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Nouveau Realisme

The Nouveau Realistes

In 2010, Artforum ran an article by Tom McDonough on the great French decollage artist and founding member of the Nouveau Réalisme movement, Jacques Villeglé, on the occasion of his retrospective at the Pompidou. This article prompted us to collect this library of Nouveau Réalistes, that loosely assembled group of French artists who came together in 1960 to practice, as their manifesto put it, “the fascinating adventure of real seeing.” Nouveau Réalistes took the stuff of everyday life—meals, household items, advertisement hoardings, the contents of their workdesks—and presented them as chance assemblages of everyday life. In the case of Villeglé, there was also a political content: his lacerations of advertising posters rebelled against the incipient consumer bombardment of the 1960s, stripping off layers to create lively “de-collages.” Villeglé is a key figure in Nouveau Réalisme (Moderne Kunst Nurnberg, 2005), still the best book on the subject, a fantastic survey featuring all members of the group, among them Arman, Christo, François Dufrene, Yves Klein, Mimmo Rotella, Niki de Saint Phalle, Daniel Spoerri, and Jean Tinguely. Some of these names are well served by monographs, but Daniel Spoerri has fared less well, so Kerber’s great monograph, Coincidence As Master, which collects his famous “snare pictures” (in which the remains of meals eaten by individuals, including the plates, silverware and glasses are fixed to the table or board, which is then displayed on a wall) and other works is particularly important to this library. Kerber also published a monograph on a lesser-known side of Arman’s output, his Schwitters-inspired prints. Charta has two excellent books on Mimmo Rotella, who pioneered the art of effacage, the erasure of images from popular magazines: Rotella, from 1997, and Verbale N.2847 from 2005. Pierre Restany, who drew up the original Nouveau Réaliste manifesto of 1960, provides a nice introduction to Charta’s book on Niki de Saint Phalle’s famous Tarot Garden, and Hatje Cantz’s monograph on the artist remains unsurpassed as a broad survey. Poligrafa’s collection of Yves Klein writings and interviews is a welcome addition.

Nouveau Realisme

Daniel Spoerri was a pioneer both of Nouveau Realisme and of Fluxus, two post-War movements that continue to inspire young artists today.

My trap pictures should create discomfort... i like the contrast provoked by fixating objects, to extract objects from the flow of constant changes and from their perennial possibilities of movement

Daniel Spoerri

Nouveau Realisme: Essential Monographs & Exhibition Catalogs

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: In/Out Studio
Christo and Jeanne-Claude: In/Out Studio
VERLAG KETTLER/D.A.P.

Hbk, 8 x 11 in. / 320 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 1/31/2015 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781938922510 | $65.00


Daniel Spoerri: Waschbretter, Waschrumpeln, Waschrubbeln, Washboard
Daniel Spoerri: Waschbretter, Waschrumpeln, Waschrubbeln, Washboard
KERBER

Hbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 80 pgs / 47 color / 3 bw. | 3/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783866788381 | $30.00


Daniel Spoerri: Historia Rerum Rariorum
Daniel Spoerri: Historia Rerum Rariorum
KERBER

Hbk, 10.5 x 8.75 in. / 112 pgs / 65 color / 18 bw. | 3/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783866788527 | $40.00


Christo: The Paris Sculptures 1961
Christo: The Paris Sculptures 1961
KETTLER

Clth, 8.75 x 11 in. / 40 pgs / 13 bw. | 4/30/2012 | In stock
ISBN 9783862061099 | $40.00


Yves Klein: Expressing the Immaterial
Yves Klein: Expressing the Immaterial
ÉDITIONS DILECTA

Hbk, 6.5 x 8.75 in. / 208 pgs / 1 color / 71 bw. | 2/28/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9782916275741 | $31.00


Yves Klein: The Foundations of Judo
Yves Klein: The Foundations of Judo
THE EVERYDAY PRESS

Pbk, 5.5 x 8.75 in. / 224 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 9/30/2010 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780956173805 | $29.95


Daniel Spoerri: Eaten By
Daniel Spoerri: Eaten By
KERBER

Hbk, 8.75 x 11 in. / 144 pgs / 66 color / 5 bw. | 9/30/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9783866783423 | $49.50


Christo & Jeanne-Claude: Early Works 1958-64
Christo & Jeanne-Claude: Early Works 1958-64
KETTLER VERLAG

Pbk, 6.5 x 9.25 in. / 192 pgs / 57 color / 50 bw. | 6/30/2010 | Not available
ISBN 9783941100794 | $35.00


Yves Klein By Himself
Yves Klein By Himself
EDITIONS DILECTA

Hbk, 4.5 x 7.5 in. / 440 pgs. | 6/30/2010 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9782916275734 | $29.00


Christo & Jeanne-Claude: The Mastaba / Over the River
Christo & Jeanne-Claude: The Mastaba / Over the River
EDICIONES POLíGRAFA

Pbk, 8.75 x 11.25 in. / 116 pgs / 84 color. | 9/30/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9788434311930 | $35.00


Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers
Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN/WALKER ART CENTER

Hbk, 8 x 10 in. / 352 pgs / 120 color / 175 bw. | 7/31/2010 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780935640946 | $65.00


Yves Klein: USA
Yves Klein: USA
EDITIONS DILECTA

Hbk, 7 x 9.75 in. / 204 pgs / 110 color / 50 bw. | 5/31/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9782916275642 | $32.00


Yves Klein: Works, Writings, Interviews
Yves Klein: Works, Writings, Interviews
POLIGRAFA

Hbk, 8.5 x 10.25 in. / 160 pgs / 120 color. | 7/31/2010 | Not available
ISBN 9788434312104 | $45.00


Nouveau Réalisme
Nouveau Réalisme
VERLAG FUR MODERNE KUNST NURNBERG

Paperback, 7.25 x 9.5 in. / 272 pgs / 91 color / 71 bw. | 4/1/2006 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783938821084 | $35.00


Mimmo Rotella: Verbale N.2847
Mimmo Rotella: Verbale N.2847
CHARTA/ITALIAN FACTORY

Paperback, 6 x 7 in. / 96 pgs / 27 color. | 10/15/2005 | In stock
ISBN 9788881585342 | $29.95


Daniel Spoerri: Coincidence As Master
Daniel Spoerri: Coincidence As Master
KERBER

Hardcover, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 152 pgs / 100 color / 15 bw. | 8/2/2004 | Not available
ISBN 9783936646245 | $40.00


Arman: Works On Paper
Arman: Works On Paper
KERBER

Hardcover, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 192 pgs / 114 color / 80 duotone. | 2/2/2002 | In stock
ISBN 9783933040602 | $35.00


Rotella
Rotella
CHARTA

Paperback, 8.25 x 10.5 in. / 96 pgs / 16 color / 37 bw. | 2/2/1997 | In stock
ISBN 9788881580880 | $29.95


Niki De Saint Phalle
Niki De Saint Phalle
HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS

Paperback, 9.75 x 11 in. / 312 pgs / 353 color / 137 bw. | 3/2/1996 | Not available
ISBN 9783775705820 | $45.00






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