For his 2009 Dæmonology series, Dan Perfect has conjured 26 numinous beings, from Amaethon – the Welsh agricultural deity – to Zadkiel – the biblical angel of mercy. A strange and indifferent company, these small luminous paintings are full of unusual colors and unexpected shapes that simultaneously reveal and conceal a face. The paintings challenge the viewer to discern faces or figures in the abstraction and this group of portraits examines notions of illusion and projection, while firmly referencing our need to define and order the world around us. The 26 full color images are accompanied by a text by John Paul-Stonard, which explores the works’ relationship to the make-believe.
July 2010 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover / 6 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches / 48 pp / 26 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-27-2 · Retail Price: $22.00
Itinerant Drawing from Latin America
An exciting and original approach to the art of Latin America, this exhibition catalog looks at the work of nine artists who have adopted forms of travel or nomadism to explore contemporary life. Selected by curator Tanya Barson, the artists include Brígida Baltar, Tony Cruz, Raimond Chaves and Gilda Mantilla, André Komatsu, Mateo López, Jorge Macchi, Nicolás Paris and Ishmael Randall Weeks, whose shared interests lead them to engage with urban and rural landscapes through the medium of drawing. In their own way, each artist borrows from the models and conventions of geographical, botanical, topographical, political, philosophical or Surrealist investigation, allowing their work to destabilize assumptions about the continent. Texts by Tanya Barson, Isobel Whitelegg, Pablo León de la Barra and Moacir dos Anjos.
DRAWING ROOM, LONDON
April 2012 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
9 x 10.5 inches / 112 pp / 66 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-46-3 · Retail Price: $29.95
Contemporary Art from the Kopp Collection Munich
This hefty coffee-table book documents, for the first time, the seminal private art collection of Munich’s Herbert and Annette Kopp. The title Permanent Trouble functions as a synonym for the permanent outsider; the Kopps acquired works by Hansjörg Dobliar, Paul McCarthy and Gert and Uwe Tobias, among others, when those artists were still outsiders. Those “youngsters” contrast with the Kopp’s works by an older generation, such as Sylvie Fleury, Gunther Forg, Mike Kelley and Martin Kippenberger. Anyone who follows the European avantgarde will be fascinated by the evolution and breadth of this unique collection. (John Waters’s hilarious “Visit Marfa” poster alone is a good enough reason to buy the book.) A gorgeous tribute to collectors with a splendid eye.
July 2010 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 9 1/4 x 12 inches / 368 pp / Extensive color
ISBN: 978-3-940953-46-9 · Retail Price: $65.00
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.
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
1987, Softcover, 9 x 12 inches
96 pp, 70 duotone and 16 color reproductions
ISBN: 0-911291-14-8 · Retail Price: $20.00
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
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.
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
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
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.
2012 / Hardcover w/ Slipcase / 10 x 12 3/4 inches / 460 pp / 224 color
ISBN: 978-3-905929-25-6 · Retail Price: $100.00
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
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