Spring 2020 African, African American and African Diasporic 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.

How hip-hop culture and graffiti electrified the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat and his contemporaries in 1980s New York

In the early 1980s, art and writing labeled as graffiti began to transition from New York City walls >>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: 04/21/2020 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.

How W.E.B. Du Bois combined photographs and infographics to communicate the everyday realities of Black lives and the inequities of race in America

At the 1900 Paris Exposition the pioneering sociologist and activist W.E.B. Du Bois >>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 acclaimed overview of Black abstract art, now in an expanded edition with nearly 100 additional color plates

The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art is widely recognized as one of the most significant collections of modern >>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.

What’s new, now and next from contemporary Black artists

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 >>more

ISBN 9781942884590
US $50.00 CAN $69.95 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 10.5 in. / 192 pgs / 200 color.
Pub Date: 06/23/2020 Awaiting stock

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

The little-known Jamaican landscapes of Barkley L. Hendricks, in a handsome, affordable format

Barkley L. Hendricks (1945–2017) was originally a student of landscape painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in the late >>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: 03/17/2020 Awaiting stock

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

Paintings of plants and fruit by Barkley L. Hendricks, famed for his postmodern portraiture of Black Americans

This first installment in Skira and Jack Shainman Gallery's five-volume publication project on Barkley L. Hendricks (1945–2017) presents for >>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.

An affordable introduction to the quilts, paintings and posters of Faith Ringgold, a preeminent chronicler of Black life in America

Famed for her narrative quilts and her brightly colored paintings of African American life, New York >>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.

Gordon Parks’ ethically complex depictions of crime in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles, with previously unseen photographs

When Life magazine asked Gordon Parks to illustrate a recurring series of articles on crime in >>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.

Photos, memorabilia and more from the life of Lead Belly, of “Goodnight, Irene” and “Midnight Special” fame

This is a new edition of Lead Belly: A Life in Pictures, the rich visual biography of legendary Louisiana >>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: 06/25/2020 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 Out of stock

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

Portraits of clandestine gay life on Manhattan's piers, in an authoritative overview published for Alvin Baltrop's first retrospective

For 11 years in 1970s and '80s Manhattan, the Bronx-born photographer Alvin Baltrop obsessively documented cruisers, sunbathers, fornicators >>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 In stock

Kyle Meyer: Interwoven
Interview with Andy Campbell.

Swazi craft meets digital photography in Kyle Meyer’s astounding woven photos of a silenced LGBTQ community

Kyle Meyer (born 1985) has worked between eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) and New York City since 2009, creating richly tactile artworks >>more

Radius Books/Yossi Milo
ISBN 9781942185680
US $65.00 CAN $92.00 TRADE
Hbk, 11 x 12.75 in. / 192 pgs / 80 color.
Pub Date: 05/19/2020 Awaiting stock

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

The first comprehensive overview of South African photographer Jo Ractliffe’s politicized landscape portrayals

Looking back over the past 35 years, this book brings together images by Ractcliffe (born 1961) from major photo-essays, as well as early >>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.

How Basquiat transformed his sources and brought a raw, fresh energy to the art of painting

Jean-Michel Basquiat's (1960–88) formal vocabulary was inspired by the precedents of Picasso, Matisse and Twombly; he drew overtly on their >>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

Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum: All My Seven Faces
Text by Valentine Umansky, Bessie Head, Raphaela Platow. Interview by Elvira Dyangani Ose.

The first monograph on the decorative, Afrofuturist tableaux of Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum

This debut monograph on Botswana-born, Johannesburg- and Toronto-based artist Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum (born 1980) accompanies a mid-career survey at the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati >>more

Radius Books
ISBN 9781942185727
US $45.00 CAN $63.00 TRADE
Flexi, 10.5 x 12.5 in. / 148 pgs / 50 color.
Pub Date: 05/19/2020 Awaiting stock

Njideka Akunyili Crosby: "The Beautyful Ones"
Text by Siddhartha Mitter.

Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s colorful collage-paintings lay bare the complexities of the African and diasporic experience

Nigerian-born, Los Angeles–based artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby's (born 1983) figurative paintings at first appear to be paintings of quotidian indoor scenes >>more

Victoria Miro
ISBN 9781999757939
US $34.95 CAN $49.95 TRADE
Hbk, 7.25 x 10 in. / 54 pgs / 19 color.
Pub Date: 11/05/2019 Out of stock

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

A manifesto-guidebook to one of the American South's most astounding art environments

In the summer of 1989, Joe Minter had a vision from God to create art that would honor the shared experiences of African Americans >>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.

Ominous and angular, the acclaimed steel sculptures of Melvin Edwards convey racial violence with edgy ingenuity

This volume brings together a significant selection of works from the titular series by the New York–based sculptor Melvin Edwards >>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.

Abstracted letter permutations and new neon works from American conceptualist Glenn Ligon

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 >>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.

Photographic critiques of colonialism’s legacies, from a leading interrogator of cultural iconography

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 >>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.

Documented in this attractively designed slipcased volume, Theaster Gates’ latest work explores his commitment to Chicago and the work of W.E.B. Du Bois

In Every Square Needs a Circle, Theaster Gates (born 1973) offers a rumination >>more

Richard Gray Gallery
ISBN 9780996454049
US $65.00 CAN $92.00 TRADE
Slip, clth, 9.5 x 12 in. / 144 pgs / 112 color.
Pub Date: 04/21/2020 Awaiting 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.

American performance legend Pope.L tackles complex themes of nationhood, race and unknowing

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, >>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.

New work by pioneering conceptualist Charles Gaines, translating Southern California’s palm trees into his signature luminous grid

Featuring a group of new works in the Numbers and Trees series by Los Angeles artist Charles Gaines (born >>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.

Veteran abstractionist Stanley Whitney explores more intimately scaled canvases in this deluxe slipcased overview of recent works

New York–based painter Stanley Whitney (born 1946) is known for his vivid multicolored abstract paintings, with stacked irregular rectangles >>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: 03/24/2020 Awaiting stock

African Ceramics: A Different Perspective
Edited by Angelika Nollert. Text by Kim Bagley, Marla Berns, Boureima Diamitani, Stefan Eisenhofer, Caroline Fuchs, Oliver Gosselain, Karin Guggeis, Alexander Livingstone-Smith, Angelika Nollert, Magdalene Odundo, Sylvester Ogbechie, Elizabeth Perrill, Kerstin Pinther, Barbara Plankensteiner, Nii Quarcoopome, Josef Strasser, Barbara Thompson, Nanashaitu Aduke Umoru-Oke, Moia Vincentelli, Julien Volpers.

A fresh look at ceramic production in Africa, examining form, decor and materiality

This extensive catalogue presents 250 African ceramic objects from the collection of HRH Franz, Duke of Bavaria, widely considered to be one of >>more

Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783960987086
US $65.00 CAN $92.00 FLAT40
Hbk, 10 x 12.25 in. / 448 pgs / 343 color.
Pub Date: 01/21/2020 In stock

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

Sondra Perry’s multimedia investigation of architecture, labor and infrastructure at MOCA Cleveland

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 >>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: 04/21/2020 Awaiting stock

IncarNations: African Art as Philosophy
Edited by Kendall Geers. Text by Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Marc Ghysels, Anna-Alix Koffi, Agnes Lacaille, Didier Mupaya Kapiten, Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi, Jennifer Wilcox.

Traditional and contemporary works from one of the most important African art collections

Drawing on historical and contemporary art from Congolese art collector Sindika Dokolo’s collection, IncarNations looks at masks, images and historic objects from Africa >>more

Silvana Editorale
ISBN 9788836642991
US $25.00 CAN $35.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 8 x 10.5 in. / 128 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 03/17/2020 Awaiting stock


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