Published by Other Criteria. Foreword by Damien Hirst, Hugh Allan. Text by Francesco Bonami, Blair Hansen. Interview by Ali Subotnick.
Sweet Liberty brings together 15 years of work by painter Dan Colen (born 1979), one of the “bad boys” of the New York art world who emerged onto the scene in the early 2000s alongside artists like Dash Snow and Ryan McGinley. Witty, shocking, poignant and nihilistic, Colen’s art presents a portrait of contemporary America and investigates the acts of producing and looking at art.
Alongside significant early works such as “Me, Jesus and the Children” (2001–03), this publication features paintings from Colen’s long-running Gum and Trash series, as well as four installations in which Colen appropriates imagery from the mass media and American subcultures. This volume marks, in Colen’s own words, “the first time I’ve been able to present the full range of my work and the wide-ranging ideas, crafts, materials, technologies and processes that I engage with.”
Published by Peres Projects, Holdings Ltd, Andorra.
Readers of this book will not lack for images of penises (soft and hard), drug paraphernalia, naked old men, naked young women or melancholic landscapes. Featuring a variety of well chosen papers and several special inserted elements--like a bound-in, folded flyer reading, “YOUNG PERFORMERS/ TRANSEXUALS NEEDED For film by DASH SNOW (Private Location), $50hr, party favors included, Must be willing to take it off, Take IT FAR”--God Spoiled a Perfect Asshole When He Put Teeth in Yer Mouth is titled after Snow's recent one-person exhibition at Peres Projects, Los Angeles. This riveting and highly collectible exhibition catalogue contains full-color illustrations of Snow's Dada-esque, playful and often nasty collage works and his photographs of Lower East Side "counter-counter-culture." It begins and ends with production stills from Snow's 2007 video, "Untitled (Penis Envy)."
PUBLISHER Peres Projects, Holdings Ltd, Andorra
BOOK FORMAT Clth, 8.75 x 11.25 in. / 268 pgs / 148 color / 120 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 2/1/2009 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2009 p. 92
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780977881994TRADE List Price: $160.00 CDN $200.00
This first comprehensive survey of Dash Snow's Polaroid photography chronicles the artist's early marauding on Manhattan's Lower East Side and conveys Snow's love of the photograph as memento. The joy and abandon of hard partying are converted by his Polaroid camera into powerful images that embrace the transience of the euphoric moment. All images are reproduced both fully-bled and actual size, as "objects," against a black background.
PUBLISHER Peres Projects, Berlin/Los Angeles
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 11 x 11 in. / 280 pgs / 246 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 10/31/2009 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2009 p. 126
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780981765846TRADE List Price: $95.00 CDN $115.00
Published by Deitch Projects. Text by Kathy Grayson.
Amid the rolling hills of paper is a salmagundi of feathers, unidentifiable filth and fluids (mostly piss and liquor, though one hopes for at least a smidgeon of blood and cum). Sticks and bottles breach the drywall, while graffiti, scumbled with streaks of mysterious liquid, consumes every inch of the walls. One bit, like a laconic Richard Prince, reads I MAY NOT GO DOWN IN HISTORY, BUT I'LL GO DOWN ON YER LIL SISTER... wrote David Velasco in his artforum.com diary entry devoted to Dash Snow and Dan Colen's blowout New York Deitch Projects installation, Nest. Along with a bevy of collaborators, including Terence Koh, Hanna Liden, Nate Lowman and Adam McEwan, Snow and Colen filled the space with over 3,000 shredded phone books and-in a bacchanalian performance piece-trashed the gallery during several overnight sessions. Designed by the artists, this book features gritty behind-the-scenes photos.