ARTIST MONOGRAPHS

Peter Halley

Museum Exhibition Catalogues, Monographs, Artist's Projects, Curatorial Writings and Essays


"We live in a society of informational and cultural overload. The idea of a Cezanne, for example, which you can study for hours and various nuances are revealed, seems very out of touch at least with my own psychic life. I want to make something explosive and immediate. And hopefully explosive and immediate each time you go by and take a quick look at it."
Peter Halley, excerpted from Peter Halley: Maintain Speed, D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.

 

FORTHCOMING & NEW RELEASES

Peter Halley: Cell Grids

MOUSSE PUBLISHING
Edited with foreword and interview by Peter Doroshenko. Text by Barry Schwabsky.

A delightful board book of Halley’s painted “cells” finding surprising order in the form of rectilinear grids

Hbk, 8.25 x 13 in. / 37 pgs / 36 color. | 8/13/2024 | Awaiting stock
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PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED

Peter Halley

SKIRA

An overview of the Neo-Geo painter’s electrically colored compositions and wry technical lexicon

Hbk, 9.5 x 12 in. / 192 pgs / 100 color. | 10/15/2024 | Awaiting stock
$50.00


Peter Halley: The Complete Installation Works (1980–2022)

JRP|EDITIONS
Edited with text by Clément Dirié. Text by Peter Halley.

Forty years of hyperchromatic immersive installations from the Neo-Geo pioneer

Hbk, 10.75 x 11 in. / 208 pgs / 250 color. | 11/5/2024 | Awaiting stock
$80.00


   

ACTIVE BACKLIST

Peter Halley: Conduits

HATJE CANTZ
Edited with text by Michelle Cotton. Text by Tim Griffin, Paul Pieroni, Bettina Steinbrugge.

On the inception of Halley’s formal vocabulary of "prisons, cells and conduits" in 1980s New York

Pbk, 9.5 x 11 in. / 224 pgs / 150 color. | 8/15/2023 | In stock
$50.00


Peter Halley: Paintings of the 1980s

JRP|RINGIER
Edited by Clément Dirié, Cara Jordan. Text by Cara Jordan, Peter Halley.

Hbk, 11 x 10.75 in. / 144 pgs / 215 color / 35 bw. | 5/21/2019 | In stock
$80.00


  

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Peter Halley: Maintain Speed

D.A.P./DISTRIBUTED ART PUBLISHERS
Edited by Cory Reynolds. Contributors include Rudi Fuchs, Susan Kandel, Thyrza Nichols Goodeve.

Hardcover, 8.5 x 10.25 in. / 228 pgs / 502 color / 60 duotone. | 3/2/2000 | Not available
$60.00


Peter Halley: The Complete Installation Works (1980–2022)Peter Halley: The Complete Installation Works (1980–2022)

Published by JRP|Editions.
Edited with text by Clément Dirié. Text by Peter Halley.

Highly celebrated as a painter since his early days as a prominent member of New York’s 1980s art scene and a leading main champion of the Neo-Geo movement, Peter Halley (born 1953) has also created challenging and idiosyncratic site-specific installations, exhibition scenography and permanent public works that have extended his practice to a larger scale.
A companion to Paintings of the 1980s: The Catalogue Raisonné (2017), this volume gathers together all the installation works realized by the artist between 1980 and 2022, with extensive documentation. From his collaborations with legendary design maestro Alessandro Mendini to his monumental projects at the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, and the Lever House in New York, from his early groundbreaking exhibitions in downtown New York to private and public commissions, this book encompasses a lesser-known but decisive aspect of Halley’s oeuvre.



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Catalog: FALL 2022 p. 134   

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Peter HalleyPeter Halley

Published by SKIRA.

Throughout his career, American painter Peter Halley (born 1953) has developed a vocabulary derived from geometric abstraction that reflects the contemporary world. His works are inhabited by “prisons,” “cells” and “conduits,” the result of his reflections on the alienation of contemporary society, whose members live in cramped spaces (cells or prisons) interconnected by a system of circuits (conduits) encompassing pipes, chimneys, electrical installations and the Internet. Halley’s geometric compositions are characterized by an apparent simplicity that makes it tempting to follow the lines of the conduits. Yet, with a sense of humor, the artist often decides to cut the connections: adding to the absurdity of contemporary society. The bright, often fluorescent colors create vibrant paintings that convey a joyful vision of the world. This monograph presents Halley’s work from its beginnings to the present, with a specific focus on tracing the reception of his work in Europe.



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Hardcover, 9.5 x 12 in. / 192 pgs / 100 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2024 p. 90   

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Peter Halley: Cell GridsPeter Halley: Cell Grids

Published by Mousse Publishing.
Edited with foreword and interview by Peter Doroshenko. Text by Barry Schwabsky.

In his series of colorful geometric paintings shown at Dallas Contemporary, Peter Halley (born 1953) rearranges his rigorous visual language of “conduits” and “cells” into structured square grids reminiscent of 20th-century modernist artists such as Agnes Martin and Piet Mondrian. This playful board book, according to curator Peter Doroshenko, “aims to elucidate the true essence of Halley’s Cell Grid paintings … the complex interplay between the visual and the conceptual in his work.” Art critic and historian Barry Schwabsky writes that these works mark a new phase—which time will reveal as either a momentous shift or ultimately a continuation—in Halley’s career as a protagonist of contemporary abstract and geometric painting. But as Halley himself says of his Cell Grids series, “I’ve always had a sense of humor about my work. It amuses me to think that someone looking at one of these paintings might think, ‘Peter Halley has finally given up and become an abstract painter.’”



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Mousse Publishing

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Hardcover, 8.25 x 13 in. / 37 pgs / 36 color.

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Catalog: FALL 2024 p. 117   

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Peter Halley: ConduitsPeter Halley: Conduits

Paintings from the 1980s

Published by Hatje Cantz.
Edited with text by Michelle Cotton. Text by Tim Griffin, Paul Pieroni, Bettina Steinbrugge.

This survey revisits the first decade of Peter Halley’s (born 1953) career. Assembling over 30 paintings from public and private collections, it presents iconic works alongside previously unseen drawings, sketches and notes. After studying at Yale and in New Orleans in the late 1970s Halley returned to New York in 1980, taking up residence in the East Village. That same year he painted his first images of confinement, redeploying the language of geometric abstraction in response to bureaucratic environments. Adopting nontraditional materials such as Roll-A-Tex—a paint additive that provides a readymade texture—and Day-Glo fluorescent colors, he evoked a pervasive mechanization of human touch with the former and referenced the presence of technology in the postmodern environment with the latter.



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Hatje Cantz

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Paperback, 9.5 x 11 in. / 224 pgs / 150 color.

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Catalog: FALL 2023 p. 103   

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Peter Halley: Paintings of the 1980sPeter Halley: Paintings of the 1980s

The Catalogue Raisonné

Published by JRP|Ringier.
Edited by Clément Dirié, Cara Jordan. Text by Cara Jordan, Peter Halley.

New York–based Peter Halley (born 1953) is a prominent figure in contemporary art. A protagonist of the dynamic New York art scene of the 1980s, and founder of the seminal Index magazine, he gained recognition as one of the main champions of the neo-geo movement with his geometric paintings rendered in intense fluorescent Day-Glo acrylic paint and Roll-a-Tex texture additive. Since the mid-1990s his site-specific installations and permanent public works have extended his practice to a larger scale.

A landmark publication for all those interested in contemporary painting, this catalogue raisonné of Peter Halley’s paintings from the 1980s gathers together the complete body of 186 works realized between 1980 and 1989 and fully documents them for the first time. Showing the evolution of his work, it makes clear how Halley built his own geometric and chromatic vocabulary to challenge the then prevailing ideas about the nature and history of abstract painting, and how motifs such as the cell, the prison, the conduit and the brick wall came into existence, in parallel with his own thinking—inspired in part by French Structuralist theory—about modern life (urban design, media, new mass digital technologies) and the increasing geometrization of social space.

Introduced by art historian Cara Jordan, editor of this extensive research-based publication, the book also includes an illustrated biography and an anthology of key texts written by the artist in the 1980s.

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Hardcover, 11 x 10.75 in. / 144 pgs / 215 color / 35 bw.

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Peter Halley: The Schirn RingPeter Halley: The Schirn Ring

Published by Verlag für moderne Kunst.
Edited by Max Hollein. Text by Peter Halley, Natalie Storelli, Joseph Wolin. Interview by Max Hollein.

Since the 1980s, American artist Peter Halley (born 1953) has examined, through his geometrical abstract paintings and site-specific installations, the spatial and organizational structures that dominate everyday life. This volume documents Halley’s latest elaborate, site-specific installation at the Shirn.

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Verlag für moderne Kunst

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Paperback, 7.75 x 10 in. / 104 pgs / 70 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2017 p. 165   

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Peter Halley: Since 2000Peter Halley: Since 2000

Published by Maruani & Noirhomme Gallery.
Text by Jo Melvin.

Peter Halley (born 1953) is well known for his brightly colored, gridded, geometric abstractions which he calls "prisons" and "cells." Composed of rectangular shapes and vertical bars, Halley's works evoke a range of geometric network models, from the urban grid to high-rise apartment buildings to electromagnetic conduits. In an introduction to this publication, which reproduces works created since 2000, Jo Melvin writes: "In Peter Halley's paintings colors clash and conjoin to create a dizzying sensation. At times the optical effect created by the Day-Glo's luminosity is so jarring that the paintings almost hurt the eye. He celebrates effects such as the plethora of color in neon signs, internet surfing, and our image-saturated media world. The three-dimensional quality of Halley's work asserts the object status of the paintings in a way that photographic reproduction simply cannot represent."

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Maruani & Noirhomme Gallery

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Hardcover, 12 x 12 in. / 88 pgs / 36 color.

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Catalog: FALL 2014 p. 132   

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Peter Halley: Maintain SpeedPeter Halley: Maintain Speed

Published by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers.
Edited by Cory Reynolds. Contributors include Rudi Fuchs, Susan Kandel, Thyrza Nichols Goodeve.



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Hardcover, 8.5 x 10.25 in. / 228 pgs / 502 color / 60 duotone.

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Catalog: SPRING 2000

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