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JR & José Parlá: Wrinkles of the City, Havana, Cuba
Hbk, 11.75 x 11.75 in. / 160 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 10/31/2012 | In stock
ISBN 9788862082501 | $49.95
José Parlá: In Medias Res
Hbk, 10 x 11.5 in. / 256 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 11/30/2014 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788862083621 | $60.00
José Parlá: Walls, Diaries, and Paintings
Hbk, 11.5 x 9.75 in. / 188 pg / 120 color. | 5/31/2011 | Not available
ISBN 9783775729772 | $55.00
Published by Damiani/Bryce Wolkowitz.
Text by Manon Slome, Greg Tate, Carlo McCormick, Michael Betancourt, Isolde Brielmaier, Lara Pan, Bryce Wolkowitz, Dieter Buchhart.
The art of José Parlá (born 1973) lies at the boundary between abstraction and calligraphy. His practice originated in graffiti's experimental and collaborative approaches during the 1980s. Composed from layers of paint, gestural drawing and found ephemera, his work evokes the histories of urban environments. Using the backdrop of New York and many other towns, he recreates in paint what appear to be photo realist fragments of what he sees in the chaos of the metropolis and the history of our neighborhoods, showing how words, signs and marks come to mean more over time. These markings express Parlá's desire to articulate or divulge the passing of time, and to celebrate the symphony of diversity, both incongruous and harmonious, that surrounds us. In Medias Res concentrates on the portion of Parlá's work that stems from his experiences of living and traveling in various countries--his time in Puerto Rico, his childhood in South Florida in the 1980s, extended journeys throughout the southern United States and Central America in the 1990s and, most recently, his travels throughout Europe and Asia. Spanning painting, watercolor, photography and sculpture, this volume shows Parlá at his most versatile and cosmopolitan.
Hardcover, 10 x 11.5 in. / 256 pgs / illustrated throughout.
PUB DATE 11/30/2014
CATALOG: FALL 2014 p. 128
ISBN 9788862083621 TRADE
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STATUS: Forthcoming | 11/30/2014
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Published by Damiani/Standard Press.
Text by Clara Astiasarán, Janet Batet, Michael Betancourt, Jeffrey Deitch.
Since 2004, the French artist JR has traveled the world flyposting colossal black-and-white portraits of ordinary citizens on the walls of city buildings. His most recent project, The Wrinkles of the City, began in Cartagena, Spain, where he photographed the city’s oldest inhabitants, imagining their wrinkles as metaphors of urban texture and history. He has subsequently reprised the project in Shanghai, China and Los Angeles. In May 2012, JR collaborates with American artist José Parlá on the latest iteration of The Wrinkles of the City: a huge mural installation in Havana, undertaken for the Havana Biennale, for which JR and Parlá photographed and recorded 25 senior citizens who had lived through the Cuban revolution, creating portraits which Parlá, who is of Cuban descent, interlaced with palimpsestic calligraphic writings and paintings. Parlá’s markings echo the distressed surfaces of the walls he inscribes, and offer commentary on the lives of Cuba’s elders; together, JR and Parlá’s murals marvelously animate a city whose walls are otherwise adorned only by images of its leaders. This volume features the portraits, short biographies of their subjects and photographs of their mural collaborations painted around Havana. A film documenting the project appears in 2013.
Based in Paris, JR exhibits freely in public sites in the cities around world. His projects include Portraits of a Generation (2004–2006), Face2Face (2007) and Women Are Heroes (2008). In 2011 he was awarded the TED Prize.
José Parlá studied painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, and the New World School of the arts in Miami, and lives and works in Brooklyn, new York. a recent project is a special commission for the Brooklyn Academy of Music. His most recent monograph is Walls, Diaries and Paintings (Hatje Cantz, 2011).
Hardcover, 11.75 x 11.75 in. / 160 pgs / illustrated throughout.
PUB DATE 10/31/2012
CATALOG: FALL 2012 p. 11
ISBN 9788862082501 TRADE
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Published by Hatje Cantz.
Text by Michael Betancourt, Isolde Brielmaier, Greg Tate.
José Parlá (born 1973) derives his art from the accretions and damage of city walls, and the record they supply of neighborhood character and local history. To these collectively authored public surfaces, Parlá brings a consciousness of art history, and the transformations of graffiti traditions dating back to ancient Rome by painters such as Twombly, Basquiat and Kiefer. His mixed media works sometimes employ fresco techniques and include acrylic, oil paints, plaster, posters used as collage, homemade inks and enamel spray paint. Parlá’s archeological works celebrate the chronicles of the urban fabric as a diary: he writes, “as my works evolved, be it paintings, signatures, or even the documentation of these early ephemeral artworks throughout city walls, the works took on the nature of personal journals based on empirical experiences.” This volume surveys his two-decade oeuvre.
Hardcover, 11.5 x 9.75 in. / 188 pg / 120 color.
PUB DATE 5/31/2011
Out of print
CATALOG: FALL 2011 p. 141
ISBN 9783775729772 TRADE
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STATUS: Out of print | 00/00/00
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