DATE 10/26/2016

William Eggleston: The Democratic Forest, Selected Works

DATE 10/25/2016

Kerry James Marshall: Look See

DATE 10/24/2016

Picasso Portraits, Lee Miller

DATE 10/23/2016

Kerry James Marshall is one of T Magazine's 'Greats'

DATE 10/22/2016

'The Greats' — William Eggleston on the Cover of T Magazine

DATE 10/21/2016

Four Generations: The Joyner Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art, Shinique Smith

DATE 10/20/2016

'Never Built New York' Authors Talk and Sign at Hennessey & Ingalls!

DATE 10/20/2016

Four Generations: The Joyner Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art, Norman Lewis

DATE 10/19/2016


DATE 10/19/2016

Mary Heilmann Launch & Signing at 192 Books

DATE 10/19/2016

The Moon 1968–1972

DATE 10/19/2016

Four Generations: The Joyner Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art, Mark Bradford

DATE 10/18/2016

The Moon 1968–1972

DATE 10/17/2016

The Moon 1968–1972

DATE 10/16/2016

Anthony Hernandez

DATE 10/15/2016

Anthony Hernandez, Early Work

DATE 10/15/2016

Rare William Eggleston Signing at The Strand

DATE 10/14/2016

Anthony Hernandez, Everything paper bag

DATE 10/14/2016

Anthony Hernandez Launch at Spaces Corners at ICP Museum

DATE 10/13/2016

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Theaters

DATE 10/13/2016

Jazz at Lincoln Center Launches 'Jim Marshall: Jazz Festival'

DATE 10/13/2016

Congratulations Bob Dylan, Winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature

DATE 10/12/2016

Come to the 2016 ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1 Stoop Sale!

DATE 10/12/2016

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Theaters

DATE 10/11/2016

Never Built New York, Diller Scofidio + Renfro

DATE 10/10/2016

Never Built New York, Venturi, Scott Brown

DATE 10/9/2016

Never Built New York, Coney Island Globe

DATE 10/8/2016

One of the best museum shows in New York this season: Agnes Martin at the Guggenheim

DATE 10/7/2016

Out-of-this-world-beautiful: Agnes Martin at the Guggenheim

DATE 10/6/2016

Ed Ruscha: Ribbon Words, Okla.

DATE 10/5/2016

Ed Ruscha: Ribbon Words, Hollywood

DATE 10/4/2016

Barnett Newman: Drawings and Prints

DATE 10/4/2016

Double, Double Toil and Trouble; Fire Burn and Caldron Bubble

DATE 10/4/2016

Landon Nordeman and Stella Bugbee Launch 'Out of Fashion' at Rizzoli

DATE 10/3/2016

Wallace Berman: American Aleph, Verifax Collage Multicolor Shuffle Neil Young

DATE 10/2/2016

ARCANA presents Anthony Hernandez in conversation with Thomas Demand

DATE 10/2/2016

Etel Adnan: The Weight of the World

DATE 10/1/2016

Berenice Abbott: Paris Portraits 1925–1930, Eugene Atget

DATE 9/30/2016

Berenice Abbott: Paris Portraits 1925–1930, Violette Murat

DATE 9/29/2016

Darin Mickey Death Takes a Holiday Launch at Spaces Corners at ICP Museum

DATE 9/29/2016

Silent Beaches, Untold Stories: New York City's Forgotten Waterfront, North Brother Island

DATE 9/29/2016

Elizabeth Albert Launches 'Silent Beaches: Untold Stories' at Greenlight

DATE 9/28/2016

Randi Malkin Steinberger Signing at ARCANA

DATE 9/28/2016

Silent Beaches, Untold Stories: New York City's Forgotten Waterfront

DATE 9/27/2016

Jim Marshall: Jazz Festival

DATE 9/26/2016

Jim Marshall: Jazz Festival

DATE 9/26/2016

Hollywood and the Ivy Look

DATE 9/25/2016

Anthony Hernandez, Forever

DATE 9/24/2016

Anthony Hernandez, Landscape for the Homeless

DATE 9/23/2016

Anthony Hernandez, Los Angeles #2

DATE 9/23/2016

Shakespeare and Company Video: 'Tumbleweeds' Through the Years


Ex Libris: Mike Slack

DATE 2/16/2010

Ten small, mostly affordable art books to which my initial reaction was something like: "I'm not sure if I understand what this is, but I love it and I must own it at once!"

1. Ron Jude: Alpine Star (A-Jump Books, 2006)

WTF?: An odd selection of B&W photographs from a small-town newspaper, appropriated & edited by Ron Jude (and reproduced with stochastic printing) into something funnier and more cryptic than the original pictures were ever meant to suggest.

2. Sol Lewitt: Isometric Drawings (Paula Cooper Gallery, 1982)

Eye candy: Bold black lines on stark white paper, depicting a sequence of simple (but just slightly incorrect?) geometric forms - pure math with a quirky 'personality.'

3. Paul Kooiker: Room Service (Van Zoetendaal Gallery, 2008)

Guilty pleasure: Faceless women in various stages of undress, photographed in libraries, offices and bookshops, re-printed here rather garishly.

4. Jim Shaw: Dreams (Smart Art Press, 1995)

An old favorite: The vast, mind-boggling collection of Jim Shaw's masterfully executed 'dream drawings,' accompanied by his equally uncanny textual descriptions.

5. Vanessa van Dam & Martine Stig: Any Resemblance to Existing Persons in Purely Coincidental: Stories: Stories of Mr. Wood (Revolver, 2006)

Chance encounters: A kind of large-scale photographic 'scavenger hunt' in which the exact same set of detailed instructions were followed in Bombay, and then again in Los Angeles, over the course of ten days, to produce two completely different pictorial 'narratives.' (The instructions are repeated at the end of the book to encourage the reader to create his/her own story.)

6. Terry Winters: Filters in Stock (38th Street Publishers, 2008)

More eye candy: A small notebook of messy, hand-sketched squiggles and patterns, made with chalk or pencil on paper. (Sort of an intimate counterpart to the Sol Lewitt title mentioned above.)

7. Gerhard Richter: Wald (Walther Konig, 2009)

Yes, another Richter book...: An absorbing, self-contained 'system' of photographs (of a dense forest in Cologne) and words (from a forestry magazine, randomly shuffled by a computer program) arranged throughout the book's pages "according to strict parameters" to generate an ingenious ebb and flow of image and text. One of his best books.

8. Richard Hell & Christopher Wool: Psychopts (JMc & GHB, 2008)

Words as pictures: A playful collaboration in which pairs of similar printed/typeset words and phrases have been overlapped, blurring their meanings and sparking new connotations, often to humorous effect. (I'm an addict of word games, word puzzles, books, dictionaries...)

9. Melissa Dubbin & Aaron Davidson: Fallen Books (onestar press, 2009)

Another book about books: Books and bookcases that have been toppled by earthquakes (mostly photographed by librarians), with pages color-coded throughout to indicate the degree of seismic activity that caused the disarray.

10. Michael Schmelling, The Plan (J&L Books, 2009)

Yikes!: Nearly 500 photographs of the stifling, cramped domestic interiors of 'compulsive hoarders.' Printed in b & w on cheap newsprint, it feels like a little phone book and is almost impossible to view without getting ink all over your fingers--a perfect combo of subject matter and materials.

EX LIBRIS: Mike Slack
EX LIBRIS: Mike Slack
EX LIBRIS: Mike Slack
EX LIBRIS: Mike Slack
EX LIBRIS: Mike Slack
EX LIBRIS: Mike Slack
EX LIBRIS: Mike Slack
EX LIBRIS: Mike Slack
EX LIBRIS: Mike Slack

Mike Slack is the author of Ok Ok Ok (2002), Scorpio (2006) and Pyramids (2009). He is also co-publisher (with Tricia Gabriel) of The Ice Plant ( He lives and works in Los Angeles.

Mike Slack: Pyramids

Mike Slack: Pyramids Mike Slack’s Pyramids builds on the striking Polaroid aesthetic of his previous books, Ok Ok Ok (2002) and Scorpio (2006), rounding out a trilogy of stand-alone volumes that together contain 123 pictures. This collection records >>more
The Ice Plant
ISBN 9780982365311
US $30.00 CAN $35.00 TRADE
Clth, 7 x 9 in. / 80 pgs / 41 color.
Pub Date: 11/30/2009


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