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.
 
Jacqueline Burckhardt - My Commedia dell\'Arte
2024
English edition
forthcoming
An extended meandering conversation between Swiss art historian, critic and curator Jacqueline Burckhardt and curator/art historian Juri Steiner, accompanied by numerous texts, documents and artist inserts.
Iwan Schumacher - Paare / Couples
2024
bilingual edition (English / German)
forthcoming
A collection of photographs of couples, as evocative as they are mysterious.
Lee Scratch Perry - Black Ark
2024
English edition
forthcoming
Lee "Scratch" Perry's photographic works and writings, inventoried in the Black Ark studio in Kingston, one of the cradles of reggae and dub.
Holger Trülzsch - The Seen and the Unseen
2024
English edition
Combining archive material with a wide selection of photographs of body paintings produced by the duo in the 1970-1980s, this publication retraces the evolution of gender identities and the treatment of the female body in visual culture from the 1950s to the present.
Yelena Yemchuk - Malanka
2024
English edition
Ukrainian American visual artist Yelena Yemchuk's sixth photobook: a series dedicated the Malanka Ukrainian folk holiday celebrated on Old Year's Day.
Noah Noyan Wenzinger - Noyan 2015-2022
2023
English edition
The first photo book by Zurich-based photographer Noah Noyan Wenzinger.
 KCBR -
2023
English edition
currently out of stock
A series of rail graffiti by the KCBR collective, renewing the practice with an original reflection on the medium, concealment (including, of course, with regard to police services), the trace, public reception and ephemerality, as the works are obliterated by the artists themselves immediately after completion.
Giuseppe Micciché - Cento Passi
2023
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
A photographic essay on the abandoned project of a suspension bridge between the Calabrian and Sicilian coasts and on the coastline of the Strait of Messina, documenting the transformation of suburban coastal areas and the daily life of the inhabitants.
Walter Pfeiffer - Chez Walti 2000-2022
2023
English edition
currently out of stock
A large retrospective of the Swiss cult photographer's work over two decades.
 Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs - WATER COLUMN
2023
English edition
The second and final installment of FUTURE, a series of publications by Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, explores the deep watery world.
 Pathé\'O -
2023
English edition
The extraordinary journey of the Ivorian-Burkinabé stylist Pathé'O, icon of African fashion.
 Pathé\'O -
2023
French edition
The extraordinary journey of the Ivorian-Burkinabé stylist Pathé'O, icon of African fashion (also available in English).
Claudia Comte - After Nature - Cacti, Corals and Leaves
2023
English edition
This artist's book explores the diverse reference system of forms and materials, plants, animals and other subjects out of which Claudia Comte develops her biomorphic sculptures.
Nicolas Faure - The Order of Things
2023
English edition
The Order of Things presents about a hundred analog photographs of landscaped gardens around houses and estates in the Swiss Canton of Valais and in Romandy, the western, French-speaking part of Switzerland.
Karen Kilimnik - Early Drawings - 1976–1998
2023
English edition
Karen Kilimnik's artist's book Early Drawings 1976–1998 brings together the artist's own rich and varied selection of around 130 never before published early works on paper.
Dan Mitchell - Posters Flyers
2023
English edition
The first book to bring together Dan Mitchell's complete posters and flyers.
Heads Together - Weed and the Underground Press Syndicate, 1965–73
2023
English edition
A glorious design herbarium of marijuana ads from the great underground magazines of the 1960s and '70s.
Rajesh Vangad - Fields of Sight
2023
English edition
A unique collaboration between photographer Gauri Gill and renowned Warli artist Rajesh Vangad.
Matthias Brunner - Magnificent Obsessions Saved My Life
2023
English edition
A life, between art and cinema (the Swiss film curator’s visual autobiography, with guest appearances from Fassbinder, Warhol, Waters and many more).
Matthias Groebel - Painted Faces - Broadcast Material 1989-2006
2023
English edition
currently out of stock
Matthias Groebel's machine paintings from 1989 to 2001
Gauri Gill - Acts of Appearance
2022
English edition
A community project initiated by the renowned Indian photographer with Adivasi papier-mâché artists from the Kokna and Warli tribes in Palghar district, India.
Emanuel Halpern - Paradoxer Schattenboxer
2022
bilingual edition (English / German)
A retro-futuristic graphic novel by the Swiss artist.
Walter Grab - Walter Grab (1927-1989) - Werkkatalog
2022
German edition
In addition to providing an unprecedented overview of the Swiss Surrealist artist Walter Grab's oeuvre, this catalogue also presents a wide range of different angles on his art, including subjective looks at individual works, art history essays and an associative correspondence using the cadavre exquis technique that was so dear to the Surrealists.
Matthias Uhlmann - Die Nudistenfilme des Schweizers Werner Kunz
2022
German edition
The naturist films of the Swiss director Werner Kunz (1926-2018), pioneer of sexual liberation in cinema.
Darius Koehli - Why Omaha?
2022
English edition
The album of breathtaking images of wrestling matches made in the US in the late 1960s by a little Swiss boy who will become a photographer.
Cary Loren - Polaroids
2022
English edition
This artist's book by the American artist, musician (Destroy All Monsters), writer and bookseller intertwines Polaroids of 1970s Detroit with photographs of painterly collages made of TV stills and print ephemera combining Christian iconography, Classical Hollywood cinema, pop and b-movie culture.
Josef Herzog - Untitled, 1964-1998
2022
bilingual edition (English / German)
Luxurious retrospective monograph of the Swiss painter (1939-1998): 250 works on paper (ink, pencil, pen and watercolor drawings) covering more than three decades of exploration of the graphic potential of the line.
Klodin Erb - Orlando
2022
German edition
Lush monograph dedicated to the series "Orlando" inspired by Virginia Woolf's novel: more than 200 portraits in which the Swiss painter explores gender roles and identity as well a her own identity as an artist, and the temporality of art history.
 Trix + Robert Haussmann - A Life with Art and Artists / Ein Leben mit Kunst und Künstler:innen
2022
bilingual edition (English / German)
A portrait of the Swiss architect-designer couple that reveals their intimate universe and their relationship to art.
 Boris Blank & Dieter Meier - Oh Yeah - Yello 40
2022
English edition
A celebration of the 40 years of career of electropop pioneers.
Philipp Mueller - 120 bpm
2022
English edition
(last copies available!)
Philipp Mueller's photographs of the emerging techno scene in Switzerland in the early 1990s.
Nicolas Frey - Monsters in Suits
2022
no text
A series of blue ballpoint pen drawings capturing capitalist executives and far-right leaders as grotesque monsters in suits.
Jong Won Rhee - Solitudes of Human Places
2022
no text
Jong Won Rhee's photographs of scenes of contemporary everyday life in South Korea.
Armando Alleyne - A Few of My Favorites
2021
English edition
The first book on the New York painter's eclectic iconography of jazz musicians, boxers, Black American icons and friends.
Francisco Sierra - Lunar Invasion
2021
bilingual edition (English / German)
An overview of the wide-ranging oeuvre of paintings and sculptures by the Chilean-born Swiss-based artist.
 Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs - FUTURE MEMORIES
2021
English edition
The first installment of FUTURE, an ongoing series of publications by Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, explores how our conceptions of the future have changed over the past few decades, how that affects our take on the present and our reactions to changes that lie ahead.
AA Bronson - AA Bronson’s House of Shame
2021
English edition
A look back in text and images at AA Bronson 's (collective) production between 2013 and 2018.
Andreas Dobler - St. Elsewhere
2021
bilingual edition (English / German)
Artist's book.
Mathis Gasser - Heroes and Ghosts
2021
English edition
An ongoing series of figurative oil-on-canvas paintings by Swiss-born London-based artist Mathis Gasser, decontextualizing in the same gesture characters of the popular culture and figures of the history of the art.
Yana Wernicke - Zenker
2021
bilingual edition (English / German)
A photographic project about the history and repercussions of the life of German botanist and gardener Georg August Zenker.
Makoto Fujiwara - Stone and Makoto
2021
English edition
A sculptor's life: on the career and innovations of Makoto Fujiwara.
H. R. Giger - 5 – Poltergeist II - Drawings 1983-1985
2021
bilingual (English / German)
The facsimile edition of the visionary sketches and notes of the surrealist master for Brian Gibson's horror film Poltergeist II.
Michele Sibiloni - Nsenene
2021
English edition
Michele Sibiloni photographs the harvest of bush crickets in Uganda, between local traditions and questions about a global future.
Anna Stüdeli - Primal
2021
English edition
A series of over 1200 close-ups of advertising posters in Zürich photographed by Anna Stüdeli.
Christian Lutz - Citizens
2021
bilingual edition (English / French)
Swiss photographer Christian Lutz documents right-wing populist people, movements and hot spots all over Europe.
 Manon - Feathers
2021
English edition
Feathers presents a collection of notes written by the Swiss artist during the conception of an aborted documentary in 2005. Taking the shape of a diary, it offers a unique gateway into Manon's daily life, interweaving memories and reflections on her artistic practice.
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