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DATE 6/1/2022

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride, June 2022!

DATE 5/15/2022

Artbook @ MoMA PS1 presents Lauren O’Neill-Butler for the launch of 'Let’s Have a Talk: Conversations with Women on Art and Culture'

DATE 5/15/2022

'Ellsworth Kelly: Postcards' is on view at Matthew Marks

DATE 5/14/2022

Artbook @ Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Bookstore presents the launch of Christopher Soto's 'Diaries of a Terrorist'

DATE 5/13/2022

‘William Wegman: Writing by Artist’ is NEW from Primary Information!

DATE 5/12/2022

1014 presents 'Plastic. Remaking Our World' with Jochen Eisenbrand

DATE 5/11/2022

In 'Charles Ray,' a physicality embedded in a mentality

DATE 5/9/2022

A new facsimile of 'Black Phoenix: Third World Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Culture'

DATE 5/8/2022

Happy Mother's Day!

DATE 5/6/2022

Summertime Staff Picks, 2022

DATE 5/5/2022

Hot Book Alert: 'Hilary Pecis' is a New Release this week!

DATE 5/4/2022

Stunning 'Graciela Iturbide: Heliotropo 37' is NEW from Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain

DATE 5/4/2022

Rizzoli presents 'Garmenting' with Alexandra Schwartz, Lydia Brawner and Enoch Cheng

DATE 5/2/2022

Photography as a tool of resistance in 'Our Selves: Photographs by Women Artists'

DATE 4/29/2022

Jonny Trunk’s ‘A–Z of Record Shop Bags’ is new from FUEL!

DATE 4/26/2022

‘Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse’ is on view at LACMA!

DATE 4/26/2022

Visions of Motherhood

DATE 4/25/2022

'Cy Twombly: Making Past Present' is NEW from MFA Boston

DATE 4/23/2022

Readers and Lovers unite with Nicole Rudick's (Auto)biography of Niki de Saint Phalle

DATE 4/20/2022

Celebrate Earth Day with the hyperreal feel of 'Landscape Painting Now'

DATE 4/17/2022

Tapping into the joy of Cherry Blossom season

DATE 4/16/2022

Museum Store of the Month: MoMA Design Store

DATE 4/15/2022

'Marisol and Warhol Take New York' opens at Pérez Art Museum!

DATE 4/15/2022

Food, art and exile in Michael Rakowitz's 'A House with a Date Palm Will Never Starve'

DATE 4/15/2022

Aquavella presents 'Unnatural Nature: Post-Pop Landscapes,' curated by Todd Bradway

DATE 4/12/2022

Spring has sprung and we're book-foraging with 'John Cage: A Mycological Foray—Variations on Mushrooms'

DATE 4/12/2022

Spring blossoms bring summer fruit in 'An Illustrated Catalog of American Fruits & Nuts'

DATE 4/10/2022

'Afro-Atlantic Histories' opens at NGADC

DATE 4/10/2022

Artbook @ Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Bookstore presents David Horvitz signing new artist's books

DATE 4/8/2022

LJ Roberts: Carry You With Me

DATE 4/7/2022

Join Artbook & MCA Chicago Store at EXPO CHICAGO 2022!

DATE 4/6/2022

AfriCOBRA on our minds

DATE 4/4/2022

'City of Cinema: Paris 1850–1907' is NEW from DelMonico Books and LACMA

DATE 4/2/2022

Sandro Miller's 'Crowns: My Hair, My Soul, My Freedom' is NEW from Skira

DATE 3/31/2022

'Robert Houle: Red Is Beautiful' is NEW from DelMonico Books and Art Gallery of Ontario

DATE 3/30/2022

Bauhaus Typography, Still Thrilling after 100 Years

DATE 3/30/2022

Letterform Archive & Cooper Hewitt present 'Bauhaus Typography at 100' with Ellen Lupton

DATE 3/27/2022

'Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future' is Back in Stock!

DATE 3/24/2022

'Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child' is NEW from Hatje Cantz

DATE 3/22/2022

'(Nothing but) Flowers' is NEW from Karma Books, New York

DATE 3/22/2022

Spring Fever!

DATE 3/19/2022

Museum Store of the Month: LACMA Store

DATE 3/19/2022

Pioneer Works to launch 'PÒTOPRENS: The Urban Artists of Port-au-Prince' at Red Hook Labs

DATE 3/19/2022

Arcana presents Richard Misrach signing 'Notations'

DATE 3/19/2022

Museum Store of the Month: LACMA Store

DATE 3/19/2022

Museum Store of the Month: LACMA Store

DATE 3/19/2022

Electrifying 'Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You' opens at LACMA this week!

DATE 3/16/2022

Embed 'Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future' in your visual library forever!

DATE 3/14/2022

Brookline Booksmith presents Mark Ludwig on 'Our Will to Live: The Terezín Music Critiques of Viktor Ullmann'

DATE 3/13/2022

'Darrel Ellis' explores the "beautiful and often tragic pageantry of everyday life"

DATE 3/12/2022

Timely and enigmatic, 'Helga Paris: Women at Work' is a New Release this week


ARTBOOK FEATURED IMAGE ARCHIVE

Celebrate Earth Day with 'A Bestiary of the Anthropocene'!

DATE 4/22/2022

Celebrate Earth Day with 'A Bestiary of the Anthropocene'!

Featured spreads are from A Bestiary of the Anthropocene: Hybrid Plants, Animals, Minerals, Fungi, and Other Specimens, edited by Nicolas Nova and DISNOVATION.ORG and published by our friends at Onomatopee Projects. Printed in striking silver-on-black with flush, pure black edges, this beautifully designed and remarkably well-written and researched international field handbook gathers notes on the evolving hybrid flora and fauna of the “post-natural” world we now inhabit as members of the Anthropocene era. Rock speakers, plastic-eating caterpillars, square watermelons, artificial turf, radioactive mushrooms and contrails are all addressed, alongside observations on bestiaries, artificiality, planetary indigestion, ferality and much more—all over the course of 256 pages and 90 duotone illustrations by Polish graphic designer Maria Roszkowska. “This bestiary of the Anthropocene aims at helping us observe, navigate and orientate into the increasingly artificial fabric of the world,” Nova writes. “It aims at encouraging us to pay attention, to perceive the nuances and the assemblage of a dark ecology that arose in the last decades.”

Celebrate Earth Day with the hyperreal feel of 'Landscape Painting Now'

DATE 4/20/2022

Celebrate Earth Day with the hyperreal feel of 'Landscape Painting Now'

Makiko Kudo’s “Burning Red” (2012) is reproduced from Landscape Painting Now: From Pop Abstraction to New Romanticism, our best-selling 2019 survey edited by Todd Bradway and the genesis for Unnatural Nature: Post-Pop Landscapes, the show Bradway has curated for Aquavella Galleries in Palm Springs and New York City right now. “The wide-eyed girls who populate Makiko Kudo’s landscapes are the witnesses more than protagonists of stories that might take place within them,” Barry Schwabsky writes; “we see the verdant scene as though from their point of view: a double consciousness of a familiar place where, she says, ‘the scenery is shining in my eyes… burned into my brain.’ It is a hyperreality enjoined by feeling rather than by minute attention to details; what ties it to Pop is not the banality of the everyday but quite the opposite, a childlike wonder at even the most ordinary things (which, for instance, Warhol projected onto the Campbell’s soup his mother gave him for lunch every day as a kid).”

In honor of Yom Kippur, the art of 'Modern Mystic' Hyman Bloom

DATE 9/16/2021

In honor of Yom Kippur, the art of 'Modern Mystic' Hyman Bloom

"Spiritual life cannot be delegated; true spiritual experience can only come from within, and it is only through individual effort to deepen the process that a state of grace can be achieved. Certain kinds of knowledge can only be earned, sometimes through effort, and other times through suffering." So said Hyman Bloom, the influential but overlooked painter whose work is collected in this essential monograph. Despite Bloom's European Jewish heritage, his lifelong interest in mysticism ultimately transcended any one religion, philosophy or point of view. Featured image is "The Stone" (1947).