Well, Valentine's Day is little more than a week away and some of my friends are scrambling and wracking their gray cells for gift ideas. This blog is for them. Here's some books that I have and want to have and will be sending this blog to my significant other to give him some ideas. Here we go! For the book artists out there I have two favorites: Doug Beube: Breaking the Codex, and Bookwork: Medium to Object to Concept to Art by Garrett Stewart. Doug Beube's monograph is a beautiful book showcasing the artist's work from book installations to book sculptures. I just received this and I'm trying to keep my drool marks to a minimum. The second listing includes work by Buzz Spector and many other book artists who use the book in installation, performance and more! For the photography book lovers, try Larry Fink: The Vanities: Hollywood Parties 2000-2009...this is a sumptuous celebration of black and white photography from a contemporary master. Sure to please everyone who loves Hollywood icons and photography. For the purist in landscape and pastels and painting, try Wolf Kahn by Justin Spring. Wolf Kahn's work is lyrical and exquisite in its essence of capturing light and atmosphere in a contemporary mode. Just beautiful. For the contemporary art lover and portrait painter, try Unprecedented Ego: Self Portraits of Lucas Samara by Marla Prather. Also, check out Pinnochio by Carlo Collodi. This catalog of the prints by Jim Dine of Pinnochio is a great gift for the printmaker and contemporary art lover...Enjoy and here's sending some love your way! Happy V Day!
2/6/2012 02:24:41 am
Speaking of Lucas Samaras's book is a reminder that he is also documented as part of the happenings exhibit you mentioned in your previous blog entry...thanks.
2/6/2012 02:25:33 am
Thanks Marsha. I checked the Pace Gallery website and you are correct! Can't wait to see this show...opens 2/9!
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Maryann J. Riker, owner of JUSTARIP Press is a mixed-media artist who delights in designing and creating artist's books and creating collaborative book art projects as well as viewing other book artists' work. She definitely enjoys the process!