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
In the second book from EPF on Zürich-based photographer and graphic artist Walter Pfeiffer (b. 1946), the artist’s little-known drawings, long overshadowed by his commercial and homoerotic photographic works, have finally come to light. Pfeiffer’s large-scale hyperrealistic pencil drawings from the 1970s served as points of departure and working models for many of his photographs and eventually gave rise to his legendary posters for the Zürich Filmpodium, magazine illustrations and commissioned portraits. Originally trained as a draftsman, Pfeiffer used China ink, colored pencil and watercolor to draw beautiful boys, women friends, still lifes and flowers in the 1980s and ’90s. Characterized by a cheerful, wakeful sensuality, the drawings alternate between graphic reduction and rich ornamentation. Drawings follows Pfeiffer’s encyclopedic publication, Welcome Aboard – Photographs 1980–2000 (EPF, 2001). His work can be found in the collections of Kunsthaus Zürich, Fotomuseum Winterthur and Bundeskunstsammlung Bern, the Windsor Collection and Sir Elton John Photography Collection, among others.
January 2018 / Hardcover
9 ¾ x 12 ½ in. / 492 pp / 380 color
ISBN: 978-3-906803-49-4 · Retail Price: $78.00
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
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.
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
Pies, Påtés, and Pastries: Secrets Old and New of the Art of Cooking
Pies, pâtés, and pastries are the noblest of foods. Their inner life is always a secret, their outer form, a sculpture. No other dishes are so well suited to surprises and culinary amusements. In this enchanting and historically enlightening book, Charlotte Birnbaum traces the life of such delicacies through diverse cultures and traditions. Birnbaum’s wondrous anecdotes of noblemen and farmers alike are woven together, each accompanied by toothsome recipes. Birnbaum’s third book in this delectable series, On The Table, combining art theory and gastronomy!
April 2013/ Hardcover
4 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches
132 pp / 16 b&w and color
ISBN: 978-3-943365-31-3 · Retail Price: $22.00
Artist, More Than An Artist
An immensely talented combination of insider and outsider artist, Marcel Pinas of Surinam uses beautiful, poignant installations to tell the story of his own people, the Maroons, descendants of African slaves. This exceptional monograph combines reproductions and installation photographs with inspiring texts putting the work of this important artist into the context of his threatened native region, the genocidal civil war in Surinam and the African culture of the Caribbean. Besides creating drawings, paintings, sculptures and installations, he has founded an art school, museum and artist-in-residence program for Maroon children, documented in this book. Writes one observer, “It is difficult to overestimate the social significance of his work.”
November 2011 / Hardcover / 9 x 11 inches / 144 pp / 3 b&w and 93 color
ISBN: 978-94-90322-30-4 · Retail Price: $49.95