DEC 16-JAN 17 | Art Books
To mark the end of the year, the Rail’s Art Books editors, Ben Gottlieb, Phillip Griffith, and Greg Lindquist, and Managing Director Sara Christoph each selected a notable book from the past year to share with our readers. This is not a list of the best books of the year. Instead, it is an informal survey meant to highlight the diversity of art book publishing now.
FEB 2011 | ArtSeen
The 2002 exhibition Gerhard Richter: Forty Years of Painting, at the Museum of Modern Artthe artists first major retrospective in the United Stateswas greeted by many familiar with Richters art with a common refrain: How could this have taken so long?
NOV 2011 | Books
Before Francis Levy launches into the narrative proper of Seven Days in Rio, a hundred-odd-page bromide-heavy sexual fantasia, an authors note appeals its case to the reader in a rare, self-conscious nod to the works guilelessly inflammatory inclinations; its tack is less conciliatory than defensive, with the vague hint of a threat.
DEC 15-JAN 16 | Art Books
To mark the end of the year, the Rail’s Art Books editors, Ben Gottlieb, Maya Harakawa, and Greg Lindquist, each selected three notable books from the past year to share with our readers.
SEPT 2011 | ArtSeen
The elevators in McKim, Mead & Whites imposing Clocktower Building go to the twelfth floor. The Clocktower Gallery is on the thirteenth. Throughout August, on the other side of an often-closed door along the gallerys long white hallway, Will Corwins installation Aurochs Library quietly grew; the artist spent the month steadily building upon a spare wooden frame.
DEC 10-JAN 11 | ArtSeen
In Marion Cajoris keenly attentive 2007 documentary Chuck Close, one of the artists most frequent subjects, Philip Glass, states, Theres no such thing as a string quartet. A string quartet is what you happen to be listening to when a string quartet is playing.