Visit for new releases and special offers on a selection of publications, posters, zines, and editions.
535 West 20th Street, New York
Open Saturday, 10AM – 6PM
Visit David Zwirner Books at the CAA Book and Trade Fair, which hosts more than 100 publishers, art materials manufacturers, and services for professionals in the field.
CAA Book and Trade Fair
New York Hilton Midtown
Booth #806, Americas Hall I
February 16 – 18, 2017
101 Spring Street, New York
Friday, February 17, 6 – 8 PM
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This year, David Zwirner Books is proud to present a project space dedicated to Donald Judd Writings, which features an extraordinary library table designed by this legendary American artist and on loan from his home in Marfa, Texas. 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 Included are hundreds of previously unpublished notes, along with letters, early graduate school papers, and his more well-known essays.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
February 24 – 26, 2017
Preview: February 23, 6 – 9 PM
Book Launch and Talk for Donald Judd Writings
with Co-Editors Flavin Judd and Caitlin Murray
Theatre (Gallery W)
Friday, February 24, 1 PM
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, 2017
Book launch & guided tour of the exhibition
with John Yau
537 West 20th Street, 2nd floor
Saturday, February 25, 11 AM
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, 2017
Guided tour of the exhibition with Hilton Als
525 West 19th Street
Saturday, March 4, 11 AM
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.
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, 2017
Guided tour of the exhibition with Nicholas Fox Weber, Executive Director of the Josef and Anni Albers
Saturday, January 14, 11 AM
David Zwirner is pleased to present the gallery’s first exhibition of the collaborative work of Aline Kominsky-Crumb and R. Crumb. Both pioneers of underground and alternative comics, Kominsky-Crumb and Crumb have created a groundbreaking portrait of their shared lives and creative collaborations over the past four decades. In their ongoing “Aline & Bob” comics, the two artists have rendered their innermost thoughts, fears, and fantasies alongside the day-to-day realities of family life in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, each in their own distinctive style. The exhibition, a version of which was previously on view at the Cartoonmuseum Basel, will present an extensive selection of collaborative ink drawings from throughout the run of “Aline & Bob,” as well as solo works by both artists in a variety of media.
Aline Kominsky-Crumb & R. Crumb: Drawn Together
David Zwirner, New York
January 12 – February 18, 2017
David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of large-scale paintings by Yun Hyong-keun (1928-2007) from the mid-1970s through the 1980s. Following on the gallery’s announcement in 2016 of its New York representation of his work, the exhibition will include an unprecedented selection of paintings in the artist’s unique style of monochromatic abstraction, several of which are shown here for the first time. The exhibition marks the largest solo presentation of Yun’s work in North America to date.
David Zwirner, New York
January 14 – February 18, 2017
Guided tour of the exhibition with Barry Schwabsky
Saturday, January 14, 11 AM
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.
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.
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.
Book Signing and Talk
with Michael Govan and Flavin Judd
Art Catalogues, LACMA
Sunday, February 12, 4 PM
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
The Met Breuer, New York
October 25, 2016 – January 29, 2017
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
March 12 – July 3, 2017
Kerry James Marshall's Untitled (Studio), 2014 is included in the artist's upcoming exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The painting is reproduced in Look See published on the occasion of Marshall’s first exhibition at David Zwirner in London in 2014.
Kerry James Marshall: Mastry
The Met Breuer, New York
October 25, 2016 – January 30, 2017