Grapevine Magdalena Suarez Frimkess, Michael Frimkess, John Mason, Ron Nagle, Peter Shire. Curated by Ricky Swallow

Published by Rainoff, Amsterdam & New York, 2014, 88 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 29 cm, English

Price: €40 (Out of stock)

GRAPEVINE documents an exhibition curated by artist Ricky Swallow at David Kordansky Gallery during the summer of 2013. It focuses on the work of five California-based artists who redefined the use of clay in contemporary art, and includes images of works created over a period of more than 50 years. Ceramic sculptures by Magdalena Suarez Frimkess, Michael Frimkess, John Mason, Ron Nagle, and Peter Shire exemplify the ways in which the medium underwent dramatic changes after World War II. Also included are select works by other artists influential in this dialogue, such as Ken Price and Peter Voulkos. An essay by Swallow explores the movement’s idiosyncrasies and cross-currents, as well as its influence on subsequent generations of artists.

Text: Ricky Swallow. Photography: Fredrik Nilsen. Design: Sinisa Mackovic & Robert Milne

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A Bell is a Cup (purple cover) Matt Connors

Published by Rainoff, Amsterdam/New York, 2016, 176 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 18.9 × 24.3 cm, English

Price: €35

A Bell is a Cup was first published in 2012 to coincide with the exhibition “Impressionism” by Matt Connors, held at MoMA PS1, New York and in 2013 was awarded in the inaugural Most Beautiful Books—Australia & New Zealand (MBBANZ), nominated for Artist Book of the Year in Rob Pruitt’s Art Awards, and in 2014 received the Förderpreis in the Walter Tiemann Prize presented by Verein zur Förderung von Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig.

The second edition is printed at 90% scale of the first edition, has sixteen new dust jacket/cover combinations and still includes texts by Peter Eleey, Michel Leiris, Gertrude Stein and Jack Spicer, alongside the first comprehensive gathering of Connors’ work to date (as of 2012).

Designed by Sinisa Mackovic & Robert Milne

#2016 #mattconnors #rainoff #robertmilne
A Bell is a Cup (mustard cover) Matt Connors

Published by Rainoff, Amsterdam/New York, 2016, 176 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 18.9 × 24.3 cm, English

Price: €35

A Bell is a Cup was first published in 2012 to coincide with the exhibition “Impressionism” by Matt Connors, held at MoMA PS1, New York and in 2013 was awarded in the inaugural Most Beautiful Books—Australia & New Zealand (MBBANZ), nominated for Artist Book of the Year in Rob Pruitt’s Art Awards, and in 2014 received the Förderpreis in the Walter Tiemann Prize presented by Verein zur Förderung von Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig.

The second edition is printed at 90% scale of the first edition, has sixteen new dust jacket/cover combinations and still includes texts by Peter Eleey, Michel Leiris, Gertrude Stein and Jack Spicer, alongside the first comprehensive gathering of Connors’ work to date (as of 2012).

Designed by Sinisa Mackovic & Robert Milne

#2016 #mattconnors #rainoff #robertmilne
A Bell is a Cup (black cover) Matt Connors

Published by Rainoff, Amsterdam/New York, 2016, 176 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 18.9 × 24.3 cm, English

Price: €35

A Bell is a Cup was first published in 2012 to coincide with the exhibition “Impressionism” by Matt Connors, held at MoMA PS1, New York and in 2013 was awarded in the inaugural Most Beautiful Books—Australia & New Zealand (MBBANZ), nominated for Artist Book of the Year in Rob Pruitt’s Art Awards, and in 2014 received the Förderpreis in the Walter Tiemann Prize presented by Verein zur Förderung von Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig.

The second edition is printed at 90% scale of the first edition, has sixteen new dust jacket/cover combinations and still includes texts by Peter Eleey, Michel Leiris, Gertrude Stein and Jack Spicer, alongside the first comprehensive gathering of Connors’ work to date (as of 2012).

Designed by Sinisa Mackovic & Robert Milne

#2016 #mattconnors #rainoff #robertmilne