ABOUT USEstablished in Santa Barbara, California, in 2004, Left Coast Books is a bookstore and art
gallery that specializes in ART BOOKS,
offering thousands of titles on painting, sculpture, graphic arts,
architecture, design, photography, film, video, and performance art. We also
sell classics, literary fiction, history, and a broad variety of useful
academic books. We are open to the public Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11 AM to 6 PM. Internet orders are processed and shipped on a daily
The owner, Simon Taylor, was born in England and lived in New York from 1988 to 2003, working as a museum curator and
art critic. He curated “Abject Art” at the Whitney Museum of American Art in
1993, and a series of exhibitions at Guild Hall Museum, East
Hampton, NY, in the early 2000s, where he held the position of
Curator. His writings have appeared in Art
in America, Afterimage, Art + Text, Third Text, World Art,
and in numerous exhibition catalogues. He has lived in California since 2003.
New York. c. 1993
Left Coast Books, 2010
Phobic Object: Abjection in Contemporary Art."
In: NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star.
New York: New Museum of Contemporary Art,
Excremental Vision: No!art, 1959-1964.”
Lurie: No! New York and Philadelphia:
Boris Lurie Art Foundation and
'Exotic' is Uncannily Close." In: “It’s
a Poor Sort of Memory That Only Works
Backwards”: On the Work of Johan
Grimonprez.Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje
Cantz Verlag, 2011.