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LA Art Book Fair

LA Art Book Fair

This year, David Zwirner Books is proud to present a special booth dedicated to Donald Judd Writings, which features an extraordinary library table designed by this legendary American artist and on loan from Judd Foundation. Co-published with Judd Foundation and edited by the artist’s son, Flavin Judd, the book is a remarkable and comprehensive compilation of Donald Judd’s writings, spanning from 1958 to 1993. Included are hundreds of previously unpublished notes, along with letters, early graduate school papers, and his more well-known essays. “Brick-size, over 1,000 pages long, it reflects the immense range of his interest in art, history and politics, and his disgruntlement with the state of the world. [A] stimulating portrait of this intractable artist and thinker.” —Roberta Smith, The New York Times

Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair 2017
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, LA
Booth N
February 24 – 26
Preview: February 23, 6 – 9 PM

Book Launch of Donald Judd Writings
Conversation between Co-Editors Flavin Judd and Caitlin Murray and artist, writer, and critic Matias Viegener
Theater (Gallery W)
Friday, February 24, 1 PM

New Release<br>Donald Judd Writings

New Release
Donald Judd Writings

With hundreds of pages of new and previously unpublished essays, notes, and letters, Donald Judd Writings is the most comprehensive collection of the artist’s writings assembled to date.

This timely publication includes Judd’s best-known essays, as well as little-known texts previously published in limited editions. Moreover, this new collection also includes unpublished college essays and hundreds of never-before-seen notes, a critical but unknown part of Judd’s writing practice.

New Release<br>Dzama / Pettibon: Illegitimate President

New Release
Dzama / Pettibon: Illegitimate President

In a new zine launching at the 2017 edition of Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair (LAABF), Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon turn their distinctive artistic collaboration to address recent political events. Entitled Illegitimate President, this 36-page full-color zine includes drawings, collages, comic strips, and protest posters.

All proceeds from sales of the zine will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Forthcoming<br>Al Taylor: Early Paintings

Al Taylor: Early Paintings

Available for pre-order

Al Taylor began his studio practice as a painter and although he is more widely known for the three-dimensional works he started making in 1985, the artist maintained that his constructions weren’t “at all about sculptural concerns; [they come] from a flatter set of traditions.” Throughout his career, whether he worked on canvas, drawings and prints, or sculpture, the creative process of Taylor’s oeuvre was fundamentally grounded in the formal concerns of painting. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at David Zwirner, New York, in spring 2017, Al Taylor: Early Paintings is the first book to focus exclusively on the artist’s works on canvas, featuring a selection of rarely seen paintings created between 1971 and 1980.

Al Taylor: Early Paintings
David Zwirner, New York
February 24 – April 15

Book launch & guided tour of the exhibition
with John Yau

537 West 20th Street, 2nd floor
Saturday, February 25, 11 AM
RSVP to emma@davidzwirner.com

Forthcoming<br>Alice Neel, Uptown<br>By Hilton Als

Alice Neel, Uptown
By Hilton Als

Available for pre-order

Known for her portraits of family, friends, writers, poets, artists, students, singers, salesmen, activists, and more, Alice Neel (1900–1984) created forthright, intimate, and, at times, humorous paintings that quietly engaged with political and social issues. In Alice Neel, Uptown, writer and curator Hilton Als brings together a body of paintings of African-Americans, Latinos, Asians, and other people of color for the first time. Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at David Zwirner, New York, and Victoria Miro, London, in 2017, the publication explores Neel’s interest in the diversity of uptown New York and the variety of people amongst whom she lived.

Alice Neel, Uptown
David Zwirner, New York
February 23 – April 22

Guided tour of the exhibition with Hilton Als
525 West 19th Street
Saturday, March 4, 4 PM
RSVP to emma@davidzwirner.com

Upcoming exhibition & related publication<br>John McCracken

Upcoming exhibition & related publication
John McCracken

Published in 2014, John McCracken: Works from 1963–2011 charts the evolution of the artist's diverse oeuvre, encompassing both well-known and lesser-seen examples of his production from the early 1960s up through his death in 2011 with a range of sculptures, paintings, and sketches.

John McCracken
David Zwirner, New York
February 24 – April 15

Guided tour of the exhibition with Matthew Higgs
537 West 20th Street
Saturday, March 11, 11 AM
RSVP to emma@davidzwirner.com

Current exhibition<br>Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work

Current exhibition
Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work

Available at New Museum Store

This catalogue is published to coincide with a major survey at the New Museum, New York and traveling to Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, The Netherlands in 2017. The catalogue includes nearly 700 images, contributions from important figures in the art-historical and cultural fields, and a recent interview with the artist.

Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work
New Museum, New York
February 8 – April 9

Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work
Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, The Netherlands
June 2 – October 29

Current Exhibition and New Release<br>Josef Albers: Midnight and Noon

Current Exhibition and New Release
Josef Albers: Midnight and Noon

Published on the occasion of exhibitions at David Zwirner’s New York and London galleries in 2016 and 2017, this beautifully illustrated publication looks at one of the most influential abstract painters of the twentieth century. Using minimal means—paint straight from the tube, applied meticulously with a palette knife—and a focused selection of colors, Josef Albers’s sustained, serial investigation into rhythm, mood, and spatial movement is explored in this lavishly produced volume that looks solely at his respective grey and yellow paintings, exploring two distinct color palettes pervasive to his oeuvre.

Josef Albers: Sunny Side Up
David Zwirner, London
January 13 – March 10

New Release<br>ArtCenter Talks: Graduate Seminar

New Release
ArtCenter Talks: Graduate Seminar

This collection of never-before-published talks at one of the leading art schools in the United States, documents an exciting decade in the development of contemporary art and arts education, featuring interviews with renowned artists, curators, and writers.

Introduced in 1986 as an initiative by Richard Hertz (Chair, Academic Studies, 1979–2003), the Graduate Art Department of the ArtCenter College of Design, located in Pasadena, California, celebrates its thirtieth anniversary in 2016. This book documents the first decade of the department’s existence by presenting a selection from over three hundred talks, including a 1990 symposium conducted by renowned curator and art historian Robert Storr, as well as twelve talks from its artists and critics lecture series known as the Graduate Seminar.

New Release<br>Concrete Cuba: Cuban Geometric Abstraction from the 1950s

New Release
Concrete Cuba: Cuban Geometric Abstraction from the 1950s

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.

New Release<br>William Eggleston: The Democratic Forest, Selected Works

New Release
William Eggleston: The Democratic Forest, Selected Works

Published on the occasion of David Zwirner’s New York exhibition of selections from The Democratic Forest in the fall of 2016, this new catalogue highlights over sixty exceptional images from Eggleston’s epic project. His photography is “democratic” in its resistance to hierarchy where, as noted by the artist, “no particular subject is more or less important than another.”

William Eggleston: Los Alamos
Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam
March 17 – June 7, 2017

William Eggleston: Portraits
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
March 17 – June 18, 2017

New Release<br>Ramblings of a Wannabe Painter

New Release
Ramblings of a Wannabe Painter

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.

New Release<br>Chardin and Rembrandt

New Release
Chardin and Rembrandt

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.

New Release<br>Carol Bove: Polka Dots

New Release
Carol Bove: Polka Dots

Offering a rare glimpse into an artist’s studio, Polka Dots visually explores both the process and the finished work of one of today’s leading contemporary artists.

Built around a series of photographs by Andreas Laszlo Konrath taken over the course of multiple visits to Carol Bove’s studio in Brooklyn, this catalogue offers a unique, behind-the-scenes look into her practice. The catalogue also features an essay by Johanna Burton that charts the artist’s fascination with process and commitment to disrupting traditional ways of seeing.