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    JRP|Ringier

    Peter Fischli & David Weiss: Sonne, Mond und Sterne

    Sonne, Mond und Sterne is an 800-page artist's book consisting of just as many images, inspired by an international selection of magazine advertisements and compiled and organized into loose categories by the influential Swiss artistic collaborators Fischli & Weiss. Designed in collaboration with the rising Zurich design firm NORM, this volume reconfigures Fischli & Weiss' contribution to the Ringier AG Annual Report 2007. It is a revealing--and perhaps unnerving--look at the images and slogans that constitute our glutted contemporary media landscape. The viewer is plunged into a flood of imagery that, when taken out of its original commercial context, unfolds into unlikely open-ended narratives. Based in Zürich, Fischli & Weiss began collaborating in 1979 in a variety of media including photography, . . . . Paperback, 10 x 12.5 in. / 800 pgs / 800 color.

    Edited by Beatrix Ruf.

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    Testify Books

    Where'd You Get Those?

    New York City's Sneaker Culture: 1960–1987

    Twenty years after its first release, and a decade since the most recent edition, this timeless, definitive volume on sneaker culture is finally back in print. Lavishly illustrated and remarkably comprehensive, Where’d You Get Those? is an insider’s account that traces New York City’s sneaker culture back to its earliest days. Describing how a small and dedicated group of sneaker consumers in the 1970s and early 80s proved instrumental in establishing current corporate giants such as Nike and Adidas, sneaker aficionado Bobbito Garcia writes with exactitude and affection.
    Chronicling the rise of sneakers through the lean years of the 60s, the bulk of the book examines nearly 400 sneakers released in the golden years of 1970–87, via information-packed entries for each model, . . . . Hbk, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 280 pgs / 400 color / 75 b&w.

    Foreword, introduction and afterword by Bobbito Garcia.

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    Damiani

    Lee Quiñones: Fifty Years of New York Graffiti Art and Beyond

    This volume presents a sweeping overview of the monumental work of Puerto Rican–born artist Lee Quiñones over the past five decades. When Quiñones made his first spray paint mural in the New York City subway system, he was just 14 years old. He eventually spray-painted murals on over 120 subway cars, infusing kinetic elements of Futurism into his illustrations. These highly visible graffiti works served as a catalyst for what is now acknowledged as the Street Art movement. Indeed, the artist introduced spray-paint-based work to international audiences upon his first formal exhibition, and he also invented the concept of the freestanding urban mural through his handball court piece, Howard the Duck (1978).
    This book is chock-full of Quiñones’ street art works, paintings . . . . Hbk, 9.5 x 11 in. / 192 pgs / 180 color.

    Text by Franklin Sirmans, Isolde Brielmaier, Bisa Butler, William Cordova, Futura, Debbie Harry, Leslie Hewitt, Jenny Holzer, Barry McGee, Odili Donald Odita, José Parlá, Allan Schwartzman. Photographs by Charlie Ahearn, Edo Bertoglio, Carl Brunn, Henry Chalfant, Martha Cooper, Eric Felisbret, Bobby Grossman, Sue Kwon, Jason Mandella, Farrique Pesquera, Adam Reich, Chris Stein, Mattius J. Sic.

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    Damiani

    Eight Seconds: Black Rodeo Culture

    Photographs by Ivan McClellan

    In 2015, photographer Ivan McClellan attended the Roy LeBlanc Invitational in Oklahoma, the country’s longest-running Black rodeo, at the invitation of Charles Perry, director and producer of The Black Cowboy. It was like going to Oz—there was all this color and energy,” McClellan says. There was a backyard barbecue atmosphere It felt like home.” Over the next decade, he embarked on journeys across America, crafting a multilayered look at contemporary Black rodeo culture. Whether photographing teen cowgirl sensation Kortnee Solomon at her family’s Texas stables, capturing bull riding champion Ouncie Mitchell in action or hanging out with the Compton Cowboys at their Los Angeles ranch, McClellan chronicles the extraordinary athletes who keep the magic and majesty of the Old West” alive . . . . Hbk, 11.25 x 9 in. / 128 pgs / 118 color.

    Edited and sequenced by Miss Rosen. Foreword by Charles Sampson.

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    MW Editions

    Platon: The Defenders

    Heroes of the Global Fight for Human Rights

    The celebrated portraitist Platon has spent much of his career photographing the famous and powerful, but he has also traveled the world documenting human rights activists and their quests for justice. The Defenders presents five photo essays spanning 15 years of work on these struggles in Burma, Egypt, Russia, the United States and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
    In Burma, he took portraits of monks, sex workers, former child soldiers and the controversial political leader Aung San Suu Kyi. He was on the ground in Cairo for several weeks early in 2011, when Egyptians took to the streets and demanded the resignation of Hosni Mubarak. In Russia, he photographed and spoke with dissidents who have battled a slew of oppressive governments. . . . . Pbk, 9.75 x 13.75 in. / 560 pgs / 75 color / 200 b&w / 1 poster.

    Text by Platon, Ko Bo Kyi, Wael Ghonim, Tanya Lokshina, Alina Diaz, Denis Mukwege.

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    The Museum of Modern Art, New York

    Käthe Kollwitz: A Retrospective

    In the early 20th century, when many artists were experimenting with abstraction by way of colorful painting, Käthe Kollwitz remained committed to an art of social purpose through figurative, black-and-white printmaking and drawing. Through her work, she brought visibility to the hardships of the working class and asserted the female point of view as a necessary and powerful agent for change.
    Published in conjunction with the largest exhibition of her work in the United States in more than 30 years, and the first major retrospective devoted to Kollwitz at a New York museum, this book surveys the artist’s career from the 1890s through the early 1940s. It features approximately 120 drawings, prints and sculptures drawn from public and private collections in Europe . . . . Hbk, 9 x 10.5 in. / 248 pgs / 200 color.

    Edited with text by Starr Figura. Text by Kirsty Bell, Maggie Hire, Dorothy Price, Sarah Rapoport.

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    Printed Matter, Inc.

    A Book About Colab (and Related Activities)

    This book traces the output of Collaborative Projects Inc. (aka Colab), the highly energetic gathering of young downtown New York City artists active from the late 1970s through the mid-1980s. Advocating a form of cultural activism that was purely artist-driven, the group created artworks, curated shows and engaged in discourse that responded to the political themes and predicaments of its time. With extensive documentation of the printed material and media steadily produced in the course of its collaborative undertakings, as well as many firsthand accounts, the book displays the diverse aesthetics and concerns of the group as it embarked on The Real Estate Show, The Times Square Show and other projects.
    Edited by Printed Matter’s former executive director Max Schumann, the full-color . . . . Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 256 pgs / 200 color / 100 b&w.

    Edited by Max Schumann. Foreword by Walter Robinson.

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    Damiani

    Tony Caramanico: Montauk Surf Journals

    Tony Caramanico has lived many lives bound by a singular passion. A competitive surfer, TV producer, surf shop owner, astute traveler, apprentice and artist, few have experienced more phases of surfing’s development than Caramanico. Unlike more established sports, surfing’s pop cultural adoption began largely in the 50s and 60s; many of those who have played a key role in its cultural ascension, such as Caramanico, are still around to impart their wisdom.
    This one-of-a-kind book chronicles Caramanico’s life in surf, presenting a considered selection from his thousands of journal entries. These entries provide an intimate purview into the day-to-day life of a traveling surfer in the 70s, 80s and 90s, highlighting his work with the late photographer Peter Beard, from his experience . . . . Hbk, 9 x 12 in. / 120 pgs / 70 color.

    Edited with foreword by Zack Raffin.

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    Damiani

    Joshua Charow: Loft Law

    The Last of New York City's Original Artist Lofts

    Envied by artists and apartment hunters alike for their wide windows and open floor plans, New York City’s lofts were once manufacturing centers in the late 19th and early 20th century. As urban densification pushed industry into the suburbs, these buildings were left empty. Looking for cheap rents and ideal studios, artists struck bargains with landlords to live and work in commercially zoned spaces. By the 1970s, these same artists faced eviction as their landlords embraced the new wealthy clientele that seeped into neighborhoods such as SoHo, Tribeca and the Bowery. Enacted in 1982, Article 7-C of the Multiple Dwelling Law, better known as the Loft Law,” allowed artists to obtain legal occupancy and rent stabilization. After discovering a map of . . . . Hbk, 9.5 x 11.25 in. / 192 pgs / 108 color.


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    HENI Publishing

    Focal Points: Ad Reinhardt

    The second volume of Focal Points takes as its subject the work of American artist Ad Reinhardt (1913–67). An American abstract painter, he worked in New York alongside artists including Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Willem de Kooning. Renowned art critic and historian Robert Storr curated the award-winning 2013 exhibition of Reinhardt’s work at David Zwirner gallery. This book brings together, for the first time, Storr’s writings on Reinhardt’s abstract painting—for which the artist became hugely influential on the younger generations of Minimal and Conceptual practitioners—his satirical cartoons addressing political and social issues and advocating for abstract art, and his famous slide lecture series. With introductory texts by Storr and art historian Francesca Pietropaolo, this book features an essay previously published . . . . Hbk, 5.5 x 8.5 in. / 140 pgs / 47 color / 18 b&w.

    By Robert Storr. Edited with text by Francesca Pietropaolo.

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    HENI Publishing

    Focal Points: Bruce Nauman

    American artist Bruce Nauman (born 1941) has worked across a wide range of mediums including neon, sculpture, video, installation, performance and drawing to pursue his question of what it means to create art. Edited by art historian Francesca Pietropaolo, this book brings together for the first time a selection of essays and articles on Nauman by the eminent art critic, art historian and curator Robert Storr. The first volume of Storr’s Focal Points series, featuring introductory essays by Storr and Pietropaolo, this richly illustrated book gathers six texts on Nauman previously published in the art journals Parkett (1986), Modern Painters (2009) and Art Press (2009 and 2016), and in the exhibition catalogs Bruce Nauman (1994) and A Rose Has No Teeth . . . . Hbk, 5.5 x 8.5 in. / 152 pgs / 52 color / 8 b&w.

    By Robert Storr. Edited with text by Francesca Pietropaolo.

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    HENI Publishing

    Focal Points: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

    Race and Representation in the American Citadel of Modern Art

    Previously published by the Andy Warhol Foundation of the Visual Arts in 1994, Between a Rock and a Hard Place is the focus of the third volume of Robert Storr’s Focal Points series. In this two-part essay, Storr examines the lack of diversity among the highest levels of the museum world: drawing on situations he encountered in his own career as a curator at MoMA as well as enumerating the aesthetic, political and practical” obstacles on the path toward inclusion both in the museum world and society at large. The work is presented with new introductory text by the author and the book's editor, art historian Francesca Pietropaolo. These fresh contributions add more context to Storr’s view on the crucial subject . . . . Hbk, 5.5 x 8.5 in. / 128 pgs / 19 color / 16 b&w.

    By Robert Storr. Edited with text by Francesca Pietropaolo.

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    Damiani

    Michael Stipe: Even the Birds Gave Pause

    Before his wildly successful foray into music—as frontman of the 1990s international sensation R.E.M.—Michael Stipe was a visual arts student at the University of Georgia in Athens. After the band dissolved in 2011, Stipe returned to his first love: generating illustrations, photography and sculptures. His diaristic photographs are perhaps his best known works, and he has previously published three photobooks with Damiani that largely consisted of portraits.
    In this fourth publication, portraiture once again takes focus. This time, however, Stipe articulates the form through a plethora of mediums: including plaster, concrete, rotocast plastics, bookmaking, ceramics, video and darkroom photographic printing. The book privileges process over product, displaying a series of works in progress that continue an exploration of contemporary portraiture, instinct and . . . . Hbk, 9.5 x 13 in. / 96 pgs.


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    Inventory Press

    Pia Camil: Friendly Fires

    This is the first monograph dedicated to the practice of Mexican artist Pia Camil (born 1980). The book combines formal institutional documentation with material from the artist’s personal archive to feature 32 projects from 2006 to date. Camil’s work engages in a revisionist formal exercise that rethinks canonical figures in Western Art from a Latin American female perspective, while also setting her art within the socio-political realities of Mexico and the United States. The book was designed in collaboration between the artist and Mexican designer Sofia Broid and includes an addendum by Gabriela Jauregui. Three illustrated essays, as well as an interview with the artist, delve into Camil’s practice. With English and Spanish texts, this book makes Camil’s important contribution to . . . . Hbk, 8.25 x 10 in. / 340 pgs / 500 color / 1008 duotone.

    Text by Justine Ludwig, Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Karen Cordero. Interview by Elise Lammer.

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    Karma Books, New York/Parker Gallery, Los Angeles

    The De Luxe Show

    In August 1971 Peter Bradley mounted the landmark exhibition The De Luxe Show at the legendary DeLUXE theater in Houston's Fifth Ward. The De Luxe Show was a milestone in civil rights history, as one of the first racially integrated shows in the United States. Curated by Bradley with the backing of collector and philanthropist John de Menil, the exhibition featured emerging and established abstract modern painters and sculptors of the time, including Darby Bannard, Peter Bradley, Anthony Caro, Dan Christensen, Ed Clark, Frank Davis, Sam Gilliam, Robert Gordon, Richard Hunt, Virginia Jaramillo, Daniel Johnson, Craig Kauffman, Alvin Loving, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Larry Poons, Michael Steiner, William T. Williams and James Wolfe.

    In August 2021, for its 50th anniversary, Karma and . . . . Clth, 11 x 11 in. / 216 pgs.


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    Gregory R. Miller & Co.

    Hurricane Season

    Caribbean Art and Climate Change

    Hurricanes and the devastation they bring have long been a part of life in the Caribbean, but with climate change these storms are getting more frequent and more violent. In the face of these life-threatening climate catastrophes, artists can show us how these climate changes relate to a lived, everyday reality, and how they intersect with our experience of family, community and home. Hurricane Season is a story about a home under threat, cycles of environmental and political violence, and repairing communities despite the potential for them to be destroyed again. It features contemporary art in a range of mediums by artists from across the archipelago and the diaspora, including works by Firelei Báez, Lionel Cruet, Teresita Fernández, Tamika Galanis and . . . . Hbk, 8.25 x 10.5 in. / 112 pgs / 75 color.

    Text by Mia Laufer, Lisa Paravisini-Gebert, Olive Senior, Celia A. Sorhaindo.

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