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Manfred Pernice

Haldensleben · Bibette headland · Hotel Hangelar

Philipp Kaiser & Barbara Englebach (Eds.)

Internationally acclaimed German sculptor Manfred Pernice’s equivocal constructions lie somewhere between autonomous sculpture and expansive room-size installation. They use as their starting point spaces (industrial plants, canals, high-rises, metro stations or dykes) and vessels (cans or containers), whose forms are defined by their respective functions. When Pernice pieces these forms together into new constellations using plywood and other materials, he produces not only complex structures but also correspondingly dense webs of social and political associations, which draw from the artist’s own photographs, drawings and documentation. This artist monograph begins with three large sculptural works exhibited at Museum Ludwig (2007) that become the inspiration for the next decade of works. Facsimile texts, found images and photographs appear throughout his installations as silent guides, resonating with allusions to historical events, literary figures and even political turmoil. Collected by numerous institutions including MOMA, NY, TATE Modern and LACMA.

SNOECK, GERMANY
May 2016 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 9 x 7 ¾ inches / 216 pp / 320 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-099-3 · Retail Price: $39.95
 

PERPETUAL MOTION

The Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
1987, Softcover, 9 x 12 inches
96 pp, 70 duotone and 16 color reproductions
ISBN: 0-911291-14-8 · Retail Price: $20.00

Peter Land

Playground

Visual Art Center at the Danish Arts Agency
Pork Salad Press, Copenhagen
Lukas & Sternberg, New York
2005 / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 6 1/2 x 8 inches
40 pp / 12 b&w and 14 color
ISBN: 87-91409-16-0 · Retail Price: $19.00

PETER POMMERER

The Black Angel’s Dead Song

Bright, kaleidoscopic dream worlds are at the heart of Berlin-based artist Peter Pommerer’s work, and The Black Angel’s Dead Song is no exception. A catalogue from his 2008 exhibition at The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum in Mishima, Japan, this book features three sections: “The Prologue,” “The Angel’s Dream,” and “The Explosion.” The 98 colored-pencil drawings are accompanied by a running narrative of captions written by the artist, creating something of a graphic novel. Pommerer is hailed for his brimming vitality and his ability to celebrate the early artistic experiences of childhood in vivid colors and bold strokes.

Nohara Publishing, Japan
2009 / English & Japanese / Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
7 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches / 208 pp / 98 color
ISBN: 978-4-904257-02-9 · Retail Price: $38.00

Lamar Peterson

RICHARD HELLER GALLERY, LOS ANGELES
2006 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
8 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches / 38 pp / 16 color
ISBN: 0-9762098-2-9 · Retail Price: $19.95

MARIO PFEIFER

A Formal Film in Nine Episodes,
Prologue and Epilogue—A Critical Reader

Susanne Gaensheimer & Bernd Reiss (Eds.)

Mario Pfeifer’s book is a critical reader that is an integral part of his film project of the same name—an innovative expansion of the genre. In this book, complex explorations of the intercultural, film-historic, political and urban issues discussed in Pfeifer’s film not only surface on the level of texts but become manifest in the materiality of the book itself. The artist’s book was produced in Mumbai, where Pfeifer participated in Columbia University’s Studio X program, and created using six different local printing techniques. In March 2012, Pfeifer and designer Markus Weisbeck of Surface set out the formal aspects of the publication in collaboration with local manufacturer Grandmother India. Texts from Suprio Bhattacharjee, Nikolaus Hirsch, Shanay Jhaveri, Kurnal Rawat and Shuddhabrata Sengupta, among others.

SPECTOR BOOKS, LEIPZIG
September 2013 / English & Hindi
Hardcover / 6 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches / 300 pp / 110 color
ISBN: 978-3-940064-60-8 · Retail Price: $78.00

WALTER PFEIFFER

Scrapbooks 1969–1985

Scrapbooks 1969–1985 is a brick of a book with 460 pages from Swiss artist Walter Pfeiffer’s voluminous scrapbooks. Since the 1970s Pfeiffer has worked in graphic design and styling but is best known for his eccentric photo collage work. Pfeiffer’s unexpected combinations capture the quirky, colorful, personal, gay and devoutly sexy image of beauty of the late 1960s through the 1990s. Tucked into a handsomely designed slipcase, the book includes a conversation between the artist and critic Martin Jaeggi.

Edition Patrick Frey
2012 / Hardcover w/ Slipcase / 10 x 12 3/4 inches / 460 pp / 224 color
ISBN: 978-3-905929-25-6 · Retail Price: $100.00

PICASSO IN CONTEMPORARY ART

Dirk Luckow (Ed.)

Picasso’s overabundant sensuality and power of imagination and his wide stylistic and thematic range has provoked responses from artists for over one hundred years. No twentieth-century artist has enjoyed as much attention or been as influential. Featuring a selection of 200 works by 87 artists from Jay Z and Jasper Johns to Dora Maar and Kippenberger, this elegant and substantial exhibition catalog from Hamburg sheds light on Picasso’s artistic reception, beginning in 1912 with Juan Gris’s Portrait of Pablo Picasso. Divided into five sections—Picasso and German art; female artists’ present-day view of Picasso; Picasso’s significance for the political image; Picasso’s global reception; and the polarization between Picasso and Marcel Duchamp—and including essays by art historian Michael Fitzgerald and Pompidou deputy director Didier Ottinger, among others. Detailed discussions of each work in the show that clarify the relationship between Picasso’s work and that of each artist add depth and history to this scholarly catalog.


Full list of included artists:
Dia Al-Azzawi, Art & Language, Kader Attia, Donald Baechler, Georg Baselitz, Walead Beshty, Mike Bidlo, Erwin Blumenfeld, Brassaï, Sophie Calle, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Maurizio Cattelan, Patrick Caulfield, Clegg & Guttmann, George Condo, Hanne Darboven, Folkert de Jong, Rineke Dijkstra, Robert Doisneau, Marlene Dumas, David Douglas Duncan, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Fritz Fenzl, Gelatin, Amjad Ghannam/Khaled Hourani, Felix Gmelin, Karl Otto Götz, Leon Golub, Rodney Graham, G.R.A.M., Richard Hamilton, Rachel Harrison, Richard Hawkins, Anton Henning, David Hockney, Thomas Houseago, Gary Hume, JAY Z, Jasper Johns, Asger Jorn, Birgit Jürgenssen, Martin Kippenberger, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Guillermo Kuitca, Sean Landers, Maria Lassnig, Louise Lawler, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Longo, Dora Maar, Marcin Maciejowski, Goshka Macuga, Madame d’Ora, Jonathan Meese /Albert Oehlen, Gjon Mili, Sandro Miller, Jonathan Monk, Yasumasa Morimura, Robert Motherwell, Otto Muehl / Terese Schulmeister, Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Claes Oldenburg, A. R. Penck, Irving Penn, Sigmar Polke, Richard Prince, Arnulf Rainer / Dieter Roth, Eugenio Recuenco, Chéri Samba, Peter Saul, Antonio Saura, Thomas Scheibitz, Thomas Schütte, Cindy Sherman, John Stezaker, Strawalde (Jürgen Böttcher), Francesco Vezzoli, André Villers, Wolfe von Lenkiewicz, Andy Warhol, Joel Peter Witkin, Alexander Wolff, Zhang Hongtu, Zhou Tiehai, Thomas Zipp, Heimo Zobernig

SNOECK, GERMANY
DEICHTORHALLEN, HAMBURG
July 2015
English & German / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 9 1/2 x 12 inches
408 pp / 335 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-117-4 · Retail Price: $59.95

WALTER PICHLER

Drawings

Throughout a diverse 40-year career, Austrian artist Walter Pichler (1936–2012) was persistently—almost conservatively—fascinated by the human figure, an unusual theme for a member of the avant-garde. Now for the first time, this deeply personal work has been published. Pichler exhibited his primarily architectural and sculptural installations at venues such as the Museum of Modern Art, Documenta IV and the Venice Biennale. Though Pichler’s oeuvre traversed a variety of themes, the body and its sensibilities remained central to the artist, whether through rough figure sketches or his trademark futurist helmets, which become materially and spiritually tangible as states of consciousness. This catalog, devoted to Pichler’s drawing, includes texts from art historian Christian Reeder and MoMA curator Stephanie Weber.

SNOECK, GERMANY
CFA CONTEMPORARY FINE ARTS, BERLIN
2014 / English & German
Exhibition catalog / Softcover
9 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches / 96 pp / 50 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-065-8 · Retail Price: $39.95

MICHALS PICHLER (HARDCOVER)

Thirteen Years: The Materialization of Ideas from 2002 to 2015

Annette Gilbert & Clemens Krümmel (Eds.)

The first extensive monograph on Berlin-based artist/author Michalis Pichler, and his second publication with Printed Matter, this handsome and profusely illustrated publication thoroughly documents Pichler’s artist books, performances, essays and other artworks. Arranged chronologically, the material evokes and beautifully illustrates his artistic range and conceptual poetics, featuring an interview with the artist by British collage artist John Stezaker, an extensive bio-bibliography, selected writings by Pichler including “The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Repro- duction” and eleven critical essays on a variety of subjects including appropriation, representation and duplication in Pichler’s work by editor Annette Gilbert, authors Stefan Ripplinger and Tobias Amslinger, X Marks the Bökship founder Eleanor Vonne Brown, historian Magnus Wieland, art theorist Jean-Claude Moineau, poet/critic Craig Dworkin, critical theorist Patrick Greaney, historian Mattias Bleyl and curators Ariane Muller and Mark Gisbourne. Interspersed throughout the book is Pichler’s migration collage series, making the book a hybrid monograph/artist’s book.

SPECTOR BOOKS, LEIPZIG
PRINTED MATTER, INC., NEW YORK
February 2016 / Hardcover
8 ¼ x 11 ½ inches / 240 pp / 300 color
ISBN: 978-3-95905-023-4 · Retail Price: $49.95