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Edition Patrick Frey
forthcoming
A book of portraits with a difference, culled from a 2002–2018 photo archive of porn actors who resemble or actually even portray celebrities and public figures. Polish artist Piotr Uklański draws on a stock of hard and soft copies of “dirty” glossy men's magazines like Hustler and Loaded—as well as a plethora of meme culture material dumped on websites and blogs.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Livres & Úditions d'artistes
forthcoming
Reprint of Dorothy Iannone's 1969 book of recipes.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
forthcoming
The richly illustrated memoirs of 1960-1970s jet-set call-girl/muse Susi Wyss: In 800 pages and 1.000 photographs, this publication tells the sulfurous story of Wyss' first forty years. A true tale of sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll, in which the reader will meet a gallery of colorful socialites and artists like Helmut Newton, Kenneth Anger, Iggy Pop, Dennis Hopper, Brion Gysin…

bilingual edition (English / Portuguese)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
forthcoming
This luxurious comprehensive catalogue, lavishly illustrated, brings together works from throughout the artist's career, from early collages and Polaroids, to the images of flowers, nudes, sexuality and portraits that made him one of the most notable photographers of the last century. It includes texts by art historian Jonathan K. Nelson and by Susan Sontag

bilingual edition (English / French)
United Dead Artists
forthcoming
This graphic anthology is dedicated to Elvifrance, the scandalous French publisher of erotic comic books whose catalogue was under the fierce scrutiny of French censorship authorities from the 1970s to the 1990s. The publication takes a look back at this infamous history through many unpublished archives and a wide selection of covers. It also features an ensemble of covers revisited by some forty contemporary graphic artists.

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Shelter Press – Livres
Polaroid works.

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Le Dictateur Press – Livres & éditions d'artistes / catalogues
Artist's edition: a set of folded posters between two cardboard plates held by elastic bands, featuring a series of black & white female nude by the famous fashion photographer, set in a bus on a rainy night.

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Nieves
Affiliated with Vaporwave—a sub-genre of electric music and art which criticizes and mocks 1990s internet imagery—artist Chloe Feinberg takes a new turn with this series of black & white erotic illustrations.

German edition
Sternberg Press – Histoire, critique et théorie
The 2018 edition of the Jahresring, guest-edited and designed by Wolfgang Tillmans.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
Focusing on a lesser known aspect of Walter Pfeiffer's practice, this monograph explores the Swiss photographer's graphic works throughout the decades: large-scale hyper-realistic pencil drawings, drawings in China ink, colored pencils and watercolors, characterized by a joyful sensuality that emanates from his portraits of friends and his floral still lifes.

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.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Histoire, critique et théorie
The 2018 edition of the Jahresring, guest-edited and designed by Wolfgang Tillmans.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Catalogues
This catalogue is the first survey of the art and practice of Art+Positive, a significant affinity group of ACT UP New York during the early years of the AIDS epidemic. The publication presents previously unseen archives featuring artworks, documents, protest ephemera, and meeting notes, as well as commissioned essays and unpublished writings.

English edition
Nero
An intimate diary in the shape of an apparently cold, monochromatic book, Negative Book collects a series of eighty-four black-and-white photographs taken by Grzeszykowska following a very particular procedure, which is both visual and performative.

English edition
Nero
The first publication by Roberto Timperi gathers more than ten years of photographic work: an intimate diary and a one-way ticket into the underground world.

bilingual edition (English / Spanish)
Edition Patrick Frey
José de Jesús “Chucho” León Hernández is a part of Mexico City's nightlife. For over twenty years he has been photographing the city's vibrant music scene, the carryings-on at underground venues and gay clubs, the newcomers and leavers, rising stars and departing legends.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (livres)
Catalogue accompanying a selection of works by the German artist showcased at Castello di Rivoli. Weisz combines references to Renaissance art, psychoanalysis, memories and the female body, creating complex and poetic installations, inspired by a text by poet Paul Celan.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press – Monographies et livres d'artistes
Publication focusing on Cantor's final project Pinochet Porn (2008–16)—an epic experimental film taking the form of a soap opera about the intimate life of people under the military dictatorship of Chile. A dramatic, transgressive and explicitly feminist work, embodying and radically extending Cantor's multifaceted artistic practice.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Les presses du réel – Art History
The first publication ever dedicated to the musical works of American painter Louis Michel Eilshemius: Halfway between romantic tradition and futurist audacity, these sound pieces which prefigure the use of sampling are interpreted with virtuosity by the young pianist Imke Lichtwark in the accompanying CD. The book also includes texts by Roberto Ohrt, Sven Daigger, Stefan Banz, and by Eilshemius himself.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
This monograph reflects on Michel Journiac's body of work through the prism of transvestism. With great iconography from the Journiac's archives, the publication focuses on his photographic performances, combining analyzes by authors and specialists and texts by the artist, one of the great body art's precursors.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Is-Land
Catalogue of the American artist's exhibition at Galerie Chantal Crousel: the publication presents a series of new works (neon, painting, drawing) inspired by texts by Gertrude Stein and Pier Paolo Pasolini, and by the artist's reflections on language, race and gender. The book includes poems by writer, artist and Act Up activist Gregg Bordowitz, and an essay by teacher and writer Sara Nadal-Melsio.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
Catalogue of the quadruple major retrospective exhibition celebrating Gilbert & George's one-of-a-kind half century of creating art together: an overview of their practice, featuring a selection of historical pictures deemed by the artists themselves as the most representative of their art and life, and five new interviews by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Daniel Birnbaum.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Loevenbruck
This illustrated essay creates a dialogue between the works of Fluxus artist Jean Dupuy and dadaist Marcel Duchamp around their shared interest with eroticism.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Editions Lutanie
Rene Ricard 1979-1980 is the first collection of American poet and artist Rene Ricard's poetry, first published by the Dia Art Foundation in 1979. This new edition presents, in a new format, both the original book design reproduced as a facsimile and the first French translation of Ricard's poems.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (livres)
Monographic study dedicated to director, video artist and photographer Clarisse Hahn. Edited by Nicole Brenez, the publication gathers writings encompassing the variety of her work, from contemporary art to cinema, guerilla groups, and eroticism; conversations with Clarisse Hahn, artists, and art historians; and a series of reproductions of her artworks, photographs, photograms, and videograms.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Shelter Press – Livres
This publication by the French artiste focuses on his work with color. It gathers a series of 41 photographs, along with texts by Claire Moulène and Mick Peters.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art
The first study dedicated to Fabio Mauri's performative work.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Edition Patrick Frey
Some four thousand Polaroids depicting nearly fifteen years in the life of artist and former director of the Lausanne art school, ECAL. This photographic diary offers an intimate and erotic portrait of Keller, from its time in 1970s New York to trips to South America and Europe. With texts by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Stéphanie Moisdon.

French edition
Jeu de Paume
The films of Ana Mendieta.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature
All poems written by Apollinaire during World War I, gathered for the first time.

French edition
Kaph Books
In a rapidly changing Beirut, neglected dwellings are condemned to disappear as a result of land speculation. This multi-layered transdisciplinary project aims at examining the transformations that these obsolete architectures undergo. The study, carried on site, based on archives, testimonies and oral history, also proposes new artistic perspectives towards the city.

French edition
Supernova – Livres
In the midst of a demographic crisis, the world witnesses the emergence of a new form of human life, the New Eve, whose particularity is to be transsexual… A tragicomic novel offering an unprecedented reflection on gender and totalitarianism.

French edition
Sternberg Press – Histoire, critique et théorie
The 2018 edition of the Jahresring, guest-edited and designed by Wolfgang Tillmans.

French edition
Jannink – Wide Open
Au dernier voile de sable is a long erotic and learned poem which evoques the Greek mythology, written by Jean-Philippe Pernot, photographer and film maker, illustrated by the reproductions of black and white surrealistic prints which represents bodies and bones, made by the young artist Hélène Damville.

trilingual edition (English / French / German)
Centre culturel suisse Paris
Artist's book containing a selection of 80 erotic drawings and watercolours taken from the 66 sketchbooks that the artist has used since 1972, and never previously published.

texts in French and in Arabic
Kulte Editions
At the crossroads of an artist book and a graphic novel, Fawda is an ode to Casablanca's life, presented through a non-linear narrative inspired by vox-pops.

texts in English and Italian
Edition Patrick Frey
First English edition of a colossal volume on Pasolini's cinematographic oeuvre, first published in the 1980s in Italy: 2.000 film stills ranged under the categories of “bodies” and “places”, with analysis and a compilation of texts by Pasolini. A Pasolinian publication in terms of both content and form, as well as an indispensable tool for research. The book contains also the original text in Italian.

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Tombolo Presses
Anthology of selected commercial ads published within the US Playboy from 1960 to 2003, Boy constitutes a visual commentary on the normative representations of desire and on the masculine consumer's ideal of life at the end of the 20th century.

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Editions Lutanie
Based on the Nordic myth of Odin, this volume investigates the contemporary representation of the male body, by seeking out the limit of the fantasy of omnipotence and of the sexualization of masculinity (second volume in a series of books dedicated to producing an archive of the present day through a selection of emblematic documents of the 21st century, culled from the media, advertizing, and the Internet).

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United Dead Artists
Set in a grotesque and colorful decorum, the new kaleidoscopic visions of Keiichi Tanaami intertwine the obsessional patterns of the great Japanese master—eyes, military aircraft, eroticized flesh, and pop culture icons.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographies et livres d'artistes
This voluminous publication gathers 818 drawings by Dutch artist Michael Tedja, along with a series of commissioned texts by critics and curators. It highlights Tedja's practice as hypersubjective and all-encompassing, as well as predicated on studying the circulation and recycling of images.

English edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art
Focusing on several major collaborative performance-videos by a figure of the British Black Art movement, this illustrated monograph includes a series of essays which interpret Boyce's interdisciplinary practice in the light of art history, and analyse her interest in black feminism, cultural studies, film studies, art history and critical theory.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
For two years, Laurence Rasti photographed Iranian homosexual refugees who transit through the city of Denizli in Turkey, waiting to join a host country where to live their sexuality freely. The resulting photographic series explores the sensitive concepts of identity and gender, while juxtaposing the gravity of the situation with lighter and hopeful moments.

English edition
Bruno
Collection of black & white photographs celebrating Italian actress and filmmaker Asia Argento in Paris. The volume is risograph-printed and enclosed in a silk-screened slipcase. With a quite striking foreword by no-wave priestess Lydia Lunch.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographies et livres d'artistes
This catalogue discusses the symbolic of the red thread in the work of the Chilean artist and poet. The publication includes a special documentation on quipus—large-scale immersive installations of thread, wool, and yarn—poetic texts and narratives by Vicuña, and two essays that shed light on a ritualistic symbolism relating to the function of textile, language, and menstrual blood.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
Perfect Cherry Blossom presents the first and long-awaited collaboration between British artist Oliver Payne and Japanese pop artist Keiichi Tanaami. For this new series, Payne has reworked original drawings by Tanaami, adding stickers featuring motifs from Japanese “bullet hell” video games.

English edition
Humboldt Books
In this publication, artist Gianfranco Baruchello and writer Michele Mari join forces to provide descriptions of their own dreams. Baruchello's illustrations and Mari's written notes unveil oneiric worlds made of symbols, recurring images, and obsessions, and address the question: just what are dreams made of?

English edition
Petzel
This catalogue brings together works and archival material from Lassnig's New York days. Along with her paintings, watercolors and drawings, the publication gathers documenation on animated films she created in collaboration with the Women/Artists/Filmmakers, Inc. group. It also includes a text by Elisabeth Bronfen, “A Mysterious Point of Certainty: Maria Lassnig's Body-Awareness Painting.”

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Monographies
Retrospective catalogue (new edition).

English edition
X Artists' Books
High Winds is an artist's book written by Sylvan Oswald, with graphics by Jessica Fleischmann. This “western phantasmagoria” is a bedtime book for adults based on Oswald's experiences with insomnia, gender transition, and moving to Los Angeles.

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