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    Damiani/ Third Line

    Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Cosmic Geometry

    Born in 1924 in the ancient Persian city of Qazvin, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian spent her childhood in a grand old house replete with stained glass, wall paintings and nightingales. Coming of age during World War II, she left occupied Iran and audaciously set out for New York, where she was quickly absorbed into the city's thriving avant garde. In the decades to follow, during successive exiles in Tehran and New York, Farmanfarmaian developed an intuitive yet painstakingly crafted artistic practice in mirror mosaic and reverse-painted glass that weds the cosmic patterning of her Iranian heritage with the rhythms of modern Western geometric abstraction. This book is the first substantial survey of Farmanfarmaian's acclaimed geometric works, and features an in-depth interview by . . . . Hbk, 9.75 x 11.75 in. / 256 pgs / illustrated throughout.

    Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Karen Marta. Text by Nader Ardalan, Media Farzin, Eleanor Sims. Conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist.

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    Gregory R. Miller & Co./Aspen Art Press

    Mark Bradford: Merchant Posters

    This book gathers for the first time an extensive selection of American artist—or builder and demolisher,” as he describes himself—Mark Bradford's gorgeous, searing and heavily textured merchant posters.” The original printed posters, collected by Bradford from around his Central Los Angeles neighborhood, are brightly colored local advertisements that target the area's vulnerable lower-income residents. For Bradford, they serve as both the formal and conceptual underpinnings of his works on paper, décollages/collages that engage with the pressures of the cityscape. The sheer density of advertising creates a psychic mass, an overlay that can sometimes be very tense or aggressive,” he notes; If there's a 20-foot wall with one advertisement for a movie about war, then you have the repetition of the same . . . . Hbk, 11 x 9 in. / 160 pgs / 100 color.

    Text by Malik Gaines, Ernest Hardy, Philippe Vergne, Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson.

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    JRP|Ringier

    How to Do Things with Art

    The Meaning of Art's Performativity

    Art has never been as culturally and economically prominent as it is today. How can artists themselves shape the social relevance and impact of their work? In How to Do Things with Art, German art historian Dorothea von Hantelmann uses four case study artists--Daniel Buren, James Coleman, Jeff Koons and Tino Sehgal--to examine how an artwork acts upon and within social conventions, particularly through the "performing" of exhibitions. The book's title is a play on J.L. Austin's seminal text, How to Do Things with Words, which describes language's reality-producing properties and demonstrates that in "saying" there is always a "doing"--a linguistic counterpart to the dynamics envisioned by Von Hantelmann for art, in which "showing" is a kind of "doing." Von Hantelmann's . . . . Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 208 pgs / 19 b&w.

    By Dorothea von Hantlemann. Edited by Karen Marta. Foreword by Hans Ulrich Obrist.

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    JRP|Ringier

    A Brief History of Curating

    By Hans Ulrich Obrist

    Part of JRP|Ringer's innovative Documents series, published with Les Presses du Réel and dedicated to critical writings, this publication comprises a unique collection of interviews by Hans Ulrich Obrist mapping the development of the curatorial field--from early independent curators in the 1960s and 70s and the experimental institutional programs developed in Europe and the U.S. through the inception of Documenta and the various biennales and fairs--with pioneering curators Anne D'Harnoncourt, Werner Hoffman, Jean Leering, Franz Meyer, Seth Siegelaub, Walter Zanini, Johannes Cladders, Lucy Lippard, Walter Hopps, Pontus Hulten and Harald Szeemann. Speaking of Szeemann on the occasion of this legendary curator's death in 2005, critic Aaron Schuster summed up, "the image we have of the curator today: the curator-as-artist, a roaming, . . . . Paperback, 6 x 8 in. / 200 pgs.

    Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist.

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    DuMont Buchverlag

    Bruce Nauman: Live or Die

    Collector's Choice Vol. 10

    Some forty-odd years after Bruce Nauman began tweaking the conventions of studio practice and the hallowed persona of the 'artist-as-seer,' Pamela M. Lee wrote in Artforum not long ago, "his station in postwar art history rests secure. His influence--whether through his affectless, task-based performances, his sculptural castings of negative space, or his intermedia mash-ups of language, video and noise--is everywhere apparent in contemporary art." Indeed, from the American artist's early work in sculpture and video, made in the 1960s, through his famous spiral of neon letters spelling out "the true artist helps the world by revealing mystic truths," which at once summarized and opened to critique the perennial mystique of the artist, up through his three-venue Golden Lion Award-winning exhibition at . . . . Hbk, 9.25 x 11.5 in. / 240 pgs / 180 color.

    Text by Eugen Blume.

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    PictureBox

    Return of the Repressed: Destroy All Monsters 1974-1977

    The influential Detroit anti-rock” group Destroy All Monsters (Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, Niagara, Jim Shaw) made raucous music, irreverent art and legendary zines, performing and disseminating their activities through an elaborate self-mythology. The Destroy All Monsters zines have been reprinted in facsimile editions, but the art objects made by the members have never been examined as independent works. Return of the Repressed: Destroy All Monsters 1974–1977 is the first retrospective of the artwork itself, as well as a DAM overview. Produced in collaboration with the artists, it collects the work of the collective between circa 1974–1977, almost all of which is previously unpublished. Included are dozens of candid photographs of the group and their environs by DAM member Carey Loren, which . . . . Pbk, 8.5 x 10 in. / 312 pgs / 400 color / 100 b&w.

    Edited by Mike Kelley, Dan Nadel. Text by Nicole Rudick.

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    Tilton Gallery

    L.A. Object & David Hammons Body Prints

    L.A. Object offers a historical overview of the Los Angeles assemblage movement of the 1960s and 70s. It focuses on works by primarily African-American artists often omitted from mainstream gallery and museum historical exhibitions who were working during the civil rights movement, the 1965 Watts riots and the era's general social and cultural upheaval: Ed Bereal, Wallace Berman, Nathaniel Bustion, Alonzo Davis, Dale Brockman Davis, Charles Dickson, Mel Edwards, David Hammons, Daniel La Rue Johnson, Ed Kienholz, Ron Miyashiro, Senga Nengudi, John Outterbridge, Noah Purifoy, Joe Ray, Betye Saar, Kenzi Shiokava and Timothy Washington. Central to this book are the unique body prints of David Hammons--ironic, often political commentaries relevant to the African-American experience that are presented for the first time . . . . Hbk, 10.5 x 10 in. / 424 pgs / 249 color / 252 b&w.

    Edited by Connie Rogers Tilton, Lindsay Charlwood. Text by Steve Cannon, Dale Davis, Josine Ianco-Starrels, Kellie Jones, Yael Lipschutz, John Outterbridge, Greg Pitts, Betye Saar, Tobias Wofford.

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    JRP|Ringier

    Jim Shaw: My Mirage

    A bricoleur of uniquely American utopian/dystopian cosmologies, Jim Shaw (born 1952) weds themes from American religious history with motifs from 1960s and 70s counterculture, often coining rubrics--such as his invented religion of O--or series under which to unify these narratives. My Mirage is Shaw's earliest sequence of this kind. Conceived between 1986 and 1991, arranged in chapters and constituted of nearly 170 works--drawn, silk-screened, photographed, sculpted, filmed or painted in a different style--My Mirage recounts the wanderings of Billy, a white, middle-class American sucked into the whirlwind of the 1960s and 70s counterculture. An anxious and withdrawn youth consumed by psychotic hallucinations, Billy joins a psychedelic pagan cult, eventually and inevitably returning to the religion of his youth, reborn” as a . . . . Pbk, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 240 pgs / 150 color.

    Edited by Lionel Bovier, Fabrice Stroun. Text by Fabrice Stroun.

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    JRP|Ringier

    A Brief History of Curating

    By Hans Ulrich Obrist

    Part of JRP|Ringer's innovative Documents series, published with Les Presses du Réel and dedicated to critical writings, this publication comprises a unique collection of interviews by Hans Ulrich Obrist mapping the development of the curatorial field--from early independent curators in the 1960s and 70s and the experimental institutional programs developed in Europe and the U.S. through the inception of Documenta and the various biennales and fairs--with pioneering curators Anne D'Harnoncourt, Werner Hoffman, Jean Leering, Franz Meyer, Seth Siegelaub, Walter Zanini, Johannes Cladders, Lucy Lippard, Walter Hopps, Pontus Hulten and Harald Szeemann. Speaking of Szeemann on the occasion of this legendary curator's death in 2005, critic Aaron Schuster summed up, "the image we have of the curator today: the curator-as-artist, a roaming, . . . . Paperback, 6 x 8 in. / 200 pgs.

    Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist.

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    Damiani/ Third Line

    Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Cosmic Geometry

    Born in 1924 in the ancient Persian city of Qazvin, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian spent her childhood in a grand old house replete with stained glass, wall paintings and nightingales. Coming of age during World War II, she left occupied Iran and audaciously set out for New York, where she was quickly absorbed into the city's thriving avant garde. In the decades to follow, during successive exiles in Tehran and New York, Farmanfarmaian developed an intuitive yet painstakingly crafted artistic practice in mirror mosaic and reverse-painted glass that weds the cosmic patterning of her Iranian heritage with the rhythms of modern Western geometric abstraction. This book is the first substantial survey of Farmanfarmaian's acclaimed geometric works, and features an in-depth interview by . . . . Hbk, 9.75 x 11.75 in. / 256 pgs / illustrated throughout.

    Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Karen Marta. Text by Nader Ardalan, Media Farzin, Eleanor Sims. Conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist.

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    Pomona College Museum of Art

    It Happened at Pomona

    Art at the Edge of Los Angeles 1969-1973

    From 1969 to 1973, a series of radical art projects took place at the far eastern edge of Los Angeles County at the Pomona College Museum of Art, in Claremont, California. Here, Hal Glicksman, a pioneering curator in Light and Space art and former assistant to Walter Hopps, and Helene Winer, later the director of Artists Space and founder of Metro Pictures gallery in New York, curated landmark exhibitions by young local artists who bridged the gap between postminimalism and Conceptual art and presaged the development of postminimalism in the late 1970s. Among these artists were Bas Jan Ader, Michael Asher, Mowry Baden, Lewis Baltz, Chris Burden, Judy Chicago, Ger van Elk, Jack Goldstein, Robert Irwin, William Leavitt, John McCracken, Allen . . . . Pbk, 9 x 13 in. / 386 pgs / 120 color / 160 b&w.

    Edited by Rebecca G. McGrew, Glenn R. Phillips, Marie Shurkus. Text by Thomas Crow, David Pagel.

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    Wilhelm Fink Verlag, Munich

    The Digital Wunderkammer

    10 Chapters on the Iconic Turn

    As digital technology advances at breakneck speed, Images are circulating quicker than ever before. But what is the status of the image in the digital era? In The Digital Wunderkammer, art historian Hubert Burda (born 1940) examines the "iconic turn" in ten themed chapters and conversations with leading cultural theorists. In the first chapter, "The View Through the Window," Burda traces the connection between perspectival painting and the television, demonstrating in the second chapter how the image requires a frame, which in turn requires a material vehicle--the topic of the third chapter--that in our era has become a non-material vehicle with its own formal parameters. In the fourth chapter, "The Mobile Image," Burda shows how images have always been linked to . . . . Hbk, 8.25 x 11.75 in. / 202 pgs / 58 color / 16 b&w.

    By Hubert Burda. Text by Peter Sloterdijk, Bazon Brock, Hans Belting, Horst Bredekamp, Friedrich Kittler.

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    Primary Information

    Dan Graham: Rock/Music Writings

    As admired for his writing as for his work in art, photography and architecture, Dan Graham was one of the first contemporary artists to embrace Punk, Postpunk and No Wave, becoming a figurehead for those movements, and an early supporter of (and friend to) Glenn Branca and Sonic Youth among many others. Rock/Music Writings collects 13 of Graham's most influential writings, on bands ranging from The Kinks to Bow Wow Wow, first published in art journals such as Real Life, Open Letter and ZG between 1968 and 1988, and in the now rare volume Rock My Religion. It includes such landmark essays as Punk as Propaganda,” which explicates the self-packaging and media critique of The Ramones, Devo, the Sex Pistols, the . . . . Pbk, 5.5 x 8.25 in. / 224 pgs / 29 b&w.


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  • New Books and Catalogues Releasing This Week


      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

    The Museum of Modern Art

    Frank Lloyd Wright: Unpacking the Archive

    Unpacking Wright’s archive of more than two million objects, on the 150th anniversary of the master architect’s birth
    Published for a major exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, this catalog reveals new perspectives on the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, a designer so prolific and familiar as to nearly preclude critical reexamination. Structured as a series of inquiries into the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives at Taliesin West, Arizona (recently acquired by MoMA and Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University), the book is a collection of scholarly explorations rather than an attempt to construct a master narrative. Each chapter centers on a key object from the archive that an invited author has unpacked”— tracing its meanings and connections, and . . . . Clth, 9.5 x 12 in. / 256 pgs / 300 color.

    Edited by Barry Bergdoll, Jennifer Gray. Text by John Michael Desmond, Carole Ann Fabian, Elizabeth S. Hawley, Juliet Kinchin, Neil Levine, Ellen Moody, Therese O’Malley, Ken Tadashi Oshima, Michael Osman, Spyros Papapetros, Janet Parks, Matthew Skjonsberg, David Smiley, Mabel O. Wilson.

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    Hauser & Wirth Publishers

    Philip Guston: Nixon Drawings

    1971 & 1975

    "Guston's Richard Nixon drawings are nasty, scabrous, witty, grossly unfair and one of the juster verdicts handed down on our 37th president, the only one to resign from office." -William Corbett, The Brooklyn Rail

    Philip Guston: Nixon Drawings is the first comprehensive collection of Guston’s legendary satirical caricatures of the 37th President of the United States, Richard Nixon. Expanding on Poor Richard (University of Chicago Press, 2001, now out of print and rare), it features some 180 works depicting Nixon and his cronies from 1971 and 1975. The book opens with an introduction by Philip Guston’s daughter, Musa Mayer, and also includes the transcript of a panel discussion moderated by Phong Bui with William Corbett, Irving Sandler, Lisa Yuskavage, Bob Mankoff . . . . Hbk, 11.5 x 12.5 in. / 248 pgs / 256 color / 4 b&w.

    Text by Musa Mayer, Debra Bricker Balken. Contributions by Phong Bui, William Corbett, Irving Sandler, Lisa Yuskavage, Bob Mankoff, Katy Siegel.

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    Gregory R. Miller & Co.

    Mark Bradford: Tomorrow Is Another Day

    America’s representative at the 2017 Venice Biennale, Bradford has radically renewed abstract art

    Mark Bradford’s exhibition for the US Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale, titled Tomorrow Is Another Day, is born out of the artist’s longtime commitment to the inherently social nature of the material world. For Bradford, abstraction is not opposed to content; it embodies it. Finding materials for his paintings in the hair salon, Home Depot and the streets of Los Angeles, Bradford renews the traditions of abstract painting, demonstrating that freedom from socially prescribed representation is profoundly meaningful in the hands of a black artist.

    Mark Bradford: Tomorrow Is Another Day is not only a catalog for Bradford’s pavilion project; it is a different kind of book, a . . . . Hbk, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 230 pgs / 151 color.

    Edited with text by Christopher Bedford, Katy Siegel. Text by Peter James Hudson, Anita Hill, Sarah Lewis, Katy Siegel, Zadie Smith, James Baldwin, W.E.B. DuBois. Interview by Christopher Bedford.

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    New Museum

    Carol Rama: Antibodies

    While Carol Rama (1918–2015) has been largely overlooked in contemporary art discourses, her work has proven prescient and influential for many artists working today, attaining cult status and attracting renewed interest.

    Rama’s exhibition at the New Museum brings together over 150 of her paintings, objects and works on paper, highlighting her consistent fascination with the representation of the body. This book celebrates the independence and eccentricity of this legendary artist whose work spanned half a century of contemporary art history and anticipated debates on sexuality, gender and representation. Encompassing her entire career, it traces the development from her early erotic, harrowing depictions of bodies without organs” through later works that invoke innards, fluids and limbs. This catalog accompanying her New Museum exhibition . . . . Pbk, 7.25 x 9.5 in. / 288 pgs / 173 color.

    Edited by Massimiliano Gioni, Helga Christoffersen. Text by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer. Interview by Lea Vergine. Contributions by Danh Võ.

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    Walther König, Köln

    Egon Schiele

    Masterpieces from the Leopold Museum

    Featuring over 140 masterpieces, this new book draws on the unsurpassed Schiele collection of Vienna's Leopold Museum

    This volume gathers some 140 paintings, watercolors and drawings by Egon Schiele from the Leopold Museum in Vienna, which famously possesses the world’s most comprehensive and eminent collection of works by this most beloved of modern artists. It covers all periods of Schiele’s oeuvre, with examples of his earliest creations, his renowned Expressionist period and the work created shortly before his untimely death.

    Among the classic Schiele paintings housed in the collection are the Seated Male Nude” (a self-portrait) of 1910 and The Hermits” of 1912 (probably depicting Schiele with Gustav Klimt). Cityscapes constitute another emphasis in Schiele’s oeuvre as well as landscapes including Houses by . . . . Pbk, 9.25 x 11 in. / 304 pgs / 164 color.

    Introduction by Hans-Peter Wipplinger. Text by Elisabeth Leopold, Rudolf Leopold, Franz Smola, Birgit Summerauer.

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    The Museum of Modern Art

    Robert Rauschenberg: Thirty-Four Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno

    Rauschenberg's inventive contemporaneous interpretation of Dante's Inferno

    Between 1958 and 1960, Robert Rauschenberg produced a series of 34 drawings, one for each Canto, or section, of Dante’s poem The Inferno (1308–1321). Together they are a virtual encyclopedia of modern-day imagery, made by transferring photographic reproductions from magazines or newspapers onto the drawing surface. I think a picture is more like the real world when it’s made out of the real world,” Rauschenberg said. With additional imagery in pencil, crayon, pastel and collage, the drawings reflect Rauschenberg’s desire to infiltrate his art with the scenes and sounds of the surrounding world, a radical departure from the more transcendent ambitions of Abstract Expressionism.

    Published in conjunction with the first major retrospective on Rauschenberg’s career since . . . . Pbk, 8 x 10 in. / 104 pgs / 44 color.

    Introduction by Leah Dickerman. Text by Kevin Young, Robin Coste Lewis.

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    Koenig Books

    The Anti-Museum: An Anthology

    The museum is a constant target for criticism, whether from artists, thinkers, curators or the public. From the 20th-century avant-gardes to the present, the museum’s suspect position has generated iconoclastic actions, attacks, utopias and alternative exhibition spaces. This anthology is devoted to the anti-museum,” through anti-art, the anti-artist and anti-exhibition, as well as anti-architecture, anti-philosophy, anti-religion, anti-cinema and anti-music. From Dada to noise music, from Everything is Art” to NO!art, the Japanese avant-gardes to Lettrist cinema, plus major protest figures as Gustav Metzger, Henry Flynt, Graciela Carnevale and Lydia Lunch, The Anti-Museum sketches a polyphonic panorama where negation is accompanied by a powerful breath of life.



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    Edited by Mathieu Copeland, Balthazar Lovay. Introduction by Mathieu Copeland. Text by Johannes Cladders, Beatriz Colomina, Henry Flynt, et al. Interviews with John Armleder, Robert Barry, Ben, Genesis P-Orridge.

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    Wakefield Press

    The King in the Golden Mask

    First published in French in 1892 and never before translated fully into English, The King in the Golden Mask gathers 21 of Marcel Schwob’s cruelest and most erudite tales. Melding the fantastic with historical fiction, these stories describe moments of unexplained violence both historical and imaginary, often blending the two through Schwob’s collaging of primary source documents into fiction. Brimming with murder, suicide, royal leprosy and medieval witchcraft, Schwob’s stories portray clergymen furtively attending medieval sabbaths, Protestant galley slaves laboring under the persecution of Louis XIV and dice-tumbling sons of Florentine noblemen wandering Europe at the height of the 1374 plague. These writings are of such hallucinatory detail and linguistic specificity that the reader is left wondering whether they aren’t newly . . . . Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 176 pgs / 2 b&w.

    By Marcel Schwob. Translated with introduction by Kit Schluter.

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    Hauser & Wirth Publishers

    Philip Guston & the Poets

    Philip Guston and the Poets explores the artist’s oeuvre in relation to critical literary interpretation.

    The book draws parallels between humanist themes reflected in both Guston’s paintings and drawings as well as in the language and prose discerned in five of the 20th century’s most prominent literary figures: D.H. Lawrence, W.B. Yeats, Wallace Stevens, Eugenio Montale and T.S. Eliot. The enormous influence that Italy itself had upon Guston and his work is also examined.

    Spanning a 36-year period, Philip Guston and the Poets features approximately 60 major paintings and 25 prominent drawings dating from 1944 through 1980, the last of which were created in the final year of Guston’s life. The monograph also includes an extensive essay from Kosme de Barañano, an internationally . . . . Clth, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 182 pgs / 82 color / 12 b&w.

    Edited with text by Kosme de Barañano.

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    New Museum

    Kaari Upson: Good Thing You Are Not Alone

    Encompassing drawing, painting, sculpture and video, Kaari Upson’s (born 1972) works track open-ended, circuitous narratives that weave elements of fantasy, physical and psychological trauma, and the often-fraught pursuit of an American ideal.

    For The Larry Project (2005–ongoing), she unearthed a well of projected histories, images and artifacts inspired by forgotten fragments from the abandoned personal archive of a man whom she had never met. Upson has continued this forensic approach in subsequent projects. This catalog accompanying her New Museum exhibition features an interview with the artist by Paul McCarthy, a new essay by curator Margot Norton and a text by artist Jim Shaw. It also debuts her newest series, centering around a family living in a Las Vegas tract house.



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    Edited with text by Margot Norton. Text by Jim Shaw. Interview by Paul McCarthy.

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    Craig Krull Gallery

    Don Bachardy: Nudes

    In early 2002, the renowned Santa Monica–based portraitist Don Bachardy (born 1934) was commissioned to draw a different nude from life every day.

    For the next two years, Bachardy created thousands of images and a body of work that reflects a lifetime of observing, depicting and processing the human male form, to which his numerous previous publications are testimony.

    Images range from confrontational to passive, sensual to blasé, and engage the viewer on multiple levels. A provocative text from Edmund White, Ten Ways of Looking at Bachardy’s Male Nudes,” elaborates on the various ways to see and understand the work.



    . . . . Hbk, 11 x 14 in. / 212 pgs / 120 color.

    Text by Edmund White.

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    Walther König, Köln

    Danh Vo: W?d al-?a?ara

    This catalog documents Danish conceptual artist Danh Vo’s (born 1975) first trip to Mexico, his country of birth. The volume signifies a new chapter in the artist’s work––one that examines a history of colonialism and the consequences of the rise and fall of empires.



    . . . . Hbk, 7.5 x 10.75 in. / 232 pgs / 41 color / 27 b&w.

    Foreword by Patrick Charpenel. Text by Magalí Arriola, Virgilio Piñera, Mark Godfrey, Patricia Falguières, Francesco Pellizzi, Tom McDonough.

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    Sprüth Magers/Koenig Books

    Ed Ruscha: Metro Mattresses

    Ed Ruscha (born 1937) has been casting his eye across the landscapes of the American West for over 50 years, taking in everything from gas stations to swimming pools to sublime mountain ranges. With their clarity and deadpan wit, his photographs, drawings and paintings impart a mood of playful awe on everyday monuments. The motifs for his new series Metro Mattresses were found, like so many of the subjects of his work, on the streets of Los Angeles. In each of the 12 works in the series we encounter a mattress, or mattresses, isolated and in various states of neglect, all depicted against a neutral backdrop. The serial nature of the Metro Mattresses works brings to mind some of Ruscha’s earliest . . . . Hbk, 7.5 x 9.5 in. / 28 pgs / illustrated throughout.


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    Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

    Kelley Walker: Black Star Press

    Since the early 2000s, multimedia painter Kelley Walker (born 1969) has created work that alters and subverts some of our most ubiquitous social signifiers.

    With nods to influences ranging from Pollock to Warhol to Polke, Walker’s work interrogates the ways a single image can migrate through a number of cultural contexts and the perpetual consumption and reuse of images. Black Star Press features work from Walker’s first solo American museum exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. A parallel to Warhol’s canonical 1964 painting Race Riot,” Walker’s Black Star Press series comprises images of racial unrest that have been digitally printed on canvas, silkscreened with melted white, milk and dark chocolate, and rotated. Also included in this collection are selections from . . . . Hbk, 8 x 11 in. / 64 pgs / 42 color / 2 b&w.

    Edited with text by Jeffrey Uslip. Text by Hilton Als.

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    Walther König, Köln

    Alison and Peter Smithson: The Space Between

    The Space Between is the third part of the collected works of the legendary English Brutalist architects Alison (1928–93) and Peter Smithson (1923–2003), a complement to the volumes The Charged Void: Architecture and The Charged Void: Urbanism (respectively published in 2001 and 2005).

    While the Charged Void books dealt with both the built and unbuilt projects of the Smithsons, supplemented with brief commentary, The Space Between is a richly illustrated text book on the architects, with drawings and photographs mostly by the Smithsons themselves. It can be considered a summary of their thinking as architects that spans the entirety of their career, attempting to grasp the identity of places through the observation of everyday life, developing what they liked to call a . . . . Hbk, 8.75 x 11 in. / 272 pgs / 144 b&w.

    Edited with text by Max Risselada. Text by Simon J.B. Smithson.

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