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DATE 6/26/2017

At last: the first major American survey of Joe Bradley

DATE 6/26/2017

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DATE 6/25/2017

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DATE 6/24/2017

CELEBRATE LGBT PRIDE!

DATE 6/23/2017

LGBT San Francisco talk and signing at BGSQD

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DATE 6/21/2017

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DATE 6/19/2017

Celebrate Harvey MIlk and 'LGBT: San Francisco'

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DATE 6/8/2017

Gay Pride!

DATE 6/8/2017

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DATE 6/7/2017

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DATE 5/31/2017

A book that is all too relevant today, perfectly made and releasing next week.

DATE 5/29/2017

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DATE 5/28/2017

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One and One Is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers

DATE 5/26/2017

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EX LIBRIS

Ex Libris: Doug Aitken

DATE 9/8/2009

Doug Aitken remains one of the coolest artists of his generation, the consummate LA hippie-doer. When I contacted him late in the day on one of the last days of summer, asking if he might be able to put together a list of the ten most essential art or reading books in his library by, say, the end of the fall season, he replied from his i-phone within minutes, citing the deeply intriguing group here and adding a very key eleventh book for good measure. When asked how many books he held in his personal library, Aitken replied, “It always changes because I give them away to friends and strangers.” When queried about the first book he ever remembered acquiring for his personal library, he answered, “A copy of Andy Warhol’s Index in destroyed condition.” That would be the 1967 edition… Nice.

1. Democracy by Joan Didion, Simon & Schuster, 1984

2. Vandalism edited by Colin Ward, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1973 edition

3. Waiting for the Sun: The Story of the Los Angeles Music Scene by Barney Hoskyns, Viking, 1996

4. Vineland by Thomas Pynchon, Penguin Classics, 1997

5. The Last Tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald

6. Semina Culture: Wallace Berman & His Circle edited by Michael Duncan and Kristine McKenna, D.A.P./Santa Monica Museum of Art, 2005

7. Right On: A Documentary on Student Protest by Maryl Levine and John Naisbitt, Bantam Books, 1970 edition

8. Dog Soldiers by Robert Stone, 1974 edition

9. Critique of Cynical Reason by Peter Sloterdijk, University of Minnesota Press, 1988

10. Stones Touring Party: Journey Through America with the Rolling Stones by Robert Greenfield, M Joseph, 1974 edition

And: Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan by Rem Koolhaas, Monacelli, 1997

EX LIBRIS: Doug Aitken
EX LIBRIS: Doug Aitken
EX LIBRIS: Doug Aitken
EX LIBRIS: Doug Aitken
EX LIBRIS: Doug Aitken
EX LIBRIS: Doug Aitken
EX LIBRIS: Doug Aitken
EX LIBRIS: Doug Aitken
EX LIBRIS: Doug Aitken

Los Angeles-based Doug Aitken is one of the most important artists of the 90s generation. His work in multi-screen video and photographic installation has literally changed the artistic landscape, incorporating architecture, film and sound in new and challenging ways. Aitken has also become one of the last decade's most incisive interviewers of other artists, filmmakers and architects, as his many books and magazine articles attest. 


Broken Screen: Expanding The Image, Breaking The Narrative

Broken Screen: Expanding The Image, Breaking The Narrative Edited by Noel Daniel. Broken Screen is comprised of informal conversations between artist Doug Aitken and a roster of 26 carefully chosen artists, filmmakers, designers and architects. Part guidebook and part manifesto, the book takes a fresh look at >>more
D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.
ISBN 9781933045269
US $40.00 CAN $50.00 TRADE
Paperback, 7 x 9.5 in. / 288 pgs / 310 color / 65 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/15/2005


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