The phenomenally creative musician and filmmaker David Byrne presents new artwork that explores daily life in surprising ways, with unique reflections on shared human experiences - a book for our time from a highly influential artist.
Through striking and humorous figurative drawings, the iconic artist and musician David Byrne depicts daily life in intriguing ways. His illustrations, created while under quarantine, expand on the dingbat, a typographic ornament used to illuminate or break up blocks of text, to explore the nuances of life under lockdown and evoke the complex, global systems the pandemic cast in bright light. Edited and designed by Alex Kalman in close collaboration with Byrne, this unique book reflects on shared experiences and presents history as a story that is continually undergoing revision.
The perfect miscellany for every art lover - an essential and engaging collection of facts, figures, and findings about art, artists, and the art world, past and present.
This extraordinary compendium of compelling facts, figures, and findings gathers and distils obscure and fascinating information about art, artists, and the art world. Fun, surprising, and compelling, in this covetable book you will learn:
- which artist's work is stolen most often (Picasso).
- names of artists' pets: Fat Fat & Cous-Cous (Louise Nevelson's cats), Giotto and Goya (John Baldessari's dogs).
- artist couples (Nancy Rubins and Chris Burden; Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely; Dorothea Tanning and Max Ernst).
- things artists collect: prosthetic arms and legs (Sophie Calle), glass eyes (Hiroshi Sugimoto).
- odd jobs and side hustles: telephone marketer (Tomma Abts), crop duster (James Turrell).
- artists who were rejected from art school (Francisco Goya, Auguste Rodin).
... and hundreds of other miscellaneous details. Thoughtfully and thoroughly researched, this intriguing book offers refreshing and surprising perspectives on the world of art.
The five page-turning chapters cover:
- Art School.
- Art Studio.
- Art Museum.
- Art World.
The groundbreaking sculptor's most comprehensive monograph to date.
Jean-Michel Othoniel is an artist who creates sculptures that explore themes of fragility, transformation, and ephemerality. Using the repetition of such modular elements as bricks or beads, his work deploys various strategies that hint at loss and despair - cracks in his objects' perfect surfaces, negative spaces and, early in his career, transient materials such as sulfur. The most authoritative study of the artist's work to date, it includes intimate gallery pieces as well as monumental public commissions around the world.
The curator who founded MoMA's video program recounts the artists and events that defined the medium's first 50 years.
Since the introduction of portable consumer electronics nearly a half century ago, artists throughout the world have adapted their latest technologies to art-making. In this book, curator Barbara London traces the history of video art as it transformed into the broader field of media art - from analog to digital, small TV monitors to wall-scale projections, and clunky hardware to user-friendly software. In doing so, she reveals how video evolved from fringe status to be seen as one of the foremost art forms of today.
The definitive monograph on the work of one of the most prolific, versatile, and exciting artists of the last three decades.
Over the past 30 years, Swiss-born, New York-based artist Ugo Rondinone has developed a distinct body of work: vibrant paintings, immersive installations, sculptures, and text-based works, all united by a poetic quality and an enduring preoccupation with such universal themes as time and cosmic cycles. Profoundly interested in the contemplation of everyday life, Rondinone reconciles the visual language of psychedelia and advertising with meditative, intimate reflections on personal and collective experiences. This book brings fresh perspective to his remarkable life and career and is a must-have for his huge global following.
The most exciting rising stars in contemporary art - who's who and what's next - featuring 107 artists born since 1980, as chosen by a new generation of art experts and leaders.
This stunningly illustrated survey brings together more than 100 of the most innovative and interesting contemporary artists working across all media and spanning the globe. These are tomorrow's art superstars as chosen by the future leaders of the art world: the curators, writers, and academics with their fingers on the pulse of contemporary art and culture.
Artists featured include: Lawrence Abu Hamdan; Farah Al Qasimi; Korakrit Arunanondchai; Firelei Báez; Meriem Bennani; Amoako Boafo; Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley; Jordan Casteel; Jesse Darling; Jadé Fadojutimi; Louis Fratino; Lauren Halsey; Kudzanai-Violet Hwami; Joy Labinjo; Lina Lapelyte; Carolyn Lazard; Ad Minoliti; Tyler Mitchell; Toyin Ojih Odutola; Ima-Abasi Okon; Thao Nguyen Phan; Christina Quarles; Tschabalala Self; Paul Mpagi Sepuya; Shen Xin; Avery Singer; Martine Syms; Salman Toor; Zadie Xa.
The 100+ nominators originate from institutions including: Baltimore Museum of Art; Bellas Artes Projects (Manila); ESPAC (Mexico City); The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre (Ho Chi Minh City); KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin); MoMA (New York); Museo de Arte Moderno (Medellín); Museums Victoria (Melbourne); RAW Material Company (Dakar); Sharjah Art Foundation; Studio Museum in Harlem (New York); Tai Kwun Contemporary (Hong Kong); Tate Modern (London); Whitechapel Gallery (London); Whitney Museum of American Art (New York); and X Museum (Beijing).
An updated and expanded edition of the acclaimed in-depth monograph on one of the most influential artists of our time.
Conceived in close collaboration with the artist, this updated survey tracks Eliasson's artistic practice from the 1990s to the present day, including recent exhibitions at Tate Modern, London (In real life, 2019) and the Beyeler Foundation, Basel (Life 2021). Through hundreds of illustrations bracketed by writings on and by Eliasson, this book provides an unparalleled overview of his remarkably accessible output, from such large-scale interactive experiences as the weather project at Tate Modern, London (2003) to smaller, more delicate works on paper or made of glass, and includes photography, painting, and film.
L'oeuvre de Francis Bacon (1909-1992) incarne l'angoisse existentielle de la condition humaine moderne.
Ses images saisissantes de visages hurlants et de corps torturés semblent symboliser les tourments et le désespoir de l'humanité au sortir de la Seconde Guerre mondiale ; mais elles témoignent également d'une technique évoquant celle de grands maîtres de la peinture comme Titien, Velázquez et Rembrandt.
Exprimant des émotions violentes et réprimées, son oeuvre met aussi en scène les échos de sa vie de bohème dans le quartier interlope de Soho, aux côtés de Lucian Freud et de John Deakin, qu'il a souvent utilisés comme modèles dans ses tableaux.
The fi rst true monograph on the work of celebrated French conceptual artist and sculptor Bernar Venet.
Bernar Venet is one of France's most celebrated living artists. Having emerged from the late 1960s avant-garde scene in New York, Venet developed a personal aesthetic based on an innovative use of mathematics and science, where control, chance, and chaos converge to form a fi ne equilibrium while investigating their relationship with the environment. Conversant in many media, Venet is mostly known for his monumental outdoor sculptures in major cities worldwide and, in fall 19, his Arc Majeur is due for completion at a site in Belgium - at almost 200 feet in height (60 metres), Venet's sculpture will be taller than New York's Statue of Liberty.
The first in-depth survey of the life and work of one of America's most celebrated contemporary artists.
Jim Hodges is an artist who addresses issues such as memory, love, and existential struggles through a multifaceted practice that includes photography, screen printing, and sculpture. His use of found materials like rocks and denim, coupled with the adoption of transitory shapes like spiderwebs, speaks of a personal experience that resonates on a collective level filtered through elements available in nature. Mysterious, beautiful, poetic, and conceptually deep, Hodges's work has the rare quality of being simultaneously thoughtprovoking and visually beautiful.
The first complete survey of the work of the much-loved and collected contemporary Italian multimedia artist Paola Pivi - with more than 250 images, including previously unpublished work.
Probably best known for her playful, complex installations of life-sized, brightly-hued, feathered polar bears, Paola Pivi has created work across a range of media - including sculpture, video, photography, performance, and installation - throughout her 27-year career. Often using recognisable objects that are modified to introduce new scale, material, or color, her work challenges viewers to rethink their position. This in-depth monograph, made with the close involvement of the artist, is her most substantial publication to date and features more than 250 images, including previously unpublished work, together with five newly commissioned essays giving insight and perspective on her incredibly diverse body of work.
The first book to comprehensively document the 140-year history and influence of Finland's legendary product design brand.
Iittala is a world-renowned master of Finnish design, producing objects that are as timeless and beautiful as they are essential. Here, for the first time, products and images from different decades are brought together to document the company's growth dynamically from a small glass workshop in a remote village to one of the design world's most recognisable brands.
The result: a lavishly illustrated chronicle of Iittala's fabulous designs, progressive philosophies, and unique working methods
Aucun artiste n'a autant fasciné le public qu'Andy Warhol (1928-1987). Ses oeuvres sont emblématiques de la culture pop. En abolissant la frontière entre art "noble" et art commercial, il a exercé une influence considérable sur le monde de l'art.
Richement illustré, ce volume retrace l'ensemble de la trajectoire de Warhol, de ses tableaux de boîte de soupe Cambpell's ou de billets de banque aux séries de portraits de stars américaines comme Marilyn Monroe et Elvis Presley. Analysant aussi bien les créations de l'atelier de Warhol (la fameuse Factory) que ses expériences cinématographiques et ses performances multimédia, ce livre constitue une présentation idéale de sa vie et de son oeuvre.
The Story of Art, one of the most famous and popular books on art ever written, has been a world bestseller for over half a century. Attracted by the simplicity and clarity of his writing, readers of all ages and backgrounds have found in Professor Gombrich a true master, who combines knowledge and wisdom with a unique gift for communicating his deep love of the subject.
For this new, compact edition The Story of Art has been completely redesigned, giving a fresh perspective to Gombrich's well-loved text. The illustrations, collected together in a separate section towards the back of the book for easy reference, vividly illustrate the lively and engaging narrative and are in colour throughout.
The Story of Art has always been admired for two key qualities: it is a pleasure to read and a pleasure to handle. In these respects the pocket edition is no exception, combining smoothly flowing text with a clear, simple design in a convenient and accessible format. The new edition allows this classic work to continue its triumphant progress for another generation, and to remain the title of first choice for all newcomers to art.
It was in 1967 that Italian art critic Germano Celant coined the term Arte Povera (poor art) to describe the work of a generation of young Italian artists. Emerging alongside such international movements as Land Art, Minimalism and Conceptual Art, Arte Povera used simple, "poor" gestures and materials - twigs, metals, glass, fabric, stone, even live animals - to turn away from traditional "high" art.
They explored the relation between art and life as it is made manifest in natural processes or cultural dynamics. First exhibiting together in Italy in the late 1960s, artists Giovanni Anselmo, Alighiero Boetti, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Luciano Fabro, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz, Marisa Merz, Giulio Paolini, Pino Pascali, Giuseppe Penone, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Emilio Prini and Gilberto Zorio went on to become internationally renowned.
Bridging the natural and the artificial, the urban and the rural, Mediterranean life and Western modernity, Arte Povera's impact still resounds.
Joseph Beuys (1921-1986) - sculptor, painter, draughtsman, teacher, theorist and political activist - ranks among the most radical and influential artists to emerge during the second half of the twentieth century. An enigmatic figure whose complex imagination drew on his research across a wide range of themes - including mythology, zoology, botany and the spiritual theories of Rudolf Steiner - Beuys strove to establish a truly democratic approach towards artistic creativity, and prove that modern art need not be confined to the museum or the gallery.
This book illustrates how from Beuys's provocative 'Actions' of the 1960s and 1970s, to his ambitious environmental project 7000 Oaks - which would lead to the mass planting of trees in a series of events that continued after his death - he was never one to shun controversy. His anti-authoritarian approach gained him respect and notoriety in equal measures. As Antliff effectively demonstrates, the ecological and political issues that informed much of Beuys's art can be considered as relevant today as they were in his own lifetime.
Jessica Stockholder has long broken down the boundaries between painting, sculpture, and architecture to explore the body in social and cultural space - using found objects intertwined with profusions of vivid hues. This revised, updated edition spotlights the extraordinary evolution of her career, and examines the pivotal role she has played in shaping some of the most fundamental ideas around which contemporary sculpture and painting revolve today.
Os-Angeles-based artist Paul McCarthy (b.1945) creates Disneyesque installations, sculptures of animal/vegetable/human hybrids and slapstick performances in a purge of a national subconscious. The psycho-sexual desires and anxieties induced by the media and the built environment of contemporary America emerge in his collisions of plastic prosthetic limbs and condiments that stand in for bodily fluids.
These works have been variously deployed: through live actions, often documented on video, and more recently in outsized figures and artificial rural environments, combined in overtly sexual ways. McCarthy's work echoes that of European artists such as Joseph Beuys or the Viennese Aktionistes, but gives 'action art' a postmodern twist. This is the first comprehensive survey of over twenty years of work by a profoundly influential artist whose work is in the collections of the world's most important museums.
A comprehensive study of one of the most versatile artists and acute observers of our time, who fuses art and fashion American artist Sterling Ruby works in a large variety of media, including sculpture, ceramics, painting, and video art. Ruby is influenced by a wide range of sources, including marginalized societies, maximum-security prisons, modernist architecture, artefacts and antiquities, graffiti, waste and consumption, and urban gangs. Through these, he examines the psychological space where individual expression confronts social constraint.
This thorough, multifaceted assessment of Raymond Pettibon's entire career to date includes nearly 700 images, contributions from important figures in the art-historical and cultural fields, and a recent interview with the artist.
Beginning with childhood drawings, the book moves through to his mature work, which embraces both high and low culture.
Includes ink drawings, paintings, wall drawings, comics, videos, and more, spanning half a century, from the time Pettibon was a child to contemporary work, which takes inspiration from literature, politics, sports, art history, and sexuality.
- Features a title on the front cover and spine that was hand lettered by the artist and nearly 200 never- before-published works and items of ephemera.
- The book accompanies a major survey exhibition at the New Museum, New York, opening February 2017 and travelling to Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, The Netherlands in summer 2017, with a simultaneous sister show at the Garage Museum in Moscow in spring 2017.
- Pettibon is represented by David Zwirner, New York, London, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, Sadie Coles HQ, London and Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin.
The first and much anticipated monograph on the groundbreaking work of one of today's most celebrated multimedia artists.
French artist Lili Reynaud-Dewar creates environments and situations in which she uses her own body to examine the dual experience of vulnerability and empowerment that results from acts of exposing oneself to the world. Evolving through a range of media such as performance, video, installation, sound, and literature, her work considers the fluid border between public and private space, challenging conventions related to the body, sexuality, power relations, and institutional spaces. This is the first book to document her remarkable career.
A selection of stellar contributors to the fabulous women's magazine The Gentlewoman present a timely selection of thought-provoking, witty essays on manners, offering the modern woman viewpoints and advice on classic conundrums and totally contemporary matters With contributions from a roster of The Gentlewoman's impeccably engaging contributors and readers, including Ann Friedman, Eva Wiseman, Otegha Uwagba, Caroline Roux, Susan Irvine, and Joan Juliet Buck, this thoughtful, stylish collection of essays is an essential guide to navigating today's world. Individually arresting and unexpected, with advice on subjects ranging from the classic topics of manners and social behavior (tipping; arriving alone; godparenting; hosting) to totally contemporary matters (the best legal drugs; the benefits of a menstrual cup; the art of regifting; and crafting the perfect out of office reply), and tips and opinions galore from fun friends of the magazine from Miranda July and Hilary Mantel to Kylie Minogue and Honey Dijon, together these essays form a singular perspective on modern life: that of The Gentlewoman.