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Publications: Roger Gastman – “Tools Of Criminal Mischief”

Our friend Roger Gastman has been a busy boy. First he was the consulting producer for Exit Through the Gift Shop, then he curated the Sanrio anniversary art show, and later in 2011, he’ll be helping the MOCA to curate their Art in the Streets exhibition. Somehow, he still found a way to squeeze some time in to write a new book on graffiti. Bringing together street art stories from current day to all the way back in the 1940’s, it’s definitely one to grab […]
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Releases: Arkitip Issue No. 0056 – JR

It seems like Arkitip has been involved in some pretty cool projects recently including the Andrew Schoultz show at their space in LA and the recent Jose Parla x Incase releases. Word now comes that the next issue (No. 0056) of their comprehensive art magazine will focus on French street photographer and TED prize winner – JR.  The edition will be limited to 1000, consist of 128 pages, and even more exciting, be packaged with two 5 x 7 In. (12.7 x 17.78 cm) original […]

Openings: Marion Peck – “What You Are, So Once Were We” @ Sloan Fine Art

A couple weeks ago, Marion Peck along with husband Mark Ryden hosted a book signing for Peck’s first fine art monograph, Animal Love Summer, at Sloan Fine Art in New York. This coincided with her recently opened and current show What You Are, So Once Were We which featured new paintings (large and small) and sculptural pieces. What really drew us in though were the portrait pieces styled after vintage photographs, each with a story to tell. Take a look at more photos after the […]

Allison Sommers’ Hand-Painted Book

Inspired by her recent visit to the NY Art Book Fair (where we spied Tauba Auerbach’s upcoming pop-up book), Allison Sommers (interviewed) decided to work on a project of her own. The resulting labor of love was GK:2, a beautiful handpainted and hand-sewn art book put together using watercolor paper and bound by wallpaper scraps. You can read more about her process on her blog, and take a look at more pics after the jump…
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Releases/Highlights: Tauba Auerbach “[2,3]” Pop-Up Book & MOVE! Performance

A little over a month ago at the NY Book Fair, organized by the largest non-profit dedicated to publications made by artists Printed Matter, Tauba Auerbach unveiled the beginnings of an intriguing and gravity defying pop-up book. On the heels of her powerful solo exhibition, The W Axis (covered), as well as a blowout result at a recent charity auction where one of her much sought after Fold paintings reportedly sold for nearly 10x the estimate, the scalding hot contemporary artist has condensed her methodical […]
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Releases: “Murakami Versailles” Book

Much like Jeff Koons, who in 2008 was the first artist granted the honor of  exhibiting in the royal French chateau, a book is set to release chronicling Takashi Murakami’s recent efforts to reinvent the home decor of the historic Palace of Versailles (covered). Ranking as the 39th most powerful art figure by Art Review, the Japanese pop art sensation had an impressive year, continuing his partnership Louis Vuitton, exhibiting with Gagosian in Rome, participating in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and even “collaborating” with […]

Releases: “MAYDAY: The Art of Shepard Fairey” Book

Following in a long line of elegantly produced Shepard Fairey exhibition catalogs, a new publication has just been unveiled to honor his historic creative outpouring that kicked off this past summer’s art season. While landmark in it’s own right as a result of the scope and scale of the effort, the instantly iconic show also served as an emphatic going out party for Deitch Projects, the game-changing gallery in a large part responsible for taking street art out of the shadows and into the limelight. […]
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Basel Week Miami ’10 Barry McGee Book Signing

Much like with the KAWS signing (covered), we informed you earlier in the week that Barry McGee would host a signing for his new book at the Ratio 3 booth during Art Basel Miami Beach. His impressive clusters constructed at the Bay Area booth (covered), much like those at the Roberts & Tilton’s space (covered), served as the perfect backdrop for Barry to spend some time with fans and beautify some copies of his brilliantly assembled book produced by Alleged Press and Damiani Editore. The […]

Basel Week Miami ’10 – KAWS Book Signing @ The Standard Hotel

As we reported earlier in the week, The Standard Miami served as ground zero today for a more intimate, less rushed signing of KAWS’ new book with Rizzoli, where guests were invited to sit down with the artist and share some time. Partnering with OHWOW, the local gallery who seemingly has their hands in everything special going on during Art Basel Week, the swanky pop-up shop was ripe with exclusively published art books, a selection of artwork and custom products only offered for the weekend […]

Releases / Signings: “Trespass” @ Taschen (Los Angeles) & Basel Week Miami ’10

Our friend Jasper Wong stopped by the “Trespass” book release and signing a couple weeks ago at the Beverly Hills outpost of Taschen and snapped some pics for us. In related news, the final event of the year surrounding the publication will be a signing at Art Basel Week. Hosted by Wooster Collective, the party will feature artists in attendance as well as Shepard Fairey on the ones and twos. More info on the Miami event and photos from the LA book release after the […]