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The Art World is a bizarre universe indeed. Controversial and fascinating, it brings together the highest ideas and intents with the most superficial stuff you can think of. If you’re involved in it, or if you wanna learn a little more about its secrets, this book is for you.
Hg2| A Hedonist’s guide to Art gives readers an insight into both the darker reaches of the art world and some of its more enchanting pockets. Edited by Laura K Jones and published by hg2 in collaboration with the young and dynamic online gallery Artica, the book features essays and contribution from many well know artists, gallerists, delears and collectors like Gilbert & George, Sarah Lucas, Will Self, Keith Tyson, Sue Webster, Martin Creed, Polly Morgan, Mat Collishaw, Anthony Haden-Guest, Lynn Barber.
Prague Bed – Mat Collishaw an Abigail Lane (c) Vanessa Fristedt
Stickers: Stuck-Up Piece of Crap. From Punk Rock to Contemporary Art is a book by DB Burkeman with Monica LoCascio, published by Rizzoli.
“Whether you’re a punk, skater, grafﬁti artist, musician, clothing brand, political activist, ﬁne artist, or just a fan of a band, stickers have always been the perfect way to express oneself. Stickers features approximately 4,000 stickers from the exploding, vibrant world of street art, DIY culture, music, and branding. Cheap, democratic, easy to “tag,” and not always fast to fade, the sticker has been an ever-present medium—from the New York and London underground punk scene to skate culture and political expression. Celebrating the graphics of this street-art medium, Stickers illustrates the timeline of this pastime, from counterculture to politics.
Stickers includes approximately 4,000 sticker graphics organized by categories and themes, with works by such diverse artists as Raymond Pettibon and Jenny Holzer; street artists such as Banksy, Neck Face, and Barry McGee; and amateur artists who “tag” the streets anonymously. With texts from artists and writers, including Swoon, Stanley Donwood, ESPO, Clayton Patterson, Carlo McCormick, and Michael Betancourt, Stickers illustrates not only the visual and social history of sticker art but also the personal relationship that street artists and pedestrians alike have with stickers. The book includes eight sheets of stickers, most of which are original works, by artists such as Barry McGee, Ryan McGinness, and José Parlá.”
What the Hell are You Doing?: The Essential David Shrigley is the newest book by the incredibly talented british artist David Shrigley. You can buy it here.