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DATE 6/25/2024

LIVE from NYPL presents Michael Stipe launching 'Even the birds gave pause'

DATE 6/2/2024

Green-Wood Cemetery presents Eugene Richards launching 'Remembrance Garden: A Portrait of Green-Wood Cemetery'

DATE 6/1/2024

There's no such thing as being extra in June! Pride Month Staff Picks 2024

DATE 5/28/2024

'Mickalene Thomas: All About Love' opens at The Broad

DATE 5/24/2024

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with Garry Winogrand's intimate, flashing mirror of America

DATE 5/24/2024

Beautifully illustrated essays on Arab Modernists

DATE 5/19/2024

Of bodies and knowing, in 'Christina Quarles: Collapsed Time'

DATE 5/17/2024

192 Books presents Robert Storr and Lloyd Wise launching Heni 'Focal Points' series

DATE 5/17/2024

Lee Quiñones signing at Perrotin Store New York

DATE 5/15/2024

A gorgeous new book on Bauhaus textile innovator Otti Berger

DATE 5/13/2024

Rizzoli Bookstore presents Tony Caramanico and Zack Raffin launching 'Montauk Surf Journals'

DATE 5/12/2024

Black Feminist World-Building in LaToya Ruby Frazier’s ‘Monuments of Solidarity’

DATE 5/10/2024

Artbook at MoMA PS1 Bookstore presents Yasmine Ostendorf-Rodríguez and Juan Ferrer on 'Let's Become Fungal!'


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'Mickalene Thomas: All About Love' opens at The Broad

DATE 5/28/2024

'Mickalene Thomas: All About Love' opens at The Broad

“To see yourself, and for others to see you, is a form of validation. I’m interested in that very mysterious and mystical way we relate to each other in the world.” So Mickalene Thomas is quoted in All About Love, the catalog to the celebrated American artist’s highly anticipated touring exhibition opening today at The Broad in Los Angeles, en route to the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia and the Hayward Gallery in London through 2025. We are proud to have published this vibrant yet scholarly, seductive yet serious book, whose clothbound, image-only cover comes wrapped in a clear vinyl jacket with Thomas’s name printed front and back in gold—the remarkable cover figure’s eyes making direct contact with the beholder. Touching on all aspects of the artist’s work, including painting, collage, print, photography, video and installation, and featuring an interview by Rachel Thomas and essays by a luminary cast including Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Darnell L. Moore, Claudia Rankine, Ed Schad, Renée Mussai and Christine Y. Kim, this is a show-stopping book for any serious art lover’s shelf.

Beautifully illustrated essays on Arab Modernists

DATE 5/24/2024

Beautifully illustrated essays on Arab Modernists

Asim Abu Shakra’s 1988 oil painting on paper, “Garters,” is reproduced from Alcove: Intimate Essays on Arab Modernist Artists, published by Beirut-based Kaph Books. Beautifully designed, clothbound and printed on lovely uncoated paper, this enlightening compendium of testimonies from relatives, friends and students of Arab Modernist artists is authored by Dubai-based writer Myrna Ayad. About his uncle Asim Abu Shakra—originally from Umm Al Fahem in the West Bank of Palestine, but later of Tel Aviv, where his work was celebrated—Karim Abu Shakra writes, “Like the cactus, he was also resilient. The symbol that would become the hallmark of his oeuvre first caught his attention in the early 1980s, when a potted cactus on a neighbor’s windowsill sparked an immediate connection. Like the plant, uprooted from its natural habitat, separated from the rest of its species, and living in isolation in a pot, so too my uncle felt deracinated in Tel Aviv. And, again, in spite of all this, like the potted cactus, he continued to thrive. … For Palestinians, the cactus holds both metaphoric and linguistic meaning: the saber (cactus) was associated with Palestinian farmers and farmland, and was used as a tool for defining land boundaries, largely because of its resistant and robust roots. Saber in spoken Arabic means patience, tenacity and perseverance—qualities that speak directly to the Palestinian identity. The cactus continues to feature in Palestinian art, but in the case of Uncle Asim in particular, the cactus was him.”

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with Garry Winogrand's intimate, flashing mirror of America

DATE 5/24/2024

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with Garry Winogrand's intimate, flashing mirror of America

Featured image, made in White Sands National Monument, New Mexico, 1964, is from Twin Palms Publishers' revelatory 2024 collection of Garry Winogrand’s rarely-seen color photography—culled from more than 45,000 slides made between the early 1950s and the late 1960s. "Winogrand’s color work confronts us with [an] intimate, flashing mirror," editor Michael Almereyda writes, "disclosing yearning and loss within American commotion and plenitude, all the while serving up sharp glimpses of the commonplace—the face of a sleeping boy gilded with Coney Island sand, a young woman’s profile suspended over a half-eaten plate of eggs—that cross into the realm of lyric contemplation.”

DATE 4/20/2024

Heads up on 4/20!

Heads up on 4/20!