ARTBOOK BLOG

RECENT POSTS

DATE 6/25/2024

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

DATE 6/22/2024

Artbook at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Bookstore presents Penny Slinger launching and signing 'An Exorcism'

DATE 6/20/2024

picturehouse + thesmalldarkroom present Yelena Yemchuk on 'Malanka'

DATE 6/13/2024

ICP presents Eugene Richards on 'Remembrance Garden'

DATE 6/13/2024

LaToya Ruby Frazier, removing the contradiction between ideals and practice

DATE 6/8/2024

"Next-level otherness" in Pride Month staff pick 'Nick Cave: Forothermore'

DATE 6/6/2024

Celebratory and transgressive, 'John Waters: Pope of Trash' is a Pride Month Staff Pick

DATE 6/3/2024

In Nan Goldin's 'The Other Side,' you are who you pretend to be

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,' on view 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


IMAGE GALLERY

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 2/28/2015

Man Ray: Human Equations

Man Ray's 1948 oil painting, "Julius Caesar"—produced during his decade-long exile in Hollywood, precipitated by the German occupation of Paris—is from Ray's Shakespearean Equation series, in which Ray drew upon his own pre-war photographic studies of mathematical models and appropriated titles from Shakespeare. Essayist Andrew Strauss writes, "The Shakespearean Equations reveal Man Ray at the height of his creative powers, employing a unique set of artistic skills that transcend media. His experience as a photographer allowed him to see the mathematical models in the Institut Poincaré as more than the mere visualization of abstract formulae, but as harboring a potential to be read anthropomorphically. His skill as a painter gave him the tools necessary to transform these images into a series of highly provocative paintings, and perhaps most importantly, his instinct to avoid convention gave him the liberty to assign each work with the title of a play from Shakespeare. Ultimately, he leaves the burden of interpretation with his viewers, an invitation that some might consider his ultimate Surrealist act."

Man Ray: Human Equations

Man Ray: Human Equations

Hatje Cantz
Hbk, 9 x 9.75 in. / 232 pgs / 150 color.





Heads up on 4/20!

DATE 4/20/2024

Heads up on 4/20!

Vintage Valentine

DATE 2/14/2024

Vintage Valentine

Forever Valentino

DATE 11/27/2023

Forever Valentino