Archive for May, 2012

2013 Update

May 25, 2012

Many people have emailed with inquiries about Justin James Reed’s new book 2013 and how they can obtain a copy.

Unfortunately due to the laborious nature of hand-printing and assembling these beautiful books, it is taking much longer than expected to get them ready.

So far the priority has been to make the books available for special events and book launches such as the first event hosted at PPAC last month.

For now, I will have copies for sale at the C/O Berlin Book Days Event this weekend and there should be some more events to announce very shortly.

So please stay tuned and thank you for your interest.

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C/O Berlin Book Days

May 25, 2012

I am pleased to announce that I am in Berlin to participate in C/O Berlin’s Book Days Event starting tonight and continuing through tomorrow. I have a table which is part of the curated section selected by Joachim Schmid.

If you are in the area, please stop by.

Admission is free.

Friday, May 25 (7 pm – midnight)
Saturday, May 26 (noon – midnight)

C/O Berlin
Postfuhramt
Oranienburger Str. 35/36, 10117 Berlin

The Master

May 21, 2012

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Pop Art Is:

May 10, 2012

Richard Hamilton, Hommage à Chrysler Corp., 1957

Pop Art is:

Popular (designed for a mass audience)
Transient (short-term solution)
Expendable (easily-forgotten)
Low cost
Mass produced
Young (aimed at youth)
Witty
Sexy
Gimmicky
Glamorous
Big Business

-Richard Hamilton writing in a letter dated 1957

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Larry Sultan & Mike Mandel

May 9, 2012


Mike Mandel & Larry Sultan, Oranges On Fire, San Francisco, 1976

This is exciting news…

You can pre-order the book here.

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2013 Book Launch

May 4, 2012

Some advance copies of 2013 will be available for sale at the book launch.

Justin James Reed will also be on hand to sign the books.

The books will be sold on a first come first serve basis while supplies last.

Lucio Fontana – Ambienti Spaziali

May 4, 2012

Gagosian Gallery opened an incredible exhibition of Lucio Fontana’s paintings, drawings, sculptures and spacial installations at their flagship location in Chelsea last night.

Fontana is best known for his slashed and gouged canvas paintings although I have never seen them in such a spectacular array of colors and sizes. But the highlight of the exhibition is a set of room-sized immersive environmental pieces presented in the USA for the first time. Run, don’t walk to see theses mind-bending, space-altering installations.

A new comprehensive catalogue has also been published in conjunction with the exhibition.

Lucio Fontana, Ambienti Spaziali is at Gagosian Gallery through June 30, 2012

2013 – Justin James Reed

May 1, 2012

In what I hope is the first of many future artistic collaborations with Horses Think Press, I am very excited to announce the publication and release of an extraordinary artist book by Justin James Reed entitled 2013.

2013 is being released in a limited edition of 100 hand-printed copies and will make its first appearance at a special preview party on Saturday, May 5 in Philadelphia at PPAC.

The book will also be on view and for sale at C/O Berlin’s Book Days happening at the end of May.

2013 will be available for purchase via the web so stay tuned for that information as well.

2013
9.5 x 13 inches
(241 x 330 mm)
Inkjet Printed with Firefly Ink
Unbound
Soft Cover
24 pages
Edition of 100

The book website and preview can be seen here.

Some Books…

May 1, 2012

Wintergarten LTD

I recently received Chinese Bondage in Peru, a three volume set by Wintergarten LTD with text by Ed Steck.

The books make use of a wide-range of archival and found photographs which are laser-jet printed on newsprint paper, lending the publication an air of the periodical.

Chinese Bondage in Peru is printed in an open edition and is available from the Wintergarten LTD’s website.

by Sacha Maric

Sacha Maric has also been kind enough to send me a copy of his latest self-published project Good Mother and Father.

I’m familiar with Maric’s previous book Trashers which he also sent me a long time ago but I neglected to post about.

The new book Good Mother and Father is a nicely produced hardcover volume featuring black and white as well as color images which explore Maric’s intimate family life with his wife and daughter. The photographs range in style but in general have a mundane, quiet yet mysterious quality to them. The book is printed in an edition of 250 and is available from Maric’s website.

Lastly, check out Clayton Cotterell’s recent publication Unarmed, put out by Ampersand in Portland, Oregon. Unarmed is another familial investigation, this one focusing on the artist’s brother who enrolled in the military in 2007.