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DelMonico Books/The Jay DeFeo Foundation

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Clth, 9.75 x 12 in. / 256 pgs / 29 color / 166 bw.

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Catalog: FALL 2023 p. 25   

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ISBN 9781636811116 TRADE
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DELMONICO BOOKS/THE JAY DEFEO FOUNDATION

Jay DeFeo: Photographic Work

Edited with introduction by Leah Levy. Text by Hilton Als, Judith Delfiner, Corey Keller, Justine Kurland, Dana Miller, Catherine Wagner.

Jay DeFeo: Photographic Work

A revelatory trove of innovative photo collages, photograms, photographs and photocopies—many never before published—most reproduced at the size DeFeo printed them

This monograph on the legendary and influential artist Jay DeFeo features over 150 photographic works—many never before published—most reproduced at the size the artist printed them. After the completion of her monumental masterpiece The Rose in 1966, DeFeo moved from the heart of artistic activity in San Francisco to a small house in Marin County, California. There she embarked on a focused and rigorous exploration with the camera. For much of the 1970s, she used the camera as a tool to look and think with, creating a wide range of black-and-white photographs she processed in her darkroom. The artist used experimental photographic techniques to produce extraordinary artworks, alongside documentary images of her studio and paintings in process. Her contact sheets, some of which are reproduced here, are often filled with multiple views of one object, revealing the way DeFeo looked and sketched with the lens. In 1972 she wrote: "My interest in photography has always paralleled my expression as a painter."
Essays by Hilton Als, Judith Delfiner, Corey Keller, Justine Kurland, Dana Miller and Catherine Wagner survey the rich materiality, sculptural layering and illusionistic devices of DeFeo’s playful and enigmatic photographic works, illuminating her astonishing range and daring experimentation with the medium.
Jay DeFeo (1929–89) was a Bay Area artist who created an original and provocative body of work, including the iconic painting The Rose (1958–66). In the 1970s and 1980s, DeFeo continued her visionary work in a range of mediums, including works on paper, photography, collage and photocopies. Among many other exhibitions, a retrospective of her work was organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and traveled to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2012.


"Untitled" (1973) is reproduced from 'Jay DeFeo: Photographic Work.'

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

The New York Times: Arts

Arthur Lubow

Hardly shown publicly in her lifetime, her remarkable photos are featured in a just-published monograph, “Jay DeFeo: Photographic Work”

Cultured

Kat Herriman

DeFeo was not just a monumental painter, but also an ingenious photographer who pushed the medium past its limits to create images that undermine our sense of certainty.

Brooklyn Rail

Caws Mary Ann

It’s chock-a-block with images perhaps a bit glitzy at times, but always welcome: given the expanse of the imagination into the visual from the verbal or the other way.

Collector Daily

Loring Knoblauch

Whether we deem them surreal, poetic, or just slightly eerie or strange hardly matters; what’s important is the tension and friction that she starts to find, and later to more overtly construct.

New Yorker

Vince Aletti

Their intimacy is seductive; the closer you get to each work, the more intriguing and unsettling it is.

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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 3/31/2024

Behold the photographic work of Jay DeFeo, born OTD in 1929

Behold the photographic work of Jay DeFeo, born OTD in 1929

Featured spreads are from staff favorite Jay DeFeo: Photographic Work, published by DelMonico Books and the Jay DeFeo Foundation. Collecting almost 200 photo collages, photograms, photographs and photocopies—many published here for the first time—by the legendary Bay Area artist, this beautifully produced hardcover features writing by an all-star cast including Leah Levy, Judith Delfiner, Corey Keller, Justine Kurland, Dana Miller, Catherine Wagner and Hilton Als, who writes, “And what would we do without Jay DeFeo, who is only partly alive because she dares us to look at the work and make sense of that sofa covered in netting, or the empty picture frame with the broken wire, or the telephone with the white bulb that burns brightly in the imagination? What can any of these images mean? Are they images of DeFeo’s idea of sculpture, or sculptural elements? What can she mean by those teeth, that shoe? Let us enter her pictures subtly and swiftly together and take from them what we will, freely, as we revel in the eye of DeFeo the beholder. Behold.” continue to blog


JAY DEFEO MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Jay DeFeo: Photographic Work

JAY DEFEO: PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK

DelMonico Books/The Jay DeFeo Foundation

ISBN: 9781636811116
USD $75.00
| CAN $108.5 UK £ 67

Pub Date: 8/22/2023
Active | In stock


Rip Tales: Jay DeFeo's Estocada and Other Pieces

RIP TALES: JAY DEFEO'S ESTOCADA AND OTHER PIECES

Soberscove Press

ISBN: 9781940190297
USD $28.00
| CAN $34 UK £ 22.5

Pub Date: 12/7/2021
Active | Out of stock


Outrageous Fortune: Jay DeFeo and Surrealism

OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE: JAY DEFEO AND SURREALISM

Mitchell-Innes & Nash

ISBN: 9780998631233
USD $60.00
| CAN $79 UK £ 53

Pub Date: 10/23/2018
Active | In stock


Jay DeFeo: Chiaroscuro

JAY DEFEO: CHIAROSCURO

JRP|Ringier

ISBN: 9783037643396
USD $45.00
| CAN $60 UK £ 29

Pub Date: 9/30/2013
Active | In stock