New York Art Book Fair

Pace Publishing

Oct 13 – Oct 16, 2022
New York
Art Fair Details:

548 West 22nd Street
Booth B10
Oct 13 – 16, 2022

Artist Book Signing:

Robert Nava
Saturday, Oct 15
2 – 4 PM


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Pace Publishing, Pace Gallery’s imprint, is pleased to participate in Printed Matter’s 2022 New York Art Book Fair (NYABF).

Pace Publishing’s booth at the fair will spotlight 15 titles released in 2021 and 2022, including new publications highlighting the practices of artists such as Agnes Martin, Mark Rothko, Yoshitomo Nara, Prabhavathi Meppayil, Adrian Ghenie, Adam Pendleton, Elmgreen & Dragset, and Robert Nava, among others. As part of Pace Publishing’s presentation at the book fair, Nava will sign copies of his monograph, released this year, on Saturday, October 15, from 2 to 4 p.m.

For over six decades, Pace Gallery has been publishing books in collaboration with and in support of its artists, establishing Pace Publishing as one of the longest standing gallery imprints and a pioneer in art bookmaking.

Over 500 titles have been created under Pace Publishing, with an enduring focus on original scholarship and innovative design, underpinned by a rigorous and creative approach. Today, Pace Publishing remains dedicated to working closely with artists, commissioning writing that introduces new voices to the art historical canon, and creating lasting resources for understanding each artist’s unique practice. Pace Publishing draws on the expertise of the gallery’s tenured in-house design team, who have been at Pace for nearly 30 years, to creatively direct every publication, as well as its in-house curators to identify leading thinkers in the field.

In September, Pace Publishing released a Korean translation of the 2021 title Adrian Ghenie: The Hooligans on the occasion of the artist’s first exhibition at the gallery’s expanded arts complex in Seoul, where books from the imprint are available for purchase at the bookshop in the new on-site Osulloc Tea House. Heralding a new chapter in Pace Publishing’s long and proud history as one of the foremost producers of art books and art historical texts, this new gathering space will see existing and future titles translated into Korean, bringing original scholarship, boundary- pushing essays, illuminating interviews, and inspired design to new audiences.

Among the rare titles from Pace’s illustrious publishing history that will be available for sale at the 2022 NYABF are A Decade of California Color (1970), a folio of loose-sheet biographies of artists Robert Irwin, Ed Ruscha, Larry Bell, Peter Alexander, and others; a numbered and signed edition of Louise Nevelson: Maquettes for Monumental Sculpture (1980), which includes two exhibition catalogues bound as one, images of artworks, an essay by David L. Shirey, and a conversation between the artist and Barbaralee Diamonstein; Agnes Martin: Paintings and Writings (2000), featuring an introduction by Pace Gallery Founder and Chairman Arne Glimcher, texts by Martin, and reproductions of 15 paintings printed on semi-transparent paper; and Ad Reinhardt: Paintings and Watercolors 1945–1951 (1981), a nine-sheet folio with eight artwork reproductions.

New and recent Pace Publishing titles to be featured as part of Printed Matter’s 2022 New York Art Book Fair include: Agnes Martin: The Distillation of Color (2021); David Adjaye Adam Pendleton (2021); Mark Rothko 1968: Clearing Away (2021); the double A-side dubplate Torkwase Dyson: Liquid A Place (2021), which marked the imprint’s first foray into music publishing; Yoshitomo Nara: Pinacoteca (2022); Prabhavathi Meppayil (2022); Living With Ghosts: A Reader (2022); Wifredo Lam: The Imagination at Work (2022); and Robert Nava’s first monograph, released in 2022.

Forthcoming titles from Pace Publishing include William Monk: The Ferryman, with texts by Mark Beasley, Suzanne Hudson, and John Yau; Beatriz Milhazes: Mistura Sagrada, with an essay by Mark Godfrey and a conversation between the artist and Polly Apfelbaum; Torkwase Dyson, with texts by Dionne Brand, LeRonn Brooks, Saidiya V. Hartman, Jaleh Mansoor, Christina Sharpe, Jet Toomer, and Mabel Wilson; Richard Pousette- Dart, with a conversation between Lowery Stokes Sims and Joanna Pousette-Dart and a never-before-published text by the artist; and Calder/Tuttle:Tentative, with texts by Alexander S. C. Rower and Richard Tuttle.


Featured Publications

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David Adjaye Adam Pendleton

Conversation with David Adjaye, Adam Pendleton
Design by Alec Mapes-Frances; Hardcover; 228 pp; 12 1⁄4 × 10 3⁄4′′

Made on the occasion of the first ever two-person exhibition of American artist Adam Pendleton and Sir David Adjaye OBE, Ghanaian-British artist and architect, this book explores language, identity, and monumentality in the intersections of their work. Pendleton’s Untitled (WE ARE NOT) paintings are presented in dialogue with a set of sculptural works in marble by Adjaye, along with a suite of black-and-white photographs documenting the processes of their making. In this publication, the artists share in a conversation about their collaboration.

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Torkwase Dyson

Liquid A Place

A1: Necessary Indeterminacies / Kwase and Ron
A2: Marchioness / GAIKA
Design by Tomo Makiura; Mastered by Frank Merritt, Carvery Studios, London; Double A-side 12′′ dubplate; Hand- numbered limited edition of 50

Pace Publishing’s first sound recording, this double A-side dubplate marks Torkwase Dyson’s collaborative Pace Live performances and multimedia installation Liquid A Place, presented in London. A hand-numbered edition of 50, it includes two tracks: “Necessary Indeterminacies” (2021), a remix of the sound piece from the artist’s installation by the DJ and producer Ron Trent, and “Marchioness,” a piece by the London-based artist GAIKA.

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Elmgreen & Dragset

The Nervous System

Texts by Martin Herbert, Richard Shiff
Design by Anja Schiller; Hardcover; 136 pp; 13 5⁄8 × 9 3⁄4′′

Including full-bleed installation views, this book details Elmgreen & Dragset’s highly narrative, first major exhibition with Pace in New York. Images of the artists’ figurative and abstract sculptures bring their immersive presentation— comprising emotionally, psychologically, and politically resonant scenes—to life once again. The book also assembles archival photographs of the duo’s past exhibitions at other venues, as well as images of their iconic public works, including Prada Marfa (2005) and Bent Pool (2019), and discusses the process of making their installations.

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Adrian Ghenie

The Hooligans

Texts by Apsara DiQuinzio, Masha Tupitsyn
Design by Michael Dyer/Remake; Hardcover; 80 pp; 12 × 8 1⁄2′′

Marking Adrian Ghenie’s fourth solo exhibition with Pace, this book focuses on the artist’s explorations of the notion of “hooliganism” in his paintings and drawings created in 2020. Alongside essays by curator Apsara DiQuinzio and writer, critic, and multimedia artist Masha Tupitsyn, full-color images and striking details depict rich layers of colors, shapes, and lines, blurring the boundary between abstraction and figuration.

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Wifredo Lam

The Imagination at Work

Texts by Kaira M. Cabañas, Alexander Alberro, Alexandra Chang, Samantha Noël, Michaëla de Lacaze Mohrmann, Andria Hickey
Design by Mine Suda; Hardcover; 174 pp; 11 3⁄4 × 9 1⁄2′′

Produced on the occasion of Pace’s New York survey of Wifredo Lam’s work in 2021, this book examines the formal and thematic complexities of his paintings and bronze sculptures. Foregrounding the radical nature of the Cuban artist’s syncretic visual language, the publication traces the evolution of his practice and the ways he challenged the Eurocentricity of Modernism through a detailed chronology of his life.

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Living With Ghosts

A Reader

Texts by Achille Mbembe, Jacques Derrida, C.L.R. James, Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Kojo Abudu, Emmanuel Iduma, Walter D. Mignolo, Avery F. Gordon, Adjoa Armah, Joshua Segun-Lean, Bouchra Khalili, Kojo Abudu
Design by Johanne Lian Olsen; Paperback; 160 pp; 9 1⁄2 × 6 3⁄4′′

Featuring republished texts by seminal theorists of the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as newly commissioned essays by some of today’s leading artists and writers, Living With Ghosts: A Reader is an important, thought-provoking work published to coincide with the exhibition guest curated by Kojo Abudu at Pace in London.

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Agnes Martin

The Distillation of Color

Texts by Marc Glimcher, Durga Chew-Bose, Olivia Laing, Bruce Hainley
Design by Mine Suda; Clothbound hardcover; 172 pp; 9 3⁄4 × 7 3⁄4′′

With a personal introduction by Marc Glimcher and lively essays by contemporary writers, this book brings new voices to the scholarship around Agnes Martin’s work. Martin’s own contemplative writings and an illustrated chronology of her career from 1972 to 1992 by curator Andria Hickey also figure in the book, and its design and colored paper sections hint at the artist’s meditative approach to painting.

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Prabhavathi Meppayil

Texts by Michaëla de Lacaze Mohrmann, Rosalind Krauss, Wells Fray-Smith, Mami Kataoka
Design by A Practice for Everyday Life; Paperback; 136 pp; 14 × 9 3⁄4′′

Accompanying Prabhavathi Meppayil’s 2022 solo exhibition with Pace in New York, this book reflects the gestural subtleties of the artist’s abstract paintings, sculptures, and installations in its typography and design. Featuring semitransparent and colored paper, the publication situates text and images of Meppayil’s work within a modernist grid, enacting a sense of balance and harmony that is central to the artist’s compositions.

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Yoshitomo Nara


Texts by Simon Reynolds, Stephanie Rosenthal
Design by Tomo Makiura; Hardcover; 112 pp; 11 1⁄2 × 9 1⁄2′′

With extensive photography and special foldouts, this book recreates the experience of Yoshitomo Nara’s Pinacoteca, a multi-room installation exhibited at Pace in London in 2021. Set among Nara’s recent sculpture, paintings, and works on cardboard, this small house-like structure evokes curiosity and contemplation. An essay by music writer Simon Reynolds explores the relationship of music to Nara’s artistic production, and an essay by curator Stephanie Rosenthal discusses the role of built environments in the artist’s oeuvre. Also presented is an illustrated checklist of the artist’s rooms and house projects made between 2004 and 2021.

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Robert Nava

Texts by Mark Beasley, Jason Rosenfeld, Huma Bhabha
Design by Praline; Hardcover; 144 pp; 9 1⁄2 × 11′′

Focusing on his recent exhibition Thunderbolt Disco at Pace in London, Robert Nava’s first monograph captures his colorful, energetic works with bold typography and vivid reproductions. Heavily illustrated with artwork images and details, installation views of the exhibition, studio photographs, and inset pages from his sketchbooks, this book captures the myriad elements included in the artist’s environment and process. An essay by scholar Jason Rosenfeld and a conversation with sculptor Huma Bhabha further elucidate the nuances of his mythical world.

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Kohei Nawa


Texts by Brett Littman, Kohei Nawa
Design by Hayashi Takuma Design Office; Paperback; 168 pp; 13 3⁄4 × 10 1⁄4′′

Co-published by Sandwich and Pace Publishing, Kohei Nawa: Aether presents a survey of Nawa’s new and recent works spanning sculpture, painting, and mixed media installation. Alongside a detailed biography, a text by Brett Littman outlines the evolution of the artist’s series and highlights his longstanding commitment to artistic experimentation.

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Thomas Nozkowski

The Last Paintings: A Tribute

Texts by Jennifer Gross, Joseph Masheck, Marc Mayer, Catherine Murphy, Martin Puryear, Peter Schjeldahl, Robert Storr, Karen Wilkin
Design by Mine Suda; Clothbound hardcover; 80 pp; 12 1⁄4 × 10 1⁄4′′

Complementing Pace’s exhibition Thomas Nozkowski: The Last Paintings, this book includes an essay by art historian Marc Mayer and remembrances of the artist by friends who were part of his circle. Also featured in the publication are an illustrated chronology of Nozkowski’s life and career, personal photographs and drawings, and images of the 15 late-career paintings from Pace’s presentation.

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Qiu Xiaofei


Texts by Qiu Xiaofei, Travis Jeppesen, Yan Chi
Hardcover; 88 pp; 13 1/8 × 10 1⁄2′′

Made for Qiu Xiaofei’s 2021 solo exhibition with Pace in New York, this book focuses on the rich historical, political, cultural, and spiritual allusions in the artist’s paintings. Featured in the catalogue are writings by novelist, poet, artist, and art critic Travis Jeppesen, critic Yan Chi, and Qiu himself. Offering incisive analyses of Qiu’s approach to painting and the content of his work, these essays are accompanied by images of the artist’s fantastical compositions, with details recorded on foldouts.

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Mark Rothko

1968: Clearing Away

Texts by Christopher Rothko, Eleanor Nairne
Design by Kellenberger-White; Hardcover; 96 pp; 12 1⁄2 × 9 3/5′′

This book hones in on Mark Rothko’s rarely seen, intimately sized paintings and works on paper from the late 1960s, which were presented at Pace in London. A text by Christopher Rothko offers a personal introduction to his father’s works; an essay by Barbican Art Gallery Curator Eleanor Nairne traces Rothko’s career from its early to late phases; and a chronology details the major exhibitions, commissions, and other events in Rothko’s life and career during the period.

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Mika Tajima

Texts by Mika Yoshitake, T’ai Smith
Design by ELLA; Hardcover; 188 pp; 11 × 9′′

Co-published by Inventory Press and Kayne Griffin, this book takes a deep dive into Mika Tajima’s sculptures, paintings, videos, and installations from 2003–2021. Alongside texts by Mika Yoshitake and T’ai Smith and an interview with the artist, full color reproductions of her work in situ and documentation of her early performances provide a detailed look at her exciting multidisciplinary practice. The pierced cover highlights her signature cast bronze spa jet nozzles.

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