CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/31/2017
“Most of these small freely fantastical sheets were produced in a quiet, remote corner of the house during the years when I was despised. They were given to friends for safekeeping; they could not be seen by eyes foreign to art." – Emil Nolde
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/30/2017
"Staten Island was a perfect place for me at the time. There was no one looking over my shoulder, nobody to impress, no galleries, no art museums, no hipsters, no deadlines." - Christine Osinski
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/29/2017
A plastic pig, fingerless gloves, a cooler and a teething ring are just some of the objects that show up in the Lost and Found at New York City’s High Line elevated park. See these in Mark Dion’s playful 48-page, 4.5 x 7 inch High Line: A Field Guide and Handbook.
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/28/2017
“In Buffalo, while still in art school, Cindy Sherman sat down in a photo booth and gave the camera a look. She came up under Lucille Ball’s face so successfully that her own face subsided. Most people her age were swimming in another direction, preferring the pond of their own individual non-conformity. Hers was a different, though still contrary position: in short, the negative of your negative is my Lucy...”
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/27/2017
“In Fred Sandback’s hands a line becomes a sculpture that has the ability to retune perceptions. Once in the world, each of his works operates profoundly in the present.… Sandback’s sculptures cannot be reduced, cannot be pared back; there is nothing extraneous. In each instance, you are invited to make the sculpture your own. Each work defies documentation.” - Lisa Le Feuvre
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/26/2017
“Untitled (Dali/Dear David Smith/Barbra Streisand)” (1974) is reproduced from Matthew Marks’ new Ray Johnson monograph. Featuring work from the ’60s through the ’90s, a selection of well-chosen archival photographs and a personal essay by Brad Gooch, this small but rich volume tells the story of “an obsessive patternmaker in his life and work … forever scrambling the two. All the elements were present from the start: the witty eye, the textural jump-cutting, the nonchalant flirting with oblivion.” Get it while it’s hot.
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/25/2017
“So when the 1960s came along I was feeling split, schizophrenic. The war, what was happening to America, the brutality of the world. What kind of man am I, sitting at home, reading magazines, going into a frustrated fury about everything—and then going into my studio to adjust a red to a blue?”
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/24/2017
“I don’t think Philip Guston thought he was going to stop Richard Nixon. But I think he understood something about Richard Nixon. And I think he also said that these were the things that drove him crazy since he was a teenager—from the Scottsboro Boys to the Klan to the Holocaust. And I hope there is someone else working away in their studio who’s going to show us something similar that I don’t understand yet about what’s going on.” - Katy Siegel
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/23/2017
Tom Bianchi's 'Fire Island Pines' documents what Edmund White called "one version of gay happiness: an earthly paradise where handsome men love one another on white sands under an eternally cloudless sky."
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/22/2017
“I took my camera to the Pines and started making photographs of our life there. In those days, many of us with Pines beach houses and jobs in New York felt the need to lie about where we’d gotten our tans. “I was at the beach on Long Island,” gave us about 120 miles of heterosexual beach as cover.” - Tom Bianchi, 2013
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/21/2017
“I’d lay the instant Polaroids out for everyone to see as I made them. At first I shot the subjects without an identity to ensure anonymity for those who needed it, focusing on atmosphere. As time passed, friends became comfortable with the smiles on their faces being recorded.” - Tom Bianchi
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/21/2017
Sunday, August 6, from 11AM - 1PM, the Book & Printed Matter Lab at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles presents a reading group discussion of Yasunari Kawabata’s ‘The Master of Go.’ Selected by Takesada Matsutan; discussion to be led by ARTBOOK's Brigitte Nicole Grice.
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/21/2017
Sunday, August 27 from 11AM - 1PM, the Book & Printed Matter Lab at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles presents a reading group discussion of Pierre Guyotat’s ‘In the Deep’ inspired by Paul McCarthy and his current exhibition. ARTBOOK's Brigitte Nicole Grice will lead the discussion.
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/20/2017
Margaret Hooks’ page-turner of a biography is back in print at last. “They used their own names, refusing to pose as a married couple, and no-one in hotels or elsewhere questioned why Tina Modotti and Edward Weston were living together or sharing a room. The dreaded Ku Klux Klan would not bother them here… Tina and Edward were also thrilled that Prohibition stopped at the Rio Grande…"
ALLIE PISARRO-GRANT | DATE 7/19/2017
Many creative types are familiar with the Soviet-chic London publishing house FUEL through their best-selling 'Russian Criminal Tattoo' series. Allie Pisarro-Grant takes us on a picnic inspired by FUEL's charming and strange 'CCCP COOK BOOK: True Stories of Soviet Cuisine.'
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/19/2017
"Suppose there is a leaf of a tree. When we see the tree, the leaf is a part of it. However, if we see it as a leaf, it becomes the whole..." - Jiro Takamatsu
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/18/2017
“I want to see what happens within the realm of art always in relation to reality,” Japanese artist Jiro Takamatsu wrote in 1977. “I want to see other artists’ works while making my own work. I want to see as directly as possible artistic inspirations from realities, artistic transformations of realities that happen around art..." Compound (1972/2015) is reproduced from the beautiful new monograph from Inventory Press and Kayne Griffin Corcoran.
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/17/2017
“It is only by working on a handloom that one has enough room to play, to develop an idea from one experiment to the next, until there is enough clarity and specification about the model for it to be handed over to industry for mechanical production.” Gunta Stözl, 1927. Read more in this new publication celebrating the Bauhaus's upcoming 2019 centennial.
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/16/2017
"Conceived as ‘laboratories for industry,’ the workshops were places for addressing urgent questions in modern society... From this field of tension, the Bauhaus attempted to redefine craft as a utopia, but also in convergence and/or coexistence with industrial culture.” - Regina Bittner, Craft Becomes Modern: The Bauhaus in the Making
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/15/2017
Born in Burkina Faso and educated in Berlin, architect Francis Kéré became one of the world’s most respected architects practically overnight when he returned to Sub-Saharan Africa in to build a 2001 primary school complex in Gando, his home village. Many additional local projects followed, including this surgical clinic and health center in Léo, 2014.
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/13/2017
Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb: Slant Rhymes, is the couple’s new book of paired photographs made over the course of thirty years. “For some thirty years, we keep pouring words and images into the space between us, trying to fill it up,” Norris Webb writes. Webb writes, “Is this our beautiful and impossible task?”
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/12/2017
Today, we celebrate the centennial of American painter Andrew Wyeth’s birthday with “Christina’s World” (1948), one of twelve works included in the USPS’s new set of Andrew Wyeth Forever Stamps. “I know people like to make me the American painter of the American scene. But I’m no more that than the man in the moon. I’ve created my own world the way I want it.”
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/11/2017
Friday, July 14, Adam Bartos, Susan Howe, Michael Almereyda and Ben Lerner will appear on a Metrograph panel celebrating 'Studio: Remembering Chris Marker' following a screening. Book signing to follow.
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/10/2017
“His paintings speak of the torment of the loner, the distress of the seeker beset by visions, the pain and despair of the sick, and the sorrow of the hopeless. Schiele manages to elevate subjective emotion to the level of universal truth.” - Rudolph Leopold
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