DATE 3/29/2018

'Ice Cream Headaches' launch event at Pilgrim Surf

DATE 3/16/2018

What is 'The Sausage of the Future'?

DATE 3/15/2018

The enigmatic, unreadable writings of Mirtha Dermisache

DATE 3/14/2018

Joyce J. Scott: "I skirt the borders between comedy, pathos, delight, and horror"

DATE 3/13/2018

Bringing boundless joy: Anna Zemánková

DATE 3/12/2018

Weird and beautiful: Anna Zemánková

DATE 3/11/2018

Singular, odd and inspiring: Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away

DATE 3/10/2018

Mojos, mandalas and divining tools: Chris Martin

DATE 3/10/2018

Subversive, even scandalous: Francis Picabia: Littérature

DATE 3/9/2018

Provocateurs of the human body in 'Klimt and Schiele: Drawings'

DATE 3/8/2018

Celebrate International Women's Day… 1975 to now!

DATE 3/7/2018

Celebrate Women's History Month with Marina Abramovic's rendition of 'The Ugly Duckling'

DATE 3/6/2018

René Magritte: The Revealing Image

DATE 3/6/2018

Watch the Video Trailer for "Johnny Cash at Folsom and San Quentin: Photographs by Jim Marshall"

DATE 3/5/2018

Private entertainments or public show? Frida Kahlo: Her Photos

DATE 3/5/2018

SOM to launch 'The Future of Public Space' at the Strand

DATE 3/5/2018

Chris Martin book launch at Spoonbill Studio

DATE 3/4/2018

Frida Kahlo's life in photographs

DATE 3/2/2018

Sheila Hicks: Knotting, wrapping, folding, twisting and stacking wool, linen, cotton and more

DATE 3/2/2018

The warp and weft of poetics in 'Sheila Hicks: Lifelines'

DATE 3/1/2018

Recommended Reading: Women's History Month

DATE 3/1/2018

Celebrate Women's History with brand new release, 'Sheila Hicks: Lifelines'

DATE 2/28/2018

In 'Ellen Gallagher: Accidental Records' radical aesthetic possibilities emerge from seismic cracks in the surface of things

DATE 2/28/2018

Robert Storr and Francesca Pietropaolo in conversation about 'Interviews on Art' at 192 Books

DATE 2/28/2018

Amy Sillman book event and 'Scarlet Street' screening at Metrograph

DATE 2/28/2018

'Entanglements: Plans and Accidents' at the Artbook @ MoMA PS1 Book Space

DATE 2/27/2018

Jack Whitten and the rock-bottom meaning of universality

DATE 2/27/2018

Brian Blomerth's 'XAK'S WAX' zine launch at MoMA PS1 Book Space

DATE 2/26/2018

Black History as told through 'Black Dolls'

DATE 2/25/2018

Unsentimental Wonder: Hilton Als on Alice Neel

DATE 2/24/2018

Boom boxes, break dancing and the Salsa King: Black History from Jamel Shabazz

DATE 2/23/2018

The meaning of color, both racial and painterly

DATE 2/23/2018

Readings in Criticism with 'unbag' at the MoMA PS1 Book Space

DATE 2/22/2018

Swept up by a feeling of awe: Shinique Smith in 'Four Generations'

DATE 2/20/2018

Celebrate 60 years of Gerald Holtom's Peace Symbol with 'Jim Marshall: Peace'

DATE 2/20/2018

Four Generations of 'Solidary & Solitary' work by artists of African descent

DATE 2/19/2018

Symbols that call us into being: 'Beyond Mammy, Jezebel & Sapphire'

DATE 2/19/2018

Reclaiming Images of Black Women in 'Beyond Mammy, Jezebel & Sapphire'

DATE 2/17/2018

Celebrate Black History with Mark Bradford

DATE 2/16/2018

Christian Wassmann book launch at Spoonbill Studio

DATE 2/16/2018

Dive Deeper into Black History with Recently Discovered African Studio Photographer Sory Sanlé

DATE 2/15/2018

Betye Saar: Uneasy Dancer

DATE 2/14/2018

Sweets for the Sweet: Valentine's Reading, 2018

DATE 2/14/2018

Ah, love… or at least seduction!

DATE 2/13/2018

Carolee Schneemann launch event at the MoMA PS1 Book Space

DATE 2/12/2018

Celebrate Black History with 'Dancehall'

DATE 2/11/2018

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Words Are All We Have

DATE 2/10/2018

Join ARTBOOK | D.A.P. at the 2018 ARLIS National Conference in New York!

DATE 2/10/2018

Celebrate Black History with Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series

DATE 2/9/2018

Black History told through the Collected Works of Gordon Parks

DATE 2/8/2018

Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family


Ex Libris: Herbert Pfostl

DATE 9/28/2009

Herbert Pfostl is a frequent visitor to our SoHo office as the buyer for the New Museum in New York. For our Ex Libris, he decided to contribute not one but two top ten selections: one of art monographs, and one of reading books.

1. Hans Prinzhorn: Bildnerei der Geisteskranken. "Beautifully reprinted by Springer Wien New York as a sober black hardcover design after the original first edition from 1922."

2. The Treasure Chests of Mnemosyne: Selected Texts on Memory Theory from Plato to Derrida, ed. Uwe Fleckner, with a picture essay by Sarkis (Verlag der Kunst, 1998).

3. Witacy: Metaphysical Portraits: Photographs 1910–1939, by Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz (Connewitzer Verlagsbuchhandlung Leipzig, 1997).

4. Carl Fredrik Hill: Ball Season in Sweden (Edition Blondal, 1994).

5. Robert Bresson: Cinematheque Monographs, ed. James Quandt (Cinematheque Ontario, 1999).

6. The Visions of Arnold Schonberg (Hatje Cantz, 2002).

7. Antonin Artaud: Works on Paper (The Museum of Modern Art, 1996).

8. Henry Darger: In the Realm of the Unreal, by John MacGregor (Delano Greenidge Editions, 2002).

9. Miroslav Tichy: Dedicated to The Women of Kyjov (Walther Konig, 2008).

10. The Dark Side of Nature: Science, Society and the Fantastic in the Work of Odilon Redon, by Barbara Larson (The Pennsylvania Press, 2005). And: Between Street and Mirror: The Drawings of James Ensor, ed. Catherine de Zegher (The Drawing Center, 2001).

...and readings: 1. Hans Jurgen von der Wense, Von Aas bis Luxuskraftwagen Werke 1/2 (Zweitausendeins, 2005).

2. Guido Ceronetti, The Silence of the Body: Materials for the Study of Medicine (FSG, 1993).

3. John Williams, Stoner (New York Review Books Classics, 2006).

4. Charles Olson, Call Me Ishmael (City Light Books, 1971).

5. Hans Henny Jahnn, Werke Jubilaumsausgabe (8 vols) (Hoffmann und Campe Verlag, 1994).

6. Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet (Exact Change, 2004).

7. Roberto Calasso, The Ruin of Kasch (Harvard University Press, 1994).

8. Maldoror and the Complete Works of the Comte de Lautréamont (Exact Change, 1994). 

9. Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West (Random House, 1985).

10. Michael Ondaatje, Coming Through Slaughter (Vintage International, 1996).

EX LIBRIS: Herbert Pfostl
EX LIBRIS: Herbert Pfostl
EX LIBRIS: Herbert Pfostl
EX LIBRIS: Herbert Pfostl
EX LIBRIS: Herbert Pfostl
EX LIBRIS: Herbert Pfostl
EX LIBRIS: Herbert Pfostl
EX LIBRIS: Herbert Pfostl
EX LIBRIS: Herbert Pfostl

Herbert Pfostl is the buyer for the bookstore at New York's New Museum, and is the author of Blind Pony Books and the Paper Graveyard.


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