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English edition
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
forthcoming
An homage to William Burroughs' and Brion Gysin's eponymous book, this artist book of more than 300 pages is a huge cut-up of the artworks showcased during the group exhibition conceived by Ugo Rondinone at the Palais de Tokyo in 2007.

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United Dead Artists
This publication explores the fascinating world of Franco-Swedish artist Rebecka Tollens: Inspired by her own dreams, these lead pencil drawings conjure a troubled atmosphere intermingling themes of Nordic mysticism, sorority and childhood. The publication highlights a series devoted to the Sami people from the Far North.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
The fourth of a five-chapter publication series by Ugo Rondinone, this catalogue documents the iteration of Ugo Rondinone's Vocabulary of solitude at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in the summer of 2017.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
The third volume of a five-chapter publication series, this catalogue celebrates a new iteration of the artist's color spectrum series that congregates his art, the architecture of the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, and the public as collaborators in an all-encompassing experience.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
Final chapter of a publication series by Ugo Rondinone, this catalogue presents the artist's exhibition on the occasion of the reopening of the Bass Museum of Art in Miami. The volume also takes a look at the Museum's acquisition of Rondinone's Miami Mountain, which follows his iconic mountain series, recognizable for their brightly colored, fluorescent contrasting palates.

English edition
Centre d'édition contemporaine
This artist's book reproduces a series of comics made by Victor Man when he was a child in communist Romania in the early 1980s. These drawings reveal the artist's fascination for the then rare Western magazines. The publication opens with a letter from Victor Man to little Rózsa, to whom the book is dedicated.

bilingual edition (English / German)
JRP|Ringier – Monographs
Reference monograph.

Shelter Press – Records
The new album from Justin C. Meyers, the American experimental electro composer, artist, and head of the Sympathy Ltd. label. This album expresses the incompatibility of neoliberalism and non-commercial artistic practice through melancholic sonorities and the meticulous narrativity of the synth-based compositions.

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Nieves
Swedish artist Mamma Andersson is known for her melancholic paintings of private interiors, elegantly executed with her distinctive interplay of textures, and pictorial techniques. This new body of work stages a series of sculptures, whether as part of indoor space, or detailed in closeups.

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Florence Loewy
A timeless photographic ballad, through a few shots taken in the archeology museum in Athens.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Monographs
The complete Sun Paintings.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Monographs
The complete Horizon Paintings.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Monographs
The complete Landscape Paintings.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
last available copies!
The first of a four-chapter publication series by Ugo Rondinone, this catalogue documents the installation Vocabulary of Solitude—an arrangement of his works inspired by the color spectrum. The centerpiece comprises forty-five life-size sculptures of passive and contemplative clowns, who together describe the anguish of human solitude.

bilingual edition (English / Romanian)
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
Artist's book focusing on Victor Man's series of paintings first exhibited as part of the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015, and later developed for a solo exhibition at Galeria Plan B, Berlin. The publication includes essays by poet and translator Bogdan Ghiu, curator Mihnea Mircan, and literary critic Laura Pavel.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Bruno
Tricks brings together a new selection of works from the early 2000s through 2017 by Dutch photographer Bart Julius Peters. The book's starting point is a series of photographs taken in the spring of 2008 depicting the green landscape and the empty pavilions at the Venice Biennale's Giardini.

French edition
Jannink – Wide Open
Monograph dedicated to painter Martin Jannink by François Michaud, curator at Paris Museum of Modern Art. The rare and remarkable painting of the French-Dutch artist is figurative, both romantic and expressionist, full of melancholia, out of present time, with a delicate and disturbing strongness. The publication also documents Jannink's participation in the 1956 Budapest insurrection.

English edition
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
last available copies!
Comprehensive catalogue focusing on the ongoing series of monolithic stone figures the artist has been modelling since 2013.

English edition
Flash Art – Flash Art Publishing (books)
This publication showcases a selection of photographs taken by the artist, over a year-long period, in second-hand shops, flea markets, antique stores and auction houses in Berlin.

bilingual edition (English / French)
DoPe Press
last available copies!
Nightfall gives an overview of Gothic imagination in the arts, from the 18th century to the present day. This pocket-sized catalogue examines the persistent influence of the pioneering works of modern gothic fiction through a series of essays and a rich iconography.

bilingual edition (English / Chinese)
JRP|Ringier – Monographs
New monograph.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature
This volume brings together essays on the German writer W. G. Sebald (1944-2001), iconographic documents and manuscripts of the author, and a script written by Sebald for a film ever made about the life of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein.

texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Nostalgia in popular music: a whole scope of various insights on the phenomenon of nostalgia, within a diversity of genres: French chanson, Canadian country song, cold wave…

bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art
New monograph.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Centre culturel suisse Paris
Reference monograph dedicated to Marc-Antoine Fehr's paintings whose strangeness recall the absurd universes of Beckett and Kafka.

bilingual booklet (English / German)
JRP|Ringier – Monographs
Comprehensive monograph (second edition).

United Dead Artists
temporarily out of stock
Jérôme Zonder's drawings in large format.

Ici, d'ailleurs… – Mind Travels (records)
Nantes-based artist Mathias Delplanque combines a variety of instruments (guitar, bass, melodica, kora, synths…) with live electronic treatment to create a series of eight melancholic pieces which gives prominence to chance and accident.

Ici, d'ailleurs… – Mind Travels (records)
Nantes-based artist Mathias Delplanque combines a variety of instruments (guitar, bass, melodica, kora, synths…) with live electronic treatment to create a series of eight melancholic pieces which gives prominence to chance and accident.

United Dead Artists
Marc Brunier-Mestas' engravings portray a dark universe where death lurks on each scenes. Skeletons lead a macabre dance in a gloomy yet erotic and sometimes jocular atmosphere.

Ici, d'ailleurs… – Mind Travels (records)
The first release in the “Mind Travels” Series, Je vous dis is a melancholic and sometimes terrifying record. Resembling the soundtrack of a situationist film, it is a true work of the mind, complex, poetic, and elegant, even in its darkest moments.

Ici, d'ailleurs… – Mind Travels (records)
The first release in the “Mind Travels” Series, Je vous dis is a melancholic and sometimes terrifying record. Resembling the soundtrack of a situationist film, it is a true work of the mind, complex, poetic, and elegant, even in its darkest moments.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Monographs
last available copies!
New monograph.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Monographs
Artist' book (Andro Wekua's recent works).

bilingual edition (English / French) / texts in English and French
CAPC
After he transformed the whole nave of the CAPC Museum into a mechanical theatre, Markus Schinwald conceives an elegant and sophisticated artist's book that reflects this physical and mental adventure through preparatory prints, film dialogues, and a series of stickers alternating exhibition views and reproduction of works.

English edition
Le Dictateur Press – Artists' books & editions / catalogues
last available copies!
A fascinating artist's book that, with its particular structure, states the impossibility of catching the raw beauty without destroying it.

United Dead Artists
last available copies!
Dark romanticism revisited: Aleksandra Waliszewska' Gothic paintings are a nightmarish blend of European folklore and Mythological influences, macabre characters plunged on the brink of insanity, funeral landscapes, powerful irrational and morbid scenes... “Of bloody dreams, black threats, traps in the forest, tight throat, wasted faces...”.

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Nieves
last available copies!
Artist's book (monochrome prints of Terence Koh's haunting photography layered with drawings).

English edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art
Reference monograph / catalogue raisonné of 650 both playful and disturbing works, between melancholy, humor and poetry.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Artists' books & editions
Artist's book.

English edition
Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp
Caroline Bachmann and Stefan Banz have designed a photographic and pictorial artist's book which focuses on Berlin cemeteries. In a combination of photography and painting they consider the uniqueness of the park-like cemeteries in Berlin, which are used as leisure and recreational areas. Bachmann and Banz turn these places of melancholy and calm into an aesthetic experience by “making emotions visible”.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art
Reference monograph / catalogue raisonné (available in English edition).

bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
Monograph.

French edition
M19 – 20/27 series
An essay on Saâdane Afif's work.

French edition
Al Dante – Poetry & Literature
This experimental prose composed with large colored typographic compositions is a reflection on the act of writing: a deep metaphysical and melancholic text in which we meet Apollinaire, Ezra Pound, and Marinetti.

M19 – I.S. (Inventaire Supplémentaire)
€19.00 €10.00
Artist's book (the Hugues Reip's herbarium).

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
An essay on French artist Paul Chenavard (1807-1895), romantic cursed painter-prophet, illustrating the distance between the historic claims which build the modern myth of the artist and a relative efficiency.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature
A pioneering essay on W. G. Sebald (1944-2001), a major author in German contemporary literature, the founder of a literary materialism.

German edition
JRP|Ringier – Monographs
First monograph.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Hapax
An unusual self-help manual.

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