Unique Pieces in Series
Hubert Butin & Thomas Olbricht (Eds.)
At first glance, the phrase “Unique Pieces in Series” seems to be a contradiction in terms. How can something that supposedly exists only once be present several times? Yet, some editions by German artist Gerhard Richter (b. 1932) embody this particular principle of uniqueness in series. In his painting editions, photographic works, prints, drawings and multiples, Richter has developed a way of varying individual pieces within their respective identical production method. An entire edition thus consists of unique variants that are deliberately different. In conjunction with the upcoming exhibition, Gerhard Richter: The Editions, Museum Folkwang, Essen (2017), an informative hardbound catalog will follow combining both featured works along with examples from associated series and mediums. Gerhard Richter’s former studio assistant, Hubert Butin, along with curator Thomas Olbricht have joined together to create this important look into the world of Richter and his unique artistic practice.
May 2017 / English & German / Hardcover
8 ¼ x 10 ⅓ in. / 80 pp / 36 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-200-3 · Retail Price: $45.00
Chromos Goo Bugly
Beate Ermacora (Ed.)
Whether showing in London, Los Angeles, New York or Berlin, German artist Daniel Richter is recognized as a driving voice in the international contemporary painting world. Featured in this elegantly designed and image-packed exhibition catalog from Galerie im Taxispalais is a first-time survey in Austria on the artist’s work from 2000 through 2014. The paintings range from Richter’s early figurative/ sociopolitical paintings to the most recent oversized canvases exploring singular figures and their psychological states. Referred to by the artist as both an artist’s book and survey catalog, Chromos Goo Bugly leads the viewer on a dark journey into Richter’s vision of culture life and the individual in our complex contemporary culture. With essays by Beate Ermacora and Cord Riechelmann. An excellent companion to his many single-series monographs.
GALERIE IM TAXISPALAIS, AUSTRIA
Release Date: May 2015
English & German / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 8 3/4 x 11 inches
144 pp / 80 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-105-1 · Retail Price: $49.95
Left and Right Back, High Up, Two Small Windows
Alexandra McIntosh & Nicolaus Schafhausen (Eds.)
A major new work by London-based contemporary British video artist Hannah Rickards at the Fogo Island Arts, Grey Light is a two-screen projected video installation with eight channels of sound. Structured rhythmically around the pattern of a foghorn sounding, the piece embraces the foghorn as an auditory marker for non-visibility, or imagelessness. This slender exhibition catalog and artist book, the second publication from Fogo Island Arts, features Rickard’s striking new photographic imagery drawn from the installation’s materials and production process. Like Rickards’s work, the publication aims to bridge the distance between visual experience and its expression in language, whether spoken, written or gestural. Text by British arts writer Melissa Gronlund and conversation between Rickards and internationally distinguished curator Nicolaus Schafhausen. Rickards’s work has been widely exhibited in Canada, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Whitechapel Gallery, London, Johann Koenig, Berlin and Witte de With, Rotterdam.
FOGO ISLAND ARTS, NEWFOUNDLAND
October 2016 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
6 x 8 ¼ in. / 110 pp / 25 b&w and 15 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-205-2 · Retail Price: $28.00
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