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Alexis Rockman

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Alexis Rockman: New Mexico Field Drawings

Preface by Irene Hofmann. Text by Lucy Lippard.

Pbk, 7 x 11 in. / 72 pgs / 76 color. | 6/12/2018 | In stock
ISBN 9780985660260 | $35.00


     

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Alexis Rockman: Wallace's Line

Foreword by Jean-Christophe Castelli.

Clth, 10 x 11.75 in. / 75 pgs / 29 color / 1 duotone. | 7/24/2018 | In stock
ISBN 9780979793677 | $100.00


Alexis Rockman: Drawings from Life of Pi

Interview by Jean-Christophe Castelli.

Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 116 pgs / 62 color. | 4/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9780942324778 | $18.00


Alexis Rockman: Manifest Destiny

Hardcover, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 32 pgs / 26 color / 11 bw. | 6/15/2005 | In stock
ISBN 9780872731516 | $25.00


  

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Alexis Rockman: The Weight of Air

Edited by Michael Rush. Text by Helen Molesworth, Brett Litman.

Clth, 7.25 x 10.25 in. / 135 pgs / 50 col. | 2/1/2009 | Not available
ISBN 9780976159360 | $45.00


Alexis Rockman: New Mexico Field DrawingsAlexis Rockman: New Mexico Field Drawings

Published by SITE Santa Fe.
Preface by Irene Hofmann. Text by Lucy Lippard.

New Mexico Field Drawings is the outcome of a 2017 residency by New York–based artist Alexis Rockman (born 1962) at SITE Santa Fe, and accompanies a 2017–18 presentation of the work at SITE Santa Fe.



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Alexis Rockman: Wallace's LineAlexis Rockman: Wallace's Line

Published by Baldwin Gallery.
Foreword by Jean-Christophe Castelli.

In this book, published in a limited edition of 750 copies, the acclaimed New York–based painter Alexis Rockman (born 1962) celebrates the life, ideas and influence of a forgotten founder of the theory of evolution, the Welsh scientist Arthur Russel Wallace, through a series of incandescent and brilliantly executed paintings and watercolors. The eponymous "line" refers to a demarcation between the fauna of Australia and Asia, and Rockman's paintings abound with these animals that struggle for survival on either line of that border. The works are reproduced in the reference style of Victorian explorers' folios, evoking the excitement those adventurers inspired in the popular imagination; likewise reflecting the world of its subject, the cover features a splendid Victorian-style printed gilt cover with marbled endpapers on the inside.



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Baldwin Gallery

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Alexis Rockman: Drawings from Life of PiAlexis Rockman: Drawings from Life of Pi

Published by The Drawing Center.
Interview by Jean-Christophe Castelli.

Alexis Rockman’s watercolor drawings were the first stage in the development of the fantastical, imaginary world of Life of Pi, the 2012 feature film directed by Ang Lee. Lee sought out Rockman’s vision as an artist with a specific commitment to hand drawing to bring a human scale to the project--a sense of the material and the fortuitous that would come, for example, from the random bloom of watercolor pigment on paper. Though most artistic contributions to cinema are dependent on photo-realism or cartoonlike illustration, Rockman’s images are fluid, intimate and dynamic in a way that only drawing can capture. This publication accompanies The Drawing Center’s exhibition, providing a unique opportunity to explore the relationship between visual art--specifically drawing--and commercial filmmaking. More than 60 color reproductions are featured, alongside an interview with the artist by Jean-Christophe Castelli.

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The Drawing Center

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Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 116 pgs / 62 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2014 p. 134   

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Alexis Rockman: The Weight of AirAlexis Rockman: The Weight of Air

Published by The Rose Art Museum.
Edited by Michael Rush. Text by Helen Molesworth, Brett Litman.

Disturbingly majestic hurricanes, wind-energy fields, tornadoes, landslides, waterspouts, melting glaciers, forest fires and newly mutant species are some of the subjects of Alexis Rockman's deeply hued and intricately crafted works on paper. Surreal and deeply critical of man's destructive relationship to the environment, the primary works collected in this volume, published to accompany Rockman's first major large-scale museum exhibition in the United States, were all made since 2005. With echoes of J.M.W. Turner, Winslow Homer, Charles Burchfield and Rockman's own inimitable realism, the works surge with a power and flow of color that announces a new direction for this remarkable artist, who has been praised as much for his figurative exactitude as for his wildly imaginative take on what is considered the real. Essays are by the Rose Art Museum's Michael Rush and the Harvard University Art Museums' Helen Molesworth; the artist interview is by Brett Littman of The Drawing Center in New York.

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The Rose Art Museum

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Clth, 7.25 x 10.25 in. / 135 pgs / 50 col.

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Catalog: SPRING 2009 p. 100   

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Alexis Rockman: Manifest DestinyAlexis Rockman: Manifest Destiny

Published by Gorney Bravin + Lee/Brooklyn Museum.

Alexis Rockman's Manifest Destiny translates into haunting yet inspiring simplicity the environmental crisis of global warming. In conjunction with the opening of the Brooklyn Museum's new entrance pavilion in April 2004, the distinguished American artist Rockman (born 1962) was commissioned to paint a visionary 8-by-24-foot mural about the distant future boroughs. Rockman's project suggests what geological, botanical and zoological changes might transpire in the ecosystem of the area thousands or even millions of years ahead. Believing that the past provides clues to the future, Rockman drew from the museum's historical paintings collection for source material, including such works as Albert Bierstadt's A Storm in the Rocky Mountains, Mt. Rosalie (1866), a monumental Hudson River School landscape. The artist is also not without humor--humans may have drowned Brooklyn, but the world survives, and here and there, life's indomitable spirit prevails. On top of a floating oil drum, its antennae rapt with attention, is that ineradicable symbol of eternity--the cockroach. This book looks at preliminary drawings and research by the artist for Manifest Destiny and contains a full-color foldout image of the mural.

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Gorney Bravin + Lee/Brooklyn Museum

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Hardcover, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 32 pgs / 26 color / 11 bw.

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