Artist Books for the Holiday Season

With the holidays just around the corner, we've brought together a selection of recent and timeless publications that illuminate the lives and work of artists from Mark Rothko and Agnes Martin to Kiki Smith, David Hockney, and more.

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Mark Rothko: The Exhibitions at Pace

Published by Callaway Arts & Entertainment, this newly released monograph from Pace's founder Arne Glimcher traces the arc of production of one of the most celebrated artists of the twentieth century.

Published in two editions, the deluxe edition of only 300 copies comes protected by a bespoke slipcase made of handmade paper and a mylar cover dust-jacket and is signed by Arne Glimcher and Rothko’s children, Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko.

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Calder: Small Sphere and Heavy Sphere

Featuring texts by Arnauld Pierre, Susan Braeuer Dam, Alexander S. C. Rower, and Noam M. Elcott, as well as a portfolio of rarely seen archival photographs by Marc Vaux, this publication traces the breadth of Alexander Calder’s innovative practice.

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Kiki Smith: Murmur

Encompassing etchings, cyanotypes, contact prints and sculptural works, Murmur underscores the truly multidisciplinary approach to art-making that Smith has pursued throughout her career.

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Richard Tuttle: basis, 70s Drawings

Produced alongside Tuttle's current exhibition at Pace in New York, this publication features a selection of the artist’s poems and four letters by Art Historian Kent Mitchell Minturn.

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David Hockney: La Grande Cour, Normandy

Capturing the arrival of spring in Normandy, the works in this exhibition catalogue emphasize Hockney’s ability to unite multiple spatial and temporal experiences of a place into a single image.

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Loie Hollowell: Plumb Line

Designed by Michael Aberman as a partner publication to the artist’s first monograph, this catalogue features poems, an essay, and an interview by Iris Cushing, Emma Enderby and Elissa Auther.

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Adolph Gottlieb: Classic Paintings

Presented at Pace Gallery in March of 2019, Classic Paintings featured over 20 large-scale paintings created by Gottlieb from the mid-1950s until his death in 1974.

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Raqib Shaw: Landscapes

Printed alongside Raqib Shaw's exhibition at Pace Gallery in April 2019, this full-color catalogue features a conversation between the artist and Pace's founder Arne Glimcher.

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Agnes Martin / Navajo Blankets

Featuring a selection of paintings created by Martin throughout her career, together with exceptional Navajo handwoven textiles from the 19th century, this publication illuminates parallels between two transcendent bodies of work.

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Joel Shapiro: Sculpture and Works on Paper 1969–2019

The first book in more than twenty years to survey the artist’s entire working career, Joel Shapiro: Sculpture and Works on Paper 1969–2019, published by Scheidegger and Spiess, features an extensive essay by art historian Richard Shiff and over three hundred striking illustrations.

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Publications — Artist Books for the Holiday Season, Dec 9, 2019