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The White Road: Journey into an Obsession is his new book ...
 

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Agnes Martin, Homage to Greece, 1959. Oil, canvas collage, and nails on panel, 12 x 12 inches.

Mythos and History: A New Agnes Martin Biography


A new biography of the idiosyncratic and influential painter untangles myth and fact.

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

View of "Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)," 2015, by John Cage, published by Siglio Press. Courtesy of Siglio.

“Paper Should Be Edible, Nutritious”: John Cage’s Diary


The radically inventive and prolific musician’s ethics and curiosity are revealed in a new diary facsimile by Siglio Press.

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Suzan Frecon, erre verte, 2014. Oil on linen, two panels, 108 x 87 3/8 x 1 1/2 inches overall. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner Gallery.

Light and Liminality: Looking at Suzan Frecon


How and why Suzan Frecon’s recent work really succeeds, bending light and color.

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

From Suite Vénitienne by Sophie Calle, published by Siglio, 2015. Images and text copyrighted and provided courtesy of the artist.

Sophie Calle’s Suite Vénitienne: Following as Performance and Book


A new book by Siglio reproduces Calle’s 1980 performance, following a near-stranger through Venice.

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Art Green, Second Sight, 1986. Oil on canvas over MDF, 25 3/4 x 22 3/4 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Garth Greenan.

Layer by Layer: Art Green’s Complex Paintings


A book of the painter’s work captures his complicated use of collage, illusion, and narrative.

Monday, February 16th, 2015

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“Best When He’s Messy”: Jason Brinkerhoff’s Unfinished Drawings


Taking a cue from Morton Feldman’s remark that “the love of the past in art is something very different to the artist than it is to the audience,” it’s fair to assume that the audience can remain attached to their favorite masters all their lives without very much ado. For the artist, however, a fixity…

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Jack Bush Ex on Spring Green, June 1974 acrylic on canvas, 160 x 195.5 cm (63.25 x 77 in.) Collection of H. Arnold and Blema Steinberg. . © Estate of Jack Bush / SODRAC (2014). Photo: Michael Cullen, TPG Digital Art Services

“Playful, Searching and Mischievous”: The Paintings of Jack Bush


Review of the catalog accompanying first major retrospective in 35 years

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Richard Tuttle, Step by Step, 2002. Series of 41 unique woodcuts, printed in colors on Saunders Waterford 140 lb paper, 80 x 40 3/4 inches. © Richard Tuttle/Universal Limited Art Editions.

Natural History: Richard Tuttle’s Prints


A new monograph surveying prints by the influential multi-media artist shows his quixotic approach and affinity to a kind of natural abstraction.

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Dorothy Iannone: You Who Read Me With Passion Now Must Forever Be My Friends, Siglio, 2014.

Dorothy Iannone: The Book of Love


Siglio’s new book of collected works gives an overview of the startling artist’s affectionate, erotic drawings.

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

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Two Works by Robert Seydel


Two new artist’s books collect three works by poet and collagist Robert Seydel.