John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, 1908-1913, by Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray. Vol 8. New Haven and London: 2014. 424 pages, with 420 colour and 58 black & white illustrations. Hardback. 32 x 25.5cms.
The eighth volume of the catalogue raisonné. Documents 299 works in oil and watercolour: figures in rest, works of rugged nature, architecture and gardens, boats, and a fine collection of Alpine studies, each accompanied by a full provenance, bibliography and exhibition history.
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The first exhibition devoted to the works of Claude Monet in mainland China opened on Saturday and runs until the 15th June 2014 in the KII Art Mall, Shanghai. With major loans from the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris, the exhibition presents 40 paintings by the artist along with 12 works by his contemporaries. The exhibition marks 50 years of diplomatic relations between China and France and evidences the increasing interest of the Chinese in Impressionist painting.
A bilingual catalogue accompanies the exhibition:
Master of Impressionism: Claude Monet. 印象派大师:莫奈. Exhibition: Shanghai, Chi Space, 2014. 209 pages. Hardback. 31.5 x 25.5cms. Text in English and Chinese. £ 89.00
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The most complete catalogue to date of an important part of the artistic output of Italian artist Lucio Fontana (1899-1968). It is arranged chronologically and divides four decades of the artist’s creative activity into thematic explorations, beginning with a corpus of figural works, which already coexisted with his abstract research of the 1930s, and culminates in his original invention of ‘spatial’ art, the concept that led to the instantly recognisable holes, environments and slashes that make up his most famous pieces.
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Massimo Barbero, Luca: Lucio Fontana: Catalogue Raisonné of the Works on Paper. 3 Volumes. 2014. 1416 pages, with 400 colour and 5700 black and white illustrations. Hardcover in slipcase. 24 x 28cms. Text in English and Italian.£335.00
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Now available! Catalogue raisonné of the artist’s graphic work, documenting his experiments in pencil, charcoal, felt, engraving, ink, lithography and collage.
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Staël, Françoise de: Nicolas de Staël: Catalogue raisonné des oeuvres sur papier. 2013. 600 pages, with 600 colour and 1000 black and white illustrations. Hardback. 24.5 x 30cms. Text in French. £ 130.00
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Coxhead, Gabriel: Idris Khan – Beyond Black. Exhibition: London, Victoria Miro Gallery, 2013. 52 pages, with 28 colour illustrations. Paperback. 23 x 28cms. Documents the British artist’s departure from photography through a new body of work that consists of 7 large-scale black paintings, a monumental site-specific wall drawing and a sequence of works on paper inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche’s ‘The Birth of Tragedy’. £25.00
Yayoi Kusama: White Infinity Nets. Exhibition: London, Victoria Miro Gallery, 2013. 56 pages, with 26 colour illustrations. Paperback. 20 x 24cms. In the spirit of Yayoi Kusama’s debut show in New York at the Brata Gallery in October 1959, this exhibition devotes itself exclusively to the Japanese artist’s white Infinity Net paintings. The artist describes the paintings as visualisations of hallucinations and attributes their emergence to a single-minded compulsion to paint for hours without eating or sleeping.£25.00
Dessanay, Margherita: Adriana Varejao – Polvo. Exhibition: London, Victoria Miro Gallery, 2013. 46 pages, with 20 colour illustrations. Paperback. 22 x 28cms. In this new series of paintings, Adrian Varejão (b.1964) explores the subject of interracial identity, looking to the way the Brazilian consensus has historically categorised people according to five groups of skin colour: white, black, red, yellow and brown. She draws attention to this system by inventing her own thirty-three tiered spectrum of oil paints, and uses them to depict a series of 11 self-portraits, ranging in tone from dark to light, in accordance with the seventeenth-century ‘casta’ painting tradition.£25.00
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We would all love to awake to a Fabergé egg under the tree on Christmas morning, but in the meantime this catalogue, published on the occasion of the exhibition Fabergé: A Brilliant Vision, at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, might just be the next best thing for all jewellery lovers!
Fabergé, Tatiana, Dorothy McFerrin, et al: From a Snowflake to an Iceberg: The McFerrin Collection. A Remarkable Array of Fabergé. New York: 2013. 288 pages, illustrated throughout in colour. Hardback. 24 x 29cms.
The catalogue of one of the world’s most significant private Fabergé collections, among whose highlights are the Nobel Ice Egg, the Empress Josephine Tiara, and the ornate Fire Screen Frame, a gift from Tsar Nicholas II to his mother, Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna. Includes a plethora of imperial presentation boxes, cigarette and vesta cases, jewellery, hardstone animals, enamelled eggs, desk clocks, and scent bottles, along with other artworks, all fully reproduced with dimensions and provenance. Essays discuss gift giving in the House of Romanov, the Bismarck Box, and Fabergé’s marks, workmasters, and use of gems.
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Produced in close collaboration with the Richard Avedon Foundation, this colourful publication presents a selection of photographs by the influential fashion photographer during the 1960s and 1970s, of iconic women caught in motion, flaunting various couture creations. Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton and Gisele Bundchen are among the models, captured here wearing Dior, Pierre Cardin and Bill Blass designs.
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Buck, Joan Juliet and Abigail Solomon-Godeau: Richard Avedon: Women. Exhibition: Beverly Hills, Gagosian Gallery and London, Gagosian Gallery, 2013. 196 pages, illustrated throughout. Hardback. 30.5 x 39.4cms. £ 65.00
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Shifting the focus away from Warhol, this beautifully designed exhibition catalogue presents an eclectic selection of artists affiliated with the Pop Art movement, from pioneers such as Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns to lesser known British artists working on the margins, including Patrick Caulfield, Peter Blake and Bill Woodrow. The accompanying essay by Marco Livingstone considers the pop aesthetic across a variety of media, juxtaposing the vibrant sculptures of Claes Oldenburg with the brightly coloured paintings of Rosalyn Drexler. He unites all 14 artists through the recognition of a certain game-playing spirit and thirst for entertainment in their work.
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Livingstone, Marco: Pop Imagery. Exhibition: London, Waddington, 2013. 96 pages, with 34 colour pages. Hardback. 21 x 26.5 cm. £ 18.00
Wilmerding, John: The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art. 2013. 288pp., with 90 colour illustrations. Cloth, 25 x 31cms. Accompanies an exhibition of more than 75 important works by artists such as Jim Dine, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, and many more, examining the presence of still life in Pop’s expressions of post-War consumerism.£ 45.00
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This new exhibition catalogue accompanies a major retrospective of the Swiss artist Paul Klee’s (1879-1940) work at the Tate Modern in London, covering his entire career, from his initial training in Munich, through his years with the German Expressionist Group Der Blaue Reiter, and culminating with his final turn towards a more Cubist abstraction, under the influence of figures such as Picasso, Braque and Delaunay. Focuses on the methods used by Klee to document and determine the display of his work, surveying key exhibitions from his lifetime.
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Gale, Mathew, Anja Baumhoff, Annie Bourneuf, Flavia Frigeri, et al: Paul Klee: Making Visible. Exhibition: London, Tate Modern, 2013. 240 pages, with 220 colour illustrations. Hardback. 25.5 x 23.5cms. £ 35.00
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We are proud to be the only bookshop in the UK distributing the following new title:
Naumann, Francis M: The Recurrent, Haunting Ghost: Essays on the Art, Life and Legacy of Marcel Duchamp. 2012. 530 pages, fully illustrated. Hardcover. 22.5 x 29cms. £ 90.00
Contains 33 essays on Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), written by the scholar Francis Naumann over a period of thirty five years. Considers key works, such as ‘Nude Descending a Staircase’ (1912), ‘Large Glass’ (1915-1923) and ‘Etant donnés’ (1946-1966) and unlocks them through an understanding of the greater themes at work in his oeuvre, including chess, eroticism, anarchy and money. Also takes into account the popular culture of the time and explores the influence this, and his personal encounters with others, such as the Brazilian sculptor Maria Martins, may have had on the works that emerged.
Table of Contents as follows:
INTRODUCTION AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968)
NUDE DESCENDING AND LARGE GLASS
Nude Descending a Staircase
Precise and Not so Controlled
Notes for the Large Glass
The Erotic Souvenir
Belle Haleine: Eau de Voilette
Monte Carlo Bond
Valise and Box in a Valise
Marcel and Maria
Notre Dame des Désirs
The Erotic Objects
Money is No Object: Part I
New York Dada: Style with a Smile
The Art of Chess
Correspondence and Correspondents
CRITIQUE AND CONTROVERSIES
The Bachelor’s Quest
A Reconciliation of Opposites
The Art of Making Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Marcel Duchamp and Andy Warhol
Jeff Koons and Etant donnés
Apropos of Marcel
Money is No Object: Part II
The Recurrent, Haunting Ghost
List of Illustrations
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