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.
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
May 2003, Exhibition catalog
Softcover, 8 x 10 inches
48 pp, 32 color reproductions
ISBN: 0-921381-25-5 · Retail Price: $15.00
Spanish artist Maider López is becoming an international star with her unusual projects involving droves of community volunteers in captivating public interventions. Polder Cup combines the Dutch love of soccer with the characteristic feature of the Dutch landscape, the polder – a reclaimed marsh protected from flooding by dikes. López painted soccer fields right across the polders, ditches and dikes, forcing players to negotiate endless new rules and tactics to keep the matches going. These unique games brought together everyone from soccer players to art lovers, all of whom were at the mercy of the unprecedented setting. This extensively illustrated book captures the joyous, improvisatory spirit of the tournament in brilliant color photographs, and ends with two-page presentations of seven previous interventions by López.
SKOR, THE NETHERLANDS
April 2012 / English & Dutch / Hardcover
9 x 6.5 inches / 120 pp / full color
ISBN: 978-90-806408-0-1 · Retail Price: $39.95
Mythos und Metamorphose
Coming up on the 70th birthday of Czech master Marcus Lüpertz, this handsome, large-format exhibition catalog presents some of his fine drawings, small sculptures and bozetti (sketches or maquettes) from a recent Regensburg show. Last year’s comprehensive retrospective in Bonn was devoted to the large-scale sculpture and painting of this internationally lauded pillar of the Modern movement. The works here are some of Lüpertz’s most beautiful, influenced by classicism and mythology (or reacting against it), featuring small oils, watercolor and striking hand-painted sculptures. In an accompanying text, Andrea Madesta shows how Lüpertz is constantly questioning the art that has gone before him, staging himself as a “force at the heart of creation.”
2011 / Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
9.5 x 12 inches / 136 pp / 120 color
ISBN: 978-3-940953-64-3 · Retail Price: $49.95
Beate Ermacora & Galerie im Taxispalais (Eds.)
A two-volume exhibition catalog Leap in Time brings together the current and historical work of nine internationally acclaimed Austrian artists who have shown at the Galerie im Taxipalais in solo exhibitions over the past half century. This 50th anniversary publication captures the history of the Galerie im Taxipalais, which connected its artists with the international art world. Essays by authors Julia Brennancher, Lotte Dinse, Beate Ermacora and others accompany a color supplement documenting the current work of artists Carola Dertnig, Heinz Gappmayr, Martin Gostner, Peter Kogler, Peter Sandbichler, Eva Schlegel, Martin Walde, Hans Weigand and Lois Weinberger.
GALERIE IM TAXISPALAIS, AUSTRIA
January 2015 / 2-volume set /English & German, Exhibition catalog / Hardcover / w/supplement
9 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches
120 pp & 52 pp / 10 b&w and 70 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-098-6 · Retail Price: $49.95
Renowned for his evocative figural imagery, British artist Christopher Le Brun’s new work builds upon his rich cultural literacy, from Virgil and Tennyson to composer William Walton. Following his appearance in several high-profile international exhibitions in the 1980s—including Zeitgeist at the Martin-Gropius- Bau, Berlin, considered the first “blockbuster” exhibition—Le Brun catapulted to the forefront of European contemporary art, his painterly canvases filling permanent collections from the Tate to MoMA, NY. Still prolific, this volume reproduces Le Brun’s most recent series, filled with vibrant and fully saturated reds and yellows notable for their move to pure abstraction. Alongside full-color illustrations, this volume includes a personal response by artist and writer Edmund de Waal and an introduction by art historian David Anfam that places the work within the tradition of late 20th- and early 21st-century modern painting. Accompanying a solo exhibition at Friedman Benda, New York in late 2014.
Release Date: October 2014
Exhibition catalog / Softcover
9 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches / 96 pp / 40 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-92-0 · Retail Price: $32.00
Leipzig-based artist Edgar Leciejewski (b. 1977) spent six months as artist-in- residence with Fogo Island Arts in 2014. The catalog of new work accompanying his exhibition at the Fogo Island Gallery in 2015 includes large-scale collages, photographs of natural elements and precariously balanced sculptures composed of objects found on the island. Taken together, the two bodies of work archive the passing of time and raise questions about how we contemplate nature. Includes essays by art historian Bill Arning and curator Zoë Gray, as well as a conversation between the artist and internationally distinguished curator-writer Nicolaus Schafhausen. Edgar Leciejewski’s experimental, analytic photographic work explores various social and scientific uses of photography. His work investigates such issues as the rhetoric of the photographic series, genre, composition, and the question of how much time can fit within a single photographic frame. Leciejewski’s photographs are repositories of time that allow for a slowing down of the act of seeing.
FOGO ISLAND ARTS, CANADA
July 2017 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
6 x 8 ¼ inches / 96 pp / 10 b&w and 25 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-206-9 · Retail Price: $27.00
Karen Kelly & Barbara Shcroeder (Eds.)
The bodies of work by artist Zoe Leonard that form this publication’s centerpiece pose fundamental questions about the medium of photography and the nature of sight. In a series of large-scale installations sited in the United States and Europe (most recently at the Chianti Foundation in Marfa, Texas), the artist has employed the principal of the camera obscura. Projection devices seen as a historical precursor to modern photography, Leonard’s room-size camera obscuras are paired with installations of gelatin silver prints of the sun. This creates an ephemeral image both immersive and continuous, shifting constantly in response to the fleeting light of the outside world. This title explores various methods of documenting these installations and situates the series in Leonard’s ouevre, exhibited at Documentas IX and XII and the Whitney Biennial. Texts by Diedrich Diederichsen, Suzanne Hudson, Glenn Ligon and Eileen Myles.
2014 / Hardcover
9 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches / 168 pp / 115 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-86-9 · Retail Price: $45.00
Patricio Cabrera, Chema Cobo, Curro Gonzalez, Manuel Ocampo
2001, Exhibition catalog, English and Spanish text
Softcover, 10 x 8 1/2 inches
84 pp, numerous b&w and color reproductions
ISBN: 1-889195-47-2 · Retail Price: $20.00