ARTBOOK LOGO

ARTBOOK BLOG

RECENT POSTS

DATE 3/9/2019

Artbook at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles presents Tosh Berman and Claudia Bohn-Spector on 'TOSH: Growing Up in Wallace Berman's World'

DATE 3/2/2019

'Dirk Denison 10 Houses' conversation & book launch at Artbook at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles

DATE 2/26/2019

Jean-Philippe Delhomme to launch 'Artists' Instagrams' at Bookmarc NYC

DATE 2/23/2019

Artbook @ MoMA PS1 presents Tosh Berman and Andrew Lampert on Growing Up in Wallace Berman’s World

DATE 2/22/2019

Printed Matter book party for Eileen Quinlan, Ed Steck & Robert Fitterman

DATE 2/21/2019

Adam Pendleton reading and signing at Mast

DATE 2/21/2019

Piotr Uklanski to sign 'Pornalikes' at Dashwood

DATE 2/21/2019

In memory of our friend and colleague, Xavier Barral

DATE 2/20/2019

The world has lost a legend in Karl Lagerfeld (1933–2019)

DATE 2/19/2019

Celebrate today's Supermoon with 'The Moon: From Inner Worlds to Outer Space'

DATE 2/18/2019

Celebrating Presidents Day with 'Photographs of Abraham Lincoln'

DATE 2/17/2019

Get 'Mike Kelley: 99,9998% Remaining' at our Frieze Los Angeles bookstore

DATE 2/16/2019

Shtetl in the Sun. What's not to love?

DATE 2/16/2019

Dennis Scholl, Kareem Tabsch & Brett Sokol present 'Shtetl in the Sun' & 'The Last Resort' at The Coral Gables Art Cinema, FL

DATE 2/15/2019

We are smitten by Atelier Editions' 'An Atlas of Rare & Familiar Colour'

DATE 2/14/2019

Love & Hate & Other Mysteries

DATE 2/14/2019

Modern Love: Valentine's Day Staff Picks 2019

DATE 2/14/2019

Join Artbook at Frieze LA!

DATE 2/13/2019

Give 'The Archisutra' to your cheeky, high-design Valentine

DATE 2/11/2019

Join Artbook | D.A.P. at the 2019 CAA Conference in NY

DATE 2/11/2019

A Guy Bourdin Fashion Week Valentine

DATE 2/9/2019

'Furniture Boom' brings the golden age of Danish furniture design to life

DATE 2/8/2019

A transcendental dimension in 'Mona Kuhn: She Disappeared in Complete Silence'

DATE 2/7/2019

Defiant humor in 'Greetings from the Barricades: Revolutionary Postcards in Imperial Russia'

DATE 2/6/2019

'The Object of Zionism: The Architecture of Israel' is a stunning, critical colossus

DATE 2/5/2019

'Alternate worlds that surpass the imagination' in Keiichi Tanaami's early Pop collages

DATE 2/3/2019

'Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future' is Back in Stock!

DATE 2/2/2019

Graffiti alphabet 'The ABCs of Style' is "a Baby Einstein-like book for the streetwise set"

DATE 2/1/2019

It's NATION TIME! Celebrate Black History Month with 'Soul of a Nation'

DATE 1/31/2019

A clear unspoken granted magic in 'Amy Sherald'

DATE 1/30/2019

'Andrey Tarkovsky: Life and Work' pays homage to a Russian visionary of near biblical intensity

DATE 1/29/2019

Fascinating vernacular photos of cross-dressing Nazis in 'Soldier Studies'

DATE 1/28/2019

A stellar feat of art book publishing in 'Brancusi & Duchamp'

DATE 1/27/2019

'Brutal Bloc Postcards' collects rare and previously unpublished vintage postcards from the Eastern Bloc

DATE 1/26/2019

Graciela Iturbide, Mexico and Death

DATE 1/25/2019

You're invited to our Los Angeles Showroom Winter Sample Sale!

DATE 1/25/2019

A landmark survey of Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico photographs

DATE 1/24/2019

Join us at SHOPPE OBJECT 2.0 Independent Home & Gift Show, 2019!

DATE 1/24/2019

We will miss Jonas Mekas, artist, filmmaker and champion of avant-garde cinema

DATE 1/23/2019

Ruby Ray photographed punk and industrial culture in late '70s and early '80s San Francisco

DATE 1/22/2019

We can't get enough of Mahesh Shantaram's 'Matrimania'

DATE 1/21/2019

Celebrate Martin Luther King Day with 'Builder Levy: Humanity in the Streets'

DATE 1/18/2019

Lynda Benglis on "philosopher purist" Paul Mogensen

DATE 1/17/2019

'Cabin Fever' is one of the coolest, most giftable books on our list this year

DATE 1/16/2019

Three emerging painters in 'True Colours'

DATE 1/15/2019

Hans J. Wegner and other masters of Danish "golden-age" chair design are collected in this chic compendium

DATE 1/14/2019

Painting as emancipation in Niko Pirosmani

DATE 1/13/2019

Opera and nature in Beatriz Milhazes's collages

DATE 1/12/2019

Commemorate Black History Month with these 2019 Staff Picks

DATE 1/12/2019

Impossible not to love: 'Beatriz Milhazes: Collages'

DATE 1/10/2019

An awkward, spellbinding document, 'Party! Party!! Party!!!' captures unselfconscious German decadence in Weimar Germany


EVENTS

MADDIE GILMORE | DATE 1/17/2017

Lee Lozano: Private Book 1

In the 1960's, Lee Lozano was living and working in New York, painting her own kind of heavy, bodily, manic work – rather than conforming to the then-dominant modes of Abstract Expressionism and Pop – and garnering the recognition of the art world corpus of galleries, museums and magazines. Simultaneously, she initiated a body of aesthetically opposite conceptual artworks called Language Pieces--scribbled, mostly instructional or task-oriented notes generally written in ink on standard 8 1/2 x 11 paper. Lozano considered these works "'drawings,' eliminating any distinction between them and her more traditional studio practice," according to Helen Molesworth's excellent text in Karma's illuminating new monograph, Lozano c. 1962. And yet, except for the fact that they were singled out as art objects, the Language Pieces are nearly identical to the journal pages that Lozano penned around the same time.

Lee Lozano: Private Book 1

Nearly 50 years later, for our reading pleasure and general delight, Karma has reproduced the first of Lozano's journals in a wonderful pocket-sized facsimile edition. If one was to stumble upon this 3x5-inch, spiral-bound notebook on the street, it would be hard not to assume it was someone's lost, secret diary, as the varying weight of Lozano's pen on the page and her energetic scribbles and little drawings are all rendered exquisitely.

Lee Lozano: Private Book 1

Whether one knows Lozano's work or not, there is an immense, inevitable joy to flipping through this tiny, very private-feeling volume packed to the brim with ideas for paintings, random inventions, phone numbers and addresses, meetings times and people's names, thoughts, manifestos, scientific inquiries, dreams, and, if you can believe it, much more. Through her unfiltered thoughts and idiosyncratic vocabularies, we are able to experience the inner-Lozano as a true force of nature, impossible to contain within a single mode of expression.

Lee Lozano: Private Book 1

Unlike the Language Pieces, Lozano's Private Book 1 was not created to be a commodity, a unit of exchange to be used within the existing system of art and culture. Perhaps one of the most fascinating threads in the book is the beginnings of her now famous rejection of the art world, which manifested itself in a move from New York to Dallas in 1971 and the eventual decision to "boycott women."

Lee Lozano: Private Book 1

This particular notebook chronicles the years 1968-1969, when the seeds for this conscious reinvention are already beginning to take root. On April 7, 1968, Lozano summarizes an Artforum article: "Another concept of paint is its being matter in solid state. A painter who thinks of it this way is Lee Lozano, whose bowels function magnificently." In her classically irreverent and humorous manner, Lozano negates the art critic's attempt to classify her not only as "artist," but also as "artist who paints in x manner." She goes on to write, "Any kind of art can utilize materials in any state of matter, energy too." In slipping out of our hands, in denying us ownership over her art and her identity, Lozano remains even today a fascinating chase. Just as she considered the Language Pieces to be works of art on par with her paintings, so, too, we must consider her private journal to be the same, a shifting, effervescent portrait of the artist.

Lee Lozano: Private Book 1

Whether Lozano would have been happy with the publication of her private notebook feels like the wrong question to ask of Private Book 1. The deed is done. Accept this gift and take it wherever you go.

Lee Lozano: Private Book 1
Lee Lozano: Private Book 1
Lee Lozano: Private Book 1

Lee Lozano: Private Book 1

Lee Lozano: Private Book 1

KARMA, NEW YORK
Pbk, 3 x 5 in. / 136 pgs.





ARTBOOK LOGO
 
 

the art world's source for books on art & culture

  

CUSTOMER SERVICE
orders@artbook.com
212 627 1999
M-F 9-5 EST

TRADE ACCOUNTS

800 338 2665

CONTACT

JOBS + INTERNSHIPS

NEW YORK
Showroom by Appointment Only
75 Broad Street, Suite 630
New York NY 10004
Tel   212 627 1999

LOS ANGELES
Showroom by Appointment Only
818 S. Broadway, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tel. 323 969 8985

ARTBOOK LLC
D.A.P. | Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.


All site content Copyright C 2000-2017 by Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. and the respective publishers, authors, artists. For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders.

ARTBOOK AMPERSAT

The D.A.P. Catalog
www.artbook.com