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Abject Art

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1 Anonymous
Pig, No. 5
New York Pig 1992 1st Paperback Fine Serial 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Unpaginated, illus.; 28 x 22 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. Thick anthology of artist-designed pages. Limited edition. Contributors include Gretchen Faust, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Fred Tomaselli, and others. 
Price: 44.95 USD
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Cremaster 3, Barney, Matthew
2 Barney, Matthew
Cremaster 3
New York Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 2002 0892072539 / 9780892072538 Paperback Very Good Collectible Oblong 
1 vol. (unpaged), illus.; 24 x 30 cm. Written and directed by Matthew Barney; produced by Barbara Gladstone and Matthew Barney; videography: Peter Strietmann; photography: Chris Winget; music composed by Jonathan Bepler; associate producer: Chelsea Romersa; production design: Matthew D. Ryle; starring Richard Serra and Aimee Mullins. Published on the occasion of the exhibition Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle, organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Catalogue of a traveling exhibition held at Museum Ludwig, Cologne, June 1 - Sept. 1, 2002; Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Oct. 10, 2002 - Jan. 5, 2003; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Feb. 13 - May 11, 2002. Near fine. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Light shelfwear to wraps. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. "Cremaster 3, the last in Matthew Barney's epic five-part film project, is part zombie, part gangster film. Set in 1930s New York and Saratoga Springs as well as Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, the plot explores the Irish mob system, freemasonry, and Celtic lore as further symbols for the forces at play in Barney's mythological system. Named after the muscle that raises or lowers a man's testicles in response to temperature, the Cremaster series has featured Barney as a satyr, a magician, a ram, Harry Houdini, and even famous murderer Gary Gilmore, props made from tapioca, petroleum jelly, ice, and self-healing plastic, and settings as fantastic and desolate as the Isle of Man, an empty football stadium in Idaho, and a nearly empty opera house in Hungary. The films are slow-moving and weirdly hynotic, full of elaborate sexual and biological allusions, references to sports and fashion, and a bizarre mix of autobiography, history, and private symbolism that have earned him comparisons to Wagner. This book is the final of the five companion volumes published to coincide with the release of each of the Cremaster films. Each was designed in an original manner by the artist and features photographs and stills from the film it accompanies." - Publisher. 
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Abject Art: Repulsion and Desire in American Art, Ben-Levi, Jack, et al.
3 Ben-Levi, Jack, et al.
Abject Art: Repulsion and Desire in American Art
New York Whitney Museum of American Art; ISP Papers No. 3 1993 0874270901 / 9780874270907 First Edition Softcover Fine 8vo - over 7¾ 
112 pp., illus., biblio. Tight, clean copy. Includes essays by Ben-Levi (Gorky's Artist and His Mother), Jones (70's feminist art), Taylor (The Phobic Object in Contemporary Art) and Houser (gay/lesbian video art). NOT FOR SALE - CHECK BACK LATER. 
Price: 799.19 USD
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Distemper: Dissonant Themes in the Art of the 1990s, Benezra, Neal, and Viso, Olga M.
4 Benezra, Neal, and Viso, Olga M.
Distemper: Dissonant Themes in the Art of the 1990s
Washington D.C. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden 1996 1881616738 / 9781881616733 1st Paperback Fine Exhibition Catalogue 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
x, 134 pp., illus. (some col.), biblio.; 28 cm. Exhibition held at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., June 20-Sept. 15, 1996. Firm binding, clean inside copy. OVERSIZE! No priority/air, except by special arrangement. Includes: Miroslaw Balka, Marlene Dumas, Robert Gober, Mona Hatoum, Mike Kelley, Guillermo Kuitca, Charles Ray, Doris Salcedo, Thomas Schutte, and Rachel Whiteread. 
Price: 34.95 USD
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William Pope.L: The Friendliest Black Artist in America, Bessire, Mark H. C. (Edited by)
5 Bessire, Mark H. C. (Edited by)
William Pope.L: The Friendliest Black Artist in America
Cambridge, MA MIT Press 2003 0262025337 / 9780262025331 1st Hardcover Very Good Fine Exhibition Catalogue 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Cloth, gilt, 237 pp., col. illus.; 26 cm. Edges stained green. Ribbon book mark. Exhibition schedule, July 26-October 17, 2002, Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, Me. and others. Firm binding, clean inside copy. First 4 leaves slightly creased. Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. "The artist William Pope.L, who teaches at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, has been producing some of the most original visual and performing art in America for many years. But it was not until the Acting Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts overturned the recommendations of the NEA's own advisory panel to support this publication and the exhibition it accompanies that Pope.L became the subject of feature articles in the nation's major newspapers. Pope.L became a cause célèbre as a result of the scandal, but he deserved to be known long before that. His work is humane, accessible, profound, and humorous; it is also deeply challenging and self-aware. It is neither an accident nor a joke that his business card reads 'Friendliest Black Artist in America.' Many of Pope.L's pieces take place on the street. He has eaten and regurgitated copies of The Wall Street Journal, tied himself to a bank door and handed out money (a sort of reverse panhandler), crawled up the Bowery wearing a business suit, and walked down 125th Street in Harlem wearing a 12-foot white cardboard phallus. Although he frequently deals with racial issues, his work confounds preconceptions of what 'black art' should be. This book, which accompanies a nationally touring exhibition of Pope.L's work, explores his impact on American art and culture. It contains sections on practices, body, performance, dialogue, consumption, and a selection of the artist's writings and a chronology. The essays are by Mark H. C. Bessire, Suzanne Preston Blier, C. Carr, Geoffrey Hendricks, Stuart Horodner, Lowery Stokes Sims, Kristine Stiles, and Martha Wilson. / Mark H. C. Bessire is Director of the Bates College Museum of Art in Lewiston, Maine." - Publisher. CONTENTS: Foreword, by Mark H. C. Bessire, Stuart Horodner, Sara Kellner; Essays: Friendliest Black Artist in America, by Mark H. C. Bessire; From an Old Overcoat to Workboots and a Jockstrap (A 22 Year Journey of Friendship with Pope. L), by Geoffrey Hendricks; Thunderbird Immolation: Burning Racism, by Kristine Stiles; Limited Warranty, by Martha Wilson; In the Discomfort Zone, by C. Carr; Working and William, by Stuart Horodner; Dialogue: Interview with William Pope. L, by Lowery Stokes Sims; Artist's Writings; Bocio, Eats Notes 200 vol. 2, Hole Theory (Parts Four, January 2002), by William Pope. L; Practices; Objects; Street Performances; Installation/Performances. 
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An Intimate Distance: Women, Artists, and the Body, Betterton, Rosemary
6 Betterton, Rosemary
An Intimate Distance: Women, Artists, and the Body
London and New York Routledge 1996 0415110858 / 9780415110853 Paperback Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
xiv, 240 pp., illus., bib. notes, index; 23 cm. Good+. Firm binding, with one spine crease. Marginalia/1 page. "In a series of original readings of the work of artists from Kathe Kollwitz and Georgia O'Keeffe to Helen Chadwick and Laura Godfrey Issacs, Rosemary Betterton explores how women artists have addressed the changing relationship between women, the body and its representation in art. In detailed critical essays that range from the analysis of maternal imagery in the work of German artists at the turn of the century, to the unrepresented body in contemporary abstract painting. Betterton argues that women's art practices offer ways of engaging with our fascinations and fears of the female body. Reflecting the shift within feminist art over the last decade, An Intimate Distance sets the reinscription of the body within women's art practice in the context of current debates on the body, including reproductive science, maternal subjectivity and the concept of 'body horror' in relation to food, aging and sex. Drawing on recent theories of embodiment developed within feminist philosphyand psychoanalytic theory, the essays reveal how th epermeable boundaries between nature and culture, the female body and technology are being crossed in the work of women artists." - Publisher. Erotic art. 
Price: 11.95 USD
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Helen Chadwick, Shelagh Keeley: In Side Up, Chadwick, Helen, and Keeley, Shelagh; Augaitis, Daina (Curated by)
7 Chadwick, Helen, and Keeley, Shelagh; Augaitis, Daina (Curated by)
Helen Chadwick, Shelagh Keeley: In Side Up
Banff Walter Phillips Gallery 1991 0920159451 / 9780920159453 1st Paperback Fine Exhibition Catalogue 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
29 pp., illus., bib. notes; 27 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. 
Price: 29.95 USD
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Defining the Nineties: Consensus-Making in New York, Miami, and Los Angeles, Clearwater, Bonnie; Clearwater, Bonnie, and Duncan, Michael, and Schwartzman, Allan (Essays by)
8 Clearwater, Bonnie; Clearwater, Bonnie, and Duncan, Michael, and Schwartzman, Allan (Essays by)
Defining the Nineties: Consensus-Making in New York, Miami, and Los Angeles
Miami Museum of Contemporary Art 1996 1888708018 / 9781888708011 1st Paperback Very Good Exhibition Catalogue 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
128 pp., illus. (some col.), bib. notes; 28 cm. Exhibition catalog published in conjunction with an exhibit held February 24 to April 6, 1996 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Handling-storage soil/wraps & edges. Age toning. CONTENTS: Introduction: Consensus-making in New York, Miami, and Los Angeles; After the golden decade, by Allan Schwartzman; The Los Angeles art world: regenerative and needy, by Michael Duncan; Miami enters the picture, by Bonnie Clearwater; Defining the nineties, by Bonnie Clearwater. 
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The Grotesque in Photography, Coleman, A. D.
9 Coleman, A. D.
The Grotesque in Photography
New York Summit Books 1977 0671400142 / 9780671400149 1st Hardcover Very Good Fine Collectible 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
208 pp., chiefly illus., biblio.; 29 cm. "A Ridge Press book." Near fine. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Age toning. Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. OVERSIZE! No priority/air, except by special arrangement. A classic of photography history, scarce in this condition. 
Price: 124.95 USD
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This is Modern Art, Collings, Matthew
10 Collings, Matthew
This is Modern Art
New York Watson-Guptill Publications 2000 0823053628 / 9780823053629 1st Paperback Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
271 pp., illus. (some col.), index; 22 cm. Originally published: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1999. Tight, clean copy. British art critic; contributor to Artforum. The bad boys and girls of British art, such as Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas, Jake & Dinos Chapman, are well-represented. 
Price: 49.95 USD
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A Body, Coplans, John
11 Coplans, John
A Body
New York Power House Books 2002 1576871363 / 9781576871362 1st Hardcover NEW NEW Collectible 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Cloth, 185 pp., illus.; 35 cm. Printed and bound in Germany. BRAND NEW. A fine copy of the first printing. Shrinkwrapped. OVERSIZE! No priority/air, except by special arrangement. Coplans began photographing his nude body in 1978 and continued until 2001, at age 81. This publication contains a sequence of 110 images. The photographs in this lavish monograph are arranged by body part. Includes a chronology, an interview, list of exhibitions and bibliography. Legendary writer & photographer. 
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Breaking Down the Barrier: Art in the 1990s, Cork, Richard
12 Cork, Richard
Breaking Down the Barrier: Art in the 1990s
New Haven, CT Yale University Press 2003 0300095104 / 9780300095104 Paperback NEW 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
ix, 643 pp., illus., biblio.; 20 cm. BRAND NEW. "Richard Cork is one of the most serious, most influential, and best-informed art critics in Britain today. Richard Cork is now senior art critic at The Times (London). He is the author of numerous works, including Art Beyond the Gallery in Early Twentieth-Century England (winner of the Bannister Fletcher Award for best art book of the year), David Bomberg, and A Bitter Truth: Avant-Garde Art and the Great War, all published by Yale University Press." - Publisher. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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In and Out, Back and Forth, Dannatt, Adrian, and Cottingham, Laura, and Sinclair, Ross
13 Dannatt, Adrian, and Cottingham, Laura, and Sinclair, Ross
In and Out, Back and Forth
New York Julia Arts Foundation 1992 1874592012 / 9781874592013 1st Paperback Good Exhibition Catalogue 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
32 p.; illus.; 28 x 21 cm. Firm binding. Previous owner's blind stamp and a few pencil marks. Includes: Matthew Abbott, Polly Apfelbaum, L. C. Armstrong, Christine Borland, Christopher Borrok, Karen Caldicott, Richard Caldicott, Fieroza Doorsen, Barry Hylton, Siobhan Liddell, Simon Patterson, Charles Spurrier and Lauren Szold. 
Price: 44.95 USD
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Willem de Kooning: New Paintings, Sculpture & Drawings, De Kooning, Willem
14 De Kooning, Willem
Willem de Kooning: New Paintings, Sculpture & Drawings
New York Xavier Fourcade, Inc. 1984 1st Paperback Very Good Exhibition Catalogue 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
24 pp., all illus. (some col.); 27 cm. Catalogue of an exhibition held May 12 to June 23, 1984. Near fine. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Age toning. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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13 Alumni Artists, Donadio, Emmie (Edited by); Ronell, Avital (Essay by), and Phillips, Lisa (Introduction by)
15 Donadio, Emmie (Edited by); Ronell, Avital (Essay by), and Phillips, Lisa (Introduction by)
13 Alumni Artists
Middlebury, VT Middlebury College Museum of Art 2000 192882501X / 9781928825012 1st Paperback Very Good Exhibition Catalogue 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
80 pp., illus. (some col.), biblio.; 27 cm. Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT, May 19 to December 10, 2000. Near fine. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Light shelfwear to wraps, age toning. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. Sculpture by Robert Gober reproduced on the front cover. Includes: Bill Burke; Peter Cole; Fred Cray; George Creamer; Jeremy Foss; Peter Gallo; Robert Gober; Valerie Hegarty; Peter Krashes; Steve Miller; Julia Rossmann Pe rez; Susanna Harwood Rubin; and, Julia Wachtel. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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Arresting Images: Impolitic Art and Uncivil Actions, Dubin, Steven C.
16 Dubin, Steven C.
Arresting Images: Impolitic Art and Uncivil Actions
New York Routledge 1992 0415904358 / 9780415904353 1st Hardcover Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Cloth, gilt, x, 374 pp., [18] pp. of plates, illus. (some col.), biblio., index; 24 cm. Tight, clean copy. Dust jacket, with a creased front flap, protected in a mylar book cover. Concerns the culture wars, as they pertain to the visual arts in America. "Although contemporary art may sometimes shock us, more alarming are recent attempts to regulate its display. Drawing upon extensive interviews, a broad sampling of media accounts, legal documents and his own observations of important events, sociologist Steven Dubin surveys the recent trend in censorship of the visual arts, photography and film, as well as artistic upstarts such as video and performance art. He examines the dual meaning of arresting images--both the nature of art work which disarms its viewers and the social reaction to it. Arresting Images examines the battles which erupt when artists address such controversial issues as racial polarization, AIDS, gay-bashing and sexual inequality in their work." - Publisher. 
Price: 11.95 USD
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Not So Cute and Cuddly: Dolls and Stuffed Toys in Contemporary Art, Dunbar, Elizabeth (Curated by)
17 Dunbar, Elizabeth (Curated by)
Not So Cute and Cuddly: Dolls and Stuffed Toys in Contemporary Art
Wichita, KS Ulrich Museum of Art 2003 1887883045 / 9781887883047 1st Paperback Fine Exhibition Catalogue 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
111 pp., col. illus., bib. notes; 28 cm. Exhibition held October 26 through December 24, 2003. Firm binding, clean inside copy. "'Not So Cute & Cuddly' focuses on a trend by contemporary artists to appropriate and transform objects from childhood to explore not only the darker side of youth but also address a host of serious, adult issues. Simultaneously challenging and fun, the exhibition brings together approximately 40 works by 20 international artists who use dolls, figurines, and stuffed toys to create diverse and complex meditations on memory and loss, the development of gender and cultural identities, as well as other topical social concerns. While much of the subtext of the works in the exhibition is directed at adults, 'Not So Cute & Cuddly' is also very accessible and engaging for the younger audience. All of the works included in 'Not So Cute & Cuddly' date from 1998 to the present and represent the vast range of artistic expression being used today, from the more traditional techniques of painting and sculpture to more experimental approaches in photography, video, and installation art. A timely survey of the pervasiveness of 'youthful' imagery in contemporary culture, the exhibition mixes media as well as both more established and emerging artists. 'Not So Cute & Cuddly' was organized by Elizabeth Dunbar, chief curator at the Ulrich Museum." - Publisher. 
Price: 29.95 USD
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Jeanne Dunning, Dunning, Jeanne; Basha, Regine (Text by)
18 Dunning, Jeanne; Basha, Regine (Text by)
Jeanne Dunning
New York Feigen Contemporary 2000 1st Paperback Very Good Exhibition Catalogue Oblong 
[13] pp., col. illus.,biblio., index; 19 x 26 cm. Edition of 1500 copies. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Corner creasing/back cover. Cover title: Jeanne Dunning, video still, Trying To See Myself. Includes a short introduction by the artist. Photography/video artist, with a feminist orientation. A series called "The Blob" explores the psychologically "uncanny." 
Price: 21.95 USD
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Shock Treatment, Finley, Karen
19 Finley, Karen
Shock Treatment
San Francisco, CA City Lights Books 1990 0872862526 / 9780872862524 Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Finley, Karen 
144 pp., illus.; 21 cm. With illustrations by the author. Near fine. Tight, clean copy. Age toning. Feminist performance artist derided by the Right as the "chocolate-smeared woman." Poems and prose. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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Shock Treatment, Finley, Karen
20 Finley, Karen
Shock Treatment
San Francisco, CA City Lights Books 1990 0872862526 / 9780872862524 Paperback Fine Collectible 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Finley, Karen SIGNED
144 pp., illus.; 21 cm. SIGNED. Boldly signed by author on title page, no dedication, otherwise as new. Poems and prose. Feminist performance artist derided by the Right as the "chocolate-smeared woman." 
Price: 44.95 USD
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