A selection of recent releases for your consideration. One of these may just make the perfect addition to your collection or a thoughtful gift for another art lover.
HANS AND JEAN ARP: TWENTY SKETCHBOOKS
The diverse oeuvre of Hans Arp (1886-1966)—primarily consisting of sculptures, reliefs, drawings, collages and prints—is world-renowned, yet his sketchbooks remain relatively unknown. 20 Sketchbooks seeks to remedy this by reproducing as meticulous facsimiles 20 of Arp's small sketchbooks and spiral-bound pads, made between 1950 and 1966 and today held at the Fondazione Marguerite Arp-Hagenbach, located in Arp's last atelier in Locarno, Switzerland.
This publication allows us for the first time to "hold" Arp's sketchbooks in our hands and gain new insight into his working processes. Some sketches reveal themselves as drafts for fully realized artworks, yet the majority are exploratory works in themselves. 20 Sketchbooks contains over 400 sketches as well as written notes by the artist. The 20 volumes, each produced at its original size, are presented in a handmade box following the design of the carton in which they were found in Arp's archive.
Published by Gerhard Steidl Druckerei und Verlag, November 20, 2018
Edition of 1,000
YAYOI KUSAMA: FESTIVAL OF LIFE
Yayoi Kusama’s work has transcended two of the most important art movements of the second half of the twentieth century: pop art and minimalism. Her extraordinary and highly influential career spans paintings, performances, room-size presentations, outdoor sculptural installations, literary works, films, fashion, design, and interventions within existing architectural structures, which allude at once to microscopic and macroscopic universes.Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life documents the artist’s exhibition at David Zwirner’s Chelsea location in New York in late 2017, featuring a selection of paintings from her iconic My Eternal Soul series, new large-scale flower sculptures, a polka-dotted environment, and two Infinity Mirror Rooms. The monograph includes new scholarship on the artist by Jenni Sorkin, as well as sixty-five color reproductions and a special foldout poster.
Published by David Zwirner Books, September 25, 2018
A BUYER’S GUIDE TO PRINTS by Helen Rosslyn
For the prospective buyer, the world of printmaking can be overwhelming. Intaglio, lithography, aquatint and sugarlift―even the terms used have the potential to confuse. Helen Rosslyn, a prints and drawings specialist and Director of the London Original Print Fair, provides her expert insider advice in this straight-talking guide. She explains the techniques used by today’s printmakers, accompanied by a brief history of printmaking. A comprehensive glossary elucidates printmaking terms, including the newer language of digital printmaking. Rosslyn answers the commonly asked questions to help the reader navigate this often mysterious world. There are tips and expert advice from artists, print dealers, paper conservators, picture framers and art handlers, alongside reproductions of some of the finest prints from the collection of the Royal Academy of Arts, making this book the perfect companion for anyone interested in buying or collecting prints, whether old master or contemporary.
Published by the Royal Academy of Arts, November 20, 2018