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  • Intimate Infinite
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    This fully-illustrated catalogue accompanies the first exhibition curated by Brett Gorvy for the gallery. Titled Intimate Infinite, the exhibition features nearly one hundred artworks by twenty-seven artists, including Hans Bellmer, Lee Bontecou, Bruce Conner, Joseph Cornell, Jean Dubuffet, Eva Hesse, Jasper Johns, Henri Michaux, Carol Rama, Robert Ryman, Yves Tanguy, Cy Twombly, and Hannah Wilke. Documenting masterpieces that are rarely on public display, the publication offers a unique perspective on viewership and collecting. In its pages, Gorvy explores the practice of looking and the ways in which we, as viewers, connect with the artistic imagination. An essay by Suzanne Hudson examines works by Johns, Ryman, and Twombly, while Sarah K. Rich considers the practice of using hallucinogens to break down boundaries within the self, as was done by such artists as Michaux and Conner. A new translation of an excerpt from Henri Michaux’s 1957 text Infinite Turbulence offers the reader a window into the mind of an artist on mescaline. Miranda Mellis’s work of short fiction “The Emissaries” conjures a dystopian narrative that beautifully responds to works by Bellmer, Conner, Dubuffet, and Rama, and Pablo Neruda’s poem Ode to Things accompanies reproductions of works by Cornell.

    Publisher: Lévy Gorvy
    Texts: Texts by Suzanne Hudson, Sarah K. Rich, and Henri Michaux. Interview with Brett Gorvy by Rachel Wolff. Experimental fiction by Miranda Mellis. Poetry by Pablo Neruda.
    Publication Date: 2018
    Binding: Hardcover
    Dimensions: 11 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches (29.2 x 23.5 cm)
    Pages: 263
    ISBN: 978-1-944379-25-4

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  • Dan Colen: Mailorder Mother Purgatory
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    This fully illustrated volume features the three bodies of work included in Lévy Gorvy’s first exhibition with Dan Colen, Mailorder Mother Purgatory, on view from May 2 to June 12, 2018 in New York. The volume includes a comprehensive essay by Andrianna Campbell that places Colen within the historical tradition of painting, and an interview with Colen and Jeff Koons, moderated and edited by Douglas Fogle. 

    Publisher: Lévy Gorvy
    Texts: Essay by Andrianna Campbell; Interview with Dan Colen and Jeff Koons, moderated and edited by Douglas Fogle
    Publication Date: 2018
    Binding: Hardcover
    Dimensions: 10.5 x 14.4 inches (26.7 x 36.6 cm)
    Pages: 76
    ISBN: 978-1-944379-24-7

     

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  • Martial Raysse: VISAGES
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    This fully illustrated volume accompanies Lévy Gorvy’s first solo exhibition of works by Martial Raysse, on view from February 28 to April 14, 2018. Focusing on his recent portraiture, this volume includes an essay by art historian and curator Jane Livingston that provides an overview of Raysse’s practice, as well as three texts by the artist. The catalogue also features a newly commissioned poem by Leopoldine Core and an illustrated chronology of the artist’s life.

     

    Publisher: Lévy Gorvy
    Texts: Jane Livingston and Martial Raysse; poetry by Leopoldine Core

    Publication Date: 2018
    Binding: Hardcover
    Dimensions: 11 3/4 x 9 inches (29.9 x 22.9 cm)
    Pages: 120
    ISBN: 978-1-944379-18-6 

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  • Source and Stimulus: Polke, Lichtenstein, Laing
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    United in their desire to create images ‘absolutely of the moment’, Sigmar Polke, Roy Lichtenstein, and Gerald Laing—three artists on separate but inter-related artistic journeys—turned their attention in the early 1960s towards the Ben-Day dot. Featuring exceptional works inspired by this cost-effective printing method, Source and Stimulus: Polke, Lichtenstein, Laing connects these artists on the basis of their manipulation of the dot and as they transformed imagery from the commercial sphere into fine art. Published in conjunction with Lévy Gorvy’s exhibition of the same name, this fully illustrated book features a newly commissioned essay by renowned Pop scholar Marco Livingstone, as well as detailed chronologies of each artist’s career with a focus on the 1960s by David E. Brauer and Jeanette Joslin Russell.

     

    Publisher: Lévy Gorvy
    Texts: Marco Livingstone, David E. Brauer, and Jeanette Joslin Russel
    Publication Date: 2018
    Binding: Hardcover
    Dimensions: 9 3/4 x 13 3/16 inches (24.8 x 33.5 cm)
    Pages: 136
    ISBN: 1-944379-22-3
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  • Terry Adkins: The Smooth, The Cut, and The Assembled
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    This catalogue accompanies Lévy Gorvy’s first solo exhibition of works by Terry Adkins, on view from January 10 to February 17. This fully illustrated book explores the materiality of Terry Adkins’s sculptures. The exhibition was curated by Charles Gaines, a celebrated artist and longtime friend and collaborator of Adkins’s, who contributed an illuminating essay to this publication that explores the physicality and experience of viewing Adkins’s sculptures. The catalogue also includes an essay by Michael Brenson, and newly commissioned poetry by Robin Coste Lewis.

     

    Publisher: Lévy Gorvy
    Texts: Charles Gaines and Michael Brenson; poetry by Robin Coste Lewis
    Publication Date: 2018
    Binding: Hardcover
    Dimensions: 7 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches (19 x 26 cm)
    Pages: 96
    ISBN: 978-1-944379-21-6

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  • Box Set: Germano Celant | Ileana Sonnabend and Arte Povera
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    A box set of two publications to accompany the exhibition Ileana Sonnabend and Arte Povera (New York, November 2–December 23, 2017), this book includes a comprehensive chronology, including every exhibition presented by the Sonnabend galleries between 1962 and 2014, with expanded sections on Arte Povera exhibitions featuring artists Giovanni Anselmo, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz, Giulio Paolini, Michelangelo Pistoletto, and Gilberto Zorio. This generous volume also includes never-before-published archival photographs from the Sonnabend Archive; an interview with Germano Celant about his friendship with Ileana Sonnabend and the global dissemination of Arte Povera; texts written by the artists in the exhibition; and extensive bibliographies for each artist, the Sonnabend galleries, and the Arte Povera movement, respectively. 

    Additionally, the second book in the set includes a series of installation images from our recent exhibition in New York.

    Publisher: Lévy Gorvy
    Texts: Giovanni Anselmo, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Germano Celant, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz, Giulio Paolini, Michelangelo Pistoletto, and Gilberto Zorio. Edited by Germano Celant
    Publication Date: 2017
    Binding: Hardcover
    Dimensions: 12.25 x 9.1 in (31.12 x 23.11 cm)
    Pages: 414
    ISBN: 978-1-944379-19-3

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  • Germano Celant | Ileana Sonnabend and Arte Povera
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    The first of two publications to accompany the exhibition Ileana Sonnabend and Arte Povera (New York, November 2–December 23, 2017), this book includes a comprehensive chronology, including every exhibition presented by the Sonnabend galleries between 1962 and 2014, with expanded sections on Arte Povera exhibitions featuring artists Giovanni Anselmo, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz, Giulio Paolini, Michelangelo Pistoletto, and Gilberto Zorio. This generous volume also includes never-before-published archival photographs from the Sonnabend Archive; an interview with Germano Celant about his friendship with Ileana Sonnabend and the global dissemination of Arte Povera; texts written by the artists in the exhibition; and extensive bibliographies for each artist, the Sonnabend galleries, and the Arte Povera movement, respectively. 

    Publisher: Lévy Gorvy
    Texts: Giovanni Anselmo, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Germano Celant, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz, Giulio Paolini, Michelangelo Pistoletto, and Gilberto Zorio. Edited by Germano Celant
    Publication Date: 2017
    Binding: Hardcover
    Dimensions: 11.75 x 9.1 in (29.85 x 23.11 cm)
    Pages: 347
    ISBN: 978-1-944379-19-3

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  • Adrian Piper
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    On the occasion of Lévy Gorvy’s first solo exhibition with Adrian Piper, on view at the New York gallery between September 14th and October 21st, this catalogue examines themes the artist has explored throughout her career—the intersubjective and institutional formation of identity, including the categories of race and gender; racism as a type of xenophobia; and conceptions of political responsibility. Adrian Piper includes an essay co-authored by Begum Yasar, Senior Director at Lévy Gorvy, and Aliza Shvarts, an artist and PhD candidate in Performance Studies at New York University, that examines Piper’s practice in light of current events and the xenophobic residue from the 58th United States presidential election. The catalogue also features extensive documentation of the works in the exhibition, including It’s Just Art (1980) and The Mythic Being series (1973–76), as well as images of the first-ever installation of the site-specific work, Here (2008/2017).

    Publisher: Lévy Gorvy
    Texts: Aliza Shvarts and Begum Yasar. Edited by Begum Yasar.
    Publication Date: 2017
    Binding: Softcover
    Dimensions: 7.25 x 10 inches (18.5 x 25.5 cm)
    Pages: 92
    ISBN: 978-1-944379-20-9

     

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  • Pat Steir: Kairos
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    This book explores Pat Steir’s most recent Kairos series of immersive paintings, installed at Lévy Gorvy in New York between September 7 and October 21, 2017. The series evolved out of Steir’s seminal Waterfall paintings, which proved her medium could “express itself as something non-objective.” As early as 1987, Steir poured, threw, or dragged mixtures of pigment across her canvases, shifting her focus to the natural movements of paint applied to canvas rather than deliberate mark-making. The book offers an intimate introduction to Steir’s most recent paintings and includes a conversation between Steir and Sylvère Lotringer, the founder ofSemiotext(e), as well as three poems that Steir published in the “Schizo-Culture” issue of the magazine; “Trance Abyss,” a poem by Anne Waldman; an essay by art historian and curator Courtney J. Martin; a detailed chronology illustrated by archival images; and high-quality photographs of Lévy Gorvy’s installations in both New York (currently on view), and London (2016).

     

    Publisher: Lévy Gorvy
    Texts: Anne Waldman, Pat Steir, Courtney J. Martin. Edited by Begum Yasar.
    Publication Date: 2017
    Binding: Hardcover
    Dimensions: 13.24 x 10.04 in (33.63 x 25.5 cm)
    Pages: 179
    ISBN: 978-1-944379-18-6

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  • Signed Copy | Gilbert & George: The General Jungle or Carrying on Sculpting
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    Edition of 200 copies signed by the artists.

    Since 1967, renowned artists Gilbert & George have made themselves into their art, sacrificing their individual identities to devote themselves to a more democratic art practice, which they call “Art for All.” This catalogue presents their formative early work, The General Jungle or Carrying on Sculpting (1971). Comprised of twenty-three monumental, multi-panel charcoal-on-paper sculptures depicting the artists wandering streets and parks in London and inscribed with philosophical slogans, The General Jungle or Carrying on Sculpting was first exhibited at the Sonnabend Gallery in New York in 1971. Published in conjunction with Lévy Gorvy’s exhibition of the work, this fully illustrated catalogue features a newly commissioned essay by Michael Bracewell based on a recent interview with the artists, an original poem by Kostas Anagnopoulos, newspaper reviews from the inaugural exhibition at the Sonnabend Gallery, and a facsimile of the postal sculpture A Day in the Life of George & Gilbert, the sculptors (1971).

    Publisher: Lévy Gorvy
    Texts: Michael Bracewell, Kostas Anagnopoulos
    Publication Date: 2017
    Binding: Hardcover
    Dimensions: 12.25 x 11.25 inches (31 x 28.5 cm)
    Pages: 104
    ISBN: 9781944379179

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  • Gilbert & George: The General Jungle or Carrying on Sculpting
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    Since 1967, renowned artists Gilbert & George have made themselves into their art, sacrificing their individual identities to devote themselves to a more democratic art practice, which they call “Art for All.” This catalogue presents their formative early work, The General Jungle or Carrying on Sculpting (1971). Comprised of twenty-three monumental, multi-panel charcoal-on-paper sculptures depicting the artists wandering streets and parks in London and inscribed with philosophical slogans, The General Jungle or Carrying on Sculpting was first exhibited at the Sonnabend Gallery in New York in 1971. Published in conjunction with Lévy Gorvy’s exhibition of the work, this fully illustrated catalogue features a newly commissioned essay by Michael Bracewell based on a recent interview with the artists, an original poem by Kostas Anagnopoulos, newspaper reviews from the inaugural exhibition at the Sonnabend Gallery, and a facsimile of the postal sculpture A Day in the Life of George & Gilbert, the sculptors (1971).

    Publisher: Lévy Gorvy
    Texts: Michael Bracewell, Kostas Anagnopoulos
    Publication Date: 2017
    Binding: Hardcover
    Dimensions: 12.25 x 11.25 inches (31 x 28.5 cm)
    Pages: 104
    ISBN: 9781944379179

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  • Signed Poster | Gilbert & George: The General Jungle or Carrying on Sculpting
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    Edition of 500 signed by the artists.

    Since 1967, renowned artists Gilbert & George have made themselves into their art, sacrificing their individual identities to devote themselves to a more democratic art practice, which they call “Art for All.” This poster celebrates their formative early work, The General Jungle or Carrying on Sculpting (1971). Comprised of twenty-three monumental, multi-panel charcoal-on-paper sculptures depicting the artists wandering streets and parks in London and inscribed with philosophical slogans, The General Jungle or Carrying on Sculpting was first exhibited at the Sonnabend Gallery in New York in 1971. 

    Dimensions: A2

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  • Poster | Gilbert & George: The General Jungle or Carrying on Sculpting
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    Edition of 1,000.

    Since 1967, renowned artists Gilbert & George have made themselves into their art, sacrificing their individual identities to devote themselves to a more democratic art practice, which they call “Art for All.” This poster celebrates their formative early work, The General Jungle or Carrying on Sculpting (1971). Comprised of twenty-three monumental, multi-panel charcoal-on-paper sculptures depicting the artists wandering streets and parks in London and inscribed with philosophical slogans, The General Jungle or Carrying on Sculpting was first exhibited at the Sonnabend Gallery in New York in 1971. 

    Dimensions: A2

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  • DVD | Gilbert & George: The Singing Sculpture | A Film by Philip Haas
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    Available in NTSC or PAL versions with a running time of 20 minutes.

    Saturday, September 21, 1991 - Sonnabend Gallery in New York. Hundreds of people waiting. 

    Two men enter the main exhibition space. They are conventionally dressed. One is carrying a plastic walking stick, the other a rubber glove. Their faces and hands are painted with multicolored, metallic paint. They turn on a small cassette player and climb onto a table in the middle of the room. The two men freeze. The music begins.

    These are the artists Gilbert & George and this is one of their works - THE SINGING SCULPTURE.

    Gilbert & George - two men, one artist - have worked together since 1968. THE SINGING SCULPTURE is amongst their earliest and most famous works, and one which had not been exhibited in more than fifteen years. 

    The presentation of THE SINGING SCULPTURE, and the film documenting it, marked the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Sonnabend Gallery in New York. 

    Gilbert & George's SINGING SCULPTURE was the first exhibition in the new gallery.

    The Film, which has been called by many "the purest art film ever made," intercuts the robotic sculpture as it sings and turns on the small table with passport photo-like shots of Gilbert & George talking openly about their art.

    "We are disturbed and desperate people. And so we are able to discuss a lot of those aspects of human life with the viewer. We want to discuss aspects of peoples' lives that maybe they are not, in everyday life, so able to think or feel about."

    -Gilbert & George

    Director Philip Haas has been honored with film retrospectives at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Tate Gallery in London, the National Gallery in Washington D.C. and Lincoln Center in New York. He has made ten films with artists, THE SINGING SCULPTURE is his second film with Gilbert & George. Additionally, he has directed six feature films, including ANGELS & INSECTS, UP AT THE VILLA, and THE SITUATION. 

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  • Vincenzo Agnetti: Territories
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    Vincenzo Agnetti: Territories was on view at Lévy Gorvy’s London gallery from March 31 to May 13 and traveled to New York from July 6 through August 18, 2017, and the transnational exhibition is accompanied by a comprehensive monograph. This publication includes full-color illustrations of Agnetti’s works featured in the exhibition, an unprecedented selection representing the broad range of materials and styles that comprise his oeuvre. The catalogue also features writings by the artist; a personal reflection by the artist’s daughter, Germana Agnetti; essays by Ara H. Merjian, Karen Pinkus, and Bruno Corà; and a chronology. The book details three bodies of work by the artist: his famous Macchina drogata (Drugged Machine) and its products, which Pinkus explores in depth in her catalogue essay; the Axioms; and the Feltri. Merjian’s text represents an analysis of Agnetti’s use of language and his relationship to the neo-avant-garde. The catalogue also includes the artist’s manifesto Macchina drogata, in a new translation by Pinkus. With a wealth of archival images and full-color plates, this publication constitutes an important step in scholarship on this groundbreaking artist and his oeuvre.

    Publisher: Lévy Gorvy
    Texts: Germana Agnetti, Ara H. Merkian, Karen Pincus and Bruno Corà
    Publication Date: 2017
    Binding: Hardcover
    Dimensions: 9 x 11.75 inches (22.9 x 29.8 cm)
    Pages: 124
    ISBN: 9781944379162

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  • Chung Sang-Hwa: Seven Paintings
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    Accompanying the exhibition Chung Sang-Hwa: Seven Paintings, on view in London from May 24 – July 21, 2017, this brochure features seven new paintings by Chung, one of the most important figures of the Korean Tansaekhwa movement. These works demonstrate the artist’s continued commitment to the exploration of process, surface, and repetition, channelled here in the form of the white monochrome. Includes a short introduction, with a note from the artist, illustrated in color.

    Publisher: Lévy Gorvy
    Publication Date: 2017
    Binding: Softcover
    Dimensions:  7.25 x 10 inches (18.5 x  25.4 cm)
    Pages: 32

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