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OUR TOP SUGGESTIONS FOR RECENT GRADUATES OF STUDIO ART OR ART HISTORY PROGRAMS.

Dan Flavin

HATJE CANTZ

Dan Flavin The years 1955–1965 saw artists wreaking havoc with the parameters of painting. If Abstract Expressionists had proposed art as the manipulation of paint on a flat plane, the American artist Dan Flavin further refined art as the manipulation of light itself. Starting out as a convert to Abstract Expressionism in the late 1950s, Flavin quickly disposed of painting’s frame,” as sculptural light object. He first used fluorescent light in a 1961 [more]

Hbk, 8.25 x 10.5 in. / 260 pgs / 200 color.
ISBN 9783775735230
Publication Date: 2/28/2013

in stock  $60.00

De Kooning: A Retrospective

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

De Kooning: A Retrospective Published in conjunction with the first large-scale, multi-medium, posthumous retrospective of Willem de Kooning's career, this publication offers an unparalleled opportunity to appreciate the development of the artist's work as it unfolded over nearly seven decades, beginning with his early academic works, made in Holland before he moved to the United States in 1926, and concluding with his final, sparely abstract paintings of the late 1980s. The volume presents approximately 200 [more]

Hbk, 9.5 x 12 in. / 504 pgs / 725 color.
ISBN 9780870707971
Publication Date: 9/30/2011

in stock  $75.00

Do It: The Compendium

INDEPENDENT CURATORS INTERNATIONAL/D.A.P.

Do It: The Compendium Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Do It began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between the artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier and Obrist himself, who was experimenting with how exhibition formats could be rendered more flexible and open-ended. The discussion led to the question of whether a show could take scores” or written instructions by artists as a point of departure, which could be interpreted anew each time they [more]

Pbk, 8 x 10 in. / 448 pgs / 300 b&w.
ISBN 9781938922015
Publication Date: 4/30/2013

in stock  $35.00

Marcel Broodthaers: Collected Writings

EDICIONES POLIGRAFA

Marcel Broodthaers: Collected Writings I, too, asked myself if I could not sell something and succeed in life... Finally the idea of inventing something insincere came to me and I got to work immediately.” With this statement, penned for his first solo show in April, 1964, Marcel Broodthaers (1924-1976) announced his death as a poet and birth as an artist. In fact, he was to transform the category of artist completely, purging the vocation of [more]

Clth, 8.5 x 10.25 in. / 512 pgs / 98 color / 126 duotone.
ISBN 9788434312876
Publication Date: 5/31/2013

in stock  $75.00

Gutai: Splendid Playground

GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

Gutai: Splendid Playground The Gutai Art Association was founded by Yoshihara Jiro in 1954 in the cosmopolite town of Ashiya, near Osaka. The group spanned two generations, totaling 59 artists and is one of the most radical movements in postwar Japanese art history. Published in conjunction with the first United States museum retrospective ever devoted to Gutai, exhibited at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Gutai: Splendid Playground surveys the influential Japanese [more]

Hbk, 9.75 x 11 in. / 316 pgs / 270 color.
ISBN 9780892074891
Publication Date: 3/31/2013

in stock  $65.00

Gerhard Richter: Panorama

D.A.P./TATE

Gerhard Richter: Panorama Published on the occasion of Richter's major exhibition at the Tate, Gerhard Richter: Panorama is the first and most complete overview of one of the greatest artistic achievements of our times. Where previous monographs have focused on a single genre within the artist's vast output, this stunningly illustrated survey encompasses his entire oeuvre, now stretching across more than a half-century of activity, including photo-paintings, abstracts, landscapes and seascapes, portraits, glass and [more]

Hbk, 9.75 x 11.5 in. / 288 pgs / 290 color.
ISBN 9781935202714
Publication Date: 10/31/2011

$65.00

Cindy Sherman

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Cindy Sherman Published to accompany the first major survey of Cindy Sherman’s work in the United States in nearly 15 years, this publication presents a stunning range of work from the groundbreaking artist’s 35-year career. Showcasing approximately 180 photographs from the mid-1970s to the present, including new works made for the exhibition and never before published, the volume is a vivid exploration of Sherman’s sustained investigation into the construction of contemporary identity and [more]

Clth, 9.5 x 12 in. / 264 pgs / 153 color / 102 b&w.
ISBN 9780870708121
Publication Date: 2/29/2012

in stock  $60.00

Antonio López García: Paintings and Sculpture

D.A.P./DISTRIBUTED ART PUBLISHERS, INC.

Antonio López García: Paintings and Sculpture The Spanish painter, draughtsman and sculptor Antonio López García is so widely celebrated for the staggering exactitude of his painterly realism that it's sometimes easy to neglect the magical, delicate atmospheres he conjures through his technical abilities. His paintings of what in anyone else's hands would seem the blandest subject matter imaginable--a blank wall, a coat hook, a kitchen sink, the interior of a refrigerator--teem with an infused, loving scrutiny that [more]

Hbk, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 288 pgs / 201 color / 8 b&w.
ISBN 9781935202653
Publication Date: 10/31/2011

in stock  $75.00

Barry McGee

D.A.P./UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY ART MUSEUM AND PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE

Barry McGee Published on the occasion of the first major survey of Barry McGee’s work, this monumental volume records more than two decades of incredible fecundity, over the course of which McGee has pioneered a new iconography of sharp street vitality and graphic snap. McGee began as a graffiti artist on the streets of San Francisco, working under such tags as Ray Fong, Twist and Twisto, and his work since then has hugely [more]

Hbk, 6.75 x 9 in. / 448 pgs / 450 color / 15 b&w.
ISBN 9781935202851
Publication Date: 10/31/2012

in stock  $49.95

Yayoi Kusama

D.A.P./TATE

Yayoi Kusama Accompanying the first major American retrospective exhibition of Yayoi Kusama's work, and an exhibition at Tate Modern in London, this volume offers a definitive monograph on Japan's most famous living artist. It features a wealth of works from all periods in Kusama's career, as well as essays by various international curators and critics, discussing Kusama's years in New York, her career after her return to Japan, her installation works and the [more]

Hbk, 8.75 x 10.75 in. / 208 pgs / 195 color / 51 b&w.
ISBN 9781935202813
Publication Date: 2/29/2012

in stock  $49.95





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