Latest news and events

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Public Art (Now) published

9 March 2015

We are delighted to announce the publication of our latest title Public Art (Now), published in association with Situations, Public Art Agency Sweden and the European Network of Public Art Producers. Click here for more details.


Michael Craig-Martin to coordinate RA Summer Exhibition

19 February 2015

The Royal Academy of Arts has announced that Royal Academician Michael Craig-Martin will coordinate this year's Summer Exhibition. The show – the world's largest open submission exhibition – will run from 8 June to 16 August with more than 1,200 works on display. Craig-Martin's book On Being An Artist will be published in late April.


Pushwagner back in stock

17 February 2015

Our stunning monograph on visionary Norwegian artist Pushwagner is back in stock for a limited time. We have very few copies of this highly sought-after book, so buy now to avoid disappointment. 


'A K Dolven: Please Return' opens in Birmingham

4 February 2015

Acclaimed Norwegian artist A K Dolven's solo show 'please return' opens tonight at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham. The exhibition includes several new works in a variety of media that explore the nature of perception, the subconscious functioning of memory, and sublime natural forces. We are pleased to publish a major new monograph on the artist to coincide with the show.


Michael Craig-Martin show opens in Shanghai

2 February 2015

An exhibition of fifty new paintings by celebrated artist Michael Craig-Martin opens this evening at the Himalayas Museum in Shanghai, his first major museum show in Asia. Called 'Now', the exhibition marks the beginning of the UK–China Year of Cultural Exchange in 2015. We are delighted to be publishing Craig-Martin's first book, On Being An Artist, in April.


Public Art (Now) artists honoured

30 January 2015

Last night, Alex Hartley received the Arts Foundation Award 2015 for works such as Nowhereisland, a feature project in our forthcoming book Public Art (Now). His success followed the announcement last week that Theaster Gates, another of the featured artists in the book, was the winner of the coveted Artes Mundi 6 prize for his socially engaged practice. Public Art (Now), edited by Claire Doherty, will be published in March.


Labyrinth's designers win more awards

19 November 2014

We are delighted to announce that at this year's Fresh Awards for design Rose won two golds and the coveted Big F award for the best in show for their work on Labyrinth. The project was also nominated for the Art Directors Club of Europe Awards for the best of European design. Click here to see the book designed by Rose.

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Jonathan Yeo in conversation with Tim Marlow

14 November 2014

To coincide with the Royal Academy's Giovanni Battista Moroni show, tonight Jonathan Yeo talks with the RA's Tim Marlow about Moroni, his own work and contemporary portraiture. Click here for details.

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Jonathan Yeo Portraits opens in Newcastle

8 November 2014

'Jonathan Yeo Portraits' opens today at the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, after its highly successful run at the National Portrait Gallery, London, and The Lowry in Salford. Click here for more information about the show. Details of our book on the artist, now in its second printing, can be found here


'Warts and all': Under the Influence reviewed

2 November 2014

The Dublin Review of Books describes our book on photographer John Deakin, Under the Influence, as 'a stylish and well-produced volume'. According to reviewer Paddy Gillan, 'anyone with the slightest interest in photography should get their hands on a copy'. Click here to read the review.


Labyrinth at Frieze Art Fair

13 October 2014

To celebrate Mark Wallinger joining Hauser & Wirth, the gallery has invited him to curate its booth at this year's Frieze Art Fair in Regent's Park, which opens for previews tomorrow. ‘A Study in Red and Green’ takes inspiration from Sigmund Freud’s study in nearby Hampstead, and has at its heart one of Wallinger's own labyrinths designed for London Underground. He will be signing copies of our new book Labyrinth at the Hauser & Wirth booth (D6) from 2pm on Thursday 16 October.


Jonathan Yeo profiled on CNN

10 October 2014

As the first episode in its new 'Ones to Watch' series, CNN has produced a half-hour film on Jonathan Yeo. The US broadcaster has commissioned the artist to paint a new portrait of Tamara Rojo, artistic director of the English National Ballet. CNN had exclusive access to Yeo’s studio as he painted the iconic Spanish ballet dancer. The show is broadcast at 1030 BST and 1630 BST today and repeated Saturday 11, Monday 13, Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 October. Click here to see the film and details of our book on the artist.


Labyrinth is published

6 October 2014

Our latest publication, Labyrinth: A Journey Through London's Underground by Mark Wallinger, is published today. Celebrating Wallinger's extraordinary artwork installed in each of the Tube's 270 stations, this beautiful book features striking photographs of all the labyrinths in situ, with hundreds of fascinating 'I-never-knew-that' facts about the capital and its underground network. Click here to see selected pages from the book and for details of the special limited edition.


Art / Books exhibiting at the London Art Book Fair

19 September 2014

We shall be participating in this year's London Art Book Fair at the Whitechapel Gallery. The fair, which is free to the public, opens at 6pm on Thursday 25 September and runs until 6pm on Sunday 28 September. Come and browse our beautiful books and limited editions and buy at special discounted prices. Visit the fair's website for opening hours and details of the programme of talks and events.


Mark Wallinger and Will Self in Labyrinth events

19 September 2014

To coincide with the publication of our latest title Labyrinth, artist Mark Wallinger will be joined in conversation with writer Will Self at the London Review Bookshop on Tuesday 30 September. Click here for information and to buy tickets. And on Friday 3 October, the London Transport Museum will premiere a film on the Labyrinth project by Jared Schiller, followed by a signing of the book. More information on the event and tickets can be found here.


Jonathan Yeo at Cheltenham Literature Festival

16 September 2014

On Saturday 4 October, Jonathan Yeo and Nancy Durrant of The Times will be at this year's Cheltenham Literature Festival to talk about how the artist paints some of the most famous faces of our time and our book The Many Faces of Jonathan Yeo. Click here for more information and to buy tickets.


Labyrinth now available to pre-order

7 September 2014

We are delighted to announce that our next title, Labyrinth: A Journey Through London's Underground by Mark Wallinger, will be released on 6 October and is now available to pre-order. With texts by Will Self, Marina Warner and Christian Wolmar and photographs by Thierry Bal, this stunning book is a visual feast celebrating Wallinger's vast, permanent artwork across the London Underground. Click here for more details of the book and limited edition.


Last chance to see John Deakin at The Photographers' Gallery

19 July 2014

The highly popular exhibition 'Under the Influence: John Deakin and the Lure of Soho' at The Photographers' Gallery closes tomorrow, Sunday 20 July. Those who missed the show or who want a memento of their visit can purchase our critically acclaimed book published to coincide with the exhibit. Click here to see more details and to read some of the great reaction to the book. 


Liverpool Biennial 2014 opens

5 July 2014

Liverpool Biennial 2014 opens today. The 8th Biennial exhibition, 'A Needle Walks into a Haystack', includes a group show, four monographic presentations, and a show curated from the Tate Collection with works by over fifty artists. Click here to see more information about the show and here for details of the book we published to coincide with Liverpool Biennial 2012, The Unexpected Guest


Jonathan Yeo judges BP Portrait Award

27 June 2014

Jonathan Yeo is one of the judges of this year's BP Portrait Award, which opened yesterday at the National Portrait Gallery. Click here to see films about the judging process and the shortlisted works. And to coincide with the opening, Yeo has produced a short item for BBC's Newsnight about painted portraiture and photography. UK visitors can view the programme on the BBC iPlayer for the next week.


Praise for ReNew Marxist Art History

24 June 2014

Reviewing our recent title ReNew Marxist Art History, the respected left-wing magazine Socialist Review has described the book as 'a lucid and important statement about where and how the discipline stands today'. Meanwhile, online literary journal Review 31 says it is 'valuable [and] worth reading'. Click here for information about the book and links to both reviews.

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'Jonathan Yeo Portraits' heads to Newcastle

20 June 2014

After completing its successful spell at The Lowry in Salford next Sunday 29 June, 'Jonathan Yeo Portraits', organized by the National Portrait Gallery, will move to the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle. The show there will run from 8 November 2014 until 1 February 2015. Click here for details of our book on the artist, published to coincide with the original NPG exhibit last year.


Guardian praises our new John Deakin book

24 May 2014

Writing in today's Guardian, Anthony Quinn gives a glowing review of our latest title Under the Influence. He describes it as a 'timely … beautifully produced book [that] testifies to a talent that still astonishes. Clapping it shut you will be struck by a powerful sense that when the glory days of Soho are remembered it will be largely through the dark-adapted eye of John Deakin.' Click here to see more about the book.


Labyrinth wins more awards

23 May 2014

We are delighted to announce that Rose Design has won a coveted D&AD Yellow Pencil for their work on Mark Wallinger's acclaimed Labyrinth project, commissioned by Art on the Underground. The award follows the 'Best of Show' prize at this year's Brand Impact Awards and the Chairman's Award at the 2014 Drum Design Awards. We are delighted to be publishing a book on Labyrinth, also designed by Rose. Click here for details.


Jonathan Yeo in conversation

22 May 2014

In celebration of his current exhibition at The Lowry in Salford, Jonathan Yeo is this evening in conversation with the actor Charlie Condou and Tim Marlow, the new director of artistic programmes at the Royal Academy and one of the contributors to our book on the artist. And next Wednesday 28 May at 7pm, Yeo will be talking to BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz at the Hay Festival.


Jonathan Yeo painting raises over $100k for the Malala Fund

15 May 2014

Jonathan Yeo's portrait of teenage Pakistani education campaigner Malala Yousafzai was yesterday sold at auction in New York for $102,500. The proceeds of the sale at Christie's will benefit the Malala Fund and will support women's and girls' education in Nigeria. Click here to see a video of Yeo and Malala talking about the painting, which is also reproduced in our book on the artist. Read more about the sale in the Wall Street Journal or USA Today.

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'Home Truths' exhibition opens in Chicago

24 April 2014

'Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood' opens with a reception tonight at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, following its acclaimed display at The Photographers' Gallery in London. The exhibition, curated by Susan Bright, features the work of nine artists who challenge stereotypes and sentimental views of motherhood by addressing issues such as gender roles, domesticity and the maternal body. Click here to see details of the accompanying book.


Evening Standard gives John Deakin exhibition four stars

22 April 2014

Writing in today's Evening Standard, Sue Steward gives 'Under the Influence: John Deakin and the Lure of Soho' at The Photographers' Gallery four stars. She describes the show as 'alluring' and talks of the 'indelible talent' of Deakin, who 'squeezes his heart through his lens'. Click here to read the review, and here to see details of our book coinciding with the exhibition.

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Observer selects Frances Kearney's Running Wild as book of the month

20 April 2014

Sean O'Hagan, the Guardian and Observer's award-winning photography critic, has selected Frances Kearney's Running Wild as the photobook of the month for April. The book, designed and produced for the artist by Art / Books, is published by Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery to accompany an exhibition of the same name. Click here to read O'Hagan's review in today's Observer.

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Jonathan Yeo's portrait of Malala to be auctioned

17 April 2014

Christie's announced today that it will auction Jonathan Yeo's celebrated portrait of teenage Pakistani campaigner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban, in New York on 14 May. All the proceeds from the sale of the painting, donated by Yeo and reproduced in our book on the artist, will benefit the Malala Fund. Read more in the Art Daily and Huffington Post or click here to see a video of Yeo and Malala talking about the picture.


Time Out gives 'Under the Influence' five stars

17 April 2014

Time Out today gave 'Under the Influence: John Deakin and the Lure of Soho' at The Photographers' Gallery, curated by Robin Muir, five stars in its review of the exhibition. Click here to read the article and to see a gallery of images, and here for details of the acclaimed book that we have published to coincide with the show.


NOWNESS features our new John Deakin book

13 April 2014

Award-winning culture and lifestyle website NOWNESS, which showcases the best of fashion, art, gastronomy, entertainment and travel, today has an article about Under the Influence: John Deakin, Photography and the Lure of Soho. Artist Neal Fox takes a trip into the heart of Soho past and present and explores the enduring appeal of 'London's salacious square mile'.

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Under the Influence launched at the French House

11 April 2014

The exhibition 'Under the Influence: John Deakin and the Lure of Soho' opened last night at The Photographers' Gallery in London. We were delighted to celebrate our latest title, published to coincide with the show, with a launch at the legendary French House pub. Click here for information about the book or here for pictures of the occasion.


Under the Influence published

7 April 2014

Under the Influence: John Deakin, Photography and the Lure of Soho is published today ahead of an exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery opening this week. Yesterday the Sunday Times magazine featured both book and show, while the Guardian G2 covered it today with an online gallery of images. This month's Vogue also includes an article by Robin Muir. Click here for more details of the book and to download selected press clippings.

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Under the Influence in the French House

1 April 2014

Ahead of the publication of Under the Influence, Suggs was channelling the spirit of John Deakin in the French House today as he pulled the first pint of the pub’s annual Pints Day. The lead singer of Madness, seen here photographed by Peter Clark – Deakin de nos jours – then auctioned the drink to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. A signed copy of Under the Influence will be sold in a charity auction at the pub next week.


Shortlist previews Under the Influence

26 March 2014

Shortlist magazine today previews Under the Influence: John Deakin, Photography and the Lure of Soho with portraits of legendary Soho figure Jeffrey Bernard and American novelist J. P. Donleavy. Click here for details of the book and to download the article.

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'Jonathan Yeo Portraits' opens at The Lowry

13 March 2014

Following its acclaimed run at the NPG, 'Jonathan Yeo Portraits' opens tonight at The Lowry in Salford with a striking portrait of Damien Hirst as one of its centrepieces. Click here for details of the book we have published to coincide with the show, now on its second printing.


Spring sale now on

12 March 2014

Our Spring sale is now on with great discounts on a selection of our acclaimed books for a limited period. Click here to find the best online prices on selected titles.


Under the Influence now available to pre-order

13 February 2014

Under the Influence: John Deakin, Photography and the Lure of Soho, our stunning new book about the maverick photographer and 1950s and 1960s bohemian London, is now available to pre-order for just £24.99, with free shipping in the UK. This special pre-publication price will run to 4 April. Books will be dispatched from early March. Click here for more details and to buy.


John Deakin celebrated by Alexander McQueen

8 January 2014

Ahead of our new John Deakin book in April, Alexander McQueen's latest collection features the photographer's iconic portraits. See more in the Guardian, Independent, Evening Standard and Financial Times. Click here to read about the book.


ReNew Marxist Art History e-book out now

7 January 2014

The e-book version of our latest title, ReNew Marxist Art History, is now available for the iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Kindle Fire and other e-readers. Click here to buy both formats direct from our website or visit Amazon to get a free sample and purchase from the Kindle store. It shall soon be available from the Apple iBookstore and all other e-book vendors.


More plaudits for Incredible Tretchikoff

31 December 2013

Our biography of Vladimir Tretchikoff by Boris Gorelik has been described as 'engaging … gripping' by a leading newspaper group in South Africa, the artist's adopted homeland. IOL's review of the book calls it 'more than a biography' and a 'strongly suggested read for those interested in art'. Click here for a link to the article and here for details of the book.


The Observer selects Home Truths in its top five of 2013

22 December 2013

Sean O'Hagan, photography critic of the Observer, today selected 'Home Truths' at The Photographers' Gallery as one of the best photography exhibitions of the year. You can read the Observer critics' review of 2013 in full by clicking hereClick here for more information about the show, which runs until 5 January, and here for details of the book we published to accompany the exhibit. 

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Signed copy of Home Truths to be won

19 December 2013

We have teamed up with photography website Flak Photo to give away a signed copy of Home Truths. Click here before Monday 23 December for details of how to enter.


ReNew Marxist Art History is published

18 December 2013

Our latest title, ReNew Marxist Art History, is now available. Published with University College London, the book marks the recent resurgence of interest in the ideas of Marx among art historians. As such, it is an essential introduction to one of the most vibrant and relevant forms of art history today. Click here for more details.


Time Out picks Home Truths in its Top Ten

13 December 2013

Having previously awarded 'Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood' at The Photographers' Gallery and The Foundling Museum four stars in its review, Time Out London has selected the exhibit as one of the top ten photography shows currently in the capital. Click here to see the full list and here for details of the book. The exhibition runs until 5 January.


'The King of Kitsch' 100 years old today

13 December 2013

Vladimir Tretchikoff, creator of the iconic 'Green Lady', was born in remote Siberia one hundred years ago today. To celebrate his centenary, we have a special offer on our new title Incredible Tretchikoff, the story of his extraordinary life. Click here for details of a 50% discount on the paperback and e-book.


Agence France Presse covers Incredible Tretchikoff

30 November 2013

Renowned press agency Agence France Presse has featured our new book Incredible Tretchikoff in its coverage of yesterday's unveiling of Chinese Girl in South Africa. Click here to see the piece on YouTube and here for more information about the book.

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Tretchikoff's 'Green Lady' returns to SA after 60 years

29 November 2013

Vladimir Tretchikoff's celebrated Chinese Girl, the 'Green Lady', will today be presented at the Delaire Graff Estate near Cape Town by the painting's new owner, jeweller and art collector Laurence Graff. Signed copies of our book Incredible Tretchikoff are available at the gala occasion to raise money for the charity FACET (For Africa's Children Every Time). Click here for more information about the book and the event.


Sky Arts to broadcast film on Jonathan Yeo

21 November 2013

On Sunday 24 November at 7pm, Sky Arts 1 broadcasts the latest episode of Tim Marlow's series The Art of the Portrait. Marlow, one of the contributors to our book The Many Faces of Jonathan Yeo, meets the painter to talk about his celebrated yet controversial political portraiture. The programme is repeated on Monday 25 November at 8:30am and 6:30pm and on Tuesday 26 November at 1:30pm. 

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American Photo selects Home Truths as a book of the year

19 November 2013

American Photo magazine has selected our latest title Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood as a photo book of the year. Click here to see the entire selection and here for more information about the book.


J.Crew chooses Terence Donovan for flagship store

18 November 2013

American fashion label J.Crew has opened its flagship store on London's Regent Street, the first outside the US. We're delighted it has chosen Terence Donovan Fashion as part of its interior design. According to creative director Jenna Lyons, the new store reflects the brand’s personal touch, while creating a look that was ‘classically British'. 

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ICP hosts Home Truths signing

15 November 2013

At 6pm tonight, the International Center of Photography in New York hosts a book signing with Susan Bright, editor of our latest title Home Truths.


Time Out gives Home Truths a four-star review

13 November 2013

Time Out today gives the 'Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood' exhibitions at The Photographers' Gallery and The Foundling Museum a four-star review, calling the two shows 'playful and eloquent, unsentimental yet deeply moving … a welcome reassessment of maternal iconography'. Click here to read the review and here to find out more about the book.

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Jakarta Post features Incredible Tretchikoff

27 October 2013

In today's Jakarta Post, Boris Gorelik writes about Tretchikoff's wartime affair with muse Leonora Moltema in occupied Java. Leonora, who died this month, was the model for his celebrated painting Red Jacket. Click here to see the article or here to read Leonora's obituary in The Times. The full story can be found in our new book Incredible Tretchikoff.


'Home Truths' artists on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour

21 October 2013

Ana Casas Broda and Elinor Carucci today appeared on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour to discuss the 'Home Truths' exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery and The Foundling Museum. Visitors in the UK can listen to the interview by clicking here. Meanwhile, yesterday's Sunday Times Style magazine also featured the show and our book. Click here to find out more and to download the article.


Time magazine previews 'Home Truths'

17 October 2013

Lightbox, the photography section of Time magazine's website, today features the 'Home Truths' exhibitions and our book Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood with an article by curator Susan Bright and a gallery of images. Click here to read the article and here to find out more about the book.


Evening Standard describes 'Home Truths' as 'surprising, stirring and provocative'

14 October 2013

Photography critic Sue Steward, writing in today's Evening Standard, gives a four-star review to the 'Home Truths' exhibitions at The Photographers' Gallery and The Foundling Museum. Meanwhile, Susan Bright has written a comment piece on images of mothers and breastfeeding for today's Guardian. Click here for information about the book and to see interviews with the curator and artists.

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'Home Truths' opens

10 October 2013

'Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood' opens tonight with shows at The Photographers' Gallery and The Foundling Museum. To coincide with the opening and the publication of our latest book, critic Sean O'Hagan writes on one of the artists, Leigh Ledare, for today's Guardian. Meanwhile, the Photomonitor website has an interview with Susan Bright about curating the exhibitions. Click here for more information about the book.


Sunday Telegraph features our new book Home Truths

6 October 2013

The Sunday Telegraph today has a feature on photographer Elinor Carucci, from our new title Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood. The book, edited by curator Susan Bright, is published this week to coincide with an exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery and The Foundling Museum in London. Click here to see the article and a gallery of images, and here for information about the publication.


Tretchikoff's iconic Miss Wong sold at auction

1 October 2013

Vladimir Tretchikoff's celebrated painting Miss Wong has tonight been sold for R3.5 million (£215,000) in Cape Town, six months after the London sale of the 'Green Lady' for £1 million. While researching his new book on the artist, Boris Gorelik uncovered the previously unknown identity of the model for a portrait that adorned millions of homes from the 1950s. Read the full fascinating story in Incredible Tretchikoff.


BBC The Culture Show on Jonathan Yeo tonight

18 September 2013

At 10pm tonight on BBC2, The Culture Show meets Jonathan Yeo as he prepares for his National Portrait Gallery show and the publication of our book The Many Faces of Jonathan Yeo. In the lead-up to the exhibition, Yeo allows cameras into his studio, revealing the challenges and pleasures of painting people for a living, and the dynamic that develops between artist and sitter. Watch the show on our website here.


The Roundel special edition almost sold out

16 September 2013

After brisk sales at this weekend's London Art Book Fair, the limited edition of The Roundel has almost sold out. Produced in an edition of 150 copies to celebrate the 150th anniversary of London Underground, it features one hundred artists' reinterpretations of the company's iconic logo. We have only five copies left, so click here to order now and avoid disappointment.


London Art Book Fair opens

12 September 2013

Hosted by the Whitechapel Gallery in association with Marcus Campbell Art Books, the London Art Book Fair opens this evening. The event celebrates the best of international contemporary art publishing from individual artist publishers to galleries, magazines, colleges, arts publishing houses, rare book dealers and distributors. Come and find us for a special fair discount of 30% off all our titles, including our limited editions.


Jonathan Yeo portrait of Malala unveiled

10 September 2013

'Jonathan Yeo Portraits' opens this evening at the National Portrait Gallery, with one of the centrepieces a striking new portrait of the Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai. Click here to read more on the BBC News website and here for details of the book.


GQ magazine interviews Jonathan Yeo

10 September 2013

Ahead of his National Portrait Gallery exhibition and the publication of our latest title, The Many Faces of Jonathan YeoGQ magazine talks to the artist who has become one of the world's most in-demand portraitists about what it is like to paint some of the most celebrated faces of our age. Click here to read the article and here to find out more about the new book.


The Times features our new book The Many Faces of Jonathan Yeo

7 September 2013

Today's The Times previews Jonathan Yeo's National Portrait Gallery show, which opens this Wednesday 11 September, with a piece by Giles Coren about the experience of being painted by Yeo, an extract from our new book accompanying the exhibition The Many Faces of Jonathan Yeo. Click here for a link to the article and here for more information about the book.


Sydney Morning Herald and Brisbane Times interview the son of Tretchikoff's Miss Wong as our book is released in Australia

6 September 2013

Today's Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, WA Today and the Brisbane Times all have an interview with Wayne Young, son of Valerie Howe, model for Tretchikoff's kitsch classic painting Miss Wong. Click here for the article, and read more in our new book Incredible Tretchikoff by Boris Gorelik.


At the London Art Book Fair

1 September 2013

We are delighted to be in this year's London Art Book Fair at the Whitechapel Gallery. The fair runs from 13 to 15 September. Come find us, look at our lovely books, and buy at a special discount.


Home Truths previewed

22 August 2013

The Spanish national newspaper 20 Minutos today previewed our forthcoming title Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood on its website. The book accompanies a touring exhibition organized by The Photographers' Gallery with The Foundling Museum, London, and Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago. The exhibition opens in London on 10 October. Click here for more information and images.

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Incredible Tretchikoff out now

4 August 2013

Boris Gorelik's account of the extraordinary life of Vladimir Tretchikoff, controversial creator of the 'Green Lady', is now available. Click here for more information about the book.


Ideas magazine features Tretchikoff-inspired designs

20 July 2013

South African interiors magazine Ideas reports how Vladimir Tretchikoff's iconic paintings have inspired a new generation of designers. Click here for the article and pictures. Click here for information about our new book on Tretchikoff.


New Jonathan Yeo painting of Kevin Spacey unveiled

12 July 2013

Announcing a four-month exhibition by Jonathan Yeo, the National Portrait Gallery has released one of its centrepieces, a portrait of Kevin Spacey as Richard III. Read more in the Guardian, Independent and Telegraph. We are publishing a major monograph to coincide with the show.


Incredible Tretchikoff e-book on the Apple iBookstore and Amazon

17 July 2013

Ahead of its publication at the end of this month, you can now pre-order a copy or download a sample of Incredible Tretchikoff by Boris Gorelik for the Kindle from Amazon or for the iPad and iPhone from the Apple iBookstoreClick here for more information about the book.


Art / Books produces a new book for the Mayor of London

1 July 2013

We have produced a book by the artist Nicholas Garland on behalf of the Mayor of London. Garland was the Mayor's artist at the London 2012 Games. The publication accompanies an exhibition at City Hall to mark the anniversary of the Games. The book is published by the Greater London Authority and available through Central Books.


Art / Books joins forces with Faber Factory to publish new series of e-books

1 July 2013

We are delighted to announce that we have entered a partnership with Faber & Faber to produce and publish e-book editions of some of our publications. All the e-books will be distributed through Faber Factory Powered by Constellation. The first title to be released will be Incredible Tretchikoff at the end of July. It will be available for the iPad, iPhone, Kindle and other popular e-readers via download from this website, the Apple iBookstore, Amazon and all other e-book retailers.


New York Times interviews Diana Donovan and David Hillman about Terence Donovan and our new book

14 May 2013

'Lens', the acclaimed photography section of the New York Times website, today features a great interview with the authors of our book Terence Donovan FashionClick here to read the article and see an online gallery of images.


BBC News website and 20 Minutos feature Tretchikoff and his celebrated Green Lady

7 May 2013

In the run-up to the publication of our next book, Incredible Tretchikoff, the BBC News website has an interview with Monika Pon-su-san, the original model for the artist's most famous work, Chinese Girl. Meanwhile in Spain, national newspaper 20 Minutos previews our forthcoming biography with an online gallery of pictures from the book. Click here to find out more about Incredible Tretchikoff, or follow all things Tretchikoff on Twitter by clicking here.

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Time magazine features Terence Donovan Fashion in new online gallery

21 March 2013

To coincide with the release of Terence Donovan Fashion in the United States, Time magazine today launched an online gallery of images as the lead post on their Style pages. Click here to see the gallery.


Tretchikoff's 'Green Lady' sells for £1 million

20 March 2013

One of the most recognizable paintings in the world was sold for nearly £1 million at Bonhams in London today, double its estimate. Vladimir Tretchikoff's Chinese Girl, known as the 'Green Lady', was bought by British jeweller Laurence Graff. The picture features on the cover of our forthcoming book Incredible Tretchikoff, the amazing account of this controversial artist's extraordinary life. Click here for more information about the book.


Terence Donovan Fashion centre stage in Paris

4 March 2013

During Paris Fashion Week, we are thrilled to see Terence Donovan Fashion in the middle of a window display of the best fashion books in Librarie Galignani on rue de Rivoli, the oldest and most prestigious English-language bookshop in continental Europe.

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Bowie's new video features Tretchikoff's iconic painting

28 February 2013

The video for David Bowie's long-awaited single 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)', starring Bowie and Tilda Swinton, features Tretchikoff's 'Green Lady'. He grew up with a print of the painting in his home. Click here for images from the video. The picture also appears on the cover of our forthcoming title Incredible Tretchikoff, published in July. Click here for information.


Distributed Art Publishers Inc. now distributes our books in North America

28 February 2013

We are delighted to announce that Distributed Art Publishers Inc. is now our distributor in Canada and the United States. DAP Inc. is the world's largest distributor of art books and museum exhibition catalogues and is the exclusive North American trade representative of leading museums and international art and photography book publishers. If you are in the US or Canada, you can purchase our books direct from the DAP's site from today.

Pushwagner at Boijmans

'Pushwagner: Soft City' opens at the Museum Boijmans

23 February 2013

Following its initial showing at MK Gallery and subsequent tour to Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum in Norway, the acclaimed exhibition 'Pushwagner: Soft City' opened today at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Art / Books is proud to publish the accompanying publication. Click here for information on the book.

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More praise for Terence Donovan Fashion

6 February 2013

The plaudits for Terence Donovan Fashion keep on coming. Wallpaper* magazine selects it as a book of the month, while the New York Journal of Books describes it as a 'flawless volume'. For more information about the book, click here.

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The limited edition of Terence Donovan Fashion now available

30 January 2013

Terence Donovan Fashion, selected as one of the books of the year by The Times, Sunday Times and Sunday Telegraph, is now available in a very special limited edition of thirty, presented in a clothbound clamshell box with signed and mounted Terence Donovan print. You can find more information and see photographs of the edition here.


Titian Metamorphosis out now

24 January 2013

Described by Ballet News as 'so compelling that you find yourself totally absorbed within its pages for hours at a time', this stunning new book celebrates the collaboration between The Royal Ballet and the National Gallery that saw Chris Ofili, Conrad Shawcross and Mark Wallinger create new ballets and art works inspired by Titian. Click here for more information on the book, including details and images of the special limited edition with original works by the artists.

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London Underground celebrates its 150th birthday

9 January 2013

London Underground opened its doors to the public 150 years ago today. To mark the anniversary, we and Art on the Underground have published The Roundel, in which one hundred artists reinterpret the company's iconic logo with unexpected results. Click here for information on the book, including details of a very special edition limited to 150 copies.


Diana Donovan awarded OBE

4 January 2013

We are delighted to announce that Diana Donovan, wife of Terence Donovan and joint editor of Terence Donovan Fashion, was awarded an OBE for her charity work by Her Majesty The Queen in the annual New Year honours list.


Joseph selects Terence Donovan Fashion as one of the 'Things we love'

3 January 2013

We start 2013 as we finished 2012, with Joseph becoming the latest fashion brand after Paul Smith and Net-à-Porter to recommend our new book Terence Donovan Fashion. Click here for a link to the Joseph blog post. To find out more about the book and to see some of the reaction to it, click here.


The Observer describes Terence Donovan Fashion as 'superb', while Spanish newspaper 20 Minutos calls it 'the best fashion photography book of the year'

16 December 2012

Former fashion features director at Vogue, Harriet Quick, writing in today's Observer, identifies Terence Donovan as a 'great' of fashion photography and calls our new book 'superb … compelling ... a handsome monograph'. Click here for the review. In Spain, the paper 20 Minutos, which has the largest circulation in the country, writes that it is the 'best fashion photography book of the year'. Find out more about the book here.


Waterstones flagship selects The Roundel for window

15 December 2012

In our first season of publishing, we are proud to see The Roundel in the window of Waterstones HQ on Piccadilly – alongside Jamie, Nigella, Nigel, Hugh, Salman … and the Queen Mother. Inside, the book appears on the 'Best of London' and 'Best of Design' shelves. Terence Donovan Fashion can be found in the 'Best of Photography' and 'Photographic Icons' sections.

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Announcing a special edition of The Roundel

3 December 2012

Ahead of Christmas, we release a collector's edition of our new title The Roundel: 100 Artists Remake a London Icon. For limited time only, this unique and beautiful volume, produced in an edition of 150 copies, is available to buy via this website and through selected venues, including the London Transport Museum. Click here for more information and pictures.

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The Times, Sunday Times and Sunday Telegraph all select Terence Donovan Fashion as one of the best fashion photography books of the year

19 November 2012

Our latest title, Terence Donovan Fashion, continues to receive plaudits from across the media. Click here to find out why.


Vogue, Guardian and the Daily Telegraph feature our new title Terence Donovan Fashion

2 November 2012

Today Vogue previews our latest book Terence Donovan Fashion, which is published on 12 November. Click here to read the piece and see an online gallery of images. Tomorrow the Daily Telegraph will have an exclusive extract, written by Grace Coddington and Robin Muir, and the Guardian has an online gallery from Monday. For more information on the book, click here.

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V&A Museum to host event marking the publication of The Roundel

23 October 2012

On 30 October, the Victoria & Albert Museum will host a panel discussion chaired by Jonathan Glancey and with artists Georgina Starr and Yinka Shonibare MBE to mark the publication of The Roundel. Visit the V&A website for further information and tickets.

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Art / Books goes underground

19 October 2012

Posters advertising our new title The Roundel appear across the Tube. Click here for information on the book.

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The Unexpected Guest is out

1 October 2012

The companion publication to Liverpool Biennial 2012 is published today. Click here for information about the book.

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'Pushwagner' in Norway

22 September 2012

Following its showing at MK Gallery, 'Pushwagner: Soft City' has moved to the artist's home country and the Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum in Tønsberg, Norway. The show ends at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam in February. Click here for information on the monograph published by Art / Books.


First Art / Books publications at the London Art Book Fair

21 September 2012

Art / Books makes its first appearance at the London Art Book Fair, which opened at the Whitechapel Art Gallery today and runs until the end of 23 September. Our new titles Pushwagner and The Unexpected Guest can be found on the stand of our distributors, Thames & Hudson, where they can be bought at a special fair discount.



The Roundel described as an 'excellent new book'

20 September 2012

It's Nice That, a website championing creativity and imagination in design and art, previews our forthcoming title with Art on the Underground, The Roundel. Click here to read the full article. Meanwhile, Design Week selects the book for its 'We Like' section.


Liverpool Biennial 2012 opens

15 September 2012

Liverpool Biennial opens today. It presents work by 242 artists in 27 locations across the city and runs until 25 November. We are proud to publish the companion publication, The Unexpected GuestClick here for more information about the book.

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Pushwagner is 'Artist of the Week' in the Guardian

9 August 2012

Skye Sherwin profiles the Norwegian artist in today's Guardian. She writes that 'with the recent rapid rise of power with a friendly face … his vision feels more and more prophetic.' Click here to read the article about the artist and here for a link to a film of Soft City.


News of Art / Books reaches Italy

1 August 2012

The launch of Art / Books with our first publication is featured on the website of the respected Italian daily business newspaper Il Sole 24 OreClick here to read the article.

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BBC broadcasts film on Metamorphosis: Titian 2012

24 July 2012

This evening BBC One broadcast an Imagine documentary on the Metamorphosis collaboration. Follow the link below to watch presenter Alan Yentob go behind the scenes and meet the all-star creative team as they transform Titian's paintings into dance. Available to UK viewers only, until Tuesday 31 July, 11:49pm.

Metamorphosis on the BBC iPlayer



Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 launches at National Gallery and Royal Opera House

13 July 2012

This unique partnership between The Royal Ballet and the National Gallery brings together leading names in art, choreography and music to create three new ballets inspired by the masterpieces of Titian. In January 2013, Art / Books shall be publishing a book to record this special collaboration.

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Art / Books is featured in today's The Bookseller

13 July 2012

In the week that our first title hits the bookshelves, a news feature about the launch of Art / Books appears in the print and online editions of today's The Bookseller, the leading trade magazine for the publishing industry. Click here to read the article.

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Our first title is published

9 July 2012

We are delighted to announce the publication of our first title. Accompanying a touring show organized by MK Gallery, Pushwagner is the first major book on the cult Norwegian artist Pushwagner.

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'Pushwagner' exhibition opens in Milton Keynes

27 June 2012

'Pushwagner: Soft City' opened today at MK Gallery in Milton Keynes. Presenting the work of visionary Norwegian artist Hariton Pushwagner, the show travels to the Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum in Tønsberg, Norway, and the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. Art / Books is proud to be publishing a monograph on the artist to accompany the exhibition.

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