Le Musée Barbier-Mueller, Arik Levy, Zoé Ouvrier
Musée Barbier-Mueller, 2023
Alors que le musée Barbier-Mueller célèbre ses 45 ans d’existence, il accueille, dans un dialogue inédit avec des pièces de sa collection, les œuvres de deux artistes contemporains : la sculpteure, graveuse et peintre Zoé Ouvrier et le sculpteur et plasticien Arik Levy. Intitulé « Pensées invisibles », ce projet est une carte blanche offerte aux deux artistes qui revendiquent, chacun à sa façon, un lien fort et secret avec les arts non-occidentaux, avec le travail et la sensibilité de leurs artistes et artisans, une intimité avec leurs œuvres aux frontières entre le visible et l’invisible.
Français/English - 145 pages - 40 x 40 cm - 1.1 Kg
The manufacture of colorfully painted tiles has a long tradition in Persia, modern-day Iran. This publication focuses on so-called haft rang (seven colors) tiles from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. During this time, the art of making tiles experienced a revival, starting in the city of Shiraz and initiated primarily by unknown artists who wanted to preserve and carry on their country's traditions. Their vibrantly colored tiles, with underglaze, decorated private homes, as well as public and religious buildings. The tiles are characterized by a wealth of pictorial elements, with floral motifs as well as motifs from traditional Persian folktales. Social change and a disregard for Iranian architecture and traditions at the beginning of the twentieth century led to the destruction of many old town quarters and to the disappearance of this impressive art. Hadi Seif visited the direct descendants of the tile makers and presents his findings in this book.
English - 112 Pages - 22.68 cm x 1.45 cm x 28.85 cm - 0.89 Kg
Owen Edwards, Steven M. L. Aronson, Ruth Ansel, Nejma Beard, David Fahey
Artist, diarist, collector, and writer Peter Beard (1938-2020) fashioned his life into a work of art; the illustrated diaries he kept from a young age evolved into a serious career as an artist and earned him a central position in the international art world. After spending time in Kenya and striking up a friendship with the author Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) in the early 1960s, Beard bought 50 acres next to her farm with the stipulation that he would film and write about the land and its flora and fauna. He witnessed the dawn of Kenya’s population explosion, which challenged finite resources and stressed animal populations—including the starving elephants of Tsavo dying by the tens of thousands in a wasteland of eaten trees.Beard used his photographs as a canvas onto which he superimposed multi-layered contact sheets, ephemera, found objects, newspaper clippings that are elaborately embellished with meticulous handwriting, old-master inspired drawings, and often swaths of animal blood used as paint.
German/English/French - 770 Pages - 27.41 cm x 6.2 cm x 38.51 cm - 5.38 Kg
Paul Holberton Publishing, 2023
Accompanying a major exhibition of new and recent works by Peter Doig at The Courtauld, London, this publication will present an exciting new chapter in the career of one of the most celebrated and important painters working today and will include paintings and works on paper created since the artist’s move from Trinidad to London in 2021. Doig is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading artists. He secured his early reputation in the 1990s as a highly original figurative painter, producing large-scale, immersive landscape paintings that exist somewhere between actual places and the realms of the imagination.English - 128 Pages - 25 x 26 cm - 0,9 Kg
De la fin des années 70 aux années 90, Jean Rougeron a combiné son admiration pour les belles femmes, les voyages et la photographie et est devenu l'un des meilleurs et des plus célèbres photographes érotiques.
French - 80 Pages - 23.5 cm x 31.5 cm - 1 Kg