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  • Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall by Banksy (2003-06-24)


    Banksy is an England-based graffiti artist, political activist and film director of unverified identity. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique. His works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world. Banksy’s work grew out of the Bristol underground scene, which involved collaborations between artists and musicians. Observers have noted that his style is similar to Blek le Rat, who began to work with stencils in 1981 in Paris. Banksy says that he was inspired by “3D”, a graffiti artist who later became a founding member of Massive Attack, an English musical group

    Publisher ‏ : ‎ Weapons Of Mass Distraction; y First edition (October 10, 2001)
    Language ‏ : ‎ English
    Paperback ‏ : ‎ 54 pages
    ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0954170407
    ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0954170400
    Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.4 ounces
    Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 4 x 0.25 x 5.5 inches

  • George Inness and the Visionary Landscape


    The essential book on the innovative American landscape painter, with a new preface by the author. A “rare, valuable and luminously illustrated monograph.” (Booklist)

    This eloquent examination of Inness’ most important paintings illuminates the artist’s philosophical and religious preoccupations. It provides an overview of his life and situates Inness within the contexts of key issues in American history, such as the Hudson River School, Transcendentalism, Swedenborgianism, and the work of William James. It explains for the first time how Inness treated landscape painting as a form of philosophical inquiry that could communicate his holistic belief in the unity of nature and spirit. “Bell’s handsomely illustrated, eloquently written, and well-documented text considerably expands previous scholarship. ..[A] first-rate study. Highly recommended.” (Choice)

    40 full color illustrations and 19 black and white illustrations

  • The developing image: Continuity and change in a Chicago artistic tradition ; Phyllis Bramson … [et al.]


    28 pages, color illustrations; 28 cm. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Jonson Gallery, University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, April 8 to May 13, 1988. A fine copy. Includes: Phyllis Bramson, Deven Golden, Joseph Hilton, Mark Jackson, Robert Lostutter, Neraldo de la Paz, Hollis Sigler, Mary Stoppert, and Ken Warneke. Size: 4to – over 9¾” – 12″ tall.

  • The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection


    Destroyed yet paradoxically preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, Pompeii and other nearby sites are usually considered places where we can most directly experience the daily lives of ancient Romans. Rather than present these sites as windows to the past, however, the authors of The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection explore Pompeii as a modern obsession, in which the Vesuvian sites function as mirrors of the present. Through cultural appropriation and projection, outstanding visual and literary artists of the last three centuries have made the ancient catastrophe their own, expressing contemporary concerns in diverse media—from paintings, prints, and sculpture, to theatrical performances, photography, and film. This lavishly illustrated volume—featuring the works of artists such as Piranesi, Fragonard, Kaufmann, Ingres, Chassériau, and Alma-Tadema, as well as Duchamp, Dalí, Rothko, Rauschenberg, and Warhol—surveys the legacy of Pompeii in the modern imagination under the three overarching rubrics of decadence, apocalypse, and resurrection.

  • Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection


    Reflecting a deep respect for, and commitment to, artists and their work, the Heineman Collection demonstrates the versatility of one material – glass – in exploring and expressing a wide range of ideas in art ― The collection includes 240 objects, dating from 1969 to 2005, by 87 artists from the United States, Europe, Australia, and Japan The Heineman Collection at the The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York, is one of the largest collections of studio glass sculptures and vessels in the United States. Given to The Corning in 2006, this is the first publication documenting this vast new addition to the Museum’s collections. The Collection reflects historical developments in the field of contemporary studio glass, and it explores the broad themes of abstraction and material.

  • Waking Dreams: The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites from the Delaware Art Museum

  • While Cuba Waits : Art From the Nineties


    Framed by the “Periodo Especial”—the period of economic and political upheaval that has followed the failure of perestroika—the work of artists living in Cuba in the nineties emerges from the unique ambiguity, complexity, energy, and desperation that characterize daily life in Cuba. While Cuba Waits explores the ethics, cynicism, and ideologies of these young artists in the context of their political, social, and economic environments. Includes painting, sculpture, and installation work by Pedro Álvarez, Saidel Brito, Carmen Cabrera, Sandra Ceballos, Henry Erik Hernández, Luis Gómez, Yalili Mora, René Peña, Douglas Perez, Ezequiel Suárez, and José Vincench. Edited by Kevin Power and Pilar Perez, with essays by Lupe Álvarez, Dannys Montes de Oca Moreda, and Kevin Power.

  • Willam Wegman


    Catalog for the William Wegman exhibition at the Museo de Monterrey, Mexico from Oct. 14, 1993 – Jan. 2 1994. A collection of paintings and photographs with texts in Spanish & English

  • William Christenberry: The Early Years, 1954-1968 by Gruber, J. Richard (1996) Hardcover


    Presenting for the first time this major body of paintings and constructions, The Early Years places Christenberry’s work and his life in the South in significant new context. Nationally recognized as an artist, photographer, teacher, and arts advocate, William Christenberry has lived and worked in Washington, D.C

  • Yoshitomo Nara + Graf A to Z


    A to Z was an unprecedented exhibition where as many as 44 huts were gathered and installed in a old brick house in Aomori by Yoshitomo Nara and Graf. This richly illustrated catalogue details the exhibition and its creation in its full entirety, featuring a wealth of drawings by Nara. Includes a large poster, with a quintessential Nara reproduction, folded and sticky-taped in the inside back cover.

    Yoshitomo Nara is a pioneering figure in contemporary art whose signature style—which expresses children in a range of emotional complexities from resistance and rebellion to quietude and contemplation—celebrates the introspective freedom of the imagination and the individual.


    Yoshitomo Nara graduated from Aichi University of the Arts with a master’s degree in 1987, completing further studies at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, from 1988 to 1993, before settling in Cologne in 1994. This period of time was a pivotal influence on Nara, during which he began synthesizing Japanese and Western popular culture, as seen in Nachtwandern (1994), and when he arrived at his mature style, as seen in Pony Tail (1995) and Haze Days (1998). Nara’s paintings enact a fleeting presence between the figure and the ground—a result of several layers of paint in subtly varied if subdued pigments that he applies throughout the painting process—in which the figure pops out of or floats in a space that appears to exist outside the constraints of time.