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Pace Publishing

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.

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Pace Publishing Is 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. We draw on the expertise of our tenured in-house design team, who have been at Pace for nearly 30 years, to creatively direct every publication, as well as our in-house curatorial team to identify the leading thinkers in the field.

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Arlene Shechet

Skirts, 2020

Texts by Rachel Silveri, Deborah Solomon, Michaëla Mohrmann

Made for Arlene Shechet’s solo exhibition Skirts, this richly illustrated catalogue features color reproductions, including details and installation views, of recent assemblages by the New York-based sculptor. Shechet discusses her practice in two new interviews alongside an essay by scholar Rachel Silveri, who explores the lively work in conversation with and as a feminist intervention in the history of modern art.

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Sam Gilliam

Existed Existing, 2020

Texts by Courtney J. Martin, Fred Moten, Hans Ulrich Obrist

Published for Sam Gilliam’s recent exhibition, Existed Existing, this book features new paintings, washi papers, and sculptural works by the artist.

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Jo Baer

Up Close in the Land of the Giants, 2020

Texts by Jo Baer, Andria Hickey

Expanding on the themes introduced in Jo Baer’s 2013 catalogue In the Land of the Giants—published for the dual exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Ludwig Museum Cologne—Up Close in the Land of the Giants features extended texts, found and drawn images, and paintings by the artist.

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Rare & Vintage Books

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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