Published by Walther König, Köln. By Emmett Williams.
A founding member of Fluxus and the concrete poetry movement, Emmett Williams (1925-2007) made several performances and poems that stand today as defining gems of those genres. Among them is the book-length concrete poem Sweethearts, first published by Something Else Press (where Williams was editor in chief) in 1968, and back in print for the first time, still sporting its classic cover by Marcel Duchamp. Sweethearts is an anagrammatic erotic encounter between a "he" and a "she," whose entire vocabulary is derived from the word "sweethearts." The letters maintain the same spacing in every word on each page, lending the volume a flipbook dimension that Williams enhances by organizing the text to read backwards, so that the reader can flip the book with her or his left hand (thus the front cover is on the back, and vice versa). Richard Hamilton described Sweethearts as being "to concrete poetry as Wuthering Heights is to the English novel... compelling in its emotional scope, readable, a sweetly heartfelt, jokey, crying, laughing, tender expression of love."
Published by Art Gallery of Ontario/High Museum of Art Atlanta. Edited by Dot Tuer, Elliott King.
Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) and Diego Rivera’s (1886–1957) legendary passion for each other and for Mexico’s revolutionary culture during the 1920s and 1930s have made them among the twentieth century’s most famous artists. During their life together as a married couple, Rivera achieved prominence as a muralist artist, while Kahlo’s intimate paintings were embraced by the Surrealist movement and the Mexican art world--but neither were especially well known in the broader context of art and modernism. After their deaths in the 1950s, important retrospectives of Kahlo’s work enshrined her as one of the most significant women artists of the twentieth century, somewhat eclipsing Rivera’s international fame as Mexico’s greatest muralist painter. Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting offers a new perspective on their artistic significance for the twenty-first century, one that shows how their paintings reflect both the dramatic story of their lives together and their artistic commitment to the transformative political and cultural values of post-revolutionary Mexico. Frida & Diego features newly photographed color reproductions of 75 paintings and works on paper by both Kahlo and Rivera, rarely reproduced archival photographs and new biographical information on the couple assembled by scholar Dot Tuer. It is published on the occasion of an exhibition assembled from three distinguished Mexican private collections on Mexican art, and presented at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the High Museum of Art Atlanta.
PUBLISHER Art Gallery of Ontario/High Museum of Art Atlanta
BOOK FORMAT Clth, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 96 pgs / 80 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 1/31/2013 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2013 p. 58
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1967-2010 in Alphabetical Order, Catalogue Raisonné
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Inigo Philbrick.
Gilbert & George Art Titles offers a new spin on the catalogue raisonné: a complete catalogue of the titles of all of the duo's works, from 1970 to the present, in the form of a continuous poetical index. Designed by the artists, it commences with their first performance at Nigel Greenwood Gallery in 1970, "3 Living Pieces"--flanking the title with the year on the left margin and the acronym "LS" ("living sculpture") on the right--and opens out into the more poetical titles for which they are known. The catalogue of works is also printed alphabetically, and each title is identified with an acronym indicating its format. Spanning more than 40 years of exhibitions, pictures, postcards, books and other formats, this volume constitutes an epic of accidental verse.
Published by Aperture. Edited by Marvin Heiferman, Mark Holborn, Suzanne Fletcher. Text by Nan Goldin.
First published in 1986, Nan Goldin's The Ballad of Sexual Dependency is a visual diary chronicling the struggles for intimacy and understanding among the friends and lovers whom Goldin describes as her "tribe." These photographs described a lifestyle that was visceral, charged and seething with a raw appetite for living, and the book soon became the swan song for an era that reached its peak in the early 1980s. Twenty-five years later, Goldin's lush color photography and candid style still demand that the viewer encounter their profound intensity head-on. As she writes: "Real memory, which these pictures trigger, is an invocation of the color, smell, sound and physical presence, the density and flavor of life." Through an accurate and detailed record of Goldin's life, The Ballad of Sexual Dependency records a personal odyssey as well as a more universal understanding of the different languages men and women speak. The book's influence on photography and other aesthetic realms has continued to grow, making it a classic of contemporary photography. This anniversary edition features all-new image separations produced using state-of-the-art technologies and specially prepared reproduction files, which offer a lush, immersive experience of this touchstone monograph.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 10 x 9 in. / 148 pgs / 126 color.
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Published by PictureBox. Edited with translation and text by Ryan Holmberg. Text by Seiichi Hayashi.
Seiichi Hayashi was a leading figure in the hotbed of avant-garde artistic production of 1960s and early 70s Tokyo. He is best known for his lyrical and experimental manga for Garo, the famous alternative comics magazine. This volume collects a selection of Hayashi’s most important manga from this period, including Red Dragonfly (1968), Yamauba’s Lullaby (1968) and Gold Pollen (1971). Published here in their original full color, these stories mix traditional Japanese aesthetics with Pop art sensibilities, and range in topic from the legacies of Japanese rightwing nationalism and World War II, to the pervasive influence of America over 1960s Japanese youth culture. This first color reprinting of Hayashi’s work captures the vivid experimentation of Japanese art at this time. In addition, Hayashi’s youth and beginnings as an artist are illuminated by an autobiographical essay from 1972, translated here for the first time into English. Art historian Ryan Holmberg discusses Hayashi’s place in postwar Japanese art and manga, as well as his wider contributions to the Tokyo avant-garde as a designer and experimental animator. This lavishly illustrated book is likely to have widespread crossover appeal for design and fashion aficionados, as well as for students of the manga genre.
Seiichi Hayashi (born 1945) is best known for his lyrical and experimental manga for Garo, the famous alternative comics magazine. His animated films have been screened at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, among other institutions. Since the 1970s Hayashi has been a nationally revered illustrator, famous for his classically informed depictions of contemporary women and an important influence on acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki, among others. Hayashi lives and works just outside of Tokyo.
Published by OCA/Koenig Books. Edited by Marta Kuzma, Pablo Lafuente. Introduction by Marta Kuzma.
Whatever Happened to Sex in Scandinavia? is a reader that brings together essays, artists’ writings and works, and countercultural publications to examine the juncture of the political and the erotic during the 1960s and 70s. Adopting as its starting point the postwar perception of Scandinavia as a socialist utopia of sexual freedom, it explores how the avant-garde artistic and cultural production of the time gravitated towards sexual and political liberation. Whatever Happened to Sex in Scandinavia? is the conclusion of a four-year research project, and includes many texts published in English here for the first time, by philosophers, artists, psychologists and theorists such as Knut Ove Arntzen, Stan Brakhage, Norman O. Brown, Valie Export, Öyvind Fahlström, Herbert Marcuse, Jonas Mekas, Henry Miller, Juliet Mitchell, Katti Anker Møller, Jørgen Nash, Håvard Friis Nilsen, Claes Oldenburg, Elise Ottesen-Jensen, Wilhelm Reich, Yvonne Rainer, Jacqueline Rose, Barney Rosset, Barbara Rubin, Jens Jørgen Thorsen and Otto Weininger.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Marco Carminati.
Having lived in cities including Vienna, Paris, Rome, London, Berlin, St. Petersburg and Madrid, Giacomo Casanova (1725–1796) could be described as the first cosmopolitan. On his tireless jaunts through eighteenth-century Europe, he not only encountered the beautiful and erotic but also powerful figures and artists of his time. Whether Voltaire, Benjamin Franklin, Frederick the Great, Johann Joachim Winckelmann, or (probably) even Mozart, Casanova knew them all. This large-format illustrated volume follows in the footsteps of the well-known libertine and couples passages from his memoirs, remarkable in so many aspects, with magnificent early photographs and charming hand-colored book illustrations. Although it was not until nearly a century later that photography's first pioneers roamed the alleys of Venice or attempted to capture the flair of Paris, these contemporary documents give an impression of the wonders that the great seducer encountered on his Grand Tour.
Published by University Galleries of Illinois State University. Text by Charles F. Stuckey, Barry Blinderman, Vanessa Meikle Schulmen.
By 1980 Walter Robinson (born 1950) had established himself as a critic for Art in America and member of the New York artists' collective Collaborative Projects. He became notable for paintings of square-jawed detective-hero types and swooning vixens based on pulp romance covers. Employing what critic Carlo McCormick termed a "devious sense of irony done with incredible sincerity," he examined painting's relationship to mass-culture images of desire, mining lurid illustrations from the 1940s and 50s and rerepresenting them in a style culled from "how to paint" books. Robinson's subsequent paintings of beer cans and bottles, pharmaceuticals, fast-food burgers, Lands' End models and online erotic "selfies" continue to address our indulgence of longing and excess in a media-saturated world. Walter Robinson: Paintings and Other Indulgences is the first monograph on Robinson, with photographs of 140 paintings spanning his 35-year career.
Published by Ellen Jong. Foreword by Cindy Gallop. Text by Ellen Jong.
American photographer Ellen Jong (born 1976) describes Getting To Know My Husband's Cock as “a love song in photographs” and “a journey in self-discovery that informs a newfound woman.” In her familiar snapshot style, Jong photographs her husband up close and personal, in all states of dress, tumescence and indeed consciousness.
PUBLISHER Ellen Jong
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6.25 x 9 in. / 150 pgs / 71 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 7/31/2011 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2011 p. 161
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Published by Stop Over Press. Photographs by Aura Rosenberg.
Aura Rosenberg is concerned with the visible expression of sexual desire. Capturing the moment of orgasm on camera is usually reserved for the voyeur, the hidden witness. What Rosenberg has done is present herself as the public's witness via the camera, inviting a number of men into her studio to reenact the ecstasy of release, the moment when potency and vulnerability coexist. The result is a collection of extraordinary photographs that run the gamut of psychosexual expression. Whether her subjects were really giving their best shot or simply indulging in sublime fakery is just one of the very pertinent questions these pictures throw out. In acting out their most abandoned sexual and emotional moment before her lens, Rosenberg's subjects invite us to step beyond the traditional limits of voyeurism. These beautiful, curious and erotic images reserve the traditional male-on-female gaze and relieve it of some of its associations with misogyny and perversity. Writers Lynn Tillman and Gary Indiana reflect together on the experience of witnessing these photographs.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 7 x 10 in. / 96 pgs / 60 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 4/2/1996 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 1995
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9781881616566TRADE List Price: $24.95 CDN $33.95 GBP £22.00
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