The core of our publishing program is our list of major publications about the leading contemporary artists of our time, from the emerging to the well-established. We publish books on artists working in all forms of media, giving them the opportunity to work closely with editors and designers to ensure their books ideally represent their work and practice.
Our comprehensive monographs include extensive reproductions of works spanning an artist’s entire career and original texts by leading writers, historians, and curators. We also selectively publish books featuring significant artist projects or single bodies of important work.
Four Generations: The Joyner Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art
Edited by Courtney J. Martin
Introduction by Mary Schmidt Campbell
Texts by Chris Bedford, Joost Boosland, Mark Godfrey, Norman L. Kleeblatt, Courtney J. Martin
The Joyner Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art is widely recognized as one of the most significant collections of modern and contemporary work by African and African Diasporan artists, and Four Generations draws upon the collection's unparalleled holdings to explore the critical contributions made by Black artists to the evolution of visual art in the 20th and 21st centuries.
In the Shadow a Shadow: The Work of Joan Jonas
Edited by Joan Simon
Texts by Joan Jonas, Douglas Crimp, Johanna Burton, Barbara Clausen
The first and authoritative career-spanning monograph of the multimedia pioneer, it covers more than 40 years of performances, films, videos, installations, texts and video sculptures.
Haim Steinbach: Object and Display
Text by Johanna Burton, Germano Celant, Jenny Jaskey, and Timothy Morton
Artist interview with Tom Eccles, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Beatrix Ruf
One of the first publications to explore Steinbach's career, and a significant new look at the continuing development of one of the last century's most influential artists.
Rosalyn Drexler: Who Does She Think She Is?
Text by Hilton Als, Jonathan Lethem, Michael Lobel, Kalliopi Minioudaki, Caitlin Rubin, Allison Unruh
Published in association with the Rose Art Museum
The first comprehensive look at the art, performance, and writing of pioneering Pop artist Rosalyn Drexler.
Marilyn Minter: Pretty / Dirty
Bill Arning, Elissa Auther
Texts by Nick Flynn, K8 Hardy, Richard Hell, Colby Keller, Catherine Morris, Eileen Myles, Neville Wakefield, Jenni Sorkin
Artist Interview with Linda Yablonsky
Produced in conjunction with the first major major museum retrospective on her work, examines every period of the artist's storied 40 year career, from her beginnings with the controversial "Porno" paintings to her later large-scale, photorealistic works and assumption as one of today's most influential artists.
Joan Jonas: They Come to Us Without a Word
Foreword by Paul C. Ha. Text by Ute Meta Bauer, Joan Jonas, Ann Reynolds, Marina Warner. Interview by Ingrid Schaffner.
They Come to Us Without a Word features Jonas' project for the US Pavilion of the 56th Venice Biennale, which incorporated multimedia components.
Mika Rottenberg: The Production of Luck
Texts by Christopher Bedford, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Wayne Koestenbaum, and Mika Rottenberg
Published in association with the Rose Art Museum
A comprehensive look at the work of video and installation artist Mika Rottenberg. Fully illustrated, with images and texts that cover every major work in the artist's celebrated career.
Introduction by Neal Benezra
Texts by Joan Simon
Commentaries by Steve Oliver
Interviews with the artists
Beginning in 1985, the Oliver Ranch in Northern California has been the site for dozens of commissions, site-specific and mostly permanent outdoor works, by some of the most significant artists of the 20th Century. The first look inside this project with no paralell in the history of art collecting.
Kara Walker: Dust Jackets for the Niggerati
Texts by Kara Walker, Hilton Als, James Hannaham, Christopher Stackhouse, Kevin Young
Documents a the full series of graphite drawings and hand-printed texts by acclaimed artist Kara Walker, accompanied by major original texts and beautifully designed by the award-winning studio CoMa New York / Amsterdam.
Sarah Sze: Triple Point
Introduction by Holly Block and Carey Lovelace
Text by Johanna Burton
Interview with the artist and short story by Jennifer Egan
A major new publication on the work of this celebrated artist, documenting Sze's exhibition at the US Pavilion of the 2013 Venice Biennale, with 64 pages of full-color plates and several significant new texts on Sze and her practice.
Texts by Claudia Schmuckli and Russell Ferguson
Published with Blaffer Art Museum
Definitive and comprehensive monograph on renowned artist Tony Feher, reproducing a full range of sculptures, site-specific installations, and other works. Beautifully designed publication which powerfully conveys the distinct nature and vocabulary of the art of a highly original artist known for his work with everyday, and often overlooked, material. Published to coincide with a major traveling retrospective exhibition organized by the Blaffer Art Museum.
Texts by Ann Demeester, Linda Williams, Hsuan L. Hsu, and Efrat Mishori
Published with de Appel Arts Centre
First book on the work of groundbreaking video and installation artist Mika Rottenberg, published on the occasion of her retrospective exhibition at de Appel Arts Centre. Innovatively designed publication covering all of the artist’s major video works, including conversations with video participants.
By Maura Reilly
Text by Laurie Ann Farrell
Artist interview with Martine Antle
Definitive monograph about this highly influential artist with a global reputation. First publication to document the full breadth of Amer’s art, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, videos, performances, and garden works. Major text by scholar Maura Reilly. Complete biography and bibliography.
Uta Barth: The Long Now
Texts by Jonathan Crary, Russell Ferguson, and Holly Myers
Comprehensive monograph about this genuinely original artist who continues to chart important new territory in photography. Exquisitely reproduced images from every series of photographs made by Barth. The authoritative book on Barth, with major essays and a complete biography and bibliography.
Marilyn Minter: Revised and Expanded Edition
Texts by Johanna Burton, Matthew Higgs, Mary Heilmann, and Sonia Campagnola
Significantly expanded edition of this groundbreaking artist’s 2007 best-selling and first-ever monograph. Features work from every period of a career that now spans over 40 years. Wide selection of recent paintings, photographs, and videos added to the new edition.
Mark Bradford: Merchant Posters
Texts by Malik Gaines, Ernest Hardy, Philippe Vergne, and Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson
Published with Aspen Art Press
Major publication on this influential LA-based artist’s “Merchant Posters” series—important works on paper formally and conceptually built upon the advertisements collected by the artist in his South Central Los Angeles neighborhood Multiple texts consider the social, political and aesthetic issues raised by Bradford’s source material and process.
Ann Hamilton: An Inventory of Objects
By Joan Simon
An essential and beautifully designed publication about one of today’s most important and influential artists. Covers every object made by Hamilton, including sculptures and other three-dimensional objects, photographs, and prints. Major essay plus texts on each work by Joan Simon. Includes extensive biography and bibliography.
New York Beautification Project
By Ellen Harvey
Collected here, in stories and photographs, the complete series of Ellen Harvey’s oil painting interventions on the graffiti-sites of New York City. Like graffiti, Harvey’s outdoor oils are now nearly all gone, leaving this book as the lasting record of one of the artist’s most well-known and popular projects.
Texts by Carter Foster, Harry Philbrick, and Gregory Volk
Published with The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
First monograph for an artist known for her minutely detailed, miniscule graphite drawings on otherwise blank sheets of paper. Features rich reproductions of works from throughout her 20-year career, including sculpture and photography. Published on the occasion of Preheim’s first retrospective.
Lyle Ashton Harris: Blow Up
Texts by Cassandra Coblentz, Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, and Kwame Anthony Appiah
Introduction by Susan Krane
Artist interview with Senam Okudzeto
First retrospective monograph of this groundbreaking artist and photographer, published on the occasion of his 2008 traveling exhibition. Book features full-color reproductions from throughout the artist’s career: his “white face” self-portraits of the late 1980s, his collage-based work of the mid-1990s, and his more recent Polaroid self-portraits, large-scale Blow Up collages and Ghana-based photographs.
Amy Sillman: Works on Paper
Text by Wayne Koestenbaum
First major publication of the work of noted New York painter Amy Sillman. Book focused on the artist’s drawings, including several major series, all documented by brilliant full-color photographs. Also includes an essay by acclaimed writer Wayne Koestenbaum, one of our most innovative and influential writers whose lavish, seductive, and humorous writing style is the perfect complement to Sillman’s lyrical works.