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Gary Simmons: Public Enemy
DELMONICO BOOKS/MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART CHICAGO
Long overdue, this first comprehensive survey spans three decades of Simmons’ richly layered, socially engaged art

Hbk, 9.75 x 11.5 in. / 208 pgs / 182 color. | 6/27/2023 | Awaiting stock
$60.00



Gary Simmons: Paradise
Gary Simmons: Paradise
DAMIANI

Clth, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 192 pgs / color. | 10/31/2012 | Not available
$50.00



Gary Simmons: Public Enemy

Published by DelMonico Books/Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
Edited with text by René Morales, Jadine Collingwood. Foreword by Madeleine Grynsztejn, Franklin Sirmans. Interviews with Thelma Golden, Arthur Jafa, Gary Simmons. Text by Nick Mirzoeff, Seph Rodney, Franklin Sirmans, Jack Schneider.

Covering 30 years of sculptures, paintings, works on paper, large-scale wall drawings, installations and site-specific works, this book presents the art of Gary Simmons, one of the most respected artists of his generation. Since the late 1980s, Simmons has played a key role in situating questions of race, class and gender identity within art discourse. He is notable for combining pop-cultural imagery with conceptual artistic strategies to expose and analyze histories of racism inscribed in US visual culture. Over the course of his career, Simmons has revealed traces of these histories in the fields of sports, cinema, literature, music, and architecture and urbanism while drawing on popular genres such as hip-hop, horror and science fiction. His approach is cool and unflinching in its interrogation of historical and cultural narratives, yet the results consistently deliver a strong emotional charge. This publication offers readers the opportunity to gain a holistic understanding of the complex, profoundly moving work of this influential artist.
Gary Simmons was born in 1964 in New York City, where he was raised. Today he lives and works in Los Angeles. He received a BFA in 1988 from the School of Visual Arts, New York, and an MFA in 1990 from the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia; he also studied at Hunter College, New York. He has received numerous awards, including the Studio Museum in Harlem Joyce Alexander Wein Prize (2013), the George Gund Foundation USA Gund Fellowship (2007) and the National Endowment for the Arts Interarts Grant (1990).

PUBLISHER
DelMonico Books/Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.75 x 11.5 in. / 208 pgs / 182 color.

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Pub Date
Forthcoming

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Catalog: SPRING 2023 p. 6   

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ISBN 9781636810867 TRADE
List Price: $60.00 CDN $84.00 GBP £52.00

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STATUS: Forthcoming | 6/27/2023

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Gary Simmons: ParadiseGary Simmons: Paradise

Published by Damiani.
Text by Gwen Allen, Nancy Princenthal, Charles Wylie. Conversation with Okwui Enwezor.

After leaving Cal Arts in 1990, Gary Simmons (born 1964) moved to New York and set up his studio in a former school building where he found himself clearing away blackboards to make space for his sculpture. Soon after, Simmons began his first series of chalk drawings on blackboards. It was this work, focusing on the development of racial, class and cultural identities through cartoon imagery, which paved the way for his signature "erasure" technique. While Simmons, who has often defined himself as a sculptor, is widely known for the erasure drawings, he has consistently worked across media. This overview of Simmons's 20-plus year career brings together for the first time his photographs, installations, public projects, sculpture, drawings and paintings. Alongside approximately 150 plates, Paradise includes an in-depth interview with Okwui Enwezor, critical essays by Gwen Allen and Charles Wylie and a reprint of an important early text by Nancy Princenthal.

PUBLISHER
Damiani

BOOK FORMAT
Clth, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 192 pgs / color.

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Pub Date
Out of stock indefinitely

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Catalog: FALL 2012 p. 99   

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ISBN 9788862082402 TRADE
List Price: $50.00 CDN $67.50

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STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.

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