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Sophie Calle: True StoriesActes Sud
Rosalyn Drexler: Who Does She Think She Is?Gregory R. Miller & Co.
Jess: O! Tricky Cad and Other JessotericaSiglio
Barry McGeeD.A.P./University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
StreetopiaBooklyn
Xara Thustra: Friendship Between Artists Is an Equation of Love and SurvivalXara Thustra
Wallace Berman: American AlephMichael Kohn Gallery
Deanna Templeton: The Swimming PoolUm Yeah Arts
The Anatomical VenusD.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers

Sophie Calle: True StoriesSophie Calle: True Stories

Fifth Edition

Published by Actes Sud.

This expanded edition of Sophie Calle's 1994 classic features four new tales

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Hardcover, 4 x 7.5 in. / 112 pgs / 51 color.

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Rosalyn Drexler: Who Does She Think She Is?Rosalyn Drexler: Who Does She Think She Is?

Published by Gregory R. Miller & Co..
Edited by Katy Siegel. Text by Hilton Als, Jonathan Lethem, Michael Lobel, Kalliopi Minoudaki, Caitlin Rubin, Allison Unruh.

Painter, sculptor, novelist and wrestler, Rosalyn Drexler is the great polymath of Pop

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Gregory R. Miller & Co.

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Hardcover, 8.25 x 10.5 in. / 224 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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Jess: O! Tricky Cad and Other JessotericaJess: O! Tricky Cad and Other Jessoterica

Published by Siglio.
Edited by Michael Duncan.

The San Francisco artist Jess (1923–2004) has for decades been known to cognoscenti as an inventive and sophisticated master of the collage aesthetic. Recently however, his works are receiving fresh attention from a younger generation attuned to Jess’ interests in myth, narrative and appropriation. Jess used images taken from sources ranging from Dick Tracy to Dürer, from a Beatles bubblegum card to medical textbook drawings, from 1887 Scientific American line engravings to frames from George Herriman’s Krazy Kat. In reexamining myth through a synthesis of art and literature, Jess’ work remains a crucial assemblage of the meanings of our time. This volume brings to light collages, collage books, word poems and altered comics that have been largely inaccessible or unavailable since their making. Originally published in small editions and hard-to-find journals, or made as one-off artist’s books, these works demonstrate the full range of Jess’s extraordinary verbal and visual play. Several of Jess’s surreal comic-strip manipulations, Tricky Cad (1954–1959), are reproduced for the first time in their entirety, as are others such as Ben Big Bolt and Nance that have never before been published. The book also includes a group of complex wraparound book covers, several unpublished collage poems, and two artist’s books never before reproduced in full: From Force of Habit, a “fantastic tale” which plays with the pages of a Swedish cult sci-fi novel, and When a Young Lad Dreams of Manhood, a homoerotic paean (and naughty parody) of the priapic urge. A facsimile reproduction of the 20-page collage masterpiece O! is included as a separate booklet, and the book sports a dustjacket that folds out into a poster-size collage.

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Siglio

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Paperback, 8.25 x 10 in. / 192 pgs / 92 color / 58 bw.

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Catalog: FALL 2012 p. 55   

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Barry McGeeBarry McGee

Published by D.A.P./University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.
Edited by Lawrence Rinder, Dena Beard. Text by Alex Baker, Natasha Boas, Germano Celant, Jeffrey Deitch.

Published on the occasion of the first major survey of Barry McGee’s work, this monumental volume records more than two decades of incredible fecundity, over the course of which McGee has pioneered a new iconography of sharp street vitality and graphic snap. McGee began as a graffiti artist on the streets of San Francisco, working under such tags as Ray Fong, Twist and Twisto, and his work since then has hugely expanded the terms of both street art and contemporary art. The freshness of McGee’s work stems in part from his virtuoso handling and consolidation of a whole panoply of influences, from hobo art, sign painting and graffiti to comics, Beat literature and much else. His extraordinary skill as a draughtsman is energized by his insistence on pushing at the parameters of art--his work can be shockingly informal in the gallery and surprisingly elegant on the street--and by his keen nose for social malaise.
This volume revisits McGee’s most influential installations in art spaces, and considers the evolution of his aesthetic within institutional settings. Previously unseen photographs by Craig Costello document the artist’s work on the streets of San Francisco in the early 90s, highlighting the contributions of his friends and mentors. Also included are images from the artist’s famous slide lecture, compiled and refined over the past 20 years, and an oral history of the Bay Area’s Mission School by McGee’s friends, mentors and collaborators. Featuring 450 images, including many never before published, the book is designed by the artist in collaboration with Conny Purtill.

Barry McGee (born 1966) began exhibiting his work in the 1980s--not in a museum or gallery setting but on the streets of San Francisco. In the early 90s he was closely associated with the Mission School and the San Francisco Bay Area’s graffiti boom. In 2001 his work was included in the Venice Biennale.

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D.A.P./University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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Hardcover, 6.75 x 9 in. / 448 pgs / 450 color / 15 bw.

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StreetopiaStreetopia

Published by Booklyn.
Edited by Erick Lyle. Text by Rebecca Solnit, Chris Kraus, Sarah Schulman, Chris Johanson, Sam Green, Daphne Gottlieb, A.C. Thompson, Renny Pritikin, Amy Franceschini, Antonio Roman-Alcala, Jesse Drew, V. Vale, Kal Spelletich, James Tracy, Isaac Jackson, Amos Gregory, Roxy Monoxide, Eve Ekman, Joey Alone, The Water Underground. Interviews with Ernest Callenbach, Ivy Jeanne McClelland, Sy Wagon.

After San Francisco's new mayor announced imminent plans to "clean up" downtown with a new corporate "dot com corridor" and arts district--featuring the new headquarters of Twitter and Burning Man--curators Erick Lyle, Chris Johanson and Kal Spelletich brought over 100 artists and activists together with residents fearing displacement to consider utopian aspirations and plot alternative futures for the city. The resulting exhibition, Streetopia, was a massive anti-gentrification art fair that took place in venues throughout the city, featuring daily free talks, performances, skillshares and a free community kitchen out of the gallery. This book brings together all of the art and ephemera from the now-infamous show, featuring work by Swoon, Barry McGee, Emory Douglas, Monica Canilao, Rigo 23, Xara Thustra, Ryder Cooley and many more. Essays and interviews with key participants consider the effectiveness of Streetopia's projects while offering a deeper rumination on the continuing search for community in today's increasingly homogenous and gentrified cities.

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Booklyn

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Xara Thustra: Friendship Between Artists Is an Equation of Love and SurvivalXara Thustra: Friendship Between Artists Is an Equation of Love and Survival

Published by Xara Thustra.

Both an activist and artist, and a key player in San Francisco’s “Mission School” (alongside Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen and Chris Johanson), Xara Thustra has been pushing the envelope socially and artistically for 15-plus years in San Francisco. Thustra’s ever-evolving creative media have included graffiti, screenprinted posters, calendars, murals, paintings, video, music, performance and protest. Socially, Thustra has been responsible for anti-war actions, gay activism, feeding the hungry, anti-capitalist actions, squats such as 949 Market and much more. This handsome 500-page book surveys Thustra’s work, with cameos from Xylor Jane, Chris Johanson, Barry McGee, Emory Douglas, Erick Lyle, Kyle Ranson, Ivy Jean, Sy Loady and a cast of other San Francisco punks, artists, queers and activists. Friendship Between Artists Is an Equation of Love and Survival overflows with life, salvaging from oblivion the raw, visceral feel of 15 years of ephemeral underground freedom.

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Xara Thustra

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Paperback, 5.5 x 7.5 in. / 500 pgs / 500 color.

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Wallace Berman: American AlephWallace Berman: American Aleph

Published by Michael Kohn Gallery.
Introduction by Tosh Berman. Text by Claudia Bohn-Spector, Sam Mellon, Ken Allan.

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the artist’s accidental death at age 50, this volume offers the first substantial survey of the entire oeuvre of Wallace Berman (1926–76) from the late 1940s until 1976.
Berman has been long heralded as one of the most significant and influential artists to emerge in Southern California. Spiritually inclined yet steeped in popular culture and the political events of the day, he conducted reconnaissance far beyond the borders of California, mining the American psyche and broadcasting his ideas through mail art, publications, photographs and multilayered art works.
Berman intersected with several intriguing cultural moments, starting with his first Los Angeles solo show in 1957 at Ed Kienholz and Walter Hopps’ Ferus Gallery. He also participated in an important 1966 group exhibition in London at the legendary Robert Fraser Gallery, whose other artists included Richard Hamilton, Bruce Conner and Peter Blake--who put Berman’s face among the notable crowd in his cover for the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
As interest in West Coast art has increased over the past 40 years, scholars have viewed Berman as a quintessentially Californian artist whose entourage of likeminded friends was essential to the formation of his creative vision. This volume takes a broader view, reassessing Berman’s significant contributions to the history of 20th-century American art.

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Michael Kohn Gallery

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Hardcover, 11 x 9.5 in. / 120 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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Deanna Templeton: The Swimming PoolDeanna Templeton: The Swimming Pool

Published by Um Yeah Arts.
Text by Ed Templeton.

The Swimming Pool is a new photographic essay from California-based street photographer Deanna Templeton (born 1969) that departs from her usual style to offer an expressive, intimate view of the human form underwater. The series was born after an impromptu nude swimming-pool shoot of husband and artist Ed Templeton, which spurred an eight-year journey in the study of light, expression and the enigma of water. Shooting entirely on color and black-and-white film and Polaroid, Templeton sent friends into the pool to be photographed in their truest form. Unlike her street photography, in which subjects were often strangers, Templeton found that creating these portraits required more intimacy and connection—a feeling that is apparent throughout every image in the series, which show strong, liberated individuals, confident and at ease in their most beautiful and vulnerable moments. As Ed Templeton writes in his afterword to this volume, "the nude swimmer is floating in a void of quiet solitude, the gentle pressure of being underwater enclosing her form like a baby in a womb and nothing exists outside of this world. A lone figure amidst a sea of blues and greys and frenetic sunlight performing a solitary dance for the photographer above, choosing movements and directions, twisting and swooping, contorting and expelling breaths painting a picture of form and light together." The Swimming Pool offers a deep and inspiring view of the human form.

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Um Yeah Arts

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Hardcover, 12.5 x 11 in. / 96 pgs / 26 color / 41 bw

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The Anatomical VenusThe Anatomical Venus

Wax, God, Death & the Ecstatic

Published by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers.
By Joanna Ebenstein.

The uncanny allure of historical medical models

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D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers

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Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 224 pgs / 250 color.

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