fb pixcode

ARTIST MONOGRAPHS

PUBLISHER
El Museo del Barrio

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 8.75 x 10 in. / 160 pgs / 102 color / 2 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Out of print

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2010 p. 96   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781882454273 TRADE
List Price: $35.00 CDN $40.00

AVAILABILITY
Not available

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

New York
El Museo del Barrio, 06/08/10-08/22/10

THE FALL 2024 ARTBOOK | D.A.P. CATALOG

Artbook | D.A.P. Catalog Cover Link
Preview our FALL 2024 catalog, featuring more than 500 new books on art, photography, design, architecture, film, music and visual culture.
  

EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO

Retro/Active: The Work of Rafael Ferrer

Edited by Deborah Cullen. Text by Edward J. Sullivan, Vincent Katz, Carter Ratcliff.

Retro/Active: The Work of Rafael FerrerRetro/Active: The Work of Rafael Ferrer is the first major publication to examine the breadth and depth of Puerto Rican-born Rafael Ferrer's influential production over the past 55 years. From Ferrer's avant-garde art actions in the 1960s through his more recent brightly colored paintings paying homage to island life, his artistic journey has always reflected his intelligence, humor and a uniquely Caribbean perspective. Here, essays by curator Deborah Cullen and scholar Edward Sullivan chronicle Ferrer's biography and artistic output, consider the Caribbean and western influences in his work, and chart his early sources, including the Surrealists, Dada, Wifredo Lam and Puerto Rican master Francisco Oller y Cestero. This volume also includes Carter Ratcliff's reprisal of his out-of-print 1973 opus "Rafael Ferrer in the Tropical Sublime" and Vincent Katz's interview with the artist. In all, Retro/Active features over 100 full-color plates and archival images, and will spark a critical reconsideration of Ferrer's work.

Featured image is Essay by Rafael Ferrer, reproduced from Retro/Active: The work of Rafael Ferrer.

Retro/Active: The Work of Rafael Ferrer

STATUS: Out of print | 00/00/00

For assistance locating a copy, please see our list of recommended out of print specialists

FROM THE BOOK
"Rafael Ferrer’s art is restless. His images reach beyond themselves, sometimes in the oblique drift of reverie, sometime in a flash, as lightning or the look that darts from behind a shaman’s mask. In any case, Ferrer’s imagery display none of that drive toward 'clarity' which is typical of so much recent American art- and which has produced so much that is obscure in its over-specialization. In its internal development as well as its relation to present day trends, Ferrer’s work has avoided the obsessive lock-step of modernist orthodoxy...He understands its issues and their contribution to the climate for serious art. At moments turbulent and engulfing, at other moments, calm and reflective, gathering itself into its own depths, Ferrer’s imagination gently overflows historical, cultural, and artistic boundaries or sweeps through them, allowing itself to be deflected only if deflection will focus its power."

Carter Ratcliff excerpted from Retro/Active: The work of Rafael Ferrer.

OF RELATED INTEREST

Wifredo Lam in North America

WIFREDO LAM IN NORTH AMERICA

Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University

ISBN: 9780945366225
USD $35.00
| CAN $40

Pub Date: 3/1/2008
Out of print | Not available


ART BOOKS & MUSEUM EXHIBITION CATALOGS: FORTHCOMING AND RECENT RELEASES

Sophie Calle: Overshare

SOPHIE CALLE: OVERSHARE

Walker Art Center

ISBN: 9781935963301
USD $50.00
| CAN $71 UK £ 45

Pub Date: 11/12/2024
Forthcoming


Kehinde Wiley: Colorful Realm

KEHINDE WILEY: COLORFUL REALM

Roberts Projects

ISBN: 9781957920979
USD $45.00
| CAN $62 UK £ 40

Pub Date: 10/29/2024
Forthcoming


Ordinary People: Photorealism and the Work of Art Since 1968

ORDINARY PEOPLE: PHOTOREALISM AND THE WORK OF ART SINCE 1968

DelMonico Books/The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

ISBN: 9781636811000
USD $69.95
| CAN $99.95 UK £ 59.99

Pub Date: 11/5/2024
Forthcoming


Yoshitomo Nara

YOSHITOMO NARA

La Fábrica

ISBN: 9788410024113
USD $49.95
| CAN $69.95 UK £ 44.99

Pub Date: 10/1/2024
Forthcoming


David Hockney: Paper Trails

DAVID HOCKNEY: PAPER TRAILS

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857252728
USD $65.00
| CAN $95

Pub Date: 10/22/2024
Forthcoming


Gran Fury: Art Is Not Enough

GRAN FURY: ART IS NOT ENOUGH

Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand/KMEC Books

ISBN: 9786557770504
USD $39.95
| CAN $56.95 UK £ 34.99

Pub Date: 11/5/2024
Forthcoming


Vital Signs: Artists and the Body

VITAL SIGNS: ARTISTS AND THE BODY

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

ISBN: 9781633451650
USD $50.00
| CAN $71

Pub Date: 11/5/2024
Forthcoming


Sci-Fi, Magick, Queer L.A.: Sexual Science and the Imagi-nation

SCI-FI, MAGICK, QUEER L.A.: SEXUAL SCIENCE AND THE IMAGI-NATION

Inventory Press/ONE Archive

ISBN: 9781941753699
USD $39.95
| CAN $52 UK £ 30

Pub Date: 9/3/2024
Forthcoming


Magic Art

MAGIC ART

Fulgur Press

ISBN: 9781399971188
USD $95.00
| CAN $140

Pub Date: 11/12/2024
Forthcoming


Matisse: Invitation to the Voyage

MATISSE: INVITATION TO THE VOYAGE

Hatje Cantz

ISBN: 9783775757805
USD $75.00
| CAN $115

Pub Date: 11/26/2024
Forthcoming


Helen Frankenthaler: Painting without Rules

HELEN FRANKENTHALER: PAINTING WITHOUT RULES

Marsilio Arte

ISBN: 9791254632192
USD $39.95
| CAN $56.95 UK £ 34.99

Pub Date: 12/3/2024
Forthcoming


Harmony and Dissonance: Orphism in Paris, 1910–1930

HARMONY AND DISSONANCE: ORPHISM IN PARIS, 1910–1930

Guggenheim Museum Publications

ISBN: 9780892075645
USD $65.00
| CAN $95 UK £ 52

Pub Date: 12/3/2024
Forthcoming