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The Museum of Modern Art, New York

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Preview our Spring 2020 catalog, featuring more than 500 new books on art, photography, design, architecture, film, music and visual culture.

  

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Charles White: Black Pope

Text by Esther Adler.

"Untitled (Bearded Man)" (c. 1949) is reproduced from 'Charles White: Black Pope.'The Chicago-born artist Charles White (1918–79) was celebrated during his lifetime for depictions of African-American men, women and children that acquired the name “images of dignity. White’s draftsmanship, his direct address of the social and political concerns of his time, and his commitment to media that gave his art wide circulation established him as a major artist, and one with significant influence both on his contemporaries and on later generations.

Beginning with White’s early days as an artist in the Chicago of the 1930s and ’40s, moving through his time spent developing his craft in New York in the late 1940s and ’50s, and closing with his final decades as a revered figure in Los Angeles, Charles White: Black Pope explores the artist’s practice and strategies through consideration of key works. It devotes particularly close examination to his late masterwork Black Pope (Sandwich Board Man)," in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art. By creating visually compelling, ideologically complex works that engage audiences on many levels, White established himself as a key figure of his time, one whose work continues to resonate today."

Esther Adler is Assistant Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

"Untitled (Bearded Man)" (c. 1949) is reproduced from 'Charles White: Black Pope.'

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

T Magazine

M.H. Miller

An American master, who made mysterious, almost metaphysical images of African-American dignity and ... became a role model to an entire generation of younger black disciples.

The New York Times

Holland Cotter

Hand of an angel, eye of a sage.

The New York Times

Holland Cotter

Hand of an angel, eye of a sage.

The Washington Post

Philip Kennicott

His art is seen in service to promoting ideals of African American power, dignity and beauty.

Artforum

Kerry James Marshall

If you really want to see what DRAWING can be- how image, method, and materiality fuse at the molecular level- Charles Wilbert White Jr. makes it crystal clear in some of the finest works ever created.

Charles White: Black Pope

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/14/2018

Mystery is the point in Charles White's 'Black Pope'

Mystery is the point in Charles White's 'Black Pope'

The centerpiece of MoMA's heroic current Charles White retrospective, "Black Pope (Sandwich Board Man)" (1973) is also the subject of this concise monograph from the Museum. Inspired by a 1960s Leonard Freed photograph of a street preacher, White's pope exemplifies a mixture of 70s cool and civil rights outrage. "Although you can interpret individual details of the image—a reference to White’s birth place, to mortality, to a black identity that embraces militancy, spirituality and righteousness—its full meaning is elusive, and maybe that’s the point," Holland Cotter writes in the New York Times. "Mystery is the point… Grace, passion, coolness, toughness, beauty—like its creator, it has them all." continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/7/2018

Charles White retrospective opens at MoMA

Charles White retrospective opens at MoMA

“An artist must bear a special responsibility,” Charles White said in 1978. “He must be accountable for the content of his work. And that work should reflect a deep, abiding concern for humanity. He has that responsibility whether he wants it or not because he’s dealing with ideas. And ideas are power. They must be used one way or the other.” Love Letter #1 (1971) is reproduced from Charles White: Black Pope, published by MoMA in advance of the current, critically-acclaimed retrospective. continue to blog


BOOKS ON AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS

Gordon Parks: Muhammad Ali

GORDON PARKS: MUHAMMAD ALI

STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION/THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART

ISBN: 9783958296190
USD $55.00
| CAN $75

Pub Date: 2/11/2020
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Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation

WRITING THE FUTURE: BASQUIAT AND THE HIP-HOP GENERATION

Edited by Liz Munsell, Greg Tate. Text by J. Faith Almiron, Dakota DeVos, Hua Hsu, Carlo McCormick.

MFA PUBLICATIONS, MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON

ISBN: 9780878468713
USD $50.00
| CAN $69.95

Pub Date: 5/5/2020
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Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists

YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK: A NEW GENERATION OF ARTISTS

D.A.P.

ISBN: 9781942884590
USD $49.95
| CAN $69.95 UK £ 45

Pub Date: 9/29/2020
Forthcoming


Barkley L. Hendricks: Landscape Paintings

BARKLEY L. HENDRICKS: LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS

Text by Barry Schwabsky.

SKIRA/JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY

ISBN: 9788857241517
USD $25.00
| CAN $35

Pub Date: 4/21/2020
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Barkley L. Hendricks: Works on Paper

BARKLEY L. HENDRICKS: WORKS ON PAPER

Text by Laila Pedro.

SKIRA/JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY

ISBN: 9788857241470
USD $25.00
| CAN $34.95

Pub Date: 11/26/2019
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Faith Ringgold

FAITH RINGGOLD

Edited by Melissa Blanchflower, Natalia Grabowska, Melissa Larner. Text by Michelle Wallace. Interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist.

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

ISBN: 9783960986331
USD $29.95
| CAN $41.95

Pub Date: 1/21/2020
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Gordon Parks: The Atmosphere of Crime, 1957

GORDON PARKS: THE ATMOSPHERE OF CRIME, 1957

Edited with text by Sarah Hermanson Meister. Foreword by Peter W. Kunhardt Jr., Glenn D. Lowry. Text by Nicole Fleetwood, Bryan Stevenson.

STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION

ISBN: 9783958296961
USD $40.00
| CAN $56

Pub Date: 6/16/2020
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Jean-Michel Basquiat: Remix

JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT: REMIX

Edited with text by Stéphane Ibars. Text by Alain Lombard. Interview with Yvon Lambert.

ACTES SUD/COLLECTION LAMBERT

ISBN: 9782330126308
USD $33.00
| CAN $45

Pub Date: 11/19/2019
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Joe Minter: To You Through Me

JOE MINTER: TO YOU THROUGH ME

Introduction by Phillip March Jones.

INSTITUTE 193/TINWOOD

ISBN: 9781732848221
USD $30.00
| CAN $45 UK £ 27

Pub Date: 9/17/2019
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Melvin Edwards: Lynch Fragments

MELVIN EDWARDS: LYNCH FRAGMENTS

Edited by Adriano Pedrosa, Rodrigo Moura. Text by Hamid Irbouh, Rebecca Wolff, Renata Bittencourt, Rodrigo Moura.

MASP

ISBN: 9788531000515
USD $49.95
| CAN $69.95 UK £ 40

Pub Date: 10/22/2019
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Glenn Ligon: Untitled (America)/Debris Field/Synecdoche/Notes for a Poem on the Third World

GLENN LIGON: UNTITLED (AMERICA)/DEBRIS FIELD/SYNECDOCHE/NOTES FOR A POEM ON THE THIRD WORLD

Text by Helen Molesworth. Poems by Robin Coste Lewis. Interview with Glenn Ligon, Hamza Walker.

REGEN PROJECTS

ISBN: 9783791300009
USD $45.00
| CAN $63 UK £ 40

Pub Date: 1/28/2020
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Todd Gray: Euclidean Gris Gris

TODD GRAY: EUCLIDEAN GRIS GRIS

POMONA COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART

ISBN: 9780997930603
USD $45.00
| CAN $63 UK £ 40

Pub Date: 2/18/2020
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Theaster Gates: Every Square Needs a Circle

THEASTER GATES: EVERY SQUARE NEEDS A CIRCLE

Text by Theaster Gates, Zachary Cahill.

GRAY

ISBN: 9780996454049
USD $65.00
| CAN $92 UK £ 57

Pub Date: 4/7/2020
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Charles Gaines: Palm Trees and Other Works

CHARLES GAINES: PALM TREES AND OTHER WORKS

Text by David Platzker. Interview by Cherise Smith.

HAUSER & WIRTH PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783906915463
USD $50.00
| CAN $69.95

Pub Date: 2/18/2020
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Stanley Whitney: Afternoon Paintings

STANLEY WHITNEY: AFTERNOON PAINTINGS

Text by Lynne Tillman.

LISSON GALLERY

ISBN: 9780947830748
USD $35.00
| CAN $49

Pub Date: 5/19/2020
Active | In stock


Sondra Perry: A Terrible Thing

SONDRA PERRY: A TERRIBLE THING

Text by Will Brown, et al.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775746366
USD $45.00
| CAN $63

Pub Date: 8/25/2020
Forthcoming


Lead Belly: A Life in Pictures

LEAD BELLY: A LIFE IN PICTURES

Edited by John Reynolds, Tiny Robinson. Text by Jack Kerouac, Glenn O’Brien, Mason Roberson, Pete Seeger, Tom Waits, et al. Poems by Tyehimba Jess.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958297036
USD $45.00
| CAN $63

Pub Date: 1/1/2021
Forthcoming


Black Lives 1900: W.E.B. Du Bois at the Paris Exposition

BLACK LIVES 1900: W.E.B. DU BOIS AT THE PARIS EXPOSITION

Introduction by Jacqueline Francis, Stephen G. Hall. Foreword by David Adjaye. Contribution by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

REDSTONE PRESS

ISBN: 9781942884538
USD $35.00
| CAN $39.95 UK £ 30

Pub Date: 10/29/2019
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Four Generations

FOUR GENERATIONS

GREGORY R. MILLER & CO.

ISBN: 9781941366264
USD $55.00
| CAN $75 UK £ 50

Pub Date: 11/26/2019
Active | In stock


Among Others: Blackness at MoMA

AMONG OTHERS: BLACKNESS AT MOMA

Edited with text by Darby English, Charlotte Barat. Text by Mabel O. Wilson, et al.

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

ISBN: 9781633450349
USD $65.00
| CAN $82

Pub Date: 8/20/2019
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Soul of a Nation

SOUL OF A NATION

D.A.P./TATE

ISBN: 9781942884170
USD $39.95
| CAN $53.95

Pub Date: 9/26/2017
Active | In stock


30 Americans

30 AMERICANS

Edited by Juan Valadez. Preface by Rubell Family. Text by Franklin Sirmans, Glenn Ligon, Michele Wallace, Robert Hobbs.

RUBELL MUSEUM

ISBN: 9780971634121
USD $45.00
| CAN $62 UK £ 40

Pub Date: 5/21/2019
Active | In stock


Basquiat's "Defacement"

BASQUIAT'S "DEFACEMENT"

GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

ISBN: 9780892075485
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95 UK £ 24.95

Pub Date: 7/23/2019
Active | In stock


Jean-Michel Basquiat: Xerox

JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT: XEROX

Edited with text by Dieter Buchhart. Text by Christopher Stackhouse, Eric Robertson.

HATJE CANTZ/NAHMAD CONTEMPORARY

ISBN: 9783775745857
USD $60.00
| CAN $85

Pub Date: 10/8/2019
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member: Pope.L, 1978–2001

MEMBER: POPE.L, 1978–2001

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781633450868
USD $40.00
| CAN $55

Pub Date: 11/19/2019
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Fazal Sheikh & Teju Cole: Human Archipelago

FAZAL SHEIKH & TEJU COLE: HUMAN ARCHIPELAGO

Text by Teju Cole.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958295681
USD $45.00
| CAN $62

Pub Date: 4/23/2019
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Frances Benjamin Johnston: The Hampton Album

FRANCES BENJAMIN JOHNSTON: THE HAMPTON ALBUM

Edited with text by Sarah Hermanson Meister. Contribution by LaToya Ruby Frazier.

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781633450813
USD $50.00
| CAN $69.95

Pub Date: 5/21/2019
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Robin Rhode: Memory Is the Weapon

ROBIN RHODE: MEMORY IS THE WEAPON

Edited with text by Uta Ruhkamp. Foreword by Andreas Beitin. Text by Don Mattera, James Matthews, Robin Rhode, Gladys Thomas.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775746052
USD $62.00
| CAN $88

Pub Date: 11/26/2019
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Martin Puryear: Liberty / Libertà

MARTIN PURYEAR: LIBERTY / LIBERTà

Foreword by Brooke Kamin Rapaport. Text by Anne Wagner, Tobi Haslett, Darby English.

GREGORY R. MILLER & CO.

ISBN: 9781941366240
USD $50.00
| CAN $69.95

Pub Date: 7/23/2019
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Kara Walker: Figa

KARA WALKER: FIGA

Edited by Karen Marta. Preface by Dakis Joannou. Introduction and text by Kara Walker.

DESTE FOUNDATION FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

ISBN: 9786185039325
USD $35.00
| CAN $49.95

Pub Date: 5/21/2019
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Mark Bradford: Tomorrow Is Another Day

MARK BRADFORD: TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY

GREGORY R. MILLER & CO.

ISBN: 9781941366141
USD $60.00
| CAN $79

Pub Date: 6/27/2017
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Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem

INVISIBLE MAN: GORDON PARKS AND RALPH ELLISON IN HARLEM

STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION/THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

ISBN: 9783958291096
USD $45.00
| CAN $60

Pub Date: 6/28/2016
Active | In stock


Renée Green: Ongoing Becomings1989-2009

RENéE GREEN: ONGOING BECOMINGS1989-2009

Edited by Nicole Schweitzer. Text by Diedrich Diederichsen, Gloria Sutton, Nora Alter, Juliane Rebentisch.

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037640319
USD $55.00
| CAN $72.5

Pub Date: 11/30/2009
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L.A. Object & David Hammons Body Prints

L.A. OBJECT & DAVID HAMMONS BODY PRINTS

TILTON GALLERY

ISBN: 9781427613745
USD $65.00
| CAN $87 UK £ 57

Pub Date: 9/30/2011
Active | In stock


Black Is A Color

BLACK IS A COLOR

By Elvan Zabunyan.

DIS VOIR

ISBN: 9782914563208
USD $37.50
| CAN $50

Pub Date: 1/15/2006
Active | In stock


Jamel Shabazz: Sights in the City, New York Street Photographs

JAMEL SHABAZZ: SIGHTS IN THE CITY, NEW YORK STREET PHOTOGRAPHS

Introduction by Marla Hamburg Kennedy. Interview by Cheryl Dunn.

DAMIANI

ISBN: 9788862085229
USD $50.00
| CAN $67.5

Pub Date: 4/25/2017
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Charles White: Black Pope

CHARLES WHITE: BLACK POPE

Text by Esther Adler.

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781633450271
USD $26.95
| CAN $37

Pub Date: 10/24/2017
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Leslie Hewitt

LESLIE HEWITT

Edited by Cay Sophie Rabinowitz.

OSMOS BOOKS

ISBN: 9780986166587
USD $65.00
| CAN $87 UK £ 57

Pub Date: 2/19/2019
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Gordon Parks: Collected Works

GORDON PARKS: COLLECTED WORKS

STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION

ISBN: 9783958292628
USD $145.00
| CAN $195

Pub Date: 5/23/2017
Active | In stock


Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series

JACOB LAWRENCE: THE MIGRATION SERIES

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781633450400
USD $35.00
| CAN $47.5

Pub Date: 2/28/2017
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Parkett No. 98: Ed Atkins, Theaster Gates, Lee Kitt, Mika Rottenberg

PARKETT NO. 98: ED ATKINS, THEASTER GATES, LEE KITT, MIKA ROTTENBERG

Edited by Nikki Columbus.

PARKETT

ISBN: 9783907582589
USD $45.00
| CAN $60

Pub Date: 7/26/2016
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Parkett No. 59 Maurizio Cattelan, Yayoi Kusama, Kara Walker

PARKETT NO. 59 MAURIZIO CATTELAN, YAYOI KUSAMA, KARA WALKER

Artwork by Yayoi Kusama, Kara Walker. Edited by Maurizio Cattelan.

PARKETT

ISBN: 9783907582091
USD $32.00
| CAN $42.5

Pub Date: 10/2/2000
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William Pope.L: Black People Are Cropped

WILLIAM POPE.L: BLACK PEOPLE ARE CROPPED

Edited by Clément Dirié. Text by Iain Kerr, Helen Molesworth, William Pope.L.

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037642696
USD $15.00
| CAN $21.5

Pub Date: 8/31/2012
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Mark Bradford: Merchant Posters

MARK BRADFORD: MERCHANT POSTERS

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

GREGORY R. MILLER & CO./ASPEN ART PRESS

ISBN: 9780980024227
USD $50.00
| CAN $67.5 UK £ 45

Pub Date: 3/31/2010
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Kehinde Wiley: The World Stage: Haiti

KEHINDE WILEY: THE WORLD STAGE: HAITI

Text by M. Cynthia Oliver, Mike Rogge.

ROBERTS & TILTON

ISBN: 9780991488926
USD $40.00
| CAN $54 UK £ 35

Pub Date: 5/26/2015
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ART BOOKS & MUSEUM EXHIBITION CATALOGS: FORTHCOMING AND RECENT RELEASES

Poor Richard by Philip Guston

POOR RICHARD BY PHILIP GUSTON

Afterword by Harry Cooper.

D.A.P./NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART

ISBN: 9781942884576
USD $14.95
| CAN $21 UK £ 13.5

Pub Date: 6/2/2020
Active | In stock


Judd

JUDD

Edited with text by Ann Temkin. Text by Erica Cooke, Tamar Margalit, Christine Mehring, James Meyer, Annie Ochmanek, Yasmil Raymond, Jeffrey Weiss.

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781633450325
USD $75.00
| CAN $108

Pub Date: 3/17/2020
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Tauba Auerbach — S v Z

TAUBA AUERBACH — S V Z

Introduction and text by Joseph Becker, Jenny Gheith, Linda Dalrymple Henderson. Afterword by Neal Benezra.

D.A.P./SFMOMA

ISBN: 9781942884552
USD $50.00
| CAN $69.95 UK £ 45

Pub Date: 4/21/2020
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Picasso and Paper

PICASSO AND PAPER

ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

ISBN: 9781912520176
USD $60.00
| CAN $85

Pub Date: 3/24/2020
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David Hockney: Drawing from Life

DAVID HOCKNEY: DRAWING FROM LIFE

Text by Sarah Howgate.

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, LONDON

ISBN: 9781855147973
USD $45.00
| CAN $63

Pub Date: 4/28/2020
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Edward Hopper: A to Z

EDWARD HOPPER: A TO Z

Text by Ulf Küster.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775746564
USD $20.00
| CAN $28

Pub Date: 4/7/2020
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Edward Hopper: A Fresh Look on Landscape

EDWARD HOPPER: A FRESH LOOK ON LANDSCAPE

Edited with text by Ulf Küster. Text by Erika Doss, David Lubin, Katharina Rüppell.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775746540
USD $68.00
| CAN $95

Pub Date: 4/7/2020
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Léon Spilliaert

LéON SPILLIAERT

Foreword by Luc Tuymans. Text by Anne Adriaens-Pannier, Noémie Goldman, Adrian Locke, Will Stone, Anna Testar.

ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

ISBN: 9781912520220
USD $45.00
| CAN $63

Pub Date: 4/21/2020
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Barkley L. Hendricks: Landscape Paintings

BARKLEY L. HENDRICKS: LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS

Text by Barry Schwabsky.

SKIRA/JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY

ISBN: 9788857241517
USD $25.00
| CAN $35

Pub Date: 4/21/2020
Active | In stock


Barkley L. Hendricks: Works on Paper

BARKLEY L. HENDRICKS: WORKS ON PAPER

Text by Laila Pedro.

SKIRA/JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY

ISBN: 9788857241470
USD $25.00
| CAN $34.95

Pub Date: 11/26/2019
Active | In stock


Faith Ringgold

FAITH RINGGOLD

Edited by Melissa Blanchflower, Natalia Grabowska, Melissa Larner. Text by Michelle Wallace. Interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist.

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

ISBN: 9783960986331
USD $29.95
| CAN $41.95

Pub Date: 1/21/2020
Active | In stock


Ruth Adler Schnee: Modern Designs for Living

RUTH ADLER SCHNEE: MODERN DESIGNS FOR LIVING

CRANBROOK ART MUSEUM

ISBN: 9781733382403
USD $50.00
| CAN $69.95 UK £ 45

Pub Date: 4/7/2020
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