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


Henri Matisse, Le Luxe II (1907–08), from

'Matisse: The Red Studio' is NEW from MoMA!

Henri Matisse’s Le Luxe II (1907–08) is reproduced from Matisse: The Red Studio, published to accompany the landmark exhibition on view now at MoMA, which reunites for the first time all of the artworks depicted in the artist’s famous 1911 painting of the interior of his suburban studio just outside Paris. Le Luxe (II) appears in the upper right corner of the painting. “Le Luxe (II) is the second of a pair of paintings of the same subject, in which the modulated tonalities and visible brushstrokes of its predecessor are translated into flat planes of simple color,” Ann Temkin and Dorthe Aagesen write. “For the second version of Le Luxe, Matisse shifted his medium from oil to distemper, which produces a thin and even matte surface. The rendition of Le Luxe (II) in The Red Studio, on the other hand, is heavily worked, with visible brushstrokes and layering of paint. It also represents the most dramatic color shift from the painting on which it is modeled: Matisse has transformed the pale skin of the three nudes, rendering it in the same red as the studio itself, with the result that the painting appears more “in” than “on” the red wall. The change recasts the women as dark-skinned, at a moment in which avant-garde art was raising charged questions around concepts of racial difference and European ideals of beauty. The red-brown earth of Le Luxe (II) has become a rich ocher, and the other colors of the landscape are accordingly intense, the water a deeper green and the sky a darker blue than in the original painting.”

Matisse: The Red Studio

Matisse: The Red Studio

Hbk, 9 x 10.5 in. / 224 pgs / 200 color.

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Happy Mother's Day!

DATE 5/8/2022

Happy Mother's Day!