Punk/Surf/Skate Culture 69-82, Photographs by Spot

DATE 12/3/2014

Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden

DATE 12/1/2014

Alvar Aalto: Second Nature

DATE 11/26/2014

Kathy Ryan: Office Romance

DATE 11/26/2014

Jessica Todd Harper: The Home Stage

DATE 11/25/2014

Kathy Ryan: Office Romance, Photographs from Inside The New York Times Building

DATE 11/23/2014

Nicole Eisenman: Dear Nemesis

DATE 11/23/2014

Blow-Up: Antonioni's Classic Film and Photography

DATE 11/21/2014

Nicholas Nixon: The Brown Sisters. Forty Years.

DATE 11/20/2014

Disco: An Encyclopedic Guide to the Cover Art of Disco Records

DATE 11/19/2014

Doug Rickard: N.A.

DATE 11/17/2014

Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires & Riots Launches at MOCA LA!

DATE 11/16/2014

Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires & Riots: California and Graphic Design

DATE 11/16/2014

Zanele Muholi: Faces and Phases 2006-2014

DATE 11/14/2014

Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires & Riots: California and Graphic Design, 1936-1986

DATE 11/12/2014

Sterling Ruby: Softwork

DATE 11/12/2014

Join ARTBOOK & Semiotext(e) for 'The Return of Schizo-Culture' at MoMA PS1

DATE 11/10/2014

LaToya Ruby Frazier: The Notion of Family

DATE 11/8/2014

Happy Birthday Robert Frank

DATE 11/8/2014

Hans Ulrich Obrist Book Launch at ARTBOOK @ Swiss Institute (SI)

DATE 11/7/2014

Robert Frank: The Americans

DATE 11/6/2014

NY Times: ‘Soviet Space Dogs’ Tells the Story of Canine Cosmonauts

DATE 11/5/2014

The Haas Brothers

DATE 11/5/2014

The Open Road: Bernard Plossu

DATE 11/4/2014

The Haas Brothers

DATE 11/4/2014

The Open Road: Stephen Shore

DATE 11/2/2014

The Open Road: Justine Kurland

DATE 11/1/2014

The Open Road: Photography and the American Roadtrip

DATE 10/30/2014

Goya: The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters

DATE 10/29/2014

Todd Hido on Landscapes, Interiors, and The Nude

DATE 10/28/2014

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DATE 10/27/2014

In Memoriam: David Armstrong

DATE 10/26/2014

'Fischerspooner: New Truth' Launch at VFILES

DATE 10/24/2014

New York Times Reviews Paul Strand’s Lifetime of Photography at Philadelphia Museum

DATE 10/24/2014

Photography & Modern Architecture in Spain 1925-1965

DATE 10/23/2014

Josef Albers: Minimal Means, Maximum Effect

DATE 10/22/2014

Josef Albers: Minimal Means, Maximum Effect

DATE 10/21/2014

Alec Soth and Brad Zellar Book Event at the Walker Art Center

DATE 10/20/2014

Bernadette Corporation: 2000 Wasted Years

DATE 10/16/2014

Carlo Mollino: Polaroids

DATE 10/16/2014

ARTBOOK @ Swiss Institute Presents 'What Nerve' Panel, Signing and Screening

DATE 10/15/2014

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DATE 10/15/2014

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DATE 10/14/2014

Julian Schnabel: Draw a Family

DATE 10/12/2014

Jim Shaw: The Hidden World

DATE 10/12/2014

Jim Shaw: The Hidden World

DATE 10/10/2014

Goya: Order & Disorder

DATE 10/10/2014

Goya: Order & Disorder

DATE 10/8/2014

ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s-60s

DATE 10/8/2014

EX LIBRIS: Hand-Picked Steidl Favorites from Dan Nadel

DATE 10/6/2014

Bridget Riley: The Stripe Paintings 1961-2014


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Sounds of Two Eyes Opening: Southern Cali Punk/Surf/Skate Culture 69-82, Photographs by Spot

DATE 12/5/2014

Sounds of Two Eyes Opening: Southern Cali Punk/Surf/Skate Culture 69-82, Photographs by Spot

"Spot's camera repeatedly captures happiness, enthusiasm, and a sense of purpose, he also captures doubt and despair, all this in the eyes of beach bunnies and punk rockers, and bums and scenesters. The whole damn photo narrative starts unfolding in front of us, bringing a complexity to the work that evermore terminates the notion of defining Spot as a punk photographer or, for that matter, a chronicler of beach culture. Featured photograph, captioned "All smiles: Hermosa," is reproduced from Sounds of Two Eyes Opening: Southern Cali Punk/Surf/Skate Culture 69-82, Sinecure's new collection of photographs by the legendary underground musician, producer and documentary photographer. If you're in Los Angeles on Saturday, December 6, drop by Arcana from 4-6PM to have your book signed by the artist.

Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden

DATE 12/3/2014

Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden

"Magdalena (Venus)" (1995) is reproduced from 
Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden, the exhibition catalogue to the traveling retrospective currently on view at The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and available at our booth at Art Basel Miami December 3-7. Anke Bangma writes, "The character of the Mary Magdalene as well as the body of the supermodel Naomi Campbell form the departure point for Dumas’s latest paintings. Within the presentations of the feminine, the figure of Mary Magdalene holds
a singular position. The relationship between mother and daughter, foremost in feminist philosophy as the source of an unspoken feminine pleasure, is denied her. Mary Magdalene is the polar opposite of Maria, the ideal woman. She is neither virgin nor mother, which makes her pleasure, to a masculine logic, a profound sin. The conventional depictions of Mary Magdalene thus show her in a purifying state of melancholy or ecstasy. In contrast, Dumas’ dark Magdalenas are unswerving, awesome figures that assertively hold their heads upright. That their breasts and genitals are mostly kept hidden does not in any way diminish their erotic aura; their sensuality is merely transferred to their long legs and their sumptuously undulating hair… Hung next to one another, the individual images form a mass of distinctions. Dumas’ women do not allow themselves to get trapped by one image of the feminine."

Alvar Aalto: Second Nature

DATE 12/1/2014

Alvar Aalto: Second Nature

Armchair 41, designed by Alvar Aalto for his 1932 Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Paimio, Finland, is reproduced from Alvar Aalto: Second Nature, a featured title at our booth at Design Miami December 2-7. Vitra Design Museum Director Mateo Kries writes, "Aalto's furniture, vases and lighting [are] treated today as icons of modern design.... Their aesthetic is fascinatingly interwoven with that of Aalto's architectural works. The objects are shown to reflect forward-looking ideas regarding mass production, standardization and new manufacturing techniques, marking Aalto as a strategist and innovator with a crystal-clear intellect. For the production and distribution of his furniture, Aalto and several associates founded the company Artek in 1935, which quickly became a central address for the international avant-garde and—in Aalto's words—sought to cultivate 'mondial activities.' Today Artek would be described as a think tank, a transdisciplinary project combining furniture company, gallery, agency and research laboratory—in short, another tool Aalto could use to exert influence on a changing world."

DATE 11/19/2014

Doug Rickard: N.A.

DATE 11/5/2014

The Haas Brothers

DATE 11/4/2014

The Haas Brothers

DATE 10/10/2014

Goya: Order & Disorder

DATE 10/10/2014

Goya: Order & Disorder

DATE 9/15/2014

Just One Good Chair

DATE 9/4/2014

Henry Taylor

DATE 9/2/2014

Soviet Space Dogs



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