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


Bridget Riley inside "Continuum" (1963), contact sheet by Ida Kar, 1963. National Portrait Gallery, London. From

Dazzling discharges of light in Paul Moorehouse's new early-years biography of Bridget Riley

Featured image, a detail from a 1963 contact sheet by Ida Kar, captures Op Art pioneer Bridget Riley inside Continuum (1963), the only three-dimensional work the artist ever realized (image courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, London). It is reproduced from Bridget Riley: A Very Very Person, art historian and former NPG Senior Curator Paul Moorhouse's compelling new ealy-years biography. Inspired by the way that Monet’s Water Lilies at the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris produced a field of color capable of enveloping the viewer, Continuum "destabilized the viewer’s field of vision," Moorehouse writes. "The dynamic action of expanding and contracting chevron shapes produced hallucinatory movements, undulations in space and unpredictable, dazzling discharges of light. But in a further development, while standing inside Continuum the viewer could turn around and shift their gaze within an enclosed space. That expanded view powerfully augmented the sensation of being ‘devoured.’ In effect, virtual space and real space had overlapped and merged. The result was an all-encompassing intensification, generating an experience at once perceptual and uncompromisingly physical."

Bridget Riley: A Very Very Person

Bridget Riley: A Very Very Person

Pbk, 5.75 x 8.75 in. / 272 pgs / 11 color / 19 b&w.

$24.95  free shipping

Happy Mother's Day!

DATE 5/8/2022

Happy Mother's Day!