Saturday, June 28, 2008

NEW ARRIVALS: ART


Barnett Newman (New HB) Yale $48.95





Sigmar Polke: History of Everything: Paintings and Drawings, 1998-2003 (New HB) Yale $34.95





Jannis Kounellis (New PB) Reaktion $17.95





Robert Smithson: Spiral Jetty (New HB) DIA $21.95





James Ensor: Graphic Works (New HB) Pandora 59.95





Robert Gober (New HB) MOCA LA $19.95





Marcel Duchamp: Affectt Marcel: The Selected Correspondence of Marcel Duchamp (New HB) Thames & Hudson $19.95 (Out of Print!)





Odilon Redon: Pastels (New HB) Braziller $49.95





Charles Ray (New HB) Scalo $19.95
"The superbly executed art of Charles Ray—compared at times to the Pop art of Andy Warhol but more aligned with minimalist and conceptual art—is discussed in detail in this catalog from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and shown in 27 large color plates and many smaller images within the text. Here are his mannequin-like self-portrait and other figures both highly stylized and startlingly real; the 1993 work Fire Truck, a life-sized sculpted vehicle that looks like a child's toy; and Unpainted Sculpture, an automobile twisted in a fatal accident that Ray meticulously duplicated in plain gray fiberglass."





Andres Serrano: America (New HB) Taschen $19.95





Gego: Sabiduras and Other Texts (New HB) $29.95
"The German-born Venezuelan artist Gego (1912–1994) was renowned for her abstract drawings, prints, dimensional works, hanging net pieces, and wire constructions. In 1999, a folder was found in a trunk that had belonged to Gego, with the word Sabiduras (loosely translated as "Words of Wisdom") written on the cover, containing previously unknown texts, word poems, and notes by the artist. The texts collected in this book are published in both English and Spanish (and in some cases German, which was Gego's native language) and are preceded by introductory notes. Reproductions of some of the original texts, plans for unfulfilled projects, and previously unpublished photographs are seen in 47 color illustrations."





Dreaming in Black and White: Photography at the Julien Levy Gallery (New HB) Yale $48.95


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