Published by The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Edited by Paul Nesbitt. Text by David Anfam, Philip Larratt-Smith, Paul Nesbitt.
In 1967 Philip Guston (1913–80) left New York City for Woodstock, where—abandoning the Abstract Expressionism of the previous decades—he revisited the figurative imagery of his youth. Cartoonlike in quality, these paintings began to incorporate motifs familiar to him since childhood, from the hooded figures of the Ku Klux Klan to everyday objects such as lightbulbs, shoes and cigarettes. When these paintings were shown for the first time in 1970, they proved highly controversial but soon gained critical recognition and are now widely regarded as some of the most compelling and influential works of the late twentieth century. Published from the acclaimed exhibition Philip Guston: Late Paintings held at Inverleith House, Edinburgh (which was featured in Artforum's top 100 exhibitions of 2012), this handsome volume includes installation views, color plates, an illustrated interview, essays and additional plates in both color and black and white.
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 12 x 13 in. / 60 pgs / 33 color / 2 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 9/29/2015 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2015 p. 135
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9781906129903TRADE List Price: $40.00 CDN $50.00
Published by Damiani. Edited by Julie Sylvester. Foreword by Eugenio Lopez Alonso. Preface by Patrick Charpenel. Text by Philip Larratt-Smith.
This book accompanies the much-anticipated 2014 exhibition Cy Twombly: Paradise, at Museo Jumex in Mexico City--the first time a comprehensive exhibition of the American artist's work has been mounted in Latin America. The exhibition and book include works on paper, paintings and sculpture that span Twombly's career, from early works of the 1950s to the Camino Real series of paintings that he completed shortly before his death in 2011. The book includes 57 works of art, along with double-page, full-bleed detail photographs that capture Twombly's dramatic gestural style and lush palette. An essay by curator and author Philip Larratt-Smith contextualizes the works and this monumental exhibition. In his essay, Larratt-Smith considers the abiding presence of Roman and Greek mythology in Twombly's art: "For Twombly, the myths of antiquity are dreams and mirrors. Mythical characters are archetypes, and the sequence of events follows an oneiric logic that is intuitively convincing even when irreducible to reason. Twombly finds his own passions reflected in the external patterns of myth; the mirroring effect between aesthetic experience and psychic response is profound and generative. His works are never literary depictions of a myth, though myth may suggestively open the work up to narrative. Myth permits emotional expressivity without disclosing biographical origins and, conversely, provides an objective correlative to the realm of sexuality and fantasy."
Published by Hauser & Wirth Publishers. Edited by Philip Larratt-Smith.
Bruce Nauman (born 1941) emerged in the late 1960s Los Angeles art scene, as part of a generation of artists who dramatically expanded the possibilities of sculpture and performance. His emergence also coincided with the ascent of gestalt psychology, behaviorism and philosophers following in the wake of Wittgenstein’s philosophies of language. Nauman’s work is thus deeply literate and steeped in the history of psychology--particularly Freud’s work on puns and slips of the tongue, in The Psychopathology of Everyday Life, work that Nauman has explored in numerous language pieces using oxymorons, puns and Spoonerisms. Bruce Nauman: Mindfuck is the first publication to look at this celebrated artist’s work in performance, drawing, video, printmaking and neon installation, in the light of its relationship to psychology.
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 7 x 9.5 in. / 128 pgs / 9 color / 60 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 4/30/2013 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2013 p. 111
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783952363027TRADE List Price: $45.00 CDN $60.00
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Published by Fundación Eduardo F. Costantini. Edited with text by Philip Larratt-Smith, Frances Morris.
Obsesión Infinita accompanies the first Latin American retrospective of Yayoi Kusama (born 1929), a massive survey of more than 100 works created between 1950 and 2013. It includes her abstract paintings of the 1950s, made just prior to her move to New York in 1957; the "soft sculptures" that followed her move, and her friendships with Donald Judd, Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg and Joseph Cornell; and the famous happenings of the late 60s. It was in these years that Kusama became known as "the Polka Dot Princess," for her obsessive use of polka dots in installations and performances. In 1973 she returned to Japan, and in 1977 settled voluntarily in a psychiatric clinic where she has continued to make performances and installations. Alongside color reproductions, this volume includes archival photographs of Kusama performances and portraits of the artist from the many periods of her career.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 9.25 x 10.75 in. / 232 pgs / 94 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 11/30/2013 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2014 p. 129
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9789871271504TRADE List Price: $55.00 CDN $65.00
Published by Violette Editions. Edited by Philip Larratt-Smith. Text by Louise Bourgeois, Elisabeth Bronfen, Donald Kuspit, Juliet Mitchell, Mignon Nixon, Paul Verhaeghe with Julie de Ganck, Meg Harris Williams.
Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) invented a new kind of language for sculpture--a language that was essentially psychoanalytic, uniquely capable of expressing oedipal struggle, ominous forces of repression, sexual symbolism and material uncanniness. Famed for some of the twentieth century’s most enduring works, such as “The Destruction of the Father” (1974), “Arch of Hysteria” (1993) and “Maman” (1999), Bourgeois also disseminated her influence through her writings, collected in the 1998 volume Destruction of the Father/Reconstruction of the Father: Writings 1927–1997--originally published by Robert Violette, also the publisher of this new deluxe writings-cum-monograph two-volume set. Louise Bourgeois: The Return of the Repressed highlights the enduring presence of psychoanalysis as a motivational force and a site of exploration in the artist’s life and work. Selected and edited by Philip Larratt-Smith (Bourgeois’ literary archivist), and contextualized with eight extensive scholarly essays, this collection of approximately 80 previously unpublished writings spans some six decades of the artist’s production. The second volume in this gorgeous slipcased set is an impressive, up-to-date Bourgeois monograph that details works made right up until the artist’s death in 2010. Together, the two volumes comprise the most complete portrait of the life, work and thought of this seminal figure.
Published by Steidl/Hauser & Wirth. Text by Philip Larratt-Smith.
Bird is the culmination of Roni Horn's long-running photographic series of taxidermied Icelandic wildfowl. Photographed at close range against white backgrounds which recall conventional studio portraiture, the birds are viewed from behind, abstracting their varied physiognomies and markings into inscrutable shapes and patterns. Despite the title's singularity, the birds in this series are presented as diptychs in order to compare and contrast different species. This gesture of doubling-as an aesthetic and conceptual strategy-has been a consistent motif for Horn since 1980, serving to invite careful scrutiny from the viewer. Horn's images are accompanied by a text from writer and curator Philip Larratt-Smith. In place of the usual catalogue essay, Larratt-Smith has compiled an extended series of quotes and anecdotes from film, literature, photographers' monographs and Horn's own writings. Roni Horn was born in 1955 in New York, where she continues to live and work. Since earning her MFA from Yale University in 1978, she has shown her sculptures, installations and photographs extensively throughout the world. She has had solo exhibitions at the Dia Center for the Arts, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and her work will be the subject of a major retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2009.
Published by Charta. Text by Richard Milazzo, Andrew McCarron. Interview by Philip Larrat-Smith.
Peter Nadin has shown no work since 1992. His last exhibition came after 16 years of critical and commercial success, with works going to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Yale University Art Gallery and many museums across Western Europe. Nadin stopped exhibiting in order to "unlearn how to make art." The past decade and a half has been marked by a very private artistic productivity on the farm he owns with his wife in the Catskill Mountains. Old Field Farm boasts 150 acres of forest, pasture for goats, chickens, hogs and wild bees and vegetable and fruit gardens. The paintings and sculptures included in First Marks involve a process intimately linked to the farm, its animals, vegetation and surrounding environs. Drawing on the farm's available sensory stimuli, Nadin makes marks on linen using such materials as honey, wax, bee propolis, black walnut, elderberry, chicken eggs and cashmere wool. The 76 paintings and sculptures in First Marks represent an artistic process nearly 15 years in the making, a process that boldly reduces art to its simplest premises. Peter Nadin teaches classes on the relationship between cognitive science and art at Cooper Union, New York.
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 12 x 9.5 in. / 264 pgs / 125 color/ 80 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 9/1/2007 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2007 p. 144
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881586493TRADE List Price: $80.00 CDN $95.00