ARTBOOK and agnès b. are pleased to announce the ARTBOOK Holiday Bookshop, featuring a carefully edited selection of more than 250 new and classic books on art, photography, music, design, architecture and popular culture by the world's most influential museum and independent publishers. Join us for the opening reception, featuring music by Alex Simon, Saturday, November 23, from 6-8PM. A specially designed tote bag will be offered with every purchase of $60 or more while supplies last.
Founded in 2003 by the New York-based art book distributor and publisher, D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, ARTBOOK partners with museums, cultural institutions and specialty retailers to create vibrant curated book selections for pop-up and permanent art bookstores across America. In addition to the internationally renowned permanent bookstore at MoMA PS1, ARTBOOK curates and oversees the extraordinary book section at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. ARTBOOK also runs annual pop-up bookstores at Art Basel Miami Beach, Design Miami, the New York Art Book Fair, Paris Photo Los Angeles and Frieze New York, among many other fairs and conferences.
agnès b. opened the Galerie Boutique at 50 Howard Street in SoHo in April 2011, the first agnès b. location to include a dedicated art space within a retail environment. Exhibitions at this location have included group and solo shows with a focus on photography, sculpture, painting and video. agnès b. currently operates galleries in Paris, New York, and Hong Kong.
Featured titles in the ARTBOOK Holiday Bookshop include MoMA's major retrospective catalogue on German artist Isa Genzken (on view November 23-March 10); D.A.P. Publishing's extraordinary new monograph on Belgian Surrealist Marcel Broodthaers, edited by the artist's daughter, Marie-Puck Broodthaers; Damiani's must-have survey of the innovative 80s club queen, stylist and designer Maripol, Little Red Riding Hood; Woman/Object, Walther Koenig's fanzine-style, newsprint-and-cloth collection of works by the British collage artist Linder; and an assortment of unusually provocative experimental literary works by Wakefield Press.
New and notable photography books include Richard Corman’s Madonna NYC 83, capturing the superstar on the cusp of global stardom the year everything changed; Dennis Hopper: On The Road, presenting the American icon's seductive black-and-white photography of everything from biker bars to New York art openings, 1961-1967; Aperture's gritty, no-holds-barred Sketch of Paris by Swedish photographer JH Engstrom; a beach-friendly, mini edition of Martin Parr: Life’s a Beach, documenting sunbathers, rambunctious swimmers caught mid-plunge and the eternal sandy picnic; and the last remaining copies of the late Dash Snow's mesmerizing Polaroid collection, I Love You Stupid!, first edition.
The ARTBOOK Holiday Bookshop will stock surprising new releases weekly, alongside a series of artist and photographer book signings, to be announced.
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