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Elmgreen & Dragset

The Nervous System

Essay by Martin Herbert, Interview by Richard Shiff

To mark the duo Elmgreen & Dragset’s first major exhibition with Pace in New York, The Nervous System, Pace Publishing produced a catalogue featuring an essay by writer Martin Herbert and an interview with the artists conducted by art historian Richard Shiff.

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Wifredo Lam

The Imagination at Work

Texts by Alexander Alberro, Kaira M. Cabañas, Samantha A. Noël, Alexandra Chang

Produced on the occasion of Pace’s New York survey Wifredo Lam: The Imagination at Work, this book examines the formal and thematic complexities of Wifredo Lam’s paintings and sculptures.

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Prabhavathi Meppayil

Introduction by Michaëla de Lacaze Mohrmann, Texts by Rosalind Krauss, Wells Fray-Smith, Mami Kataoka; Design by A Practice for Everyday Life

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.

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Qiu Xiaofei

Divination

Texts by Qiu Xiaofei, Travis Jeppesen, Yan Chi

Produced on the occasion of Qiu Xiaofei’s 2021 solo exhibition Divination with Pace in New York, this publication focuses on the rich historical, political, cultural, and spiritual allusions in the artist’s paintings.

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Mark Rothko

1968: Clearing Away

Texts by Christopher Rothko, Eleanor Nairne

Designed by graphic design studio Kellenberger–White, this book was published in concert with an exhibition of Mark Rothko’s rarely seen, intimately-sized paintings and works on paper at Pace’s new gallery in London’s Hanover Square.

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Torkwase Dyson

Liquid A Place
Limited-edition Dubplate

To mark Torkwase Dyson’s collaborative Pace Live performances and multimedia installation Liquid A Place, which were presented at the gallery’s new London space this fall, Pace Publishing produced a limited-edition double A-side dubplate.

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Agnes Martin

The Distillation of Color, 2021

Texts by Durga Chew-Bose, Bruce Hainley, Olivia Laing

Produced in conjunction with the exhibition Agnes Martin: The Distillation of Color, this book brings new voices to the scholarship around Martin’s work.

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Thomas Nozkowski

The Last Paintings

Complementing Pace’s exhibition Thomas Nozkowski: The Last Paintings, this book includes an essay by art historian Marc Mayer and moving remembrances of the artist by Jennifer Gross, Joseph Masheck, Catherine Murphy, Martin Puryear, Peter Schjeldahl, Robert Storr, and Karen Wilkin, all of whom were part of his circle.

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Adrian Ghenie

The Hooligans

Texts by Apsara DiQuinzio, Masha Tupitsyn

This publication marks Adrian Ghenie’s fourth solo exhibition with Pace. It focuses on the artist’s explorations of the notion of “hooliganism” in his recent paintings and drawings, which were informed by the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and Romantic movements.

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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.

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Grids

Format and Image in 20th Century Art

Made to accompany a 1979 group exhibition on view at Pace in New York and The Akron Art Institute, Ohio, this catalogue brings together historic works by Josef Albers, Carl Andre, Robert Irwin, Lee Krasner, Ellsworth Kelly, Eva Hesse, Sol LeWitt, Agnes Martin, Ad Reinhardt, Louise Nevelson, and Frank Stella, among others. The book includes a text by Rosalind Krauss, while its design alludes to theme of the exhibition—the grid as a pictorial device and thematic element—through the overlay plastic grid cover. 

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Jean Dubuffet

Recent Paintings: Paysage Castillians Sites Tricolores, 1975

Text by Jean Dubuffet

This eight-panel accordion-fold book was produced on the occasion of a 1975 solo exhibition of paintings by Jean Dubuffet, which opened at Centre Pompidou in Paris before traveling to Galerie Beyeler in Basel and Pace in New York. The spiral-bound volume contains color and black-and-white reproductions as well as a sleeve with six 35mm color slides of vinyl-on-canvas pieces by the artist. A text by Dubuffet, written in French, is also included.

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Yto Barrada

Tree Identification for Beginners, 2017

Texts by Mounira Bouzid, Adrienne Edwards

Yto Barrada’s Tree Identification for Beginners collects imagery and documentation relating to her mother’s first visit to the US in 1966 as part of the Operation Crossroads Africa program. Archival materials, reproduced on newsprint, present a complex history and challenge accepted narratives through myth, autobiography, and structures of learning. Included are a voiceover script of Barrada’s mother recounting her experience—part of the performance and film of the same name—and an interview with the artist by curator Adrienne Edwards. In 2018, the publication won a Most Beautiful Swiss Books award from the Swiss Office of Culture.

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Louise Nevelson

1964

Made to accompany a solo exhibition of work by Louise Nevelson at Pace in 1964, this book features photographs of sculptures and wall works from that year—some reproduced on transparent or metallic paper. A reprinted text by art historian William C. Seitz is paired with a chronology of the artist’s career. Nestled inside an envelope, the book’s textured cover is made of black velvet with a cut-out, formally echoing Nevelson’s sculptures.

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