Mark Ryden, Special Edition Gay 90′s, 2013.Favorite The special edition of the Gay 90′s Exhibition Book collects sixty pieces from Mark Ryden’s “Gay 90’s” solo exhibition, which debuted at Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York City in 2010 and will open at Michael Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles later this year. Each signed and numbered special edition book comes in a handmade clamshell box covered in fine book cloth. The edition also comes with a bookmark and a special 9″ x 12″ signed and numbered digital pigment ink print. Read more
Eileen Quinlan, The 14 x 10.5” Version of Fahrenheit #13, 2008-2013.Favorite Stunningly mysterious and beautiful, the photographer Eileen Quinlan’s work is unsuspectingly straightforward. The house-of-cardlike worlds that she constructs, staged solely for her camera’s lens, prop mirrors reflecting intensely colored light, deep shadows, cloth, reflective Mylar, wisps of smoke, and especially, each other. The images created by these arrangements offer kaleidoscopic sights into indeterminate and infinite spaces. Dodging digital media, Quinlan uses medium and large-format cameras with studio strobes to shoot the still-lifes that she sets up on her studio tabletop. There is a startling sincerity to her process. Everything that you can see in her images happened just the way that it appears, no Photoshop or behind-the-scenes slight of hand. In Quinlan’s work the wizardry is all in the setup. Read more
Stefan Bruggemann, This work is realized when it is burned, 2013. Favorite Medium: offset print on multi-offset 120gr, Size: A1 (59,4 x 84,1 cm) folded to A4 (29,7 x 21 cm), Printed in Ghent, 2013, Signed and numbered, Edition of 100 (+7A.P), Price: €60 ((Price subject to change as edition sells out).
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Martin Boyce, A Partial Eclipse (Special Edition), 2013.Favorite A Partial Eclipse brings together photographs from an on-going private library of images which feeds into Boyce’s work. The images adopt a sombre and darkened palette, as if the light has been stolen from each photograph creating the illusion of a mythical perma-dusk allowing us to see the world as Boyce sees it. Images of trees and foliage permeate the collection, ellipses and perforations reoccur, patterns of cracks, fractures and spider webs repeat and thresholds appear in the form of windows and doorways. Read more
Shepard Fairey, Star, 2013.SOLD OUTFavorite ‘I originally made the Star Icon in January 1996 as I was transitioning into a period of my work inspired by Russian Constuctivist Propaganda posters. I had made a simplified illustration of the Giant face I called the Icon and i decided I wanted to make a star iteration. I cut a star shaped window out and played with cropping until I was happy. The print below was the first print I made using the star image. I only made an edition of 90 of them and probably only sold a small percentage of the 90. The rest went up on the street or were damaged. The Obey Star has been a crucial element in my work ever since so I decided to make a letterpress variation on the 1996 O.G. Obey Star. I’m very happy with how it turned out.’ -Shepard Read more
Gary Hume, Cap, 2013.Favorite This new work features a black shape which has almost entirely swamped out all colour. The subject itself emerges from the title, shorthand for swimming cap. Cap is characteristic of Hume’s penchant for playful abstraction, his work typically hovering between figurative and abstract motifs. Here the shape of the swimming cap is offered in a combination of colour and line transforming its silhouette almost beyond recognition, framed by corners bursting with bright pink and yellow. Read more