Spring 2018 Gay & Lesbian Interest Books

With questions of gender and LBGTQ rights more central than ever, we are pleased to recommend a variety of books of special interest to the gay, lesbian, queer, bi, and trans communities this season. Whether deeply probing, like the New Museum’s “Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon” or celebratory, like the Warhol Museum and D.A.P. Publishing’s “Andy Warhol: The Chelsea Girls,” whether digging deeply into the work and influence of critics and cult figures like Brion Gysin, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, and Craig Owens, or exploring work by artworld legends like Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Catherine Opie, Gilbert & George and Jack Pierson, this is a book list to spend time with. And don’t miss “Pansy Beat”—compiling all five issues of the shortlived downtown NYC fanzine that included interviews with figures such as Lady Bunny, Leigh Bowery and Quentin Crisp, plus a free condom in every issue!

Andy Warhol's The Chelsea Girls
Edited with text by Geralyn Huxley, Greg Pierce. Foreword by Rajendra Roy. Essay by Gus Van Sant. Contributions by Patrick Moore, Signe Warner Watson.

Warhol’s iconic portrayal of the Factory scene and ’60s New York

Andy Warhol’s 1966 movie The Chelsea Girls is the iconic document of the Factory scene and 1960s New York. Filmed in part at the Chelsea >>more

D.A.P./The Andy Warhol Museum
ISBN 9781942884187
US $65.00 CAN $87.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 12 in. / 328 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 04/24/2018 In stock

Brion Gysin: His Name Was Master
Edited by Andrew M. McKenzie. Introduction by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Carl Abrahamsson.

Brion Gysin (1916–86) has been an incredibly influential artist and iconoclast: his development of the “cut-up” technique with William S. Burroughs has inspired generations of writers, artists and musicians. Gysin was also a skilled networker >>more

Trapart Books
ISBN 9789198324365
US $30.00 CAN $40.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6 x 8.5 in. / 350 pgs.
Pub Date: 04/24/2018 In stock

Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon
Edited by Johanna Burton, Natalie Bell. Foreword by Lisa Phillips. Text by Johanna Burton, Rizvana Bradley, Mel Y. Chen, Jeannine Tang, Julia Bryan-Wilson. Contributions by Lia Gangitano, Ariel Goldberg, Jack Halberstam, Fred Moten, Sara O'Keeffe, Eric Stanley, Kate Wiener.

Trigger is a vital reminder that identity politics, far from being a failure, as the right and left alike are quick to tell us, is alive, well, and getting on with changing the world.” —Aruna >>more

New Museum
ISBN 9780915557165
US $40.00 CAN $54.00 TRADE
Flexi, 5.5 x 10 in. / 400 pgs / 120 color / 30 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/23/2018 Out of stock

Craig Owens: Portrait of a Young Critic
By Lyn Blumenthal & Kate Horsfield. Preface by Kate Horsfield. Introduction by Lynne Tillman. Interview by Lyn Blumenthal.

In 1984, the art critic and theorist Craig Owens (1950–90) gave a wide-ranging interview with Lyn Blumenthal and Kate Horsfield for their extraordinary video series On Art and Artists. At once personal, political and forward-thinking, >>more

Badlands Unlimited
ISBN 9781943263134
US $18.00 CAN $25.50 TRADE
Pbk, 5 x 8 in. / 112 pgs.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock

Pansy Beat

Pansy Beat was a short-lived fanzine published by Michael Economy in New York from 1989 to 1990, totaling five quarterly issues. Each issue’s 50-some black-and-white pages documented the exuberant downtown gay and drag club scene >>more

KrimsKrams Island LLC
ISBN 9780692953099
US $35.00 CAN $47.50 TRADE
Hbk, 6 x 9 in. / 416 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 04/24/2018 In stock

Jack Pierson: Tomorrow's Man 4
Edited by Roger Bywater, Jack Pierson.

The fourth volume in Jack Pierson’s (born 1960) celebrated Tomorrow’s Man artist’s-book series mixes imagery from all spectrums of the visual landscape into a single meditation on the world around us. Combining archival material with >>more

Bywater Bros. Editions
ISBN 9781988469065
US $39.95 CAN $53.95 TRADE
Pbk, 7.25 x 10 in. / 104 pgs / 104 color.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock

Jack Pierson: The Hungry Years
Introduction by Eileen Myles.

Published in a limited edition of 30 copies, this deluxe publication includes a signed and numbered print of Pierson’s “Pink Road.”

The Hungry Years collects the early photographs of Jack Pierson, taken throughout the 1980s.


ISBN 9788862085762
US $600.00 CAN $795.00 SDNR20
Special edition, 8 x 9.5 in. / 104 pgs / 45 color.
Pub Date: 12/26/2017 In stock

Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Text by Gregg Bordowitz, David Breslin.

One of the most significant artists to emerge in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Felix Gonzalez-Torres' (1957–96) reduced formal vocabulary, conceptual rigor and evocative use of everyday materials resonates with meaning that is at >>more

David Zwirner Books
ISBN 9781941701768
US $45.00 CAN $60.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8.5 x 11.75 in. / 112 pgs / 92 color.
Pub Date: 06/26/2018 In stock

Gilbert & George: The General Jungle or Carrying on Sculpting
Introduction by Michael Bracewell. Poetry by Kostas Anagnopoulos.

Since 1967, renowned artists Gilbert & George (born 1943 and 1942) have made themselves into their art, sacrificing their individual identities to devote themselves to a more democratic art practice, which they call “Art for >>more

Lévy Gorvy
ISBN 9781944379179
US $60.00 CAN $79.00 TRADE
Hbk, 12.25 x 11.25 in. / 104 pgs / 42 color / 5 duotone.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock

Catherine Opie: Keeping an Eye on the World
Edited with text by Ana María Bresciani, Tone Hansen. Text by Natalie Hope O’Donnell, Russell Ferguson.

The work of the celebrated Los Angeles–based photographer Catherine Opie (born 1961) includes portraits of gay and lesbian subjects and American urban landscapes, ranging from large-scale color works to small black-and-white prints. A full survey >>more

Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783960982074
US $55.00 CAN $72.50 FLAT40
Hbk, 10 x 12 in. / 194 pgs / 96 color / 62 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 Out of stock


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