David Zwirner Books is excited to participate in the eleventh annual NY Art Book Fair, hosted by Printed Matter at MoMA PS1. A special presentation will focus on a collaboration between artists Oscar Murillo, Mandy El-Sayegh, and Yutaka Sone, as they stage Room Service, a live multi-day drawing and printing performance. The primary elements of the installation will be artist workstations and a large digital printing press, where the three artists will create new collaborative graphic works, while a technician on site oversees the mass production of newspaper-inspired zines. The artists will further manipulate printed sheets to create unique works on paper, which will be hung throughout the space. Through the act of organizing Room Service, a fully operational production site, the artists will explore the boundaries of collaborative action, the distinct expressive potential of drawing, and the potency of the printed form.
Also featured will be a wide range of new and recent publications by R. Crumb, Raoul De Keyser, Donald Judd, Gordon Matta-Clark, Bridget Riley, and Franz West.
September 16 – 18, 2016
Preview: September 15, 6 – 9 PM
MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens
How to introduce the first record by Wolfgang Tillmans? Now considered one of the most significant visual artists working today, his very first passion in life lay with music. This record features on its B-side three songs recorded in 1986 in his home town of Remscheid. The A-side features two pieces recorded in 2015/2016. The 29-year gap in between were marked by Tillmans exploring music, pop, and club culture from many different angles.
Many of Eggleston’s poetic photographs portray life in his home state of Tennessee, and the people he encountered there. Eggleston frequented the 1970s Memphis club scene, where he met, befriended, and photographed musicians such as fellow Southerners Alex Chilton and Ike Turner. He also photographed celebrities including Dennis Hopper, Walter Hopps, and Eudora Welty, and became a fixture of Andy Warhol’s Factory scene, dating the Warhol protégé Viva. Over the past half century, he has created a powerful and enduring body of work featuring friends and family, musicians, artists, and strangers. In addition to the lavish reproductions of Eggleston’s portraits, this volume includes an essay and chronology, plus an interview with Eggleston and his close family members that gives new insights into his images and artistic process.
Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Little Mermaid” (1839), a story about a girl from the sea who followed her dreams and suffered a disastrous fate on land, is known all over the world (particularly in its animated incarnation). But the familiar story is brought to new life in this gorgeous edition, a collaboration between the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and artist Yayoi Kusama.
The 1990s proved critical in the development of the idiosyncratic style for which West is still known today. Published on the occasion of the gallery’s 2014 exhibition in New York, this fully illustrated catalogue gives an in-depth overview of this decade, arguably the most important of the artist’s lengthy career, and features essays by noted West scholars Eva Badura-Triska, Veit Loers, and Bernhard Riff.
The eagerly awaited Art & Beauty #3 is released for the first time as part of Art & Beauty Magazine: Drawings by R. Crumb published on the occasion of Crumb's exhibition at David Zwirner, London that debuts the new work he created for the magazine’s third issue. Presenting all three volumes in one book, Art & Beauty Magazine is arranged chronologically and guides the reader through the twenty-year history of Crumb’s magazine, from the earliest images in the 1990s to the most recent drawings completed in 2016.
Art & Beauty Magazine is also available as a slipcased edition of 400 copies with a bookplate signed and numbered by the artist. One of America’s most celebrated cartoonists, Robert Crumb helped define cartoon and punk subcultures of the 1960s and 1970s with comic strips like Fritz the Cat, Mr. Natural, and Keep on Truckin’. The open sexuality of his work, paired with frequent self-deprecation and a free, almost stream-of-consciousness style, have made Crumb into a global voice and a renowned contemporary artist.
Published on the occasion of her 2015 solo exhibition at David Zwirner, Bridget Riley: Works 1981–2015 presents paintings from the last thirty-four years of her career, including images of Rajasthan, a wall painting previously shown in Germany and England, and exhibited for the first time in New York. More recently, Riley has shifted back to black and white in her large-scale paintings, marking a departure from her recent colored stripe paintings and a return to the palette of some of her earliest works.
Donald Judd: Cor-ten represents the first-ever focused examination of Judd’s works in Cor-ten steel, which he began to produce in earnest in 1989 and would continue to elaborate on until his death in 1994. This volume is produced on the occasion of the 2015 exhibition at David Zwirner, New York and includes scholarship by art historian Courtney Fiske that contextualizes these specific works within Judd’s oeuvre.
Published on the occasion of Fred Sandback's exhibition at Glenstone in Potomac, this comprehensive monograph features a photographic tour of the exhibition, along with illustrations from the artist’s work in other media, including drawings, wooden relief, and wire and yarn sculptures from each decade of his career, as well as authoritative essays and unpublished notes and drawings from the artist’s archive.
Fred Sandback: Light, Space, Facts
September 2015 – December 2016
Documenting the artist’s extraordinary accomplishments as a draftsman, this publication originates from the 2015 solo presentation at David Zwirner, New York, entitled Energy & Abstraction. This catalogue presents in vibrant detail selections from Matta-Clark’s Cut Drawings, Energy Rooms, Energy Trees, and his own “calligraphy,” many of which have never been published. This unparalleled presentation of Matta-Clark’s drawings is accompanied by new and exciting scholarship by Briony Fer, as well as a conversation between Jessamyn Fiore and contemporary artist Sarah Sze; it marks a major contribution to the literature on this highly influential artist.
This seminal publication is the first to properly examine and situate PeaRoeFoam within Rhoades’s career and to acknowledge its importance within the overall framework of his practice. The publication features a personal and revealing essay by David Zwirner, who began showing Rhoades’s work in the early 1990s, new scholarship by Julien Bismuth, and selected interviews from the Jason Rhoades Oral History project, conceived by Dylan Kenny and Lucas Zwirner, who have interviewed over fifty artists, curators, friends, collaborators, art historians, and others who intimately knew the artist—including curator and art historian Linda Norden.
Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is the definitive monograph on contemporary African American painter Kerry James Marshall, accompanying a major traveling retrospective. Richly illustrated, this monumental book features essays by noted curators as well as the artist, and more than 100 paintings from throughout the artist’s career arranged thematically by subject: history painting; beauty, as expressed through the nude, portraiture, and self-portraiture; landscape; religion; and the politics of black nationalism.
Kerry James Marshall: Mastry
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
April 23 – September 25, 2016
Kerry James Marshall: Mastry
The Met Breuer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
October 25, 2016 – January 30, 2017
Kerry James Marshall: Mastry
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Ordinary Pictures is published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Walker Art Center, which explores the photographic apparatuses and commercial interests that have given rise to our generic image culture through the conceptual image-based work of some 40 artists, including Sherrie Levine, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Christopher Williams.
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
February 27 – October 9, 2016
In 2013, Murillo began sending squares of raw canvas to selected schools in over twenty countries around the world, with the sole requirement that they be affixed to desks and illustrated by students. The canvases would stay there for a year and then be re-collected by the artist. Within weeks of their arrival, children from places as disparate as China and Slovenia began to draw, paint, write, and communicate, creating documents of their social and educational experiences. Frequencies catalogues the first year of Murillo's exploration, with intimate photographs of the participants and the project's myriad steps—the arrival of canvases to different schools, the process of wrapping desks, the students at work, and the final products.
Raoul De Keyser: Drift is published on the occasion of the eponymous show at David Zwirner, first presented at the London gallery in November 2015 and traveling to New York in 2016. Curated by Ulrich Loock, who contributes the catalogue’s text, the exhibition is organized around a group of twenty-two paintings that the artist completed shortly before his death. Collectively, these works have become known as The Last Wall.
Published on the occasion of his major European traveling retrospective at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg–Sammlung Falckenberg, Homo Americanus presents over six hundred works from every part of the artist’s career, the majority of which have never been shown before. This unparalleled selection of Pettibon’s work is the definitive single volume for novices and experts alike.
Raymond Pettibon: Homo Americanus
Deichtorhallen Hamburg–Sammlung Falckenberg
February 28 - September 11, 2016
Raymond Pettibon: Homo Americanus
Museum der Moderne Salzburg
November 19, 2016 – February 12, 2017
Published on the occasion of Sigmar Polke's exhibition at Palazzo Grassi in Venice, this book reproduces over eighty-five of the artist's works (including photographs and sculptures, along with numerous paintings), giving a full account of Polke’s reflections and studies made over his fifty-year career.
Palazzo Grassi, Venice
April 17 – November 6, 2016
Give Me Love documents the artist's most recent exhibition at David Zwirner, New York, which marked the US debut of The Obliteration Room, an all-white, domestic interior that viewers are invited to cover with dot stickers of various sizes and colors. Texts include a "Hymn to Yayoi Kusama" by art critic and poet Akira Tatehata and a poem by the artist herself.
Yayoi Kusama is included in the 2016 TIME 100 List of the world’s most influential people.
This insightful catalogue examines anew the full range of Alice Neel’s (1900-1984) celebrated paintings of people, still lifes, and cityscapes. Featuring around seventy paintings spanning the entire length of her career, this handsome book accompanies a major retrospective of her work, and reveals her underlying interest in the history of photography, German painting of the 1920s, and other artists, such as Van Gogh and Cézanne, all of which provided an important precedent for the veracity and raw emotional intensity of her figurative works.
Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki
June 10 – October 2, 2016
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
November 5, 2016 – February 12, 2017
Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles
March – September 2017
October – December 2017
Concrete Cuba marks one of the first major presentations outside of Cuba to focus exclusively on the origins of concretism in Cuba during the 1950s, and includes important works from the late 1940s through the early 1960s by the twelve artists who were at different times associated with the short-lived group: Pedro Álvarez, Wifredo Arcay, Mario Carreño, Salvador Corratgé, Sandú Darié, Luis Martínez Pedro, Alberto Menocal, José M. Mijares, Pedro de Oraá, José Ángel Rosabal, Loló Soldevilla, and Rafael Soriano. Produced on the occasion of the 2015–2016 exhibition at David Zwirner, Concrete Cuba is the first in-depth catalogue on concretism in Cuba to be published in English.
Published on the occasion of the 2015 eponymous exhibition at David Zwirner, New York, Corners, Barriers and Corridors takes as its point of departure the artist’s influential show, corners, barriers and corridors in fluorescent light from Dan Flavin, presented at the Saint Louis Art Museum in 1973. The catalogue brings questions of architecture to the fore, exploring how this particular body of light works function in space, occupying key positions in rooms that highlight how the rooms themselves are constructed.
In fall 2016, Judd Foundation, together with David Zwirner Books, will publish a new collection of Donald Judd’s writings spanning 1958 to 1993. This publication will include Judd’s best-known essays, such as “Specific Objects” and “Complaints I and II,” as well as little-known texts previously published in limited editions. Moreover, to provide readers with the context and breadth of his life’s work and thinking, this new collection will include three unpublished college essays and hundreds of never-before-seen notes, an important and unknown part of Judd’s writing practice.
Long overlooked in Proust’s posthumously published writings, Chardin and Rembrandt, written when he was only twenty-four years old, not only reemphasizes the importance of visual art to his development, but contains the seeds of his later work. Published for the first time as a stand-alone volume and newly translated, this edition, part of the David Zwirner Books ekphrasis series, aims to introduce a wider audience to one of Proust’s most important and influential works in Western literature.
Paul Gauguin wrote “Racontars de Rapin” only months before he died in 1903, but the essay remained unpublished until 1951. Through discussions of numerous artists, both his contemporaries and predecessors, Gauguin unpacks what he viewed as the mistakes and misjudgments behind much of art criticism, revealing not only how wrong critics’ interpretations have been, but also what it would mean to approach art properly—to really look. As the inaugural publication in David Zwirner Books’s new ekphrasis reader series, Ramblings of a Wannabe Painter sets a perfect tone for the books to come.
Beyond presenting new works, Promesse du Bonheur breaks ground for Michael Fried by combining eighty poems, a mix of lyric and prose poems, with thirty-three photographs, most of them made, all of them chosen by renowned American photographer James Welling. The photographs throughout often stand in oblique relation to the poems, and must be interpreted in their own right, as images and as complementary pieces of this mesmerizing whole. Promesse du Bonheur is a uniquely vivid and compelling volume, at once a collection of wide-ranging yet intimately related poems and a brilliant photobook, that aims to hold the reader/viewer in its spell from first page to last.
Published on the occasion of Serra’s 2015 exhibition Equal at David Zwirner, New York, this catalogue is the first in-depth overview of the artist’s works in forged steel. Widely regarded as one of the most influential American artists working today, Richard Serra is known in particular for his large steel sculptural forms, which deal primarily with investigations of weight, balance, density, and scale, as well as their effect on the viewer and his/her sense of space. Serra’s relentless pursuit of these questions over the course of his celebrated career has deepened our understanding of the effects of sculpture on space and perception, and broadened the scope of what we allow the genre to address.
Published on the occasion of Toba Khedoori's upcoming exhibition at LACMA in September, this book documents the artistic development of the MacArthur “Genius” Award recipient who skillfully combines precise draftsmanship with a meditative quality, and who manages to invite viewers inside her works, despite their two-dimensionality.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
September 25, 2016 – January 2, 2017