Mask, the new artist book by Swiss photographer Luciano Rigolini presents a series of automobile grilles—sculptures in their own right—from American cars built between 1955 and 1962, a period in which engineering technology ushered in unprecedented creative possibilities in automotive design. It is this object quality that interests Rigolini, who for several years now has been collecting images of objects such as urban furniture, emptied of human presence or trace, from sales or industrial catalogs. For Mask, Rigolini scanned images of various automobile fronts and placed each grille in the center of a blank page with only a caption indicating the year of manufacture, brand or model. The singular, decontextualized image produces a distancing but startling effect allowing the viewer to appreciate the raw design elements and unlimited possibilities of a country in the grips of a huge product and design revolution.
October 2015 / Hardcover
6 x 8 inches / 330 pp / 165 b&w
ISBN: 978-3-905929-81-2 · Retail Price: $60.00
Circles, Colour Structure Studies 1970/71
This elegant, slim catalog accompanies Bridget Riley’s exhibition Circles Colour Structure: Studies 1970/71, shown at Karsten Schubert in London November 2008-January 2009. This series of 22 gouaches was shown and published here for the first time, accompanied by an interview between the artist and her close friend Robert Kudielka, done in 1972, just following the creation of the works. “The studies I make have different purposes,” Riley said. “Obviously, many studies will be discarded en route to a painting, though they may still be interesting as visual statements.” A fascinating look at the process of this important artist.
2009 / Softcover / Exhibition catalog
9 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches / 48 pp / 22 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-19-7 · Retail Price: $35.00
Colour, Stripes, Planes and Curves
An essential publication for followers of the influential painter Bridget Riley, this exhibition catalog traces the artist’s progress through the agency of stripes, planes and curves through her paintings and studies from the past 30 years. Riley’s early color paintings were strongly influenced by the discoveries of Seurat and the Impressionists. Study of Cézanne, in particular his practice of drawing with color and a desire to dig deeper into pictorial space, led to the introduction of planes in grids formed by the junction of intersecting verticals and diagonals – and of colors and contrasts. Includes an interview with the artist conducted by the Director of Kettle’s Yard, Michael Harrison.
April 2012 / Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
9.75 x 11.75 inches / 40 pp / 3 b/w and 23 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-49-4 · Retail Price: $29.95
This fabulous catalogue which accompanies Bridget Riley’s retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris (June -September 2008) is an excellent opportunity to rediscover this important painter. Early works inspired by Seurat are to be seen alongside the well-known black and white paintings, monumental wall drawings and wall paintings, and recent canvases with curved forms and vivid colors. Illustrations of over 60 paintings are complemented by more than 80 drawings. With texts by Eric de Chassey, Jonathan Crary, Frances Follin, Robert Kudielka, Anne Montfort, Semir Zeki and Nadia Chalbi; an interview with the artist by Lynne Cooke; and an extensive biography.
September 2008 / Hardover / 9 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches 328 pp / 140 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-15-9 · Retail Price: $85.00
New Paintings and Gouaches
2006 / Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
10 x 11 3/4 inches / 48 pp / 21 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-01-2 · Retail Price: $59.95
Paintings and Drawings 1961-2004
2004 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
10 1/4 x 13 inches / 172 pp / extensive color
ISBN: 978-0-9541710-6-3 · Retail Price: $59.95
Paintings and Related Work 1983 – 2010
A focused, unique retrospective exhibition catalog from Berlin’s Galerie Max Hetzler, this large-format book presents an exhibition curated by Bridget Riley herself, and including works from private collections and some works never before shown in Germany. The focus is on the last three decades of this towering British artist’s work, and the book includes her 2009 essay, Work, and her 2005 conversation with Lynne Cooke. In 2009, Riley received Germany’s most prestigious prize, the Goslar Award for Modern Art, and in 2012 she will be awarded the Rubenspreis der Stadt Siegen. Designed and edited in Ridinghouse’s typically distinguished style, the book includes crisp reproductions, several fold-out pages and a rare photographic portrait of Riley, in front of a study for her Composition with Circles series.
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
Holzwarth Publications, Berlin
August 2011 / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 8 7/8 x 11 1/4 inches / 88 pp / 1 b&w and 32 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-42-5 · Retail Price: $49.95
Karsten Schubert (Ed.)
Newly designed and expanded, the 2012 edition of Bridget Riley: Complete Prints includes every print from the early 1960s to the present day. This beautiful catalogue raisonné of Bridget Riley’s graphic work now shows each print on its own page. Alongside a full colour inventory of the prints are essays by Lynne MacRitchie and Craig Hartley that together provide a greater context for Riley’s work. Here, MacRitchie explores Riley’s career as a printmaker focusing on different periods of activity. Hartley discusses the history of screenprinting and Riley’s relationship to the medium. Including over 80 prints – featuring 5 new prints from 2011 – this book brings together a substantial body of cohesive works.
2012 / Softcover / 9 x 8 inches
194 pp / 87 color
No ISBN · Retail Price: $35.00
This stunning exhibition catalog features over 40 works from the beginning of the artist’s monumental career. The iconic early black-and-white works—in the form of paintings, drawings, gouaches and prints—challenge the viewer’s sensations and form the foundation of Riley’s continued explorations of shape, movement and perception over the past four decades. Also featured are a 1967 interview with the British art critic David Sylvester on the distinctive, optically vibrant works made by Riley during the 1960s and an extensive conversation between the artist and Maurice de Sausmarez from 1967.
August 2012/ Softcover/ 9 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches/ 128 pp/ 5 b&w and 45 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-58-6 · Retail Price: $35.00
Paintings and Gouaches, 1979-80 & 2011
Bridget Riley: Paintings and Gouaches 1979-80 & 2011 features three new paintings which represent an important new direction in the artist’s work. Riley brings her exploration of the circle from the wall to the canvas, and from black and white to color. Through the layering of circles of yellow and orange, Riley asks the eye to continuously adjust as the shapes grow and compress, recede and advance, and dance across the canvas. Nine early ‘wave’ gouaches, twisted and curved, show the relationship and interplay of assorted colors. Full-color illustrations are accompanied by a conversation between Bridget Riley and Robert Kudielka from 1978, in which the artist discusses her move away from the blacks, grays and whites of the 1960s into the use of the curve as a rhythmic vehicle for color.
April 2013/ Exhibition catalog
Softcover/ 9 3/4 x 10 x 1/4 inches
40 pp/ 15 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-48-7 · Retail Price: $29.95