The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
1999, Exhibition catalog
Softcover, 11 x 10 inches
251 pp, 174 color reproductions
ISBN: 0-914357-73-5 · Retail Price: $39.95
Italian artist Laurina Paperina’s Braindead is a pop-culture feat of comedy and commentary. In the 80 colorful drawings included here, Paperina applies her free-wheeling brand of cultural satire to a wide range of iconic characters. Who else could mix Homer Simpson (whose brain is depicted as a donut with sprinkles), Jackson Pollock and the Pope in one sharply observed book? Yes, there’s plenty of Technicolor brain tissue, but instead of leaving the viewer feeling repulsed, Paperina uses her stylized graphic motifs to hit on the essence of each character - what makes them tick - and as a result, the surprising clumps of brain become laugh-aloud funny.
September 2008 / Softcover / 8 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches
96 pp / 66 color
ISBN: 978-88-87327-14-4 · Retail Price: $35.00
Rheingold at Dyck Castle
2008 / Softcover / 8 1/2 x 11 inches / 160 pp / 134 color
ISBN: 978-3-936859-94-2 · Retail Price: $45.00
Alex Coles (Ed.)
Tecoh is a sprawling series of buildings designed by Jorge Pardo deep in the Yucatán jungle. Taking over six years to fabricate and engaging existing ruins of a nineteenth-century hacienda, the project is by far the artist’s most ambitious work to date. Over 100 color images guide the reader around its myriad buildings and landscaping—from subterranean concrete forms peaking out of the wild jungle grasses to quiet details of tiles and furniture to Pardo’s iconic bulbous lamps. Michael Govan, the director of LACMA, sets Tecoh within a deeper history the artist’s work, while Alex Coles proposes a critical framework for its interpreta- tion. This handsome publication offers the only available in-depth document of the project.
BERLIN LA VACA INDEPEDIENTE, MEXICO
January 2013/ Exhibition catalog Hardcover/
9 x 11 1/2 inches/ 186 pp/ 119 color
ISBN: 978-3-943365-44-3 · Retail Price: $52.00
Head in the Railings
2005 / Softcover / 4 1/2 x 6 7/8 inches / 64 pp / 30 b&w
ISBN: 1-870699-85-8 · Retail Price: $16.00
This exhibition catalog for the influential French artist Philippe Parreno spans a year-long retrospective to be held in five venues: the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (New York), Kunsthalle Zurich, Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, and the Serpentine Gallery in London. Parreno’s wide-ranging, highly experimental work is rooted in Conceptual Art, and ranges across media including film, video, science fiction, art theory and drawing. The catalog focuses on Parreno’s recent film, June 8, 1968, which reinterprets Robert F. Kennedy’s funeral train procession, as well as No Ghost, Just a Shell, a collaboration between Parreno and Pierre Huyghe. Commentary on program of related events is included, as well as texts by Maria Lind, Tom Eccles, Simon Critchley, Jörn Schaffaff and others.
2010 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover / 4 5/8 x 7 1/4 inches / 58 pp / 4 color
ISBN: 978-1-934105-13-9 · Retail Price: $14.95
Seeds and Tracks and Folded Spirits: South African Diary
Jochen Kienbaum & Bronwyn Law-Viljoen (Eds.)
Part of the Kienbaum Artists’ Books series, this illustrated hardcover compiles drawings and diary entries from 2011 made during an inspiring sojourn in South Africa by the multi-faceted German artist Jürgen Partenheimer. His writing complements the subtle nuances, delicate lines and tones of his graphic work, oils, graphite on canvas and sculptures in bronze, wood or wire. The symbolic essence of Partenheimer’s work is the fragility that derives from the line, visible even in his great stele towering some seven meters above the ground. Now based near Cologne, Partenheimer has long been noted for his literary endeavors, such as his diary when he was guest artist at the famous residential complex designed by Oscar Niemeyer in São Paulo, or his drawings and notes from 2007, when he was invited to the Nietzsche House in Sils-Maria. Writings by Jürgen Partenheimer and Bronwyn Law-Viljoen.
January 2013/ German & English
Exhibition catalog/ Hardcover
9 2/3 x 13 inches/ 82 pp/ 65 color
ISBN: 978-3-86642-035-1 · Retail Price: $45.00
At the invitation of the Nymphenburg porcelain factory in Munich, renowned German artist Jürgen Partenheimer (b. 1947) created three sculptural vessels that convey his minimalist, yet highly personal and poetic vocabulary. In drawings and documentary photographs, Calliope documents the history of the factory, the eponymous exhibition and Partheimer’s working process in which the hand-turned vessels undergo a quite unpredictable transformation during their shaping, firing and glazing. The exhibition at the Musée Ariana in Geneva and this publication are part of the Nymphenburg Porcelain Factory’s invitational in which artists are invited to create a new work based on an historical object from their archives. Partenheimer approaches his subject matter at the very boundary of its corporeality as it transitions between immateriality and materiality.
MUSÉE ARIANA, GENEVA
February 2016 / English & French / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 9 ½ x 12 ¾ inches / 136 pp / 1 b&w and 105 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-147-1 · Retail Price: $42.00
A Selected History of Art in Southern California, 1951-1969
Decades before today’s major Los Angeles museums realized the potential of contemporary art, the pioneering institutions Pasadena Art Museum and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art under curator-directors Thomas Leavitt and Walter Hopps championed talented local and internationally recognized painters. Part of the Getty Research Institute’s Pacific Standard Time initiative, this crisp exhibition catalog reconstructs the partially forgotten history through photos and reproductions. Storied moments such as Kienholz’s first solo show (1961), Duchamp’s chess game with a naked Eve Babitz (1963) and Diebenkorn’s first major exhibition (1963) reenter the annals of 20th-century American art history.
August 2012/ Hardcover/ 9 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches/162 pp/ B&W and color
ISBN: 978-0-89951-113-9 · Retail Price: $39.95
Big Objects Not Always Silent
Luca Lo Pinto (Ed.)
French-born, Italy-based artist Nathalie Du Pasquier (b. 1957) was one of the founding members of Memphis, the groundbreaking Milanese design and architecture collective. During her time with Memphis, she designed patterns for textiles, carpets, objects and furniture, and later, patterns for American Apparel. Since 1987, her main passion has been painting and still life. In honor of the artist’s rich career, this very personal two-volume artist book accompanying a traveling retrospective by Kunsthalle Wien and the ICA, University of Pennsylvania, features over 30 years of Du Pasquier’s drawings and paintings, plus installation views. Influences range from Africa, Le Corbusier to de Chirico and Morandi. An interview with the artist by Luca Lo Pinto and essays by Andrew Ayers, Dafne Boggeri, Stephen Piccolo, Lodovico Pignatti Morano and Barbara Radice provide an informative and subjective view of her artistic practice.
KUNSTHALLE WIEN, VIENNA
ICA, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, PA
February 2017 / Exhibition catalogs / Softcover / 2-volume set
8 ¼ x 11 ¾ in. / 224 pp & 56 pp / 20 b&w and 170 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-255-7 · Retail Price: $40.00