Books For The Collector’s Library

Books For The Collector’s Library


Regular Price $45.00 SALE $41 Damien Hirst Essays by Gordon Burn and George Post (Gagosian Gallery)

Regular Price $55.00 SALE $50 Apocalypse By Norman Rosenthal and others (Royal Academy of Arts/Abrams)

Regular Price $40.00 SALE $36 Ant Noises (Vols. 1 and 2) (Saatchi Gallery/D.A.P.)


New York’s Gagosian Gallery is currently showing new work by Damien Hirst, including 16 sculptures and a painting series. This fully illustrated catalogue is an important addition to existing publications on the original Brit bad boy. “Apocalypse,” on view at London’s Royal Academy, includes such international artists as Richard Prince, Luc Tuymans, Maurizio Cattelan, Mariko Mori, Wolfgang Tillmans and Jeff Koons. The show’s 256-page catalogue contains some 200 color illustrations, essays and photographs of the artists in their studios. “Ant Noises,” a two-part exhibition at London’s Saatchi Gallery, is accompanied by these catalogues containing brief descriptions of the works on view and full-page images of works by Gary Hume, Ron Mueck, Chris Ofili, Jenny Saville, Rachel Whiteread and others.


Regular Price $50.00 SALE $46 Bridget Riley: Selected Paintings 1961-1999 Essays by Ernst H. Gombrich, Robert Kudielka, Michael Krajewski, and an interview with Michael Craig-Martin (Hatje Cantz/D.A.P.)

Regular Price $20.00 SALE $18 Bridget Riley: Paintings 1982-2000 and Early Works on Paper Essay by Dave Hickey (PaceWildenstein)


British artist Bridget Riley is best known for her optically dizzying paintings of the ’60s. Her work is enjoying a renewed surge of interest with a spate of exhibitions, including a 1999 show in Dusseldorf and two fall shows in New York at PaceWildenstein Gallery and the Dia Center for the Arts. The 143-page catalogue from the Dusseldorf retrospective contains vibrant full-page reproductions of over 30 works, along with texts in German and English, and an essay on Mondrian by Riley. Accompanying the PaceWildenstein show is a catalogue with an essay by critic Dave Hickey and 25 lush color images.


Regular Price $29.95 SALE $27 Gerhard Richter: October 18, 1977 By Robert Storr (MOMA/Abrams)

Regular Price $80.00 SALE $74 Gerhard Richter: Drawings By Dieter Schwarz and Birgit Pelzer (Richter Verlag)

Regular Price $60.00 SALE $54 Gerhard Richter: Watercolors Interview by Dieter Schwarz (Richter Verlag)


One of the most acclaimed contemporary German artists, Gerhard Richter is represented in these three volumes by a range of figurative and abstract works in a variety of mediums. “October 18, 1977” is the title of a group of 15 paintings based on photos documenting the controversial deaths of members of the radical Baader-Meinhof group. In his essay, MOMA curator Robert Storr provides background and analysis of the works, which are on view at the museum this fall. The profusely illustrated volumes Gerhard Richter: Watercolors and Gerhard Richter: Drawings explore the large and diverse body of works on paper that the artist has produced during the course of his influential career.


Regular Price $45.00 SALE $41 Paul McCarthy Essays by Anthony Vidler, Dan Cameron and Lisa Phillips (New Museum/Hatje Cantz)

Regular Price $45.00 SALE $41 Gabriel Orozco Essays by Benjamin Buchloh, Molly Nesbit, Alma Ruiz and others (MOCA/CONACULTA/INBA)


These thoroughly illustrated volumes accompany the first major U.S. museum surveys of two of today’s most influential artists, Paul McCarthy and Gabriel Orozco. Los Angeles-based sculptor and performer McCarthy is known for his intense performances and scatological installations that tap into taboo realms of desire and lust. Paul McCarthy, coinciding with the traveling exhibition organized by Lisa Phillips and Dan Cameron for the New Museum of Contemporary Art, provides an in-depth look at over 100 works spanning the artist’s career.

Gabriel Orozco accompanies a 10-year survey of the Mexican-born artist’s works organized by Alma Ruiz for the L.A. County Museum of Art, where it debuted. Insightful essays, numerous colorplates and a special cartoon project by Damian Ortega explore some 100 of the artist’s best-known sculptures, installations, photos and videos.


Regular Price $60.00 SALE $54 YES YOKO ONO By Alexandra Munroe with Jon Hendricks (Japan Society/Abrams)

A key Fluxus artist and a major contributor to the development of Conceptual and performance art, Yoko Ono had already achieved considerable notoriety in the art worlds of Tokyo, London and New York by the early 1960s, well before her famous collaborative efforts with John Lennon in music, film and life. After Lennon’s death in 1980, Ono resumed work as a solo artist and has received international recognition for her multimedia installations, experimental performances and provocative objects.

The first comprehensive study of Ono’s 40-year career, this book accompanies a major traveling museum exhibition, which opens at the Japan Society in New York this fall. Lavishly illustrated and packed with never-before published documentary material, the 352-page volume contains in-depth essays by Japan Society director Alexandra Munroe and Fluxus expert Jon Hendricks, as well as contributions by writers Murray Sayle, Jann S. Wenner, Kristine Stiles and others. An added bonus included with the book is a CD of recent music by Ono that is not available elsewhere.


Regular Price $125.00 SALE $118 The Paintings of Edward Hopper Commentary by Gail Levin on each work (Whitney Museum)

Regular Price $125.00 SALE $118 The Watercolors of Edward Hopper Commentary by Gail Levin on each work (Whitney Museum)


Edward Hopper’s haunting paintings have long been regarded as quintessential images of mid-20th-century America. His melancholy urban scenes, such as Early Sunday Morning (1930) and Nighthawks (1942), presaged a number of subsequent developments in American art, including Pop art. Later, he explored the nuances of light in Gloucester and on Cape Cod in evocative land- and seascapes. Since his death in 1967, Hopper’s influence on artists and public interest in his life and work have continued to grow. Equally adept at both oils and watercolors, the New York-based artist produced 366 oils and 357 watercolors, all of which are reproduced in these two stunning volumes. Each illustration is accompanied by an insightful commentary by Hopper biographer Gail Levin. The books constitute an accessibly priced version of the artist’s catalogue raisonne, originally published as a four-volume set.


Regular Price $ 55.00 SALE $50 Wolfgang Laib Essays by Klaus Ottmann and Margit Rowell (Smithsonian)

Regular Price $27.50 SALE $25 Cai Guo-Qiang By Fei Dawei (Fondation Cartier/Thames & Hudson)

Regular Price $27.50 SALE $25 Sarah Sze By Jerome Sans and Jean Louis Schefer (Fondation Cartier/Thames & Hudson)


Sculptor and installation artist Wolfgang Laib, known for works in unusual materials such as pollen, milk and wax, is one of the most respected artists to emerge from Germany in the past 30 years. This profusely illustrated book accompanies a major museum survey of Laib’s work that tours the U.S. beginning this fall. Cai Guo-Qiang and Sarah Sze are fully illustrated books that coincided with recent exhibitions at the Fondation Cartier in Paris. In his literally explosive installations, Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang invokes traditions of ancient art and philosophy of the East while addressing today’s avant-garde. Sarah Sze has received acclaim in recent years for intricate installations using everyday materials.


Regular Price $65.00 SALE $59 Modern Contemporary Essays by Kirk Varnedoe, Paola Antonelli and Joshua Siegel (MOMA/Abrams)

The final installation of the MoMA2000 series of exhibitions at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, currently on view, highlights the museum’s extensive holdings of contemporary art since 1980. The book, like the exhibition series, regroups works into thematic categories instead of following a linear chronology, resulting in intriguing juxtapositions, sequences and cross-references. This catalogue contains 750 illustrations–many of which go beyond the works in the show–that are an invaluable resource for contemporary art lovers. The catalogue contains brief essays by MOMA curators that suggest a variety of ways to identify key themes and multiple indexes. It is an important reference tool for one of the world’s first and most important museums of modern and contemporary art.


Regular Price $25.00 SALE $23 Double Vision Essays by Sianne Ngai, Nancy Shaw and Neville Wakefield (Dia Center for the Arts/D.A.P.)

Regular Price $60.00 SALE $54 Douglas Gordon (Tate Liverpool/D.A.P.)

Regular Price $45.00 SALE $41 Stan Douglas Essays by George Wagner, William Wood and Daina Augaitis (Vancouver Art Gallery)


“Double Vision” at Dia in New York brought together works by Canadian artist Stan Douglas and Scotsman Douglas Gordon, two of today’s most important film and video artists. The catalogue contains numerous illustrations and insightful essays. Gordon’s show “Black Spot”at the Tate Liverpool is the occasion for this impressive catalogue, created with famed designer Bruce Mau. The beautiful 414-page volume presents the artist’s text-based work in a graphically engaging style. Douglas’s traveling exhibition, appearing at L.A. MOCA this winter, includes four video projections and about 40 color photographs. This 134-page catalogue thoroughly documents these works with images and informative essays, and also includes some behind-the-scenes production photos.

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