Double Page

Christoph Keller and Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié, Double Page

Christoph Keller and Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié, Double Page
Softcover, 256 pp., offset 4/3, 115 x 160 mm
Edition of 2000
ISBN 978-2917855-06-5
Published by Editions B42

$15.00 · out of stock

45 graphic designers, 90 photographs, 10 years of books on contemporary art.

This book is based on an invitation to graphic designers to choose two books on contemporary art from the past decade whose design they think is particularly pertinent to the content, to photograph one double-page spread from each book and, if they wish, to comment on their choices.

Double Page provides a selection of recent art publications as viewed by graphic designers who are internationally known for their contribution to that field, and offers a glimpse at the role of book design today in our knowledge and understanding of contemporary art.

Shedding light on this prevalent relationship between art and graphic design by means of photography, Double Page constitutes an unprecedented document of how graphic designers see the work of their peers and their own practices as an essential part of the editorial process.

Push and Shove

Sturtevant, Push and Shove

Sturtevant, Push and Shove
Softcover, 120 pp., offset 4/4, 8.5 x 11 inches
Edition of 2000
ISBN 9788881585441
Published by Charta

$40.00 ·

An art-world legend records that somebody once asked Andy Warhol about his process, to which he replied, “I don’t know. Ask Elaine.” True or not, one thing is sure — Elaine Sturtevant likes to fake it. Working alongside her contemporaries since the mid-1960s, the artist is best known today for her reproductions of then-radical works by Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, Claus Oldenburg, Jasper Johns, Joseph Beuys, and others. Mainly absent from the art scene in the 1970s, Sturtevant reemerged in the 1980s, and has adhered to her rigorous conceptual strategy ever since, even re-creating Paul McCarthy’s fabulously grotesque video performance, “The Painter” in 2002. Exploring notions of originality, replication and simulacra, Sturtevant’s work has been a meditation on as much as a provocation of such concepts, and has continued to garner attention in her 40 years of practice in the fields of art history and philosophy. Included here are images of her re-installation of Marcel Duchamp’s 1,200 coal bags at New York’s Perry Rubinstein Gallery and stills from her 1967 film, Nude Descending a Staircase. Also represented is the artist’s seven-channel video installation from 2003, The Dark Threat of Absence/Fragmented and Sliced.