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Sanctuary – Britain’s Artists and their Studios

Posted in Publication with tags , , , , , , on January 6, 2013 by wallkandy

Sanctuary Book

A New Year and so a New Year’s resolution to try and blog at least once per week.

The first of 2013 is book related. Sanctuary was published in 2012 by Thames and Hudson and runs to an impressive 600 pages.  After picking this book up a couple of days back I haven’t been able to put it down.  The list of artists is impressive as is the photography and text, one of the best art related books I’ve seen in a long time.

Here are some words from Thames and Hudson

Surveying 120 artists living and working in Britain today, from the most noteworthy to new, upcoming talent, Sanctuary offers a feast of specially commissioned photographs while following each artist through their working routines. Tony Cragg, Antony Gormley, Jenny Saville, Anish Kapoor, Mark Wallinger, Phyllida Barlow, Jane and Louise Wilson, Thomas Houseago, Tracey Emin, the Chapman Brothers, Adam Neate and many others.

In addition to individual interviews with all the artists featured in the book, three essays explore the meanings, configurations and personalities of a huge range of studio settings and environments in contemporary British art.

Sanctuary Book inside 1


Sanctuary Book inside 2

  • ISBN 9780500977071
  • 32.00 x 25.00 cm
  • Hardback
  • 600pp
  • With over 600 colour illustrations
  • First published 2012

The published price is a hefty £48.00 but can be found for a bargain price of around £27 delivered from Amazon here. At 600 pages it’s a lot of book for your money.


Walls & Frames

Posted in Art, Publication, Street Art with tags , , on September 26, 2011 by wallkandy

Fine Art from the Streets

Walls & Frames is a cutting-edge collection of recent work by young artists who are moving from the street into galleries. These ambitious talents are keeping their connection to the street alive while establishing themselves in the art market with work in traditional formats such as painting, sculpture, installation, and prints. The book shows how artists, who work with limited time and a small selection of tools on the street, are developing other styles, concepts, and techniques in the studio that are, in turn, influencing the direction of contemporary art.

Editors: Maximiliano Ruiz
Release Date: September 2011
Format: 24 x 26 cm
Features: 272 pages, full color, hardcover
Language: English
ISBN: 978-3-89955-376-5
Catalog Price: £37,50 /£31.50 on Amazon

Brett Amory – Print release ‘Waiting #78’

Posted in Art, Publication with tags , on May 31, 2011 by wallkandy

Being an admirer of the work of Brett Amory I was pleased to see details of this new print release & available directly from the artist.

High Quality Giclée Print on 100% cotton rag archival paper

Signed and numbered by the artist

Edition: 100

Size: 35.6 x 28 cm

$50… yep $50!

Isaac Cordal – Cement Eclipses

Posted in Art, Publication, Street Art with tags , , , , on May 30, 2011 by wallkandy

Since 2006 Isaac Cordal has been leaving his cement sculptures on the streets of Europe.  You may well have walked past one of his installations but you can be forgiven for not noticing it.

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Trespass – Taschen Books

Posted in Art, Publication with tags , , , , , on May 29, 2011 by wallkandy

About the Author

Carlo McCormick is a pop culture critic, curator and Senior Editor of Paper magazine. His numerous books, monographs and catalogs include Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture, The Downtown Book: The New York Art Scene 1974-1984, and Dondi White: Style Master General. His work has appeared in Art in America, Art News, Artforum and many other publications. Marc and Sara Schiller founded Wooster Collective in 2001, a website that celebrates and plays a crucial role in documenting otherwise ephemeral street art. Based in New York City, the collective curated most of the contemporary images in Trespass. Its “Wooster On Paper” series presents the work of international artists in limited edition books. Ethel Seno received her BA in the College of Letters from Wesleyan University before teaming with TASCHEN, where she worked with William Claxton on Jazzlife and New Orleans 1960, and David LaChapelle on Artists & Prostitutes and Heaven to Hell. Having grown up in Tokyo, she feels most at home in urban environments and currently resides in Los Angeles.

Book Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen GmbH (Oct 2010)
  • Language English
  • ISBN-10: 3836509644
  • ISBN-13: 978-3836509640
  • Published price £29.99,  Save money, Available Here for just £17.20

Abstract Graffiti – Cedar Lewisohn

Posted in News, Publication with tags , , on March 22, 2011 by wallkandy

Abstract Graffiti

Cedar Lewisohn

Since the early days of the graffiti movement in late 1970s New York, street art has transformed cities around the world. Today it is a hugely popular, yet still highly controversial art form. In Abstract Graffiti, Cedar Lewisohn provides a vibrant account of the ‘outer limits’ of street art and graffiti that are being explored by artists in cities as diverse as London, Prague, Philadelphia and São Paulo. The work of these artists is ‘abstract’ not necessarily in the sense that it is non-figurative; rather, it may embrace a fresh, abstract approach to art. Lewisohn interviews both established graffiti artists and new practitioners of avant-garde forms of art in public spaces – such as Knit Graffiti and Street Training – and traces the art-historical lineage of these abstract trends. Addressing such issues as street art as a form of protest, graffiti as a crime, the place of street art in museums, and the evolution of materials, this book offers unrivalled insight into some of the most exciting and challenging work on the contemporary art scene.

– A timely overview of emerging trends and style developments in global street art
– Includes contributions from and exclusive interviews with the street artists Rammellzee, Barbara Kruger and Crew Against People

– With over 160 photographs of new work in cities worldwide, from Berlin to Buenos Aires and Moscow to Monterrey

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Merrell (11 Mar 2011)
  • Language English
  • ISBN-10: 1858945267
  • ISBN-13: 978-1858945262
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 24.1 x 2.5 cm
  • Save money off the published price of £19.95 here

Bound By The Ties – Side Seen Moments By Know Hope and Colin Bleus

Posted in News, Publication with tags , on March 15, 2011 by wallkandy

Words – Know Hope

he book is composed of a collection of drawings, writings, photographs and other side-seen moments, some from the recent past, and some from very close to the present. I sewed, folded and mended, retrieved and recited; tried to understand how we got to where we are now (sunken/sunken/sunken)

This is a book that contains a narrative that speaks of being born into debt, being overwhelmed in a heartbroken world and finding and recognizing eachother in these complexities. It attempts to document our rituals-how and why they were created. It is a folk tale of some sort, collective memories compiled like a time-capsule, or fireworks in a jar.

The book is independently published in an edition of 1000 and is comprised of 160 full-color pages.