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Release: Nathan Ota – “Ikiru”

It looks like Nathan Ota’s new book Ikiru is up for preorder now from ZERO+ Publishing. The 144 page hardcover covers the LA-based artist’s work from his early street art to illustrations and gallery pieces to recent collaborations with the street artist RISK. The edition size is 1000 and will cost $50.00. Take a look at a couple more images below… Discuss Nathan Ota here.

Signings: Mark Ryden – “The GAY 90s & Pinxit” @ PK Shop

At the beginning of the month, AM paid the PK Shop a visit to attend the signing of two monographs from Mark Ryden. The newer of the two, The Gay 90s, published by Rizzoli, illustrates the works included Ryden’s 2010 exhibition The Gay 90s: Old Thyme Art Show at Paul Kasmin Gallery (covered) while Pinxit by Taschen is a more comprehensive overview of the low brow luminary’s paintings organized by the themes of his major exhibitions. Take a look at the events of the night in the photos below […]

Preview / Giveaway: Nils Müller “Vandals” Book Release

German photographer Nils Müller recently published his second book titled Vandals with the official release on the May 1st, which will be followed by a gallery show at Ruttkowski68 (Cologne, Germany) opening on May 24th. Similar to his last book Blütezeit, published back in 2008, this latest volume covers the rarely exposed lives of urban vandals, and is released in regular and limited edition (limited to 500 signed copies now available for pre-order). Being a graffiti writer himself, Nils started using his camera solely for a documenting purpose only, but it didn’t take long until he […]

Openings: Mike Brodie – “A Period of Juvenile Prosperity” @ Yossi Milo

Last week, we saw the return of Mike Brodie to the art world, with the opening of his debut show with Yossi Milo, entitled A Period of Juvenile Prosperity. For those not familiar, Brodie is a self-taught photographer who literally rode the rails, jumping trains and traveling across the country starting in the early 2000’s. When a friend gave him a Polaroid camera, he began to document his life on the road and his fellow travelers, earning himself the nickname “The Polaroid Kidd.” After a […]

Publications: ‘The Tall Trees of Tokyo’ by Matt Wagner

The Tall Trees of Tokyo landed in AM’s mailbox a few weeks ago, and after taking time to have a thorough read through, we have to take our hats off to author Matt Wagner and publisher Overcup Press. This beautifully presented book offers an insight into the artists that Wagner has discovered whilst on his many trips to Tokyo over the last 13 years. Wagner has curated exhibitions in Japan whilst immersing himself in the culture and he is also known for being the owner […]

Releases / Signings: Luke Chueh – “Bearing the Unbearable” @ G1988 – Melrose

As mentioned here earlier, Luke Chueh (interviewed) is having a series of autograph and sketching sessions celebrating the release of his new book – Bearing the Unbearable. Last weekend, we dropped by Gallery 1988 (Melrose) for the first and largest of these signings which also included a series of sketches on display from the LA-based artist. If you missed out on the book signing last week, don’t worry. Luke still has a few more. Additional Signings SATURDAY JUNE 16th, 2012 (6PM – 9PM) NUCLEUS GALLERY […]

Releases / Signings: Luke Chueh – “Bearing The Unbearable”

Tomorrow, June 9th (from 1-4 PM), Luke Chueh (interviewed) will be at the Gallery 1988 (Melrose location) signing his new book Bearing The Unbearable. Covering work from 2003-2009, the monograph is the first major publication from the LA-based artist known for his dark and humorous imagery featuring his cartoon-like characters including his infamous bear. Take a look at some photos we took of an advance copy down as well as a the full signing schedule and details down below. SATURDAY JUNE 9th, 2012 (1PM – 4PM) […]

Publications: Tim Barber “Untitled Photographs” Book

A year ago this month, Tim Barber unveiled an expansive and inspired debut US solo exhibition at OHWOW in Miami. Appropriately dubbed Untitled Photographs, the inviting body of work is comprised of a series of candid and composed portraits, landscapes, and narrative scenes spanning over a decade. Now, OHWOW’s pervasive publishing wing has graciously produced a book to memorialize the exhibition, including an introduction by writer, director, and actress Miranda July and an essay by Jesse Pearson, writer, curator, and former editor-in-chief of Vice Magazine where […]

Tauba Auerbach Keynote Speaker @ The NY Art Book Fair (Queens)

The NY Art Book Fair is set to kick off tomorrow, September 30th running through October 3rd. Generously organized again by non-profit Printed Matter, the sixth iteration of the free and open to the public event will see more than 200 exhibitors, cementing itself as the world’s premier event for artists’ books, contemporary art catalogs and monographs, art periodicals, and artist zines. The gravity defying architecture of MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens is reason enough to attend. However, as an even greater incentive this […]

Teaser: James Jean – Rebus book launch and signing @ LACMA

On August 28th, the LACMA will be hosting a signing and launch for James Jean’s (featured) newest book Rebus. Not only will James as well as friend Eric Nakamura (Giant Robot) be on hand reflect on their shared history, some of the artist’s treasured sketchbooks will be on display as well. More info and pics after the jump…