CURATED LIBRARIES

Nouveau Realisme

The Nouveau Realistes

In 2010, Artforum ran an article by Tom McDonough on the great French decollage artist and founding member of the Nouveau Réalisme movement, Jacques Villeglé, on the occasion of his retrospective at the Pompidou. This article prompted us to collect this library of Nouveau Réalistes, that loosely assembled group of French artists who came together in 1960 to practice, as their manifesto put it, “the fascinating adventure of real seeing.” Nouveau Réalistes took the stuff of everyday life—meals, household items, advertisement hoardings, the contents of their workdesks—and presented them as chance assemblages of everyday life. In the case of Villeglé, there was also a political content: his lacerations of advertising posters rebelled against the incipient consumer bombardment of the 1960s, stripping off layers to create lively “de-collages.” Villeglé is a key figure in Nouveau Réalisme (Moderne Kunst Nurnberg, 2005), still the best book on the subject, a fantastic survey featuring all members of the group, among them Arman, Christo, François Dufrene, Yves Klein, Mimmo Rotella, Niki de Saint Phalle, Daniel Spoerri, and Jean Tinguely. Some of these names are well served by monographs, but Daniel Spoerri has fared less well, so Kerber’s great monograph, Coincidence As Master, which collects his famous “snare pictures” (in which the remains of meals eaten by individuals, including the plates, silverware and glasses are fixed to the table or board, which is then displayed on a wall) and other works is particularly important to this library. Kerber also published a monograph on a lesser-known side of Arman’s output, his Schwitters-inspired prints. Charta has two excellent books on Mimmo Rotella, who pioneered the art of effacage, the erasure of images from popular magazines: Rotella, from 1997, and Verbale N.2847 from 2005. Pierre Restany, who drew up the original Nouveau Réaliste manifesto of 1960, provides a nice introduction to Charta’s book on Niki de Saint Phalle’s famous Tarot Garden, and Hatje Cantz’s monograph on the artist remains unsurpassed as a broad survey. Poligrafa’s collection of Yves Klein writings and interviews is a welcome addition.

TITLE ALPHABETICAL INDEX

ALFRED SCHMELA: A CENTENARY EXHIBITION

KERBER

ISBN: 9783735605467
USD $30.00
| CAN $45

Pub Date: 6/18/2019
Active | In stock


ARMAN: WORKS ON PAPER

KERBER

ISBN: 9783933040602
USD $35.00
| CAN $47.5

Pub Date: 2/2/2002
Active | In stock


CHRISTO & JEANNE-CLAUDE: EARLY WORKS 1958-64

KETTLER VERLAG

ISBN: 9783941100794
USD $35.00
| CAN $40

Pub Date: 6/30/2010
Out of print | Not available


CHRISTO & JEANNE-CLAUDE: THE MASTABA / OVER THE RIVER

EDICIONES POLíGRAFA

ISBN: 9788434311930
USD $35.00
| CAN $47.5

Pub Date: 9/30/2010
Active | In stock


CHRISTO AND JEANNE-CLAUDE: BARRELS

VERLAG KETTLER

ISBN: 9783862065837
USD $45.00
| CAN $60

Pub Date: 11/22/2016
Active | In stock


CHRISTO AND JEANNE-CLAUDE: IN/OUT STUDIO

VERLAG KETTLER/D.A.P.

ISBN: 9781938922510
USD $65.00
| CAN $87

Pub Date: 3/24/2015
Active | In stock


CHRISTO AND JEANNE-CLAUDE: URBAN PROJECTS

D.A.P./VERLAG KETTLER

ISBN: 9781942884255
USD $65.00
| CAN $87

Pub Date: 3/27/2018
Out of stock indefinitely | Not available


CHRISTO: THE PARIS SCULPTURES 1961

KETTLER VERLAG

ISBN: 9783862061099
USD $40.00
| CAN $54

Pub Date: 4/30/2012
Active | Out of stock


DANIEL SPOERRI: COINCIDENCE AS MASTER

KERBER

ISBN: 9783936646245
USD $40.00
| CAN $50

Pub Date: 8/2/2004
Out of print | Not available


DANIEL SPOERRI: EATEN BY

KERBER

ISBN: 9783866783423
USD $49.50
| CAN $65

Pub Date: 9/30/2010
Active | Out of stock


DANIEL SPOERRI: HISTORIA RERUM RARIORUM

KERBER

ISBN: 9783866788527
USD $40.00
| CAN $54

Pub Date: 3/31/2014
Active | In stock


DANIEL SPOERRI: WASCHBRETTER, WASCHRUMPELN, WASCHRUBBELN, WASHBOARD

KERBER

ISBN: 9783866788381
USD $30.00
| CAN $40

Pub Date: 3/31/2014
Active | In stock


MIMMO ROTELLA: MANIFESTO

SILVANA EDITORIALE

ISBN: 9788836641123
USD $60.00
| CAN $85

Pub Date: 4/23/2019
Active | In stock


MIMMO ROTELLA: VERBALE N.2847

CHARTA/ITALIAN FACTORY

ISBN: 9788881585342
USD $29.95
| CAN $35

Pub Date: 10/15/2005
No longer our product | Not available


NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775705820
USD $45.00
| CAN $55

Pub Date: 3/2/1996
Out of print | Not available


NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE

LA FáBRICA/GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM BILBAO

ISBN: 9788415691983
USD $65.00
| CAN $87

Pub Date: 6/23/2015
Active | In stock


NOUVEAU RéALISME

MODERNE KUNST NüRNBERG

ISBN: 9783938821084
USD $35.00
| CAN $47.5

Pub Date: 4/1/2006
Out of stock indefinitely | Not available


ROTELLA

CHARTA

ISBN: 9788881580880
USD $29.95
| CAN $35

Pub Date: 2/2/1997
No longer our product | Not available


YVES KLEIN

RM/MUAC

ISBN: 9788417047313
USD $25.00
| CAN $34.5

Pub Date: 9/25/2018
Out of stock indefinitely | Not available


YVES KLEIN BY HIMSELF

EDITIONS DILECTA

ISBN: 9782916275734
USD $29.00
| CAN $39.5

Pub Date: 6/30/2010
Out of stock indefinitely | Not available


YVES KLEIN: EXPRESSING THE IMMATERIAL

EDITIONS DILECTA

ISBN: 9782916275741
USD $31.00
| CAN $42

Pub Date: 2/28/2011
Out of stock indefinitely | Not available


YVES KLEIN: IN/OUT STUDIO

D.A.P./VERLAG KETTLER

ISBN: 9781942884095
USD $60.00
| CAN $79

Pub Date: 11/22/2016
Active | In stock


YVES KLEIN: THE FOUNDATIONS OF JUDO

THE EVERYDAY PRESS

ISBN: 9780956173805
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 9/30/2010
Out of stock indefinitely | Not available


YVES KLEIN: USA

EDITIONS DILECTA

ISBN: 9782916275642
USD $32.00
| CAN $40

Pub Date: 5/31/2010
Out of print | Not available


YVES KLEIN: WITH THE VOID, FULL POWERS

HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN/WALKER ART CENTER

ISBN: 9780935640946
USD $65.00
| CAN $87 UK £ 57

Pub Date: 7/31/2010
Out of stock indefinitely | Not available


YVES KLEIN: WORKS, WRITINGS, INTERVIEWS

EDICIONES POLíGRAFA

ISBN: 9788434312104
USD $45.00
| CAN $55

Pub Date: 7/31/2010
Out of print | Not available


Nouveau Realisme: Essential Monographs & Exhibition Catalogs

Nouveau Realisme Active Backlist Titles

Alfred Schmela: A Centenary Exhibition
Alfred Schmela: A Centenary Exhibition
KERBER

Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 80 pgs / 18 color / 15 bw. | 6/18/2019 | In stock  |   US $30.00


Arman: Works On Paper
Arman: Works On Paper
KERBER

Hardcover, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 192 pgs / 114 color / 80 duotone. | 2/2/2002 | In stock  |   US $35.00


Christo & Jeanne-Claude: The Mastaba / Over the River
Christo & Jeanne-Claude: The Mastaba / Over the River
EDICIONES POLíGRAFA

Pbk, 8.75 x 11.25 in. / 116 pgs / 84 color. | 9/30/2010 | In stock  |   US $35.00


Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Barrels
Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Barrels
VERLAG KETTLER

Hbk, 8.25 x 11.25 in. / 200 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 11/22/2016 | In stock  |   US $45.00


Christo and Jeanne-Claude: In/Out Studio
Christo and Jeanne-Claude: In/Out Studio
VERLAG KETTLER/D.A.P.

Hbk, 8 x 11 in. / 320 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 3/24/2015 | In stock  |   US $65.00


Daniel Spoerri: Historia Rerum Rariorum
Daniel Spoerri: Historia Rerum Rariorum
KERBER

Hbk, 10.5 x 8.75 in. / 112 pgs / 65 color / 18 bw. | 3/31/2014 | In stock  |   US $40.00


Daniel Spoerri: Waschbretter, Waschrumpeln, Waschrubbeln, Washboard
Daniel Spoerri: Waschbretter, Waschrumpeln, Waschrubbeln, Washboard
KERBER

Hbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 80 pgs / 47 color / 3 bw. | 3/31/2014 | In stock  |   US $30.00


Mimmo Rotella: Manifesto
Mimmo Rotella: Manifesto
SILVANA EDITORIALE

Flexi, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 336 pgs / 220 color. | 4/23/2019 | In stock  |   US $60.00


Niki de Saint Phalle
Niki de Saint Phalle
LA FáBRICA/GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM BILBAO

Hbk, 10 x 11.75 in. / 368 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 6/23/2015 | In stock  |   US $65.00


Yves Klein: In/Out Studio
Yves Klein: In/Out Studio
D.A.P./VERLAG KETTLER

Hbk, 8 x 11 in. / 300 pgs / 250 color. | 11/22/2016 | In stock  |   US $60.00