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.

Recent Books

We are pleased to announce the release of five new titles in fall 2021: Agnes Martin: The Distillation of Color, Thomas Nozkowski: The Last Paintings, A Tribute, Adrian Ghenie: The Hooligans, Mark Rothko 1968: Clearing Away, and a limited-edition dubplate issued as part of Torkwase Dyson’s upcoming performances and multimedia installation Liquid a Place.


Agnes Martin

The Distillation of Color, 2021

Texts by Marc Glimcher, Durga Chew-Bose, Bruce Hainley, and Olivia Laing

Released in conjunction with Pace’s recent New York presentation of Agnes Martin’s paintings from the 1970s to early 1990s, this illustrated chronology of this critical period of Martin’s career foregrounds new voices in relation to the artist’s life and career, reflecting on Martin’s profound impact on contemporary art and culture.


Thomas Nozkowski

The Last Paintings, A Tribute, 2021

Texts by Marc Mayer, Jennifer Gross, Joseph Masheck, Catherine Murphy, Martin Puryear, Peter Schjeldahl, Robert Storr, and Karen Wilkin

Made for Thomas Nozkowski’s solo exhibition The Last Paintings, this book features an illustrated chronology of Nozkowski’s life and career as well as personal photographs and drawings. As Mayer writes in his piece in the book, “With time, Nozkowski grew more confident about orchestrating the full range of his cognitive faculties in service of a good picture. His was an abstraction of the whole mind.”


Adrian Ghenie

The Hooligans, 2021

Texts by Apsara DiQuinzio and Masha Tupitsyn

Published to mark the artist’s fourth solo exhibition with Pace, this book features recent paintings and drawings by Ghenie, who explored the notion of “hooliganism” in the creation of the works.

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Mark Rothko

1968: Clearing Away, 2021

Texts by Christopher Rothko and Eleanor Nairne

Complementing Pace’s presentation of rarely seen paintings and works on paper by Mark Rothko at its new London location this fall, this publication offers a short chronology of Rothko’s life in the late 1960s.

Torkwase Dyson

Limited-edition Dubplate, 2021

Sound pieces by Torkwase Dyson and Ron Trent. Music by Gaika and Are Manual.

In concert with Torkwase Dyson’s collaborative Pace Live performances and multimedia installation Liquid a Place, which will be presented as part of the inauguration of the gallery’s new London space, Pace Publishing has produced a limited-edition double A-side dubplate. The dubplate features Dyson’s sound piece from her installation remixed by the DJ and producer Ron Trent along with music by the artists Gaika and Ase Manual.

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.



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


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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