CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/22/2017
Featured image is the last of eight plates from Louise Bourgeois’ 1990 illustrated book, the puritan. It is reproduced from Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait, published to accompany the major MoMA survey of the artist’s prints and books on view starting September 24. The text on the verso side reads, “Later on he died right in his factory of refinement. Everyone worth talking about cried and cried. Of course no one could see his soul, not even his wife. But they said that his body was dry and they think he was a puritan.”
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/20/2017
Monday, September 25, from 7–9 PM, Spoonbill & Sugartown Booksellers and Siglio Press invite you to join artist Vincent Sardon signing advance copies of 'The Stampographer.' A rubber stamp demonstration and drinks will accompany the signing.
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/20/2017
Barkley L. Hendricks’ riveting 1969 self-portrait—titled Icon for My Man Superman (Superman Never Saved any Black People—Bobby Seale)—is reproduced from Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power. "The work’s subtitle invites a declarative statement of solidarity with the Black Panther co-founder Bobby Seale,” Zoé Whitley writes. “But Hendricks makes evident another position: here we find the Black artist as superhero, painting himself into history rather than waiting for someone else to confer the honor upon him.”
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/17/2017
Join us for signings with Christian Wassmann, Debi Cornwall, Katherine Bernhardt, and Sascha Braunig; a celebration for the new facsimile of Depero’s "Bolted Book" published by Designers and Books; and magazine issue launches with 'BOMB' and 'Osmos.' Visit our new 2,000 square foot permanent space on the first floor, where Artbook Atelier will be presenting artist editions by Jan Voss and Scott McCarney!
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/16/2017
On September 21, Artbook @ MoMA PS1 opens the doors to a larger, newly designed location on the first floor of the museum, featuring dedicated space for programming organized in collaboration with MoMA PS1.
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/16/2017
Emma Amos’s “Eva the Babysitter” (1973) is reproduced from Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, the catalog to the blockbuster survey currently on view at Tate, London. Called “angry, zestful, ebullient, sardonic, wildly energetic, powerfully direct, occasionally sorrowful and tentative,” by the Guardian and “one of the shows of the year” by the Telegraph, this show —and the book—became more timely than ever the minute violence erupted in Charlottesville last month—as pointed out by Roslyn Sulcas in the New York Times.
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/11/2017
Featured image is reproduced from Welcome to Camp America: Inside Guantánamo Bay, Debi Cornwall’s remarkable new collection of photographs of the notorious post-9/11 U.S. military prison. In this beautifully printed volume with special flat open binding, gatefolds and blown in inserts, Cornwall presents once-classified government documents and first-person accounts alongside photographs of residential and leisure spaces for both prisoners and guards, anonymous portraits of prisoners post-release, and a selection of souvenirs from the GTMO gift shop. (Yes, gift shop.)
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/10/2017
Today we celebrate Fashion Week and the finale of the 2017 US Open with this image, of 13-year-old Steffi Graf playing in the 1982 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. Reproduced from 40 : Love, Steidl’s over-the-top, 368-page tribute to the Porsche Grand Prix, this image represents one of the world's most important women’s tennis tournaments on its fortieth anniversary.
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/9/2017
Come to BookMarc today, 4-6 PM to get your copy of GingerNutz signed by muse Grace Coddington and author/illustrator Michael Roberts, who writes in the Epilogue, “GingerNutz went on to become one of the defining models of her generation. And her species... Late in her career, she considered several occupations before deciding to become a magazine fashion editor after being told, ‘Even a monkey could do it.’”
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/8/2017
“After modeling successfully in her first fashion show, GingerNutz went backstage to try on several creations for the after-show party,” Michael Roberts writes in his cheeky illustrated tribute to friend and muse Grace Coddington. “‘I’m so excited. It’s at The MET,’ she told her parents. ‘That’s the in crowd’s name for Monkeys’ Exclusive Teaparty!'" See the real Grace Coddington and GingerNutz author Michael Roberts Friday, September 8 at … yes, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where they will sign copies of the Fashion Week favorite, new from MW Editions.
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/7/2017
“Once upon a time a baby girl orangutan was born in the Borneo rain forest... Usually it is the monkeys and chimpanzees who become jungle stars, thanks to their sly and cheeky charm. However, on this occasion, everyone agreed no sweeter or more loveable simian than this little orangutan could possibly exist…” Get your signed copy at The Metropolitan Museum of Art or BookMarc this week!
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/6/2017
“Looking at the images in Jim Marshall’s Peace book I’m struck by how acutely Marshall picked up on the rise of the peace sign as a counter-culture, and later a dominant-culture, symbol,” Shepard Fairey writes in the prescient new book from Reel Art Press. "Small rebellious acts like a piece of graffiti pushing back against injustice encourage me to take action and remind me that regardless of how alone I may feel, there are kindred spirits out there. I think Jim Marshall saw the value in documenting the evidence that something’s happening out there!”
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/5/2017
From 1961 to 1968, Jim Marshall traveled the United States photographing musicians and music events like the Newport and Monterey Jazz Festivals. Along the way, he documented his encounters with a rapidly proliferating symbol first associated with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and now known as the ubiquitous peace sign. Opening at ACA Galleries, New York September 6.
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/3/2017
“Der Star 1978.” Tracy Austin, age 15, won the first ever Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in 1978, after a thrilling final against Dutch powerhouse, Betty Stöve. The ruffled bloomers, pom-pom socks and pigtails were only a façade: Austin swept her opponents off the courts and cemented her place in a sport that was just then becoming open to women athletes on par with men. More in 40 : Love, 40 Years of Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/2/2017
Saturday, September 9, BOOKMARC presents Grace Coddington and Michael Roberts signing 'GingerNutz,' published by MW Editions. Join us for a champagne reception, 4-6PM!
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/2/2017
Christopher Herwig’s photographs of Soviet Bus Stops never get old. “These are still the poorest areas of post-Soviet Russia,” Owen Hatherley writes, “their economies destroyed by the end of public subsidies and the command economy. In this context, the bus stops stand as forlorn monuments to an age when the people in high places still gave such areas some thought. But they also appear ... as strange and individualistic works of art sited in green landscapes, whether the flat fields that stretch from Belarus to the Urals, or the Caucasian mountains."
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/1/2017
Friday, September 8, from 6 - 8PM, The Met Store, MW Editions and ARTBOOK | D.A.P. invite you to celebrate the publication of 'GingerNutz: The Jungle Memoir of a Model Orangutan.' Michael Roberts and Grace Coddington will sign.
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/1/2017
It’s Labor Day weekend, the last big travel weekend of the summer. We thought we’d celebrate with a few photographs from the second volume of Christopher Herwig’s weird architecture blockbuster, Soviet Bus Stops.
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/31/2017
“Kitty was a woman’s woman, a man’s woman or everybody’s woman. She was wild.” Reproduced from X-rated: Adult Movie Posters of the 60s and 70s, the sexy new retro crowd-pleaser from Reel Art Press, this poster is one of 350 advertisements for golden-age bondage, swinging, swapping, free love, lesbian sex, orgies, and much, much more!
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/29/2017
From relative blockbusters like Faster, Pussycat! Kill Kill, Debbie Does Dallas and Deep Throat to lesser-known films like Flesh and Lace: The Story of Strippers, Dice Shooters and Fiends………..Gone Wild and Appetites (1973, pictured), the posters gathered here tell the story of the golden age of “adult films”—before the internet, the Playboy Channel, HBO and even VHS.
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/28/2017
One of the most important books on our list, ever, MoMA’s superb overview, Bauhaus: 1919–1933, Workshops for Modernity, is the definitive volume on the subject and a must-have for any and every art, photography or design bookshelf. Featured image is Lucia Moholy's "Untitled (Edith Tschichold)" (1925-26).
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/27/2017
Thursday, August 31, from 7-10 PM, Reel Art Press, ARTBOOK | D.A.P. and Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles invite you to the West Coast book launch of X-rated: Adult Movie Posters of the 60s and 70s. Editor Tony Nourmand will sign copies.
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/24/2017
“KAWSBOB 3” (2007) is reproduced from KAWS: Where the End Starts, published to accompany MAM Fort Worth's recent exhibition. An impressive piece of bookmaking with three-piece binding of cloth, leather and paper over board, impeccable reproductions and illuminating texts, this volume sold out upon release when it first came out. We are delighted to have a new shipment in stock for the fall season.
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/23/2017
“Looking at KAWS’s paintings is to witness someone who very naturally approaches cartoons and abstraction as symbiotic languages of visual tropes. This is not a simple mixing of the cartoon figure with the abstract, but a blurring of the two, bringing to light the abstract nature of cartoons, as well as the figural possibilities of abstraction..." - Michael Auping, KAWS: Where the End Starts “
SHARON GALLAGHER | DATE 8/22/2017
Saturday, August 26th, 2017, 4 - 6pm Book Launch for So Many Olympic Exertions published by Kaya Press. The event will feature a reading by Anelise Chen as well as a reading by Jarett Kobek from his new novel The Future Won't Be Long (Viking).
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This weekend, the world lost jazz and civil rights champion Nat Hentoff, one of the greatest and most passionate music journalists of all time. In memoriam, we are honored to present Hentoff's eloquently direct text, 'Jazz Festivals and the Changing of America,' from 'Jim Marshall: Jazz Festival' by Reel Art Press.
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Last week, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Metropolis Books launched the SOM THINKERS series with 'The Future of the Skyscraper,' featuring texts by Bruce Sterling, Tom Vanderbilt, Matthew Yglesias, Diana Lind, Will Self, Emily Badger, Dickson Despommier and Philip Nobel, whose Introduction is excerpted here.