Art & humor / derision

 
 
Claudia Comte - After Nature - Cacti, Corals and Leaves
2023
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
forthcoming
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.
Claudia Comte - Autobiography
2023
no text
Tonini Editore
Claudia Comte's "autobiography" (artist's book).
Alain Snyers - Microgestes
2022
French edition
Vroum - Editions
Artist's book. Alain Snyers' Microgestes (Microgestures) are invitations to action, they can be practiced or read aloud. They form a set of 45 detailed instructions for all sorts of situations: becoming a cow painter, instructing a meringue, capturing a draft, forgetting tomatoes in the subway or opening a can of tuna with a pickaxe...
 General Idea - Ecce Homo
2022
English edition
JRP|Editions - Monographs
The General Idea drawings.
 General Idea -
2022
English edition
JRP|Editions - Monographs
A colossal compendious overview of the revered and subversive queer Canadian collective, designed in collaboration with AA Bronson: the most comprehensive source on General Idea.
 General Idea -
2022
French edition
JRP|Editions - Monographs
A colossal compendious overview of the revered and subversive queer Canadian collective, designed in collaboration with AA Bronson: the most comprehensive source on General Idea.
Toilet Paper
2022
no text
Toilet Paper
29 new dreamlike (or nightmarish) living tableaux by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari.
Stefan Marx - Berlin Drawings 2
2022
no text
Nieves
The everyday life of Stefan Marx in Berlin, in a new 300-page volume of drawings.
Till Rabus - Paintings - 2011-2021
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
Editions du Griffon - Monographs & catalogues
First monograph of the Swiss artist Till Rabus, who creates phantasmagorical subjects from everyday objects and waste of our society before translating them on hyperrealistic canvases, in stagings taking up aesthetic codes of the history of painting and Baroque.
John Latham - Recueil de contradictions
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
various
Dedicated to John Latham's heterogeneous and paradoxical practice, this book highlights the artist's contradictory relationship with knowledge and language, through a selection of translated texts and images of some of his projects, all articulated around a glossary.
Simon Nicaise - Pain Liquide
2022
French edition
Empire - Books
A sort of anti-monograph in several episodes proposed by the artist Simon Nicaise around his project of Tour de France of trades and practices.
Nicolas Frey - Monsters in Suits
2022
no text
Edition Patrick Frey
A series of blue ballpoint pen drawings capturing capitalist executives and far-right leaders as grotesque monsters in suits.
Éric Tabuchi - Un être, un acte, un objet, un lieu
2021
French edition
Tombolo Presses
An attempt to explain the reason for the dimensions of a photographic image, of a print (the book is illustrated with works from the collection of the FRACs of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region laid out in their respective scale ratios).
Francisco Sierra - Lunar Invasion
2021
bilingual edition (English / German)
Edition Patrick Frey
An overview of the wide-ranging oeuvre of paintings and sculptures by the Chilean-born Swiss-based artist.
Steffen Zillig - The Decolonization of America
2021
English edition
Wirklichkeit Books
A social fantasy whose bizarre fault lines and conflicts bear an uncanny resemblance to those of the present day.
AA Bronson - AA Bronson’s House of Shame
2021
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
A look back in text and images at AA Bronson 's (collective) production between 2013 and 2018.
 Bastien Aubry & Dimitri Broquard - La Période Molle
2021
bilingual edition (English / French)
Nieves
The iconic everyday objects, “soft” sculptures, ceramic pieces and collages by the Swiss duo.
Erlend Peder Kvam - Fiscal Cliff
2021
no text
Nieves
The fiscal cliff according to Erlend Peder Kvam.
Kim Schoen - BARAGOUIN
2021
English edition
X Artists' Books
A nonsense opera (artist's book).
Soldes
2021
French edition
Soldes Almanac
An illustrated almanac on arts, science, and society, dedicated to the wise men and the fools.
Jacques Halbert - Autoportrait
2021
French edition
various
A number of more or less benevolent considerations on the work of Jacques Halbert.
Liz Craft - New York & Beyond - 2017-2019
2021
English edition
CEC (Centre d'édition contemporaine)
A selection of recently exhibited works of the Californian artist.
Stefan Marx - Max, Maria, Andi & Co. - A giant circular painting
2020
no text
Nieves
A series of drawings revisiting the history, the landscapes and the fantasy of Tyrol in Austria (leporello).
Pierre Budet - Nasty Little Thing
2020
bilingual edition (English / French)
Lendroit éditions
A series of drawings by Pierre Budet produced daily in Rennes from March 17 to May 11, 2020 during the confinement period imposed on the French population due to the pandemic (covid-19).
Pierre Leguillon - The Museum of Mistakes
2020
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
First monograph dedicated to Pierre Leguillon's Museum of Mistakes: a traveling exhibition gathering a collection of mass culture artifacts and craft objects, questioning with humor and subversivity the mechanisms of today's visual culture.
Jean-Louis Costes - Nazicon
2020
French edition
Eretic-art
Delirious comic strip by Costes about coronavirus and containment. Two original color drawings pasted in the book, signed and numbered by the author.
Crack Up – Crack Down - The 33rd Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts
2020
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
The catalogue of the 33rd Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, curated by art collective Slavs and Tatars, examines the relationship between graphic arts and satire.
Kris Lemsalu - Hi and Bye - The Estonian Pavilion – 58th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia
2020
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
Catalogue of the Estonian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale.
Beni Bischof - Texte 4
2020
bilingual edition (English / German)
Edition Patrick Frey
Another pictureless, pocket-size book by Beni Bischof in his series. It is Bischof's personal presentation of his rich collection of catchy headlines and slogans, absurd comments and off-the-wall remarks. His text archives are a trove of inspiration for his pictures and titles.
Samuel Etienne - 66 manifestes pour un art rebelle 100% DIY
2020
French edition
Strandflat
(last copies available!)
Revised and expanded edition of the playful fanzine-manifesto for a rebellious art, presenting 66 more or less subversive artistic movements, to become a rebellious artist in less than a year...
Toilet Paper - ToiletMartin PaperParr (book)
2020
no text
Toilet Paper
The large-format book celebrating the collaboration between Toilet Paper and Martin Parr.
Collection
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Collection
The new issue of the magazine dedicated to drawing, with height long-length interviews with Linus Bill, Adrien Horni & Joseph Allen Shea, Acacio Ortas, Olivier Lebrun, Éditions Peinture around Saeio, Hélène Bertin, Étienne Périn, Son Ni, Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel.
Erlend Peder Kvam - Drawings of People with Signs
2019
English edition
Nieves
Colorful characters express themselves through humorous signs.
Antoine Catala - Julia (Uncovered) - The work of Julia Scher – a conversation
2019
English edition
Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings – Miscellaneous
A talk between three artists around Julia Scher's work.
Stefan Marx - Berlin Drawings
2019
no text
Nieves
(last copies available!)
The everyday life of Stefan Marx in Berlin, in a 300-page volume of drawings.
Nicole Eisenman - L\'incroyable
2019
French edition
L'Incroyable
L'Incroyable - L'Incroyable (magazine)
L'Incroyable is a monographic magazine dedicated to an artist's teenage years and his cultural background. This third issue proposes an immersion into the young years of artist Nicole Eisenman in New York in the 1980s.
Gene Beery -
2019
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
First monograph dedicated to the American artist, offering an in-depth investigation of his work. The book assembles more than 65 artworks and three essays, by Kenneth Goldsmith, Jo Melvin and Balthazar Lovay, as well as an interview with Gene Beery by Gregor Quack.
Guillaume Pinard - Du Fennec au Sahara
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Tombolo Presses
First monograph.
Claudia Comte - The Curves, the Corners, and the Machines
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Printemps de septembre
This catalogue documents Claudia Comte's project for the 2016 edition of the Printemps de september, based on a selection of 600 parts from the aeronautics industry.
Stefan Marx - Mac DeMarco
2019
no text
Nieves
During Mac DeMarco's European Tour in the fall 2017 Stefan Marx joined the band for a few stops to draw on stage during Mac DeMarco's live performance. Hiding in the back of the band, he got time to capture a unique view on the five musicians, the whole performance, some behind the scenes moments and the audience. This artist book contains most of the drawings from these concerts and is compiled by Stefan Marx, it is his 26th publication with Nieves.
Toilet Paper
2019
no text
Toilet Paper
Monster Chetwynd - The Supreme Deluxe Essential Monster Chetwynd Handbook
2019
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
Retrospective monograph, 2007-2018.
Soldes
2019
French edition
Soldes Almanac
An illustrated almanac on arts, science, and society, dedicated to the wise men and the fools.
Anna-Eva Bergman - Casseroles - Recettes du monde entier
2019
French edition
Fondation Hartung Bergman
Recipes from all over the world: an illustrated cookbook by Anna-Eva Bergman, published for the first time.
Alastair Brotchie - Alfred Jarry - Une vie pataphysique
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Misceallenous
A biography of the founder of Pataphysics, by Alastair Brotchie.
Fabienne Radi - Quarante et un titres autrement
2019
French edition
Lendroit éditions
This artist's book assembles 41 titles of literary works, transcribed in homophonic translation. An exercise in concrete poetry, stemming from the Oulipo tradition. To be seen as much as read.
Nathalie du Pasquier - Gabon 1977 - Un Don Juan chez les gendarmes
2018
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Humboldt Books - Artist's Travels
(last copies available!)
This publication presents a comic strip made by a 20-year old Nathalie Du Pasquier in remembrance of a six months journey in Gabon. Inspired by a clipping from a Gabonese daily, the cartoon tells the colorful story of a clumsy Don Giovanni. This edition features an introductory text by the artist, the translated strip, and a facsimile of the comic book in original French version.
Toilet Paper
2018
no text
Toilet Paper
Toilet Paper - Limited edition (+ puzzle)
2018
no text
Toilet Paper
Limited edition, with an exclusive Toilet Paper puzzle.
Laurent Lolmède - Brut d\'actu
2018
no text
United Dead Artists
Journal designed by Laurent Lolmède.
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