Nothing Nothing Nothing Nothing 2004-2007

Asher Penn, Nothing Nothing Nothing Nothing 2004-2007

Asher Penn, Nothing Nothing Nothing Nothing 2004-2007
Softcover, 494 pp., offset 4/4, 6.75 x 9 inches
Edition of 1000
ISBN 978-0-982100-60-8
Published by An Art Service

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In the style of Wolfgang Tillmans and Roe Ethridge, New York-based Asher Penn, born in Vancouver in 1982, captures the quotidian. As an anthology of artist books self-published by Asher Penn between 2004 and 2007 — an anthology that is effectively an artist book itself. Made between Providence, New York, Philadelphia and Vancouver, these ‘zine-like publications are rephotographed page by page on top of painted works that Penn was producing at the time of their re-publication. In rephotographing these original editions on the surface of recent work, Penn cleverly illustrates the creative vertigo capable of creeping up on artists while they look back at the artist that they have become. The artist books collected in this anthology include the following: 1. Just Say Maybe; 2. Go Fuck Yourself With Your Atomic Bomb; 3. Bad Hound, Buddha; 4. School; 5. Asher Mixtape Hell; 6. Elisa Penn Hero One; 7. Institutional Critique; 8. The Heart Wants What The Heart Wants; 9. Before And After; and 10. (Untitled).

Jokes & Cartoons

Richard Prince, Jokes & Cartoons

Richard Prince, Jokes & Cartoons
Softcover, 216 pp., offset 4/1, 218 x 280 mm
Edition of 2000
ISBN 978-3-905701-83-8
Published by JRP|Ringier

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Conceived by the artist, this book gathers together the raw material to his “Joke Paintings” for the first time: unpublished manuscripts, well-known as well as unshown works from his personal collection, cartoons, and jokes. The project comments as much on the perception of his own work through the filter of a devaluated form of humor, as on the popular material appropriated through it.

“Jokes and cartoons are part of any mainstream magazine. Especially magazines like the New Yorker or Playboy. They’re right up there with the editorial and advertisements and table of contents and letters to the editors. They’re part of the layout, part of the “sights” and “gags.” Sometimes they’re political, sometimes they just make fun of everyday life. Once in awhile they drive people to protest and storm foreign embassies and kill people.”

— Richard Prince

Smoke Bath

Peter Sutherland, Smoke Bath

Peter Sutherland, Smoke Bath
Softcover, 328 pp., offset 1/1, 5.25 x 8 inches
Edition of 500
ISBN 978-0-98259360202
Published by Seems

out of print

Smoke Bath is a collection of photographs and art work loosely based on the theme of camping, nature, and exploring.

The goal of Smoke Bath is to showcase the work of artists that are inspired by nature and raise money for freshair.org in the process. The Fresh Air Fund (freshair.org) is an independent, not-for-profit agency that provides free summer vacations to New York City children from low-income communities.

Real Life Magazine: Selected Writing and Projects 1979-1994

Real Life Magazine: Selected Writing and Projects 1979-1994

Real Life Magazine: Selected Writing and Projects 1979-1994
Softcover, 320 pp., offset 1/1, 8.25 x 11 inches
Edition of 1000
ISBN 9780978869700
Published by Primary Information

$30.00 · out of stock

Real Life Magazine: Selected Writings and Projects 1979-1994 highlights a selection of writings and artists’ projects from Real Life magazine, which was originally edited by artist, writer, and curator, Thomas Lawson and writer, Susan Morgan. Published in twenty-three issues from 1979-1994 as an intermittent black and white magazine, Real Life featured artists and art historians writing on art, media and popular culture interspersed with pictorial contributions. The development of the magazine through its 15 year history, traces the influences, development and transitions of artists through the 80s.

The anthology features writings by and about Dara Birnbaum, Eric Bogosian, Rhys Chatham, Mark Dion, Jack Goldstein, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Kim Gordon, Dan Graham, Thomas Lawson, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Allan McCollum, John Miller, Dave Muller, Matt Mullican, Adrian Piper, Richard Prince, David Robbins, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Michael Smith, John Stezaker, Bernard Tschumi, Jeff Wall, Lawrence Weiner, and James Welling among others.

Purple Fashion 7

Purple Fashion 7

Purple Fashion 7
Softcover, 408 pp. + Helmut Lang book, offset 4/4, 23 x 30 cm
Edition of 2000
ISSN 1766-8832
Published by Purple Institute

out of print

Purple Fashion Magazine
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75001 Paris France