Tempest in a Teapot Peter Shire

Published by Rizzoli, New York, 1991, 144 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20 × 25.5 cm, English

Price: €38

Peter Shire is an LA-based artist whose subversive humour and playfulness extend throughout his work and made him a natural fit for the controversial and iconic Milan-based Memphis design group, of which he was a founding member.

The ceramic teapots made by Shire straddle the line distinguishing functional objects and pure sculpture. His brightly coloured, imaginatively shaped, and often witty designs are created under the influence of pop culture, the transformations of the landscape of late-twentieth-century Los Angeles, and by the work of important twentieth-century artists and designers.

With texts by Peter Shire, Hunter Drohojowska-Philp and Norman M. Klein

#1991 #ceramics #normanmklein #petershire #westcoastceramics
Last Stop West Martin Kippenberger

Published by Hatje Cantz, Berlin, 1998, 96 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 15.5 × 20 cm, English

Price: €19

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Martin Kippenberger, The Last Stop West at the MAK Center for Arts and Architecture, Schindler House, L.A. which focused on Kippenberger’s METRO-Net series, which included six conceptual sculptures that, as a group, establish a far-flung metaphorical subway system from the Greek island of Syros, to several sites in Germany; Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada; and West Hollywood, at the Schindler House. With texts from Norman M. Klein, Peter Noever, Roberto Ohrt.

#1998 #hatjecantz #martinkippenberger #normanmklein
Travail 1964-2006 Peter Friedl

Published by Museu d 'Art Contemporari de Barcelona, 2006, 380 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 17 × 21 cm, French

Price: €25

Produced on the occasion of Peter Friedl: Work 1964-2006 at Museu d ‘Art Contemporari de Barcelona (MACBA) from 26 may to 3 September 2006.

Peter Friedl’s practice has continually challenged the art world, as “conceptual acts,” his works take on the role of models: as exemplary articulations and solutions of aesthetic problems involving political and historical consciousness. With them, Friedl continues to transgress the borders of art, a process begun by the Conceptual Art of the 1960s, opening contemporary art to its social, economic, and institutional conditions. “Overcoming the dictate of visibility, without using text as a substitute,” is how Friedl outlines his artistic program.

With texts by Mieke Bal, Roger M. Buergel, Norman M. Klein, Bartomeu Mari;, Jean-Pierre Rehm.

#2006 #normanmklein #peterfriedl #rogermbuergel
Work 1964-2006 Peter Friedl

Published by Museu d 'Art Contemporari de Barcelona, 2006, 380 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 17 × 21 cm, English

Price: €25

Produced on the occasion of Peter Friedl: Work 1964-2006 at Museu d ‘Art Contemporari de Barcelona (MACBA) from 26 may to 3 September 2006.

Peter Friedl’s practice has continually challenged the art world, as “conceptual acts,” his works take on the role of models: as exemplary articulations and solutions of aesthetic problems involving political and historical consciousness. With them, Friedl continues to transgress the borders of art, a process begun by the Conceptual Art of the 1960s, opening contemporary art to its social, economic, and institutional conditions. “Overcoming the dictate of visibility, without using text as a substitute,” is how Friedl outlines his artistic program.

With texts by Mieke Bal, Roger M. Buergel, Norman M. Klein, Bartomeu Mari, Jean-Pierre Rehm.

#2006 #normanmklein #peterfriedl #rogermbuergel