Art Monographs

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ANNA COATALEN: ART FOR HAPPINESS ET BONHEUR

Written by Heal, Annikcoatalen
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September 15, 2019 | Hardcover | Unicorn Publishing Group | 140 Pages |
$35.00

GUILLERMO LORCA: THE ETERNAL LIFE

Written by Lorca, Guillermo
Guillermo Lorca: The Eternal Life is a selection of the work of the last seven years of the renowned Chilean artist Guillermo Lorca. With an introduction by the acclaimed art historian and critic Edward Lucie-Smith, this book introduces us to the work of one of the finest contemporary artists in Chile. Lorca’s disturbing, poetic oil paintings blend Surrealism with the Spanish Baroque. Characterized by realist art composed of Baroque scenes, his paintings evoke great painters of the past, including Rembrandt, Velázquez, and Caravaggio, and the aesthetics of abundance, opulence, and sensuality exemplified in the Baroque tradition. Lorca places his characters, mostly animals and girls, in magical, discomfiting settings, combining the human psyche with a projection of nature in an effort to create a window into the unconscious mind. His work—ambitious, erotic, poetic, and disconcerting—challenges our expectations about what society is and does. With more than one hundred color images, including many close-ups of Lorca’s paintings, readers can explore his techniques and appreciate the scale of his life-sized art. Guillermo Lorca: The Eternal Life allows readers to enter Lorca’s world of fantasy and magical realism and take an intimate look at the work of a rising star in contemporary art.
August 15, 2019 | Hardcover | Unicorn Publishing Group |
$35.00
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JOEL SHAPIRO: SCULPTURE AND WORKS ON PAPER 1969-2019

Written by Shiff, Richard
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December 15, 2019 | Hardcover | Scheidegger and Spiess | 240 Pages |
$85.00
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GEORG BASELITZ

Written by Schulz-Hoffmann, Carla
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September 15, 2019 | Hardcover | Hirmer Verlag GmbH | 220 Pages |
$39.95

MARIA LASSNIG: WAYS OF BEING

An Austrian artist known for her painted self-portraits and theory of body awareness, Maria Lassnig (1919–2014) was the first female artist to win the Grand Austrian State Prize in 1988. As part of the Hundsgruppe, or “Dog Pack,” in the 1950s, she was influenced by abstract expressionism and action painting, as well as surrealist artists such as André Breton, who she met on a trip to Paris. But despite these influences, she was often ahead of the art of her time. Describing how Lassnig positioned herself in the art scene, this book provides a new perspective on the work of this multifaceted artist. Structured both chronologically and thematically, Maria Lassnig encompasses the various media she worked in over the years, presenting her paintings, drawings, films, sculptures, and notebooks. The authors focus on the central topics of her creative work, such as her body awareness pictures, in which she explores the perception of her own body in relation to space, objects, and animals—a form of painting from the inside out, which defines the relationship between the artist and the world around her. Additionally, the book examines the new discoveries that have come to light in recent years during the examination of Lassnig’s estate, including various works which have rarely or never been exhibited. Published in conjunction with what would have been the artist’s one hundredth birthday, this beautifully illustrated book is a comprehensive retrospective of this extraordinary woman artist.
July 15, 2019 | Paperback | Hirmer Verlag GmbH | 208 Pages |
$39.95

NITSCH: SPACES OF COLOR

Austrian avant-garde artist Hermann Nitsch is known for his visceral performance art pieces—often based on the ritualistic practice of sacrifice—which he conceived after experiencing World War II as a child. His performances, however, are not his only contribution to the art world. Around 1960, he produced his first “splatter” painting, a form of action painting that is primarily concerned with the substance of the paint. Nitsch: Spaces of Color follows the artist through the development of his painterly works from the early 1960s to the present day, tracing his investigation of paint from one painting to the next. Focusing on the characteristics of Nitsch’s various work cycles, the authors examine the artist’s first splatter paintings, his floor splatter paintings from the Red Cycle in 1995, the works from his Six-Day Play in 1989, and his yellow Resurrection Cycle in 2002. While one color dominates in Nitsch’s monochrome works, others reveal an explosion of colors. The paint, the authors show, is splattered, sprayed, or even possibly applied in liquid form or impasto. The essays also speculate that Nitsch may both use a paintbrush or smear the paint with his hands. Using 150 color images of these works, this book illustrates throughout that Nitsch’s focal point is the exploration of the state of the paint itself, which constantly varies between liquid and solid.
July 15, 2019 | Hardcover | Hirmer Verlag GmbH | 224 Pages |
$39.95
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CAILLEBOTTE: PAINTER AND PATRON OF IMPRESSIONISM

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September 15, 2019 | Hardcover | Hirmer Verlag GmbH | 120 Pages |
$24.00
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TURNER: THE SEA AND THE ALPS

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September 15, 2019 | Hardcover | Hirmer Verlag GmbH | 180 Pages |
$39.95

ALEX KATZ: PAINTING THE NOW

American painter Alex Katz’s career has now spanned nearly seven decades, two hundred solo exhibitions, and five hundred group exhibitions. He has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy Museum, New York, been awarded two honorary doctorates and named the Philip Morris Distinguished Artist at the American Academy of Berlin. Today, his works can be found in over one hundred public collections worldwide—a long way from his beginnings in Brooklyn, New York, where he was born in 1927. This collection of essays follows Katz from his emergence on the New York art scene in the 1950s—during the heyday of abstract expressionism—through every creative phase of his career. But as the essays show, this pioneer of pop art has always had a unique aesthetic that stood him apart from other painters of his generation. Influenced by contemporary music, dance, and poetry, he pursued his own idiosyncratic and decidedly modern form of realism. From his iconic portraits of family, friends, and artistic collaborators to his less well-known landscapes and city scenes, Katz’s consummate technique and sensitivity for painterly surfaces unfolded in productive tension with the formal languages of film, fashion, and advertising. Illustrated with over one hundred color images and including recent essays and interviews illuminating his influence on contemporary artists, Alex Katz is an impressive compilation of the life of an artist who devoted himself to the representation of the immediacy of human perception and, as he calls it, “painting in the present tense.”
July 15, 2019 | Hardcover | Hirmer Verlag GmbH | 120 Pages |
$38.00
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BASQUIAT: BY HIMSELF

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November 15, 2019 | Hardcover | Hirmer Verlag GmbH | 160 Pages |
$41.00

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