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Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
forthcoming
A biography of the founder of Pataphysics, by Alastair Brotchie.

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Nieves
Matrangra's inaugural publication presents her celebrated series Toilet Paintings.

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Nieves
Will Sweeney's new graphic narrative is set in a retrofuturistic England ruled by a twisted elite who exploits a population inhabiting decadent urban centers. Monsters populate this strange world, and humanity's last chance lies in the power of the Vorpal Sword—a metaphysical blade of vital creative energy…

French edition
United Dead Artists
Journal designed by Laurent Lolmède.

English edition
Toilet Paper
A collaboration between Toilet Paper and Martin Parr.

English edition
Toilet Paper
A collaboration between Toilet Paper and Martin Parr, in a limited edition, with an exclusive tote bag included.

English edition
Toilet Paper
22 new dreamlike (or nightmarish) living tableaux by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari.

English edition
Toilet Paper
Limited edition, with an exclusive Toilet Paper puzzle.

English edition
Petzel
This publication brings together the 50 unique life-cast portraits of the artist's work, Imagines; inspired by ancient Roman life-casts of the same name. Each life-cast portrait is presented as a postcard; the reverse of which, written in Edmier's own hand, provides interesting details about the individual casts. The set of postcards is presented in a hard-back “stone” box-envelop, with white debossed text.

English edition
Petzel
Limited special edition, signed and numbered by the artist with a custom seal. Also included is a card of the 50th and final lifecast self portrait of Edmier made on the exact minute of his 50th birthday and the day of the exhibition opening at Petzel Gallery. Special editions come in a set of 2 books: one first edition copy & one sealed and signed by the artist with the final card.

English edition
Petzel
The publication brings together three distinct bodies of Landers' recent pictural work in beautifully reproduced images: yellow legal pad paintings, text drawings, and the Aspen tree paintings.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
This book revisits the oeuvre of Alain Séchas as a whole, with a particular focus on the works produced over the past decade—most notably his paintings and drawings.

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Nieves
Weekly tear-off calendar featuring 52 drawings of a cartoon dog in a wide range of situations expressing the feelings and conceptions that our modern society associates with Sundays.

English edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art
Monograph dedicated to the Californian artist, whose work takes the city of Los Angeles as both iconographic source and main subject. This well documented and illustrated publication offers a chronological overview of Israel's heterogeneous projects—paintings, flashmobs, a brand of eyewear and its related advertising, a talk-show, interviews, webseries, sculptures, a movie—each introduced by a short text from the artist.

English edition
Toilet Paper

English edition
Toilet Paper

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

English edition
Nieves
After Rambo, Beni Bischof gives an entertaining and unique interpretation of Disney classic Bambi. Both funny and disturbing.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
Following the artists' previous series of life-size puppets in Die Schmutzigen Puppen von Pommern, this new publication presents a collection of one hundred sixty-four small puppets, each having a unique look.

English edition
Shelter Press – Books
Oompah, Tom-tom, Tootle-too & Toot narrates the story of four members of an orchestra who animatedly chat during a break backstage at the Henry Le Bœuf concert hall in Brussels. Through gossip, arguments, and existential crises, they shake the axioms and notions of community, authenticity and happiness. The dialogues by Lili Reynaud-Dewar are illustrated by Kristien Daem's photographs of Gaillard & Claude's sculptures.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
This large-format artist's book (40 x 40 cm open) brings together graphic works by Claudia Comte. Mathematically structured like a Cartesian coordinate system, the publication folds and unfolds so that it can be read in four different ways. The book becomes a geometric play space in which to discover the many facets of Comte's visual identity.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
Catalogue documenting a project that entertwines Georg Keller artistic one-man enterprise with Switzerland's biggest department store chain Manor. Interviews with employees at various levels of the corporate hierarchy form the first thread of the narrative. The second delves into the artist's creative work.

bilingual edition (English / German)
JRP|Ringier – Reference monographs
First survey monograph: hovering between painting, sculpture, and installation, Comte's works are based on references to popular culture—including cartoons as well as vernacular handicrafts—nature, heraldic symbols, and art historical movements (Op art, Pop art, Neo-Geo, Concrete art).

bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press – Fiction
At the heart of this collection of short writings are three provocative texts extracted from important artworks by Rosen, offered here as genre-defying literature at the intersection between reality and fiction, speculative narrative and historical-political critique, humor and eroticism.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
This monograph documents over a decade of works and exhibitions, and offers an intimate portrait of an artist who put the language at the center of his visual practice.

bilingual edition (English / French)
La Panacée
Catalogue dedicated to one of the pioneers of European conceptual art, whose work adopts a critical approach of the art world and the avant-garde. The publication offers an overview of the Belgian artist's career, and gathers texts by Jean-Michel Botquin from 1960 to 1980, and recent contributions by Nicolas Bourriaud, Denys Riout, Denis Gielen, and Serge Bonati.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
This book focuses on the distinctiveness of the stars of Hollywood's Golden Age. These stars were cast for their specific dancing or singing skills, that could be recognized by audiences and sold by the studios' publicity machine. They acquired Hollywood stardom through a dialogue with highbrow culture and mass industry, that cinema tried to bring into harmony. This collection brings together the contributions of American, British and French researchers.

French edition
Soldes Almanac
An illustrated almanac on arts, science, and society, dedicated to the wise men and the fools.

French edition
United Dead Artists
The new edition of a 1972 publication gathering a series of drawings and texts by Roland Topor in collaboration with his five-year-old son Nicolas.

French edition (texts in English and French)
The Drawer
Mohamed Bourouissa, Richard Jackson, Martin Kersels, Paul McCarthy, Stéphane Maupin, Richard Prince, Rudy Ricciotti, Alain Séchas, Georges Tony Stoll, Rirkrit Tiravanija...

English edition
Toilet Paper

English edition
Toilet Paper

English edition
Toilet Paper
last available copies!
Limited edition, with Toilet Paper fan included!

English edition
Nieves
Over 300 watercolors inspired by the film Rambo II (artist's book).

English edition
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
This reader is the result of a series of public events, performances, and workshops which examined performative patterns and subvertive power in comedic and cartoonist practices.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
Following on from the duo's continual playful and dystopic depiction of the human condition, Fine Arts brings together the collection of over ninety watercolors inspired by images found on the Internet.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
Part document, part photographic album, this artists' book by Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys captures the sculptural revisionings of the descendants of an executioner family from Greifswald in the historical province of Pomerania.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
First major publication to contextualize feminist artist Bernstein's vast oeuvre within the history of art, feminism, and the American socio-political climate of the late-20th century.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
First monograph.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
Selected from Bernstein's entire body of work, a compilation of graffiti-inspired charcoal drawings involving male external genital organs.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
The colorful and impertinent hijacking of a luxurious big size Taschen book celebrating Queen Elizabeth's jubilee.

English edition
Dis Voir – Figures
This magazine-style artist's book by European contemporary artist Nicole Tran Ba Vang parodies the stereotypes and prejudices of advertising and fashion, exploring the fantasies of a consumer society.

bilingual edition (English / Polish)
Nero
The publication is the first comprehensive review of Oskar Dawicki's oeuvre. Trained as a painter, it was his practice as a performer and as a post-conceptualist with a singularly fatalistic slant that brought him into the public realm.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Edition Patrick Frey
A sequel to Texte, Texte 2 is another pocket-size artist's book presenting a mix bag from Bischof's exuberant collection of headlines, slogans, jokes, junk mail, lyrics, dialogues from movie scenes, aphorisms and a whole lot more—a present-day selection and yet a subjective quintessence of the textual archive he has amassed over the years.

bilingual edition (English / French)
MAMCO – Monographs
A complete documentation on Marnie Weber's first feature film, a strange kind of carnival that emerges from the American cultural repressed.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
New monograph.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
Creating Bob: a food truck with a living, warm and hospitable public purpose, set close to Lille-Europe Train Station and commissioned as part of the “New Patrons” program.

Nieves
Reissue of a booklet from 1981, this suite of drawn charts and diagrams was originally published to accompany the films of Rat and Bear—Fischli & Weiss fictional alter egos, and symbols of Western culture's faith on contraries.

Jannink – L'art en écrit
A set of charades invented by Alain Séchas and illustrated with original drawings, with an original artwork signed by the artist.

French edition
Soldes Almanac
Featuring: Jeremy Rifkin, Sabine Rabourdin, Mounir Fatmi, Tidiane N'diaye, Arthur H & Loulou Picasso, Messieurs Delmotte, Tobie Nathan, Jean-Paul Curnier, Anaïs Nony, N.-.D.-des-Landes, Zapata an the state of Chiapas, Papuan people, original comics from Camille Lavaud, Martes Bathori, Philippe Lardy...

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