New Photography
Sherrie Levine
Published by FRAC, de Pays de la Loire, 1996, 64 pages (duotone ill.), 17 × 24 cm, French
Price: €15 (Temporarily out of stock)

Sherrie Levine rose to prominence as a member of the Pictures Generation, a group of artists based in New York in the late 1970s and 1980s whose work examined the structures of signification underlying mass-circulated images, and, in many cases, directly appropriated these images in order to imbue them with new, critically inflected meaning. Since then, Levine has created a singular and complex body of work in a variety of media that often explicitly reproduces artworks and motifs from the Western art-historical canon as well as non-Western cultures.

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「箱の中へ…」4 あとのまつりの為に
Tatsuo Ikeda
Published by Galerie Tokyo Humanité, Tokyo, 1996, 6 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 22 cm, Japanese
Price: €38

Working in proximity to US military compounds and naval bases in Japan during and following World War II, Tatsuo Ikeda composed a visual vocabulary that escaped order and realism. Primarily drawing and painting on paper, Ikeda creates surreal scenes where mutated bodies morph with nearly unrecognisable architecture set on backgrounds of swirling line drawings or empty gradients. Ikeda lived for almost a century and shaped his art career around the tumults that he experienced as a result of US and Japanese political affairs.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.

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Blaues Schwammrelief (Kleine Nachtmusik)
Yves Klein
Published by VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 1996, card (colour ill.), 10.5 × 14.7 cm, German
Price: €6

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.

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Les illusions de l'âme
Antonin Artaud
Published by Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1996, card (colour ill.), 10.8 × 15.1 cm, English
Price: €9

Produced on the occasion of Antonin Artaud: works on paper at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 3 October, 1996–7 January, 1997. An exhibition of seventy drawings, mostly from the 1940s, by the French literary figure and pioneer of the theatre.

You can view a pdf of the exhibition catalogue here.

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Jannis Kounellis
Published by Ci-Gong Gallery, Taegu, 1996, leporello (colour ill.), 21 × 28 cm (folded) 62.5 × (unfolded) , Korean
Price: €22

Produced on the occasion of Jannis Kounellis’ exhibition at Ci-Gong Gallery, Taegu, 12 July–25 July, 1996.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.

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Iwata Nakayama
Published by Ashiya City Museum of Art and History, Ashiya & Shoto Museum of Art, Tokyo, 1996, 192 pages (b/w ill.), 21 × 27.5 cm, Japanese
Price: €65

Iwata Nakayama (1895-1949) is regarded as a one of the most important contributors to the Shinko Shashin movement. After graduating from the Tokyo School of Fine Arts in 1918, he received a scholarship from the Japanese government and went to California before settling in New York. At the same time Nakayama was attracted to avant-garde movements and moved in bohemian circles where he met Shimizu Toshi. Shimizu encouraged him to move to Paris in 1926 where he met Man Ray, Fujita Tsuguji, and Enrico Prompolini. These encounters left a deep impression on him and when he returned to Japan in 1927 he energetically set about forming his own vision of ‘pure art photography’. In 1929 he settled in Ashiya (nr. Kobe) and in the following year founded the Ashiya Camera Club with Hanaya Kambei, Korai Seiji, and others. This club became the main driving force of New Photography in Japan. Together with Kimura and Nojima he founded Koga magazine in 1932 that was the most important forum for artistic photography at the time.

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