DATE 7/12/2022

Join us at the Atlanta Gift & Home Market 2022

DATE 6/30/2022

AIGA presents 'Designing Peace' curator and editor Cynthia Smith

DATE 6/27/2022

Natural treasures of bygone centuries in 'Collecting Nature: The History of the Herbarium and Natural Specimens'

DATE 6/25/2022

Prescient, playful hardcore self-portraiture in 'Peter Berlin: Icon, Artist, Photosexual'

DATE 6/24/2022

Processing the Supreme Court's landmark decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and yesterday's NYC conceal-carry decision, we turn to Barbara Kruger

DATE 6/23/2022

A panoramic new exploration of Christian Dior

DATE 6/21/2022

Celebrate summer with 'Matthew Brookes: Into the Wild'

DATE 6/19/2022

Celebrate Juneteenth with ‘Nick Cave: Forothermore’

DATE 6/16/2022

Rizzoli Bookstore presents Matthew Leifheit and Jack Parlett launching 'To Die Alive'

DATE 6/12/2022

A new monograph on Sonia Delaunay releases this week!

DATE 6/11/2022

Arthur Grace to sign 'Communism(s): A Cold War Album' at Arcana

DATE 6/11/2022

Artbook @ MoMA PS1 presents the launch of Joy Ladin's 'Shekhinah Speaks'

DATE 6/11/2022

Museum Store of the Month: Artbook @ MoMA PS1 Bookstore


"Magdalena (Venus)" (1995) is reproduced from

Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden

"Magdalena (Venus)" (1995) is reproduced from 
Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden, the exhibition catalogue to the traveling retrospective currently on view at The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and available at our booth at Art Basel Miami December 3-7. Anke Bangma writes, "The character of the Mary Magdalene as well as the body of the supermodel Naomi Campbell form the departure point for Dumas’s latest paintings. Within the presentations of the feminine, the figure of Mary Magdalene holds
a singular position. The relationship between mother and daughter, foremost in feminist philosophy as the source of an unspoken feminine pleasure, is denied her. Mary Magdalene is the polar opposite of Maria, the ideal woman. She is neither virgin nor mother, which makes her pleasure, to a masculine logic, a profound sin. The conventional depictions of Mary Magdalene thus show her in a purifying state of melancholy or ecstasy. In contrast, Dumas’ dark Magdalenas are unswerving, awesome figures that assertively hold their heads upright. That their breasts and genitals are mostly kept hidden does not in any way diminish their erotic aura; their sensuality is merely transferred to their long legs and their sumptuously undulating hair… Hung next to one another, the individual images form a mass of distinctions. Dumas’ women do not allow themselves to get trapped by one image of the feminine."

Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden

Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden

Pbk, 9.25 x 12 in. / 196 pgs / 200 color.

$45.00  free shipping

Happy Mother's Day!

DATE 5/8/2022

Happy Mother's Day!