Affirmation Dungeon

A common man’s Jeff Koons, Dan Arps is a major world artist based in New Zealand, and this huge exhibition catalog is the most important book yet on his work. Arps is an installation artist known for making spaces – dystopic, uncomfortable, decrepit, paranoid, aspirational – that exist in their own reality. Influenced by James Joyce’s concept of the epiphany of daily life, Arps creates obsessively complete environments out of humble and rejected materials. Like Fluxus and Pop artists, he transforms these materials into installations like the “affirmation dungeon,” and other highly detailed, perceptive commentaries on social expectations and the alchemy of empty spaces. Also featured are insightful essays by Dan Arps, Jon Bywater, Matthew Hyland and Narelle Pathways.

April 2012 / Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
9.25 x 8.25 inches / 340 pp / 320 b/w and 295 color
ISBN: 978-0-9864628-9-4 · Retail Price: $59.95

Art and Survival

Patricia Johanson’s Environmental Projects

Caffyn Kelley
Islands Institute, British Columbia, Canada
December 2005, Softcover, 8 x 8 3/4 inches
180 pp, 28 b&w and 132 color reproductions
ISBN: 0-9738332-0-3 · Retail Price: $24.95

Art: 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century

Volume 5

Mirroring the unique strengths of the Peabody Award winning television series broadcast on PBS, Art:21 – Art in the Twenty-First Century 5 presents 14 contemporary artists speaking directly and in their own words. The artists’ reflections on their processes and inspirations are juxtaposed dynamically with lush, full-color images of their work. The book also includes an introductory essay by Susan Sollins as well as artist biographies and production stills from the series. The artists featured, include Cao Fei, Mary Heilmann, Jeff Koons, Florian Maier-Aichen, William Kentridge, Doris Salcedo, Carrie Mae Weems, John Baldessari, Kimsooja, Allan McCollum, Julie Mehretu, Paul McCarthy, Cindy Sherman, and Yinka Shonibare MBE. All 14 artists demonstrate the breadth of artistic practice across the country and around the world, revealing a wealth of multicultural talent. Art:21 – Art in the Twenty-First Century 5 is a 4-part hour long series airing this fall on over 300 PBS channels throughout the U.S.

Art21, Inc. New York
2009 / Companion book to TV series
Hardcover with dustjacket
224 pp / 8 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches / 36 b&w and over 370 color
ISBN: 978-0-615-30836-4 · Retail Price: $45.00

Art: 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century

Volume 6

Susan Sollins

This lavishly illustrated volume, a companion to the sixth season of the Peabodywinning PBS series on contemporary art, offers unparalleled access to 14 of the most dynamic artists working today. The reader journeys behind the scenes into homes and studios for a look at the lives and work of world-renowned artists like Ai Weiwei, who was recently imprisoned by the Chinese government for his politically incendiary work, and Polish performance artist Marina Abramovic, who populated MOMA NY with installations featuring groups of nudes. The book features the artists’ own words, artist biographies, and lush, full color illustrations. Other artists included are Mary Reid Kelley, Glenn Ligon, David Altmejd, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Lynda Benglis, Tabaimo, El Anatsui, Catherine Opie, Rackstraw Downes, Robert Mangold and Sarah Sze. ART: 21 once again takes on the role of historian and recorder of the important international artists working today.

April 2012 / Hardcover / 8.5 x 11.5 inches
208 pp / 57 b/w and 355 color
ISBN: 978-0-615-54566-0 · Retail Price: $45.00


Jannis Kounellis and Mario Merz
Snoeck, Germany
2007 / English and German / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 9 x 11 inches / 152 pp / 95 color
ISBN: 978-3-936859-67-6 · Retail Price: $66.00


A Secret History of Modern Art 1872–1972

Pamela Kort & Max Hollein (Eds.)

What do Vegetarian Apostles, Nature Prophets, and Inflation Saints all have in common? German-speaking, self-styled artist-mystics working from the 1870s through the 1930s, they deeply influenced later artist-visionaries Joseph Beuys, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Egon Schiele, František Kupka, Johannes Baader and Jorg Immendorf, among others. Yet the life and work of these artist-prophets have been largely overlooked by art history until now. A Secret History of Modern Art, an encyclopedic scholarly exhibition catalog from Frankfurt, rectifies this omission. Thoroughly researched and wonderfully illlustrated, this encyclopedic exhibition catalog describes their work and demonstrates its influence on future generations of artists who shared their penchant for mysticism as well as their commitment to effecting significant social, personal and economic change. With full chronology, bibliography and illuminating text in both German and English by curator Pamela Kort.

July 2015 / English & German
Exhibition catalog / Softcover
9 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches / 512 pp, 470 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-116-7 · Retail Price: $78.00



Pilar Perez

Smart Art Press, Los Angeles
1999, Exhibition catalog
Softcover, 8 x 8 inches
64 pp, 30 b&w and 40 color reproductions
ISBN: 1-889195-41-3 · Retail Price: $15.00


Antje Majewski and Ingo Niermann

Lukas & Sternberg, New York
May 2004, English and German text
Softcover, 7 1/2 x 9 inches
136 pp, 40 color reproductions
ISBN: 0-9745688-2-1 · Retail Price: $29.95



Ellen Blumenstein (Ed.)

A French artist of Algerian descent, Kader Attia directs his gaze toward the African continent, engaging in specters of colonialism in the footsteps of Brazilian poet Oswald de Andrade and activist Franz Fanon. This catalog draws from the artist’s recent exhibition Repair. 5 Acts, an installation of what he calls “reappropriated” materials across culture, politics, science, nature and the notion of repair in continuity. Spanning installation, sculpture and photography, Attia’s recent work includes an army of crouching figures whose identities dissolve under silvery rescue blankets often used to aid refugees in distress. In addition, the publication presents work from 2008 to 2013 and writings from the artist and French anthropologist Marc Auge, tying together Attia’s central interest in identity with the endless exchange between European and non-European cultures. The artist is the recipient of the Cairo Biennial Prize (2008) and was recently featured in dOCUMENTA XIII.

Release Date: October 2014
English & German /Exhibition catalog /Softcover
9 x 12 1/4 inches / 224 pp / 60 b&w and 60 color
ISBN: 978-3-944669-23-6 · Retail Price: $55.00

Danielle Aubert

Marking the Dispossessed

Corinn Gerber (Ed.)

In her third artist book, graphic artist, Danielle Aubert reproduces the underlines, marginalia and bookmarks gathered from the pages of more than one hundred copies of Ursula K. Leguin’s 1974 science fiction novel, The Dispossessed, about a physicist from an anarchist planet where the concept of private ownership does not exist. All original text is removed so that the marks left by past book owners become the content. Marking the Dispossessed is published in conjunction with the polyphonic recording of a “used audio book” made in collaboration with Jason Treuting and Mobius Quartet from the same collection of books. Author of Sixteen Months Worth of Drawings in Microsoft Excel and a co-author of Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies, Aubert is a member of the graphic design group Clanada, which has presented work at PS1/MoMA, NY; Printed Matter, Motto, Berlin; and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

July 2015 / Softcover
6 x 9 1/4 inches / 416 pp / 400 b&w and 16 color
ISBN: 978-3-940215-16-1 · Retail Price: $25.00