Edition Patrick Frey

Active since 1986, Edition Patrick Frey focuses on unique projects and produces books in small print runs. The purpose of Edition Patrick Frey is to provide particularly young artists, mainly Swiss but also international, an opportunity and a platform with a first publication, but EPF has also been engaged in long-term collaborations with several artists such as Walter Pfeiffer, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, and Andreas Züst. With an output of up to 20 books per year, the publisher focuses mainly on photography, art and projects dealing with everyday and popular culture.
 
Olivier Suter - Children
2019
English edition
A collection of photographs of children who grew up to become famous in a variety of fields, from literature to arts, sports, politics, and even crime. A photographic “Guess Who” of the 20th century in the making.
Philippe Dudouit - The Dynamics of Dust
2019
French edition
A long-term photographic study on the sociopolitical evolution of the Sahelo-Saharan region since 2008.
Philippe Dudouit - The Dynamics of Dust
2019
English edition
A long-term photographic study on the sociopolitical evolution of the Sahelo-Saharan region since 2008.
Aldo Schmid - Notebooks 2005-2018 (box set)
2019
no text
A collection of ten facsimiled Moleskine notebooks filled with works by Swiss artist Aldo Schmid.
 Gaechter+Clahsen - Fünf Finger Föhn Frisur
2019
bilingual edition (English / German)
Zurich-based photographers Peter Gaechter and Bettina Clahsen document hairstyles from Switzerland's upscale salons, tracing hairstyle trends from the 1970s to the 1990s. The book collects their photographs along with texts by Bettina Clahsen and Swiss art historian and journalist Joerg Scheller.
Marcia Resnick - Re-visions
2019
English edition
The new edition of Marcia Resnick's 1978 iconic book.
Alex Hanimann - Etwas fehlt
2019
trilingual edition (English / German / French)
Artist's book: a catalogue of Alex Hanimann's photographic explorations over the past twelve years, with interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist and two essays.
Christian Lutz - The Pearl River
2019
French edition
Post-empire in the new Middle Kingdom: what once was America is now China. After his Insert Coins project (2016) about the decline of Las Vegas, Swiss photographer Christian Lutz set off to explore the world's new gambling capital, Macao, where everything revolves likewise around money, luxury, surfaces.
Monster Chetwynd - The Supreme Deluxe Essential Monster Chetwynd Handbook
2019
English edition
Retrospective monograph, 2007-2018.
Olivier G. Fatton - Coco
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
A series of portraits of performance artist, avowed transsexual anarchist with no place to call home, macho woman, fashion model for Marianne Alvoni, target for the Swiss tabloid: Eve-Claudine Lorétan, alias Coco.
Susi Wyss - Guess Who Is the Happiest Girl in Town
2019
English edition
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…
Piotr Uklański - Pornalikes
2019
sans texte
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.
Gustav Mesmer - Ikarus vom Lautertal genannt
2019
trilingual edition (English / French / German)
First major monograph devoted to the “Icarus of Lautertal”, a key figure of outsider art, flying machines inventor Gustav Mesmer. This publication looks back at his path through essays by Lucienne Peiry, Juliane Stiegele and Franz Xaver Ott, as well as photographs by Franco Zehnder and Stefan Hartmaier.
Giorgio Wolfensberger - Foto Povera
2019
bilingual edition (English / German)
First monograph dedicated to the artistic freelance photography of industrial photographer and filmmaker Giorgio Wolfensberger (1945-2016). Beginning with the black-and-white documentary photography of his first years, the publication then documents a rich body of colorful photographs depicting with humor, the strangeness of everyday life and its objects.
Sahli Hansjörg - Rhonegletscher
2019
bilingual edition (English / German)
forthcoming
A series of photographs of the Rhône Glacier in Switzerland, taken between the summers of 2014 and 2017. Each year during this season, the authorities cover the glacier with blankets to fight melting ice.
Mike Hentz - Works 7
2019
bilingual edition (English / German)
forthcoming
A very special overview of the work of a new media art pioneer: snapshots from all over the world, paintings, collages, graphic and ornamental works, and various artifacts from the artist's collections, which include everything from old magazines to fabric patterns.
Thomas Krempke - The Whispering of Things
2019
English edition
forthcoming
Thomas Krempke's photographic diary.
 Hodel / Schumacher / Clavadetscher - Luftbad
2018
German edition
A selection of about 2.000 mail art works on paper (drawings, collages…) created between 1991-1994 by the artists' trio. They would mail each other pictures, repeatedly overpainting and adding to them until they comprised several layers. Each book cover is unique, individually designed by Eric Schumacher and Andrea Clavadetscher.
 Charlotte Malterre-Barthes & Marcel Jäggi - Some Haunted Spaces in Singapore
2018
English edition
An architectural exploration of haunted locations in Singapore.
Lukas Wassmann - W
2018
no text
Monograph showcasing 18 years of practice by the Swiss photographer. Alternating snapshots, self-portraits, documentary and fashion photography, pictures of arranged landscapes, buildings, people, and furniture, this publication provides a wide overview of Wassmann's artistic approach through associative sequences weaving on a loose narrative, like a stream of consciousness.
Shane Lavalette - Still (Noon)
2018
English edition
In 2017, Shane Lavalette crossed Switzerland to do a photo essay on Swiss rural life. To that end, he followed the itinerary taken some eighty years ago by Swiss photojournalism pioneer Theo Frey. This publication juxtaposes these old and new views of the Swiss countryside to offer up an unusual and moving portrait of a nation.
Jesús León - Vida
2018
bilingual edition (English / Spanish)
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.
Walter Pfeiffer - Bildrausch – Drawings 1966-2018
2018
English edition
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.
Klaudia Schifferle - 152 Paperdolls
2018
German edition
This publication features a series of 152 paper dolls by artist Klaudia Schifferle, also co-founder of cult punk band Kleenex / Liliput. These collages, created with magazine cutouts collaged on A4 paper, embody a certain vision of modern life, identified by consumerism and commodity fetishism.
Athene Galiciadis - An Acrylic Glass Pyramid and Three Pendulums attached to a Triangle on a Table
2018
English edition
Monograph by artist Athene Galiciadis gathering unpublished artworks, specially created for this publication: inspired by Emma Kunz, Swiss artist and healer, whose work draws on geometric abstraction, Galiciadis produced a series of drawings—figures, spirals, patterns and vases—printed on graph paper, accompanied by photographic documentation.