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David Zwirner Books<br>Bookstore, New York

David Zwirner Books
Bookstore, New York

Visit for new releases and special offers on a selection of publication, posters, zines, and editions.

June schedule
June 30: 10 AM – 6 PM

Mayfair Art Weekend<br>David Zwirner Books Pop-Up

Mayfair Art Weekend
David Zwirner Books Pop-Up

Visit for new releases and special offers on a selection of publication, posters, zines, and editions.

Mayfair Art Weekend
David Zwirner, London
June 29: 4 - 8 PM
June 30: 10 AM - 6 PM
July 1: 10AM - 5 PM

San Francisco Art Book Fair

San Francisco Art Book Fair

Visit David Zwirner Books at the 2018 SF Art Book Fair, an annual multi-day festival of artists' publications.

This year, David Zwirner Books is proud to present Ruth Asawa. Presenting an important and timely overview of the artist’s work, this monograph brings together a broad selection of her sculptures, works on paper, and more. Together the body of work demonstrates the centrality of Asawa’s innovative practice to the art-historical legacy of the twentieth century. Our booth will showcase the book along with a selection of prints by the artist.

The 2018 SF Art Book Fair
Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco
Booth # Gallery 211

Preview: Friday, July 20th, 6 – 10 PM
Saturday, July 21st, 11 AM – 6 PM
Sunday, July 22nd, 11 AM – 5 PM

Book launch
July 22, 2:30 PM
Jonathan Laib, Director at David Zwirner, will be in conversation about Ruth Asawa with Addie Lanier and Aiko Cuneo of the Asawa family, and Janet Bishop, Thomas Weisel Family Curator of Painting and Sculpture at SFMOMA.

Current Exhibition<br>Carol Bove

Current Exhibition
Carol Bove

Characterized by compositions of various types of steel, Bove’s ongoing series of “collage sculptures,” begun in 2016, amalgamates theoretical and art-historical influences across time periods and disciplines, much like the Chicago Imagists of the 1960s, whose collagist aesthetic combined disparate styles and techniques. To create these abstract assemblages, Bove combines, in differing permutations, geometric tubing that has been crushed and shaped at the studio, found metal scraps, and a single highly polished disk. Luminous color is applied to parts of the composition, transforming the steel—more commonly associated with inflexibility and heft—into something that appears malleable and lightweight, like clay, fabric, or crinkled paper.

Carol Bove
David Zwirner, London
June 8 - August 3, 2018

Current Exhibition<br>Marlene Dumas: Myths & Mortals

Current Exhibition
Marlene Dumas: Myths & Mortals

Throughout her career, Marlene Dumas has continually created lyrically charged compositions that eulogize the frailties of the human body, probing issues of love and melancholy. At times her subjects are more topical, merging socio-political themes with personal experience and art-historical antecedents to reflect unique perspectives on the most salient and controversial issues facing contemporary society. The large-scale works included in Against the Wall are primarily based on media imagery and newspaper clippings documenting the conflict between Israel and Palestine, exploring the tension between the photographic documentation of reality and the constructed, imaginary space of painting.

Marlene Dumas: Myths & Mortals
David Zwirner, New York
April 28 – June 30, 2018

Current Exhibition<br>Suzan Frecon

Current Exhibition
Suzan Frecon

David Zwirner is pleased to present new paintings by American artist Suzan Frecon at the gallery’s Hong Kong location, marking her first solo exhibition in Asia.

For almost five decades, Frecon has created abstract oil paintings and works on paper that are at once reductive and expressive. Made over long stretches of time, her canvases embody the durational activity of painting itself and invite the viewer’s sustained attention: these, as the artist herself has noted, are “paintings that you experience.”

Suzan Frecon
David Zwirner, Hong Kong
May 23 - June 30, 2018

New Release<br>Rose Wylie: Lolita's House

New Release
Rose Wylie: Lolita's House

Published on the occasion of Rose Wylie: Lolita’s House, this limited-edition zine presents a new series of paintings and works on paper made specifically for Wylie’s second solo exhibition at David Zwirner, London in 2018. Loosely referencing a house that was constructed across the street from Wylie’s residence in Kent, England, Lolita’s House continues the artist’s ongoing fascination with the shifting nature of memory and the multi-layered external associations that become attached to it over time.

New Release<br>Wolfgang Tillmans: DZHK Book 2018

New Release
Wolfgang Tillmans: DZHK Book 2018

Presenting recent developments in Wolfgang Tillmans’s portraiture and still lifes, Wolfgang Tillmans: DZHK Book 2018 features a broad selection of new and recent works that respond to their surroundings while at the same time embodying a self-contained environment. Published on the occasion of Tillmans’s exhibition at David Zwirner in Hong Kong in 2018, this fully bilingual catalogue juxtaposes pictures of intimacy and friendship with views and angles of the world at large.

New Release<br>Michaël Borremans: Fire from the Sun

New Release
Michaël Borremans: Fire from the Sun

The first in a series of small-format publications devoted to single bodies of work, Fire from the Sun highlights Michaël Borremans’s new work, which features toddlers engaged in playful but mysterious acts with sinister overtones and insinuations of violence. Published on the occasion of Borremans’s eponymous exhibition at David Zwirner in Hong Kong, this publication includes an essay by critic and curator Michael Bracewell, in which the author takes an in-depth look into specific paintings, tackling both the highly charged subject matter and the masterly command of the medium.

Forthcoming<br>David Zwirner: 25 Years

Forthcoming
David Zwirner: 25 Years

Published on the occasion of the twenty-five year anniversary at David Zwirner, this book paints a picture of the gallery’s growth and development through the lens of the artists that have shaped it. Above all else, David Zwirner has been guided by its artist-centric ethos. In ambitious gallery shows at every location, the gallery’s emphasis has been on artists and facilitating their vision. With archival imagery form the very early days of the gallery on Greene Street in SoHo, to its transition and expansion to Chelsea, London, and the Upper East Side, the catalogue captures the gallery’s devotion to its inimitable roster of artists and estates.

New Release<br>Luc Tuymans Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings: Volume 1, 1972–1994

New Release
Luc Tuymans Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings: Volume 1, 1972–1994

The first volume of a comprehensive record of paintings by the prolific Belgian artist Luc Tuymans highlights his generative early work. The years 1972 to 1994 witnessed the maturation of his signature method of painting from preexisting imagery—such as magazine images, Polaroids, and television footage—as well as his first solo exhibition.

New Release<br>Felix Gonzalez-Torres

New Release
Felix Gonzalez-Torres

One of the most significant artists to emerge in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s reduced formal vocabulary, conceptual rigor, and evocative use of everyday materials resonates with meaning that is at once specific and mutable, rigorous and generous, poetic and political. Featuring several key bodies of work from throughout the artist’s career, this publication showcases a series of distinct installations at David Zwirner in New York in 2017.

Opening with details of the exhibition and images of visitors in the spaces, the publication walks the reader through each piece. New text by David Breslin explores the variety of works included here while contextualizing Gonzalez-Torres’s contribution to art history.

New Release<br>R. Crumb: Bible of Filth

New Release
R. Crumb: Bible of Filth

Featuring R. Crumb’s most outrageous sexual comics, Bible of Filth is possibly the dirtiest book around. This revised and expanded English edition contains all the original pieces from the 1986 volume, with over one hundred pages of additional material. Printed on bible paper and bound in leather, with gold debossing and edging, this volume looks and feels like a traditional bible, with no outward suggestion of what it contains.

New Release<br>Ruth Asawa

New Release
Ruth Asawa

Known for her extensive body of intricate and dynamic wire sculptures, American sculptor, educator, and arts activist Ruth Asawa challenged conventional notions of material and form through her emphasis on lightness and transparency. Presenting an important and timely overview of Asawa's work, this monograph brings together a broad selection of her sculptures, works on paper, and more. Together the body of work demonstrates the centrality of Asawa’s innovative practice to the art-historical legacy of the twentieth century.

<i>ekphrasis</i> series

ekphrasis series

The ekphrasis series is specially dedicated to publishing out-of-print, rare, and newly commissioned texts as accessible paperback volumes. The series is part of an ongoing effort to publish new and surprising pieces of writing on visual culture.

Available now
Ramblings of a Wannabe Painter
Chardin and Rembrandt
Degas and His Model
Pissing Figures 1280–2014
Letters to a Young Painter
Summoning Pearl Harbor

Forthcoming
The Psychology of an Art Writer
Giotto and His Works in Padua

New Release<br>The Psychology of an Art Writer

New Release
The Psychology of an Art Writer

An openly lesbian avant-garde writer of science fiction, Vernon Lee—a pseudonym of Violet Piaget—is the most important female aesthetician to come out of nineteenth century England. Though she was widely known for her supernatural fictions, Lee hasn’t gained the recognition she so clearly deserves for her contributions in the fields of aesthetics, philosophy of empathy, and art criticism. David Zwirner Books is reintroducing Lee’s writing through the first-ever English publication of The Psychology of an Art Writer (1903) along with selections from her groundbreaking Gallery Diaries (1901–4), breathtaking accounts of Lee’s own experiences with the great paintings and sculptures she traveled to see.

New Release<br>Giotto and His Works in Padua

New Release
Giotto and His Works in Padua

The Arena Chapel in Padua was completed in 1303; Giotto, then considered the preeminent painter in Italy, was commissioned to paint it in 1306. The resulting fresco cycle, detailing the history, birth, life, and death of Christ, ranks among the greatest artworks ever created. Here, Ruskin examines the panels and brings them life, describing their many hidden details, all the result of Giotto’s unrivaled genius. It stands as Ruskin’s most compelling set of reflections on Giotto’s masterpiece—an artwork that, in Ruskin’s estimation, changed the very course of art history.

New Release<br>Letters to a Young Painter

New Release
Letters to a Young Painter

"As for you, my dear Balthus, you surely know full well the love that connects us. Yours with all my heart, Rilke." – Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke’s fascinating Letters to a Young Painter, written toward the end of his life between 1920 and 1926, is a surprising companion to his infamous Letters to a Young Poet, earlier correspondence from 1902 to 1908. In these eight intimate letters written to a teenage Balthus—who would go on to become one of the leading artists of his generation—Rilke describes the challenges he faced, while opening the door for the young painter to take himself and his work seriously.