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.

Matthew Ronay
Texts by Diana Nawi, Claudia Schmuckli, and Alexis Vaillant

Matthew Ronay's most significant sculptures and installations from the last four years alongside major new texts that elucidate the artist's singular vision.


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.

Ellen Harvey: Museum of Failure

Text by Henriette Huldisch
Artist interview with Adam Budak

The first major retrospective publication on this charming and highly original artist's work, looking at each of the major projects she's undertaken in the last 20 years.

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.

Jennie C. Jones: Compilation

By Valerie Cassel Oliver
Text by Hilton Als, Huey Copeland, George E. Lewis

Catalogue that accompanies artist Jennie C. Jones first career retrospective exhibition, opening at Contemporary Art Museum Houston December 19, 2015.

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

Essays by 
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.

Performa 13

Edited by RoseLee Goldberg, Kathleen Madden.
Text by 40+ contributors.

Performa 13 is a presentation of artists' collaborations through food, architecture, dance, and several other forms of art.

Arlene Shechet: Meissen Recast

Text by Dominic Molon, Maureen Cassidy-Geiger, Elizabeth A. Williams. Interview by Judith Tannenbaum.

Meissen Recast exhibits the influence of Meissen techniques on Shechet's sculpture after her residency at the Meissen porcelain factory.

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.

Oliver Ranch

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.

Gerhard Richter: Books

Text by Dieter Schwarz
Interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist

An unprecedented look at the work of renowned painter Gerhard Richter in the medium of artist's books, underexposed works that he has produced throughout his career.

You Should've Heard Just What I Seen

Edited by Kelly Taxter
50+ contributors

A lively reader on contemporary art and music, featuring original contributions from more than 50 leading artists, curators and gallerists.

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.


Tony Feher

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.

Mika Rottenberg

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.

Ghada Amer

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.

Peggy Preheim

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.