Despite the indisputable importance of digital media in the art world, the appetite for physical books remains undimmed and this year has seen the release of some beautifully crafted works. So, in no particular order, here are our favorite books published in 2022. ‘4000’ by INVADER The Parisian-artist’s global invasion is undoubtedly one of the largest and most ambitious art projects that has ever been undertaken. In addition to photos of all the 4000 pieces which he has created in 80 cities worldwide over the […]
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‘I don’t feel like a photographer’ Barry McGee once confessed. So it’s no small irony that Aperture has just released Reproduction, his first book dedicated exclusively to that medium. The book is printed on a contrasting combination of the kind of thick gloss paper which is familiar to the publisher’s usual fine art photography publications and the thinner matte stock which McGee’s images are more commonly printed on in his many zines. The book collates just a small number of the many photographs that the […]
May 21st will mark the official public release of Jerry Hsu‘s second book, The Beautiful Flower Is the World, photo documentation of the curiosities spotted in the world around us. The San Jose-based pro-skateboarder and artist got into the spotlight with his Table for One project featuring photos of strangers dining alone a couple of years ago, and the new publication only confirms his killer sense of humor and an eye for life’s little absurdities. As part of the first edition, an undisclosed number of […]
German muralist and artist, Hendrik Beikirch, recently released his latest publication documenting his most recent project, Siberia, through The Montresso Foundation in Marrakech, Morocco. Accompanying a large solo exhibition comprising of large scale portraits created after his visits to the remote region of Russia, the artist worked once again with the same institution that introduced his previous Tracing Morocco series and publication. Through his work, Beikirch aims to portray the different areas of the world with intricate and captivating paintings of people living there. Done mostly with […]
On January 15th (10am Melbourne time), Jeremy Geddes (interviewed) will be releasing a book he has been working on for quite some time. Seven.Seventeen captures the past decade of the Australian artist’s work and includes many gorgeous full page spreads of some of his most iconic images. Produced in an edition of 2000, the 22cm x 30cm and 200 page hardcover will come signed and numbered for $145AUD. Follow his social media for the soon to be released link if you are interested in purchasing. Discuss Jeremy Geddes here.
Recently, Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) release a new 109 page monograph featuring images of his intensely colorful work. The Japanese artist’s unique artistic language mixes both the figurative and abstract, inspired by Edo period woodblock prints and paintings as well as his experiences growing up in the States. Included also are photos from the Brooklyn-based artist’s studio and documentation of his more recent showings like his sculptures and public art at Harbour City Hong Kong in 2014 (covered) and his exhibition at Zidoun-Bossuyt Galley in 2015 (covered). Those interested in purchasing the […]
David Stoupakis was asked recently to work on the limited editions of Joe Hill’s The Fireman book and boy did he deliver. Working in more color than he usually does, the New York-based painter used his artistic vision to beautifully bring to life scenes from the story about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion. The dust jacket, slipcase, and interior illustrations from Stoupakis are featured on the lettered tray case edition (run of 26 – sold out) and limited slipcased edition (run of 1000) copy of the book, […]
On August 9th (8 am PST), James Jean (interviewed) will be releasing a catalog of his show last year in Japan at Hidari Zingaro Gallery (covered). Curated by Takashi Murakami, the work for the exhibition in Tokyo was entitled Zugzwang, which now will be documented fully in this 80 page publication. Also included will be process images as well as related exploratory and ancillary works from the period. Seen here is the ultra limited (3 copies) Art Edition for $1000 which features a “custom-engineered cloth case with a magnetic enclosure that […]
Argentinian artist Elian Chali recently released his book entitled Hábitat. The softcover publication was released in edition of 1000 and it includes 208 pages with photographs, three essays and a foreword written by Martha Cooper (interviewed). In a conceptual sense, the book is a look over a city from the point of view of a regular person. Stepping away from the focus on art, the publication gives the reader a chance to experience the public artwork as they would in real life – by chance and/or […]
Back in 2014, Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Gallery successfully hosted a solo show from Joao Ruas entitled Verso (covered). This month, the Brazilian artist released a 64 page hardcover catalogue from the exhibition including a fold out center of his painting Cannae of You and Me. The limited edition full color publication comes signed and numbered, costs $35, and is available here. Discuss Joao Ruas here.