Break Down Inventory

Ridinghouse, London
2001 / Softcover / 6 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches / 512 pp w/ Chinese fold
ISBN: 978-0-9541710-1-8 · Retail Price: $39.95

Lapdogs of the Bourgeoisie

Class Hegemony in Contemporary Art

Nav Haq and Tirdad Zolghadr

Class inevitably raises awkward questions for the protagonists of contemporary art – about their backgrounds, patrons and ideological proclivities. Lapdogs of the Bourgeoisie investigates this latent yet easily overlooked issue, which has been historically eclipsed by gender, sexuality, ethnicity and nationality. This book creates a conversation on a sensitive subject, bringing together essays by art-world types including artists, curators and critics. On one hand, the ideas here raise the question of whether a given socio-economic background still helps define an artistic career – and to which point this career might reflect or consolidate the hierarchies in question. On the other hand, the project asks whether the traditional ways of analyzing class structure are actually helpful in an examination of who makes art today.

Sternberg Press, Berlin/New York
2010 / Softcover / 6 5/8 x 9 3/8 inches / 180 pp / 15 b&w and 95 color
ISBN: 978-1-933128-88-7 · Retail Price: $24.95

Larger Than Life, Stranger Than Fiction

11. Triennale Kleinplastik Fellbach

Much modern art is monumental, but the Kleinplastik Fellback Triennial is all about all things small, as this intriguing exhibition catalog proves. This is the eleventh version of the acclaimed show, which is celebrating its 30th year – it began in 1980. The catalog underlines the Triennial’s reputation for cutting-edge, risky art with an unusual international roster of 60 artists living and dead, including Charles & Ray Eames, Javier Téllez, Thomas Schütte, Marcel Dzama, Chen Zhen and Chu Yun. With sculptures, installations, video, film and puppetry, ranging from peep shows to walk-in rooms, the diverse forms in Larger than Life – Stranger than Fiction explore sexy, strange and sinister dimensions, all tiny – yet, in meaning, very, very large.

Snoeck, Germany
September 2010 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 8 5/8 x 11 1/8 inches / 352 pp / 300 color
ISBN: 978-3-940953-53-7 · Retail Price: $49.95


Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver
1996 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover / 8 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches
84 pp / 15 b&w and 28 color
ISBN: 0-88865-316-6 · Retail Price: $25.00


Time Runs Out 06.18.2009–12.17.2011

Steven Hull & Amy Thoner (Eds.)

Important artist-run project space La Cienegas Projects was part of LA’s thriving art scene between 2009 and 2011, hosting large-scale, collaborative, project- based artworks by over 60 local and international artists including Koi Tanaka, James Benning, Jim Shaw and Tami Demarre. The brief but rich history of this alternative space is thoroughly documented in this 416-page volume designed by Jennifer Rider in conjunction with its founders and curators, artist Steven Hull and architect Amy Thoner. Extensive documentation of the gallery’s 61 exhibitions along with original press releases is introduced by Los Angeles–based writer Susan Morgan and followed by artist Charles Gaines’s essay critically examining the history of alternative spaces and LCP’s place within that history. In three short years, LCP’s cutting-edge exhibitions by new and established local and international contemporary artists quickly made it the go-to place to see what was new and fresh in LA art.

February 2016 / Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
7 x 9 inches / 415 pp / Extensive color
No ISBN · Retail Price: $29.95


Public Relations / Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

Kristina Scepanski (Ed.)

New York artist Liz Magic Laser’s performances and videos intervene in semipublic spaces such as bank vestibules, movie theaters, and newsrooms. Published on the occasion of her eponymous museum exhibition in Münster, this informative catalog focuses on her latest works examining the techniques of news production and the studied gestures of politicians. By using television news as theatrical dialogue, Laser confronts us with the mechanisms at play in the presentation and reception of current events. Benedikt Reichenbach’s unique design offers varied entry points to Laser’s practice, including video scripts written in collaboration with N ew York novelist Sofia Pontén. Contributions by curator Kristina Scepanski, art historian Jordan Troeller and art historian/writer Tom Williams.

January 2015 / English & German
Exhibition catalog / Softcover
8 1/2 x 11 inches
144 pp / Full b&w and color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-069-0 · Retail Price: $27.00

Maria Lassnig

Body Awareness Painting

2006, English & German text
Exhibition catalog, Hardcover, 9 3/4 x 12 1/2 inches
132 pp, 25 b&w and 85 color reproductions
ISBN: 3-936859-37-X · Retail Price: $66.00

John Latham: Canvas Events

John Latham in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Barbara Steveni

This small but impeccably produced catalog introduces a never-before-exhibited series of works by the late British artist John Latham (1921-2006). The 1994 works called, Canvas Events, features spray-painted and twisted canvas on wooden stretchers. The works challenge the conventional relationship between canvas and stretcher, turning the traditional site of the painting into a sculptural field. Latham often worked with spray paint; he often described the dotted sprinkled result as miniature universes. Reproductions of the 1994 Canvas Events are accompanied by a conversation between Latham, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Barbara Steveni, in which they discuss the artist’s work over time.

Ridinghouse, London
September 2010 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover / 8 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches / 24 pp / 7 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-31-9 · Retail Price: $22.00

Bob Law

A Retrospective

The first-ever comprehensive monograph on the life and work of influential British conceptual artist Bob Law. Beginning in the 1950s, inspired by the landscape, Law made his most famous works while lying on his back in a field. These seemingly simple outlines led to a minimalist exploration that spanned almost 60 years. In 1974, Law made a series of black paintings out of different combinations of dark colors. His vocabulary of elemental forms, traditional symbols and primary colors can be seen across his work; they include fields, houses, castles, chairs, crosses in red, yellow and blue. This publication brings together extensive documentation of the artist’s paintings, drawings and sculpture along with selected essays by David Batchelor, Antony Bond, Anna Lovatt, Jo Melvin, Giuseppe Panza and an interview with the artist by Richard Cork.

Ridinghouse, London
January 2010 / Hardcover / 9 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches
256 pp / 300 b/w and color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-26-5 · Retail Price: $65.00


Field Works 1959–1999

Bob Law (1934–2004) is the founding father of the British Minimalist movement of the 1960s and ’70s. This monograph—his second from Ridinghouse—focuses on the artist’s early work at St. Ives in the 1950s, where he developed his Field Drawings series reducing landscape elements to abstract signs within a rhomboid frame. The series was, in Law’s words, “about the position of myself on the face of the earth and the environmental conditions around me.” Using a thickly drawn line to contain the almost-blank pictorial field, Law refined his early abstract language in subsequent monochrome works. The monograph accompanies a solo exhibition in London (2015), and features over 20 early works by Law and an essay by noted American curator Douglas Fogle on the artist’s pursuit of the void’s poetic possibilities. Law’s artworks, internationally recognized and collected, can be found from MoMA, NY, to the Tate Modern, London.

February 2016 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
9 x 7 ½ inches / 48 pp / 29 color
ISBN: 978-1-909932-18-0 · Retail Price: $19.95