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DATE 12/9/2020

Printed Matter presents 'An Excess of Quiet: A Conversation with Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué and Jarrett Earnest'

DATE 12/8/2020

Fredericks & Freiser presents David Humphrey, Nicole Eisenman and Trenton Doyle Hancock in conversation for the virtual launch of 'David Humphrey'

DATE 12/8/2020

'Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Photostats' is NEW from Siglio Press

DATE 12/7/2020

Printed Matter presents 'Translating Wittgenstein: A Conversation with Bettina Funcke and Paul Chan'

DATE 12/6/2020

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye's 'Fly In League With The Night' is on view at Tate

DATE 12/4/2020

Chiffon Thomas's work subverts and surprises in 'Young, Gifted and Black'

DATE 12/2/2020

'Gerhard Richter: Landscape' is NEW from Hatje Cantz

DATE 12/2/2020

Jamie Johnston on 'Writing by Drawing' in new magazine, 'o bod'

DATE 11/30/2020

'John Cage: A Mycological Foray—Variations on Mushrooms' is Back in Stock at last!

DATE 11/27/2020

Hot Book Alert! 'Grimes: Miss Information, a Coloring Book' is a New Release this week!

DATE 11/25/2020

Rethinking Thanksgiving with 'B. Wurtz: Pan Paintings'

DATE 11/23/2020

'Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists' is Back in Stock!

DATE 11/22/2020

The radical photojournalism of Galina Sanko in 'The New Woman Behind the Camera'

DATE 11/20/2020

Superb, highly-anticipated 'Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Fly In League With The Night' is a New Release this week!

DATE 11/20/2020

Experimental Sound Studio presents an evening with 'Bullets for Dead Hoods: An Encyclopedia of Chicago Mobsters, c. 1933'

DATE 11/19/2020

Virtual Launch Event: Fondation Cartier presents Raymond Depardon in conversation with Clément Chéroux and Pauline Vermare

DATE 11/19/2020

Rizzoli Bookstore presents David Godlis, Luc Sante and Chris Stein in conversation for the virtual launch of 'Godlis Streets'

DATE 11/19/2020

A *New* Program for Graphic Design: The Carpenter Center presents David Reinfurt and Larissa Harris in conversation

DATE 11/19/2020

Artbook @ MoMA PS1 Bookstore presents Hal Foster in conversation with Leah Dickerman for 'Brutal Aesthetics: Dubuffet, Bataille, Jorn, Paolozzi, Oldenburg'

DATE 11/18/2020

Godlis Streets is NEW from Reel Art Press

DATE 11/18/2020

Black Mountain College Museum presents 'John Cage: A Mycological Foray' virtual event with Atelier Éditions and John Cage Trust

DATE 11/17/2020

Metrograph presents a live screening of Derek Jarman's 'Wittgenstein,' introduced by artist and Badlands Unlimited 'Word Book' publisher Paul Chan

DATE 11/17/2020

Robert Storr and Francesca Pietropaolo to launch 'Robert Storr: Writings on Art 1980–2005' virtually with 192 Books

DATE 11/17/2020

MoMA Design Store presents Sara Cwynar, Stephen Shore and Sarah Meister on Luigi Ghirri’s 'Cardboard Landscapes'

DATE 11/16/2020

NEW RELEASE: Robert Storr's 672-page 'Writings on Art 1980–2005'

DATE 11/15/2020

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Stocking Stuffers

DATE 11/14/2020

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the Art Lover

DATE 11/14/2020

The sky, the moon and the color of remembering in 'Matthew Wong: Postcards'

DATE 11/13/2020

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the Photographer and Photography Collector

DATE 11/12/2020

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the Design Devotee

DATE 11/12/2020

A powerful history of vision and action in 'The New Woman Behind the Camera'

DATE 11/12/2020

Type Directors Club presents 'A *New* Program for Graphic Design' with David Reinfurt

DATE 11/11/2020

Honoring Veterans and all those who have fought for American civil rights

DATE 11/10/2020

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the Food Lover

DATE 11/10/2020

Monograph as memoir in Eric Rhein's poetic 'Lifelines'

DATE 11/9/2020

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For LGBTQ Readers

DATE 11/8/2020

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the Fashion Forward

DATE 11/7/2020

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DATE 11/7/2020

Love Weegee, crime fiction and film noir? Have we got a book for you . . .

DATE 11/6/2020

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the New Yorker or the Wanna Be New Yorker

DATE 11/5/2020

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the Luxury Collector

DATE 11/4/2020

In 'Poor Richard by Philip Guston,' a reminder that absolute power corrupts absolutely

DATE 11/2/2020

Civil Rights—and voting—inspiration in 'Leonard Freed: Black in White America'

DATE 11/1/2020

New Women Behind the Camera!

DATE 10/31/2020

The joys of Hell on Earth in 'Marilyn Manson by Perou'

DATE 10/29/2020

Music lovers, rejoice! 'Queen: The Neal Preston Photographs' releases worldwide today.

DATE 10/28/2020

In 'Robert Capa: Death in the Making,' a refusal to consent to tyrants

DATE 10/26/2020

Martin Scorsese on 'Susan Meiselas: Tar Beach'

DATE 10/25/2020

Happy birthday Pablo Picasso, born on this day, 1881

DATE 10/21/2020

In memory of Franck André Jamme

DATE 10/21/2020

Artbook @ MoMA PS1 presents Amy Sillman and Lynne Tillman in conversation for the virtual launch of 'Amy Sillman: Faux Pas, Selected Writings and Drawings'


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 12/9/2020

Printed Matter presents 'An Excess of Quiet: A Conversation with Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué and Jarrett Earnest'

Wednesday, December 9 at 5PM EST, Printed Matter presents a conversation between Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué, co-editor of 'An Excess of Quiet: Selected Sketches by Gustavo Ojeda, 1979–1989,' and writer, curator and critic Jarrett Earnest. Ojeda-Sagué and Earnest will discuss queer archives, the subject of “private work,” horizontal approaches to art, the reconstitution of artistic lineages and legacies and other current and related research.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 12/8/2020

Fredericks & Freiser presents David Humphrey, Nicole Eisenman and Trenton Doyle Hancock in conversation for the virtual launch of 'David Humphrey'

Tuesday, December 8 at 5PM EST, Fredericks & Freiser gallery presents 'Under Arrest,' the online launch of 'David Humphrey.' Editor and author Davy Lauterbach will moderate a conversation between Humphrey and fellow artists Nicole Eisenman and Trenton Doyle Hancock via Zoom.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 12/8/2020

'Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Photostats' is NEW from Siglio Press

"Untitled" (1988) is reproduced from Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Photostats, a new release from Siglio Press and one of our Staff Pick Holiday Gift Books, 2020. A small, clothbound book that is meant to be read front-to-back and flipped upside-down, back-to-front—so that one can either see the artworks on reflective paper, as if framed on the wall behind glass, or read the artist's words as short collaged texts, printed white on black matte paper—this volume carries a heavy, prescient weight, calling out events, entities, epidemics and entertainments that "appear as coded messages awaiting decipherment," in the words of Mónica de la Torre. "Unlike the stars, we do not write, luminously, on a dark field (Mallarmé)," she writes. "Yet Gonzalez-Torres’s inscriptions do act as constellations, as celestial alphabet. Events worth remembering, the count of years—they are light beams orienting us as we go on forgetting. Each cluster of dates and references displays its own oblique associative logic. The larger narrative it may or may not point to can be searingly legible or obscure to varying degrees. Regardless, those gaps between elements in each of the clusters are openings inviting us to fill in the blanks by bringing in our own associations, personal histories, and biases…" Image copyright Felix Gonzalez-Torres, courtesy Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 12/7/2020

Printed Matter presents 'Translating Wittgenstein: A Conversation with Bettina Funcke and Paul Chan'

Monday, December 7 at 5PM EST, Printed Matter celebrates the release of 'Word Book' by Ludwig Wittgenstein—the first and only English translation of the influential philosopher’s “dictionary” for elementary children—by hosting an online conversation between Bettina Funcke, the translator of the book, and Paul Chan, its editor and publisher.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 12/6/2020

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye's 'Fly In League With The Night' is on view at Tate

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye's extraordinary "Citrine By The Ounce" (2014) is reproduced from Fly In League With The Night, the exhibition catalog to the artist's current solo exhibition at Tate, and one of the New York Times Book Review's top "Coffee-Table Books to Give (and Get) This Season." Featuring 120 color reproductions alongside writing by Isabella Maidment, Andrea Schlieker, Elizabeth Alexander and Yiadom-Boakye herself, this is without doubt one of the most inspiring art books we've seen this year. As Elizabeth Alexander writes, "These paintings make you want to stand in front of them again and again and return to the souls residing within. The bottomlessness of these paintings is like the bottomlessness of intimacy."

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 12/4/2020

Chiffon Thomas's work subverts and surprises in 'Young, Gifted and Black'

"A mother who had no mother" (2018) by Chiffon Thomas—one of Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30, 2020—is reproduced from Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists. "Thomas exploits embroidery’s elemental nature with visceral works resistant to reductive, chauvinistic typologies that have relegated the medium to the art-historical margins," Gordon Dearborn Wilkins writes in the book. "Drawing on an archive, both material and immaterial, of family snapshots, memories, and cultural references, the artist tells a richly autobiographical story of their family and of their upbringing as a queer African American in 1990s and early 2000s Chicago. Thomas channels memories of family members engaged in largely quotidian activities into sketches that are then broken down and transformed into highly textured, sinewy expanses of embroidery thread, acrylic paint and manufactured textiles. Thomas’s hybrid works, like the arresting 'A mother who had no mother,' reject the imposition of the frame as gathered fabric cascades off Thomas’s canvas of choice—commercially available window screens… Monuments to everyday domestic dramas, Thomas’s embroidered works serve as vessels of personal and collective memory, each thread a tangible link to the past and an assertion of the medium’s radical potential to subvert and surprise." See more Holiday Gift Books for Art Lovers here!

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 12/2/2020

'Gerhard Richter: Landscape' is NEW from Hatje Cantz

"Rainbow" (1970) is reproduced from Gerhard Richter: Landscape, a new release this week from Hatje Cantz, and also one of our Top 20 Holiday Gift Books for Art Lovers, 2020. Featuring 200 color reproductions of paintings made 1964–2016, this volume features many of the artist's best-known and most important landscape paintings, across all styles and techniques, as well as several that have never been published before. From ice floes to mountainscapes, city grids to distant countryside horizons, this essential Richter book contains new scholarship by Hubertus Butin, Ann Cotten, T.J. Demos, Matias Faldbakken, Cathérine Hug and Lisa Ortner-Kreil. A "must" for any serious academic or home art library.

JAMIE JOHNSTON | DATE 12/2/2020

Jamie Johnston on 'Writing by Drawing' in new magazine, 'o bod'

Published to accompany the Spring 2020 exhibition 'Scrivere Disegnando' at Centre d'Art Contemporain in Geneva, Switzerland, the new release 'Writing by Drawing: When Language Seeks Its Other' is reviewed this week in the inaugural issue of 'o bod' magazine. Our own Jamie Johnston contributes the review, which we are pleased to excerpt here.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/30/2020

'John Cage: A Mycological Foray—Variations on Mushrooms' is Back in Stock at last!

Featured spreads are reproduced from Holiday Gift Staff Pick John Cage: A Mycological Foray—Variations on Mushrooms, the drop-dead gorgeous, slipcased, two-volume set published by Atelier Éditions, back in stock at last! "I have come to the conclusion that much can be learned about music by devoting oneself to the mushroom," Cage writes in Music Lovers' Field Companion, reproduced in the book alongside other writings and a wealth of mushroom-themed compositions by Cage, photographs, illustrations, ephemera and a second volume reproducing Cage’s 1972 portfolio, Mushroom Book. "For this purpose, I have recently moved to the country," Cage continues. "Much of my time is spent poring over 'field companions' on fungi. These I obtain at half price in second-hand bookshops, which later are in some rare cases next door to shops selling dog-eared sheets of music, such an occurrence being greeted by me as irrefutable evidence that I am on the right track. The winter for mushrooms, as for music, is a most sorry season. Only in caves and houses where matters of temperature and humidity, and in concert halls where matters of trusteeship and box office are under constant surveillance, do the vulgar and accepted forms thrive. American commercialism has brought about a grand deterioration of the Psalliota campestris, affecting through exports even the European market. As a demanding gourmet sees but does not purchase the marketed mushroom, so a lively musician reads from time to time the announcements of concerts and stays quietly at home…"

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/27/2020

Hot Book Alert! 'Grimes: Miss Information, a Coloring Book' is a New Release this week!

Featured image is reproduced from Miss Information, a Coloring Book, musician and artist Grimes’ first art publication. One of our Staff Favorite Holiday Gift Books of 2020, this 32-page coloring book with perforated, tear-out pages features more than a dozen original digital line drawings alongside an AI-generated poem.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/25/2020

Rethinking Thanksgiving with 'B. Wurtz: Pan Paintings'

Featured spreads are reproduced from B. Wurtz: Pan Paintings, a new release from Hunters Point Press collecting 70 out of more than 500 abstract paintings made by the artist on disposable aluminum roasting pans and to-go containers since 1990. Essayist Erica Cooke writes, "In salvaging these throwaway pans for works of art, Wurtz underscores the American tradition of making do with what we have by investing in quotidian items—of drawing out their life-affirming qualities. While his application of bold color vivifies the industrial templates—and, in turn, the anonymous designers behind them—there is equal vitality in the act of viewing these Pan Paintings in substantial groupings on the gallery wall or in the pages of this book. The variety of sizes and shapes in aluminum pans, from small circles to large ovals and perfect squares to subdivided rectangles, registers the breadth of contexts in which such containers might appear: single-serve TV dinner, backyard barbecue, Thanksgiving potluck, restaurant delivery, unfussy wedding buffet, leftover lunch at work, book-club spread, or church-basement support gathering. Whether providing food for one or many, in public or in private, these containers attest to daily nourishment; their capacity to also exist as ready-made abstractions reminds us that art partakes in such everyday sustenance, deepening our access to body and soul—and to each other."

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/23/2020

'Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists' is Back in Stock!

Vaughn Spann's "Staring back at you, rooted and unwavering" (2018) is reproduced from Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists, one of our top Holiday Gift Books for Art Lovers 2020, back in stock at last after the first printing sold out immediately upon initial release. Based on the renowned collection of Bernard I. Lumpkin and Carmine D. Boccuzzi, this is a book for all serious home, academic and museum art libraries, presenting more than forty of the most interesting and influential rising Black artists today, alongside a host of artists from previous generations who helped pave the way. "The majority of the four hundred plus artworks in the Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection provide a diverse reflection of the past decade in black artistic production," editor Antwaun Sargent writes. "The paintings, sculptures, videos, photographs, and drawings speak broadly to the notion of community as the site of multiple narratives, identities, and histories that, while rooted in the specific experiences of blackness, address the universal. By illuminating concerns and celebrations that abound inside the work, the art exposes the inner life of black communities—which has historically been erased and is still rarely acknowledged—in dynamic and empathetic ways."

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/22/2020

The radical photojournalism of Galina Sanko in 'The New Woman Behind the Camera'

Russian photojournalist Galina Sanko's iconic 1943 combat photograph, "During the Attack," is reproduced from The New Woman Behind the Camera, one of our top 2020 Holiday Gift suggestions for photo lovers, published in advance of a major 2021 exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. One of only a few women who served as war correspondents during World War II, Sanko covered the Eastern Front, photographing battles in Kursk, Moscow and Stalingrad, as well as the Siege of Leningrad in 1944. "Sanko also photographed war’s impact on people and the landscape," Kara Felt writes in the rich Biography section of the book. "Her images show soldiers conversing with one another and writing letters home, dead and wounded combatants, grief-stricken mothers, displaced civilians returning home, farmers praying for their dead, and children at Petrozavodsk—a camp in which Russians were interned by the Finns. Taken at close range, Sanko’s war pictures capture the brutality of armed conflict."

ABOVE: Galina Sanko, "During an Attack," 1943, gelatin silver print, printed c. 1960s, 15.7 × 24.3 cm (6 3/16 × 9 9/16 in.), Robert Koch Gallery

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/20/2020

Superb, highly-anticipated 'Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Fly In League With The Night' is a New Release this week!

Titled "A Passion Like No Other," this mesmerizing 2012 oil painting by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye is reproduced from Fly In League With The Night, published to accompany the first major survey of the artist's work—originally set to open at Tate this week but now on temporary hold due to covid-related museum closures in London. Featuring 120 color reproductions and texts by Isabella Maidment, Andrea Schlieker, Elizabeth Alexander and Yiadom-Boakye, who is also a gifted writer, this is a must-have book for all home, academic, gallery and museum art libraries, as well as one of our top Holiday Gift Books for Art Lovers, 2020. "In Yiadom-Boakye’s mode of portraiture, fictionalized subjects of even temperament are the unwavering coordinates within which she quarries states of quiet conviviality and contemplation," Andrea Schlieker writes. "Their gaze elicits empathy, their very lassitude relays an urgent call: in a world dominated by an inflation of images, words and noise, of continually expanding metropoles, ever greater pressures of work and the increasing velocity of life, it becomes both psychologically and politically important to assert these spaces of stillness and repose, places in which people are doing nothing. The French philosopher Gilles Deleuze spoke of the importance of 'providing little gaps of solitude and silence… because only then is there a chance of framing the rare, and ever rarer, thing that might be worth saying.' Yiadom-Boakye paints these 'little gaps of solitude and silence' and distils profound emotions into a single glance or small gesture brimming with eloquence. She posits tranquility as a form of resistance, serenity as meaningful act."

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/20/2020

Experimental Sound Studio presents an evening with 'Bullets for Dead Hoods: An Encyclopedia of Chicago Mobsters, c. 1933'

Friday, November 20 from 7–8:30PM CST, Experimental Sound Studio presents the Chicago launch of 'Bullets for Dead Hoods: An Encyclopedia of Chicago Mobsters, c. 1933, with readings by John Corbett, David Isaacson, Terri Kapsalis, Mickle Maher and Diana Slickman, alongside the alto saxophone of Nick Mazzarella.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/19/2020

Virtual Launch Event: Fondation Cartier presents Raymond Depardon in conversation with Clément Chéroux and Pauline Vermare

Thursday, November 19 at 12PM EST, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain presents photographer and filmmaker Raymond Depardon in conversation with MoMA curator Clément Chéroux and Magnum Cultural Director Pauline Vermare for the virtual launch of Depardon's new monograh, 'Rural.' The conversation will be in French with English subtitles, broadcast on Fondation Cartier's Instagram and Facebook accounts.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/19/2020

Rizzoli Bookstore presents David Godlis, Luc Sante and Chris Stein in conversation for the virtual launch of 'Godlis Streets'

Thursday, November 19 at 5PM EST, Rizzoli Bookstore presents renowned photographer David Godlis in conversation with text contributors Luc Sante and Chris Stein and moderator Dave Brolan from Reel Art Press for the online book launch of 'Godlis Streets.'

CHEEYEON PARK | DATE 11/19/2020

Artbook @ MoMA PS1 Bookstore presents Hal Foster in conversation with Leah Dickerman for 'Brutal Aesthetics: Dubuffet, Bataille, Jorn, Paolozzi, Oldenburg'

Thursday, November 19 at 7PM EST, Artbook @ MoMA PS1 Bookstore and Princeton University Press invite you to a special online book launch, discussion and signing for 'Brutal Aesthetics: Dubuffet, Bataille, Jorn, Paolozzi, Oldenburg' by Hal Foster. The noted art historian will be in conversation with Leah Dickerman, Director of Editorial and Content Strategy at the Museum of Modern Art.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/19/2020

A *New* Program for Graphic Design: The Carpenter Center presents David Reinfurt and Larissa Harris in conversation

Thursday, November 19, from 7:30–9PM EST, Harvard University's Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts presents a live Zoom conversation between designer David Reinfurt and Larissa Harris, a curator at the Queens Museum. Reinfurt will discuss the connection between designer Bruno Munari’s teaching residency at the Carpenter Center and Reinfurt’s recent publication, 'A *New* Program for Graphic Design.'

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/18/2020

Godlis Streets is NEW from Reel Art Press

Featured photograph, captioned "Times Square, NYC 1980," is reproduced from Godlis Streets, Reel Art Press's riveting new collection of 70s and 80s Boston and NYC street photography by David Godlis. Launching Thursday, November 19, with a Rizzoli Bookstore-hosted Zoom event featuring Luc Sante and Chris Stein, who both contribute texts to the book, this is seedy, stylish and celebratory old-school time travel at its best. "Godlis’s pictures show people uneasily enacting half-forgotten rituals, wearing vestigial dress-up clothes and timidly asserting spatial autonomy, in a city that seems to have been erected and abandoned by another, larger species," Sante writes. "Time moves haltingly, hesitantly, and seems to loop back on itself even as it draws inexorably toward death.… The subjects who notice his camera are wary at best, wondering whether he is a spy, or perhaps harvesting their souls, or maybe they wish he’d been there to take their pictures when they still looked good and the world made sense."

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/18/2020

Black Mountain College Museum presents 'John Cage: A Mycological Foray' virtual event with Atelier Éditions and John Cage Trust

Wednesday, November 18 at 1 PM EDT, Black Mountain College Museum celebrates the publication 'John Cage: A Mycological Foray' with a Vimeo live-streamed conversation between the publisher Atelier Éditions’ collaborative team and Laura Kuhn, Director of the John Cage Trust.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/17/2020

Robert Storr and Francesca Pietropaolo to launch 'Robert Storr: Writings on Art 1980–2005' virtually with 192 Books

Tuesday, November 17 at 6PM ET, Paula Cooper Gallery and 192 Books present the virtual launch of Robert Storr's 'Writings on Art 1980–2005,' the new release from Heni Publishing. Storr will appear in conversation with the book's editor, Francesca Pietropaolo, live-streamed on PCG Studio.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/17/2020

MoMA Design Store presents Sara Cwynar, Stephen Shore and Sarah Meister on Luigi Ghirri’s 'Cardboard Landscapes'

Tuesday, November 17 at 8PM EST, the MoMA Design Store presents artist Sara Cwynar and photographer and Director of the Bard College Photography Program Stephen Shore in conversation with MoMA curator Sarah Meister, for the online launch of 'Luigi Ghirri: Cardboard Landscapes.'

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/17/2020

Metrograph presents a live screening of Derek Jarman's 'Wittgenstein,' introduced by artist and Badlands Unlimited 'Word Book' publisher Paul Chan

Tuesday, November 17 at 8PM EST, Metrograph presents a live screening of Derek Jarman's 1993 film, 'Wittgenstein.' The screening will be introduced by artist and Badlands Unlimited publisher Paul Chan, who will be launching the English edition of Wittgenstein’s 'Word Book'—a dictionary for children.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/16/2020

NEW RELEASE: Robert Storr's 672-page 'Writings on Art 1980–2005'

Featured spreads (showing a 1920s Suprematist relief sculpture by Ivan Puni on the top left; a 2003 acrylic on board by Richard Tuttle on the top right; and two relief sculptures by Frank Stella below) are from Heni's gorgeous new 672-page clothbound collection of Robert Storr's Writings on Art, 1980–2005—the first of a two-volume set. A new release this week, this monumental trove launches virtually Tuesday, November 17, with a conversation between the Storr and the book's editor, Francesca Pietropaolo, via Paula Cooper Gallery and 192 Books in New York. "Writing to someone, without knowing who that someone might be, is at the heart of Storr’s critical output," Pietropaolo writes. "There is a longed-for interlocutor, unnamed and yet ever present. The invitation to the reader to engage with a text, in dialog with the writer and with themselves, is palpable even in, or perhaps because of, its elusiveness. A self-declared 'insatiable scopophiliac bedeviled by the written word,' Storr proves to be one of the most influential and riveting art writers of our time. Infused with a remarkable agility of intelligence and an uncompromising belief in the importance of art, the writings collected in this book show just that and make sparks fly."

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/14/2020

The sky, the moon and the color of remembering in 'Matthew Wong: Postcards'

"New Moon (After John Beerman)" (2019) is reproduced from Matthew Wong: Postcards, published by Karma Books, New York. Featuring a poem by Henri Cole and an insightful text by Winnie Wong, this clothbound, 52-page hardcover collects the small-scale postcard paintings made during the last year of the artist's life, in 2019. "For Matthew Wong, the sky was the limit," Winnie Wong writes, "but the moon was the color of remembering."

DATE 11/15/2020

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Stocking Stuffers

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Stocking Stuffers

They're cute, they're small, they're surprising and affordable. Here are 10 staff picks for the stockings on your list »

DATE 11/14/2020

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the Art Lover

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the Art Lover

The must-have art books of 2020 »

DATE 11/13/2020

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the Photographer and Photography Collector

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the Photographer and Photography Collector

A few of our favorite 2020 monographs and surveys by Modern and contemporary photographers »

DATE 11/12/2020

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the Design Devotee

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the Design Devotee

Gifts for design devotees: your guide to the top new architecture and design books for the 2020 holidays »

DATE 11/10/2020

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the Food Lover

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the Food Lover

Whether you love to cook, eat or ponder the politics of food, here are our staff pick food and cooking gift books of 2020 »

DATE 11/9/2020

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For LGBTQ Readers

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For LGBTQ Readers

Our staff favorite 2020 books on or by LGBTQ artists »

DATE 11/8/2020

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the Fashion Forward

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the Fashion Forward

From Cecil Beaton's 1920s photos of the "Bright Young Things" to the opulent jewels of Van Cleef & Arpels, five books for the Fashion Forward »

DATE 11/7/2020

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the Music Maven

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the Music Maven

Our staff feels love for these top music books of 2020 »

DATE 11/6/2020

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the New Yorker or the Wanna Be New Yorker

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the New Yorker or the Wanna Be New Yorker

From the NYC Noir of Weegee to Susan Meiselas' found photographs of Little Italy's Tar Beaches, our favorite holiday gift books for those who will always ❤️New York

DATE 11/5/2020

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the Luxury Collector

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the Luxury Collector

Whether for a book collector or a lover of limited editions, these deluxe publications make wonderful gifts for those with a taste for the finer things »

DATE 4/7/2020

Read an excerpt from new release 'The Outwardness of Art: Selected Writings of Adrian Stokes'

Read an excerpt from new release 'The Outwardness of Art: Selected Writings of Adrian Stokes'

This week, Ridinghouse releases 'The Outwardness of Art: Selected Writings of Adrian Stokes,' the first comprehensive selection of writings by the noted British art theorist known for his synthesis of aesthetics and psychoanalysis. Edited by Thomas Evans, it is the first broad introduction in almost half a century.

DATE 3/7/2019

Remembering Carolee Schneemann

Remembering Carolee Schneemann

We will miss Carolee Schneemann, fearless performance artist, painter, filmmaker, feminist and innate breaker of taboos. She died this week at the age of 79. In memoriam, we present an excerpt from 'Carolee Schneemann: Uncollected Texts,' published by Primary Information.

DATE 5/9/2018

Vivid words from Lars Müller at the Storefront for Art and Architecture Benefit, 2018

Vivid words from Lars Müller at the Storefront for Art and Architecture Benefit, 2018

This week, Lars Müller of Lars Müller Publishers was honored at the 2018 Storefront for Art and Architecture Benefit at the New York Public Library. As the North American distributor of Lars Müller's extraordinary list of books on art, architecture, design and theory, we are ourselves honored to reproduce his acceptance speech here.


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