DANNY KOPEL | DATE 5/12/2020
Artbook | D.A.P. is proud to announce a partnership with DelMonico Books. Formerly an imprint of Prestel, DelMonico Books's frontlist and future titles will now be available through Artbook | D.A.P. effective September 1.
D.A.P. (Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.), international distributor of art books from many of the world's most respected publishers and museums, is thrilled to be partnering with DelMonico Books, a distinguished publisher of illustrated books with a rich and dedicated history of co-publications with some of the foremost cultural institutions in the United States and abroad.
Established in 2008, DelMonico Books publishes award-winning books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion and culture. Since its inception, the imprint has partnered with more than sixty-five museums, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Hammer Museum, The Broad and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. DelMonico Books was founded by Mary DelMonico, a museum-publishing consultant and former Director of Publications and New Media at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Over the last thirty years, DelMonico has collaboratively produced an extensive catalog of illustrated books, many of which have been recognized with awards; in the past ten years alone, DelMonico Books co-publications have been honored with four George Wittenborn Awards (ARLIS/NA), five Alfred H. Barr Jr. Awards (CAA), and more than thirty AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers awards, among numerous others.
Artbook | D.A.P.'s Fall 2020 catalog will announce DelMonico Books's first offerings through this new arrangement. Forthcoming Fall 2020 titles include 50 Artists: Highlights of The Broad Collection, assembling the voices of cultural leaders and curators on some of the collection's most celebrated works; Carolina Caycedo, a monograph on the renowned Colombian artist, published in collaboration with MCA Chicago; and The New Woman Behind the Camera, an in-depth look at the many ways women around the world helped shape modern photography from the 1920s to the 1950s as they captured images of a radically changing world, distributed for the National Gallery of Art, Washington, to accompany an exhibition that will also travel to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. A selection of forthcoming titles includes Hayao Miyazaki, co-published with the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on the occasion of the famed Japanese filmmaker's retrospective and inaugural exhibition at the new museum in Los Angeles; Barbara Kruger, co-published with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which will accompany the largest exhibition of the artist's work in twenty years and open at the Art Institute of Chicago; and The Sleeve Should Be Illegal & Other Reflections on Art at the Frick, which includes poignant, insightful and illuminating reflections on works at The Frick Collection by sixty-two contributors—from Simon Schama on J.M.W. Turner and Victoria Beckham on Johannes Vermeer to Jonathan Lethem on Hans Holbein and Roz Chast on Rembrandt van Rijn.
Of the partnership with Artbook | D.A.P., Publisher Mary DelMonico has said: "I am thrilled to be working with D.A.P. again, having been one of D.A.P.'s first museum clients almost thirty years ago. Our partnership is fully synergistic, as DelMonico Books is devoted to producing and co-publishing exceptional art books and D.A.P. is committed to supporting and selling them—no one knows how to sell books on art and culture better than D.A.P."
Sharon Helgason Gallagher, President and Publisher of Artbook | D.A.P. remarks: "Mary and I have pretty much grown up together over three decades in the art publishing community, and our lives have paralleled each other's in many ways. Over the years, I have watched the DelMonico Books imprint blossom under her expert leadership. She has a remarkable ability to position museum content for a general audience with sophistication and style. The DelMonico Books titles are a perfect fit for our sales and marketing strengths and I look forward to D.A.P. representing this list for years to come."