Spring 2020 African American Art and Photo Books

Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation
Edited by Liz Munsell, Greg Tate. Text by J. Faith Almiron, Dakota DeVos, Hua Hsu, Carlo McCormick.

In the early 1980s, art and writing labeled as graffiti began to transition from New York City walls and subway trains onto canvas and into art galleries. Young artists who freely sampled from their urban >>more

MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
ISBN 9780878468713
US $50.00 CAN $69.95 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 10.75 in. / 200 pgs / 200 color.
Pub Date: 05/05/2020 Awaiting stock

Black Lives 1900: W.E.B. Du Bois at the Paris Exposition
Introduction by Jacqueline Francis, Stephen G. Hall. Foreword by David Adjaye. Contribution by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

At the 1900 Paris Exposition the pioneering sociologist and activist W.E.B. Du Bois presented an exhibit representing the progress of African Americans since the abolition of slavery. In striking graphic visualisations and photographs (taken by >>more

Redstone Press
ISBN 9781942884538
US $35.00 CAN $39.95 TRADE
Flexi, 9.75 x 12.5 in. / 144 pgs / 50 color / 54 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/29/2019 In stock

Four Generations
Edited by Courtney J. Martin. Introduction by Mary Schmidt Campbell. Text by Christopher Bedford, Joost Bosland, Mary Schmidt Campbell, Andrianna Campbell, Alexis Clark, Nicholas Cullinan, Elvira Dyangani, Jacqueline Francis, Gary Garrels, Mark Godfrey, Thelma Golden, Jamillah James, Hannah Johnston, Eungie Joo, Norman L. Kleeblatt, Thomas J. Lax, Courtney J. Martin, Lucy H. Partman, Lawrence Rinder, James Rondeau, Katy Siegel, Franklin Sirmans, Philippe Vergne, Zoe Whitley. Jessica Morgan in conversation with Leonardo Drew, Jen Mergel with Shinique Smith, Courtney J. Martin with Mark Bradford & Charles Gaines, Gary Garrels with Kevin Beasley, Pamela Joyner & Alfred Giuffrid with Courtney J. Martin. Afterword by Pamela Joyner & Alfred Giuffrida.

The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art is widely recognized as one of the most significant collections of modern and contemporary work by artists of the African diaspora and from the continent of Africa itself. Four >>more

Gregory R. Miller & Co.
ISBN 9781941366264
US $55.00 CAN $75.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8 x 10.25 in. / 528 pgs / 325 color.
Pub Date: 11/26/2019 In stock

Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists
Edited with essay by Antwaun Sargent. Text by Graham C. Boettcher, Jessica Bell Brown, Connie H. Choi, Anthony Graham, Lauren Haynes, Jamillah James, Thomas J. Lax, Hallie Ringle, Adeze Wilford, Gordon Dearborn Wilkins, Matt Wycoff. Interview with Bernard Lumpkin by Thelma Golden.

This book surveys the work of a new generation of Black artists, and also features the voices of a diverse group of curators who are on the cutting edge of contemporary art. As mission-driven collectors, >>more

ISBN 9781942884590
US $49.95 CAN $69.95 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 10.5 in. / 256 pgs / 200 color.
Pub Date: 07/28/2020 Awaiting stock

Barkley L. Hendricks: Landscape Paintings
Text by Barry Schwabsky.

Barkley L. Hendricks (1945–2017) was originally a student of landscape painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in the late 1960s, where he also discovered a love for photography. However, it was only >>more

Skira/Jack Shainman Gallery
ISBN 9788857241517
US $25.00 CAN $35.00 TRADE
Hbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 96 pgs / 50 color.
Pub Date: 04/21/2020 In stock

Barkley L. Hendricks: Works on Paper
Text by Laila Pedro.

This first installment in Skira and Jack Shainman Gallery's five-volume publication project on Barkley L. Hendricks (1945–2017) presents for the first time the artist's works on paper. These images—of flowers and plants, bananas, a watermelon, >>more

Skira/Jack Shainman Gallery
ISBN 9788857241470
US $25.00 CAN $34.95 TRADE
Hbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 96 pgs / 50 color.
Pub Date: 11/26/2019 In stock

Faith Ringgold
Edited by Melissa Blanchflower, Natalia Grabowska, Melissa Larner. Text by Michelle Wallace. Interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist.

Famed for her narrative quilts and her brightly colored paintings of African American life, New York artist Faith Ringgold (born 1930) has consistently challenged perceptions of identity and gender inequality through the lenses of the >>more

Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783960986331
US $29.95 CAN $41.95 TRADE
Pbk, 8.75 x 10.25 in. / 160 pgs / 61 color / 2 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/21/2020 In stock

Gordon Parks: The Atmosphere of Crime, 1957
Edited with text by Sarah Hermanson Meister. Foreword by Peter W. Kunhardt Jr., Glenn D. Lowry. Text by Nicole Fleetwood, Bryan Stevenson.

When Life magazine asked Gordon Parks to illustrate a recurring series of articles on crime in the United States in 1957, he had already been a staff photographer for nearly a decade, the first African >>more

Steidl/The Gordon Parks Foundation
ISBN 9783958296961
US $48.00 CAN $67.50 TRADE
Clth, 9.75 x 11.5 in. / 168 pgs / 60 color / 10 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/25/2020 Awaiting stock

Lead Belly: A Life in Pictures
Edited by John Reynolds, Tiny Robinson. Text by Jack Kerouac, Glenn O’Brien, Mason Roberson, Pete Seeger, Tom Waits, et al. Poems by Tyehimba Jess.

This is a new edition of Lead Belly: A Life in Pictures, the rich visual biography of legendary Louisiana blues musician Lead Belly, originally published by Steidl in 2007. Here is a treasure trove of >>more

ISBN 9783958297036
US $45.00 CAN $63.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 11.75 in. / 256 pgs / 56 color / 110 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/01/2021 Awaiting stock

Cahiers d'Art: Arthur Jafa
Edited by Staffan Ahrenberg, Sam Keller, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Arthur Jafa, Anya Bondell. Text by Arthur Jafa, Saidiya Hartman. >>more

Cahiers d'Art
ISBN 9782851173041
US $100.00 CAN $140.00 SDNR40
Slip, pbk, 9.75 x. 12.5 in. / 176 pgs / 150 color.
Pub Date: 10/23/2018 In stock

The Life and Times of Alvin Baltrop
Edited with text by Antonio Sergio Bessa. Text by Douglas Crimp.

For 11 years in 1970s and '80s Manhattan, the Bronx-born photographer Alvin Baltrop obsessively documented cruisers, sunbathers, fornicators and friends around the city's piers, in that brief moment after the Stonewall riots and before the >>more

ISBN 9788857241838
US $50.00 CAN $69.95 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 11 in. / 224 pgs / 200 color.
Pub Date: 11/26/2019 Out of stock

Jo Ractliffe: Photographs 1980s–Now
Text by Emmanuel Iduma, Matthew Witkovsky. Conversation with Artur Walther.

Looking back over the past 35 years, this book brings together images by Ractcliffe (born 1961) from major photo-essays, as well as early works that have not been seen before.

Described by Okwui Enwezor as “one >>more

Steidl/The Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm and New York
ISBN 9783958296985
US $125.00 CAN $175.00 TRADE
Clth, 11.75 x 10.25 in. / 456 pgs / 53 color / 238 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/25/2020 Awaiting stock

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Remix
Edited with text by Stéphane Ibars. Text by Alain Lombard. Interview with Yvon Lambert.

Jean-Michel Basquiat's (1960–88) formal vocabulary was inspired by the precedents of Picasso, Matisse and Twombly; he drew overtly on their fondness for primary colors, fragmented subjects, disturbing faces, dissonant colors and forms, and crudely crafted >>more

Actes Sud/Collection Lambert
ISBN 9782330126308
US $33.00 CAN $45.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8.75 x 11.25 in. / 112 pgs / 80 color.
Pub Date: 11/19/2019 In stock

Joe Minter: To You Through Me
Introduction by Phillip March Jones.

In the summer of 1989, Joe Minter had a vision from God to create art that would honor the shared experiences of African Americans in this country. From that moment, Minter began building a sprawling >>more

Institute 193/Tinwood
ISBN 9781732848221
US $30.00 CAN $45.00 TRADE
Pbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 136 pgs / 32 color.
Pub Date: 09/17/2019 In stock

Melvin Edwards: Lynch Fragments
Edited by Adriano Pedrosa, Rodrigo Moura. Text by Hamid Irbouh, Rebecca Wolff, Renata Bittencourt, Rodrigo Moura.

This volume brings together a significant selection of works from the titular series by the New York–based sculptor Melvin Edwards (born 1937), created between 1963 and 2016, comprising more than 50 years of what is >>more

ISBN 9788531000515
US $49.95 CAN $69.95 TRADE
Hbk, 7 x 10 in. / 256 pgs / 199 color / 57 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/22/2019 In stock

Glenn Ligon: Untitled (America)/Debris Field/Synecdoche/Notes for a Poem on the Third World
Text by Helen Molesworth. Poems by Robin Coste Lewis. Interview with Glenn Ligon, Hamza Walker.

New York-based Glenn Ligon (born 1960) is one of the most prominent and influential artists working today, in addition to being a writer and a curator. Over the course of his career, he has become >>more

Regen Projects
ISBN 9783791300009
US $45.00 CAN $63.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 12.25 in. / 92 pgs / 29 color.
Pub Date: 01/28/2020 In stock

Todd Gray: Euclidean Gris Gris
Edited with introduction by Rebecca McGrew. Introduction by Hannah Grossman. Text by Todd Gray, Nana Adusei-Poku, M. Neelika Jayawardane, Carrie Mae Weems.

This is the most comprehensive publication to date of the multimedia works of American artist Todd Gray (born 1954). Superbly produced, with a two-piece foil-stamped cover, beautiful endpapers and an insert documenting a yearlong series >>more

Pomona College Museum of Art
ISBN 9780997930603
US $45.00 CAN $63.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8 x 9.75 in. / 188 pgs / 115 color.
Pub Date: 02/18/2020 In stock

Theaster Gates: Every Square Needs a Circle
Text by Theaster Gates, Zachary Cahill.

In Every Square Needs a Circle, Theaster Gates (born 1973) offers a rumination on Black economies and empire building, relating to moments from art history and stories of quotidian labor. Produced on the occasion of >>more

ISBN 9780996454049
US $65.00 CAN $92.00 TRADE
Slip, clth, 9.5 x 12 in. / 144 pgs / 48 color.
Pub Date: 04/07/2020 In stock

Pope.L: Campaign
Edited by Dieter Roelstraete. Text by Zachary Cahill, Klea Charitou, Iris Colburn, Tianyu Guo, Jeffrey Hsu, Leon Hösl, Vidura Jang Bahadur, Michal Koszycki, Chichan Kwong, Cristen Leifheit, Jasmin Liang, Brock Lownes, Elizabeth McClafferty, Adrienne Meyers, Pope.L, Monika Szewczyk, Marie-Gabrielle Verbergt.

This book is a three-part report on a collaboration between artist Pope.L (born 1955) and curator Dieter Roelstraete exploring issues of connectedness, home, migration and art's relationship to knowledge.

It began in the spring of 2016 >>more

Mousse Publishing
ISBN 9788867493890
US $30.00 CAN $45.00 TRADE
Pbk, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 168 pgs / 130 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/17/2019 In stock

Charles Gaines: Palm Trees and Other Works
Text by David Platzker. Interview by Cherise Smith.

Featuring a group of new works in the Numbers and Trees series by Los Angeles artist Charles Gaines (born 1944), this volume extends Gaines’ decades-long Gridworks project with images of palm trees from the California >>more

Hauser & Wirth Publishers
ISBN 9783906915463
US $50.00 CAN $69.95 TRADE
Hbk, 8 x 12 in. / 144 pgs / 85 color.
Pub Date: 02/18/2020 In stock

Stanley Whitney: Afternoon Paintings
Text by Lynne Tillman.

New York–based painter Stanley Whitney (born 1946) is known for his vivid multicolored abstract paintings, with stacked irregular rectangles of color in a loose grid composition on square-format canvases.

In this new slipcased volume, featuring a >>more

Lisson Gallery
ISBN 9780947830748
US $35.00 CAN $49.00 TRADE
Slip, hbk, 12.5 x 10.5 in. / 56 pgs / 46 color.
Pub Date: 05/19/2020 Awaiting stock

Sondra Perry: A Terrible Thing
Text by Will Brown, et al.

The latest work by New York–based video and installation artist Sondra Perry (born 1986) is inspired in part by blacksmithing and chemical reactions between metal and human skin. These multimedia works create a history of >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775746366
US $45.00 CAN $63.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 8.25 x 11.25 in. / 136 pgs / 60 color.
Pub Date: 06/23/2020 Awaiting stock


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