Latest news and events
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21 March 2017
Artworks by British artist Heather Phillipson and US artist Michael Rakowitz have been chosen to go on display on the Fourth Plinth. Rakowitz's recreation of the giant winged bull from the ancient city of Nineveh, destroyed in 2015 by ISIS, which he remade from date syrup cans, will go on show in 2018, followed two years later by Phillipson's splodge of cream topped with a cherry, fly and drone. Our book on the Fourth Plinth commissions has recently been published.
15 March 2017
This evening, the Alan Cristea Gallery in London presents an exhibition of new paintings and prints by Gillian Ayres, one of Britain’s most respected and best-loved postwar artists and a pioneer of abstract painting. The show, which runs until 22 April, opens in advance of a major retrospective of Ayres' work at the National Museum Cardiff. To coincide with both exhibitions, next month we are publishing the definitive monograph on the artist. Click here for more details.
27 February 2017
We are thrilled to announce that Michael Craig-Martin's On Being An Artist and Public Art (Now), edited by Claire Doherty, have been shortlisted for the Art Book Prize 2016. Administered by the Authors' Club, this prestigious prize was first awarded in 1954 and is given annually to 'the book on architecture or the arts most deserving’. Our two books have been nominated alongside six other titles by Penguin, Tate, Prestel, Princeton University Press and Yale University Press.
24 February 2017
Tiqui Atencio was today interviewed on Spanish television channel Canal 24 Horas's flagship cultural programme La Hora Cultural about her new book on collecting art Could Have, Would Have, Should Have. Click here to watch the interview. Yesterday, she took part in a talk on the subject at the ARCO art fair in Madrid.
11 February 2017
Ahead of her participation in a talk on collecting at ARCO in Madrid on 23 February, Tiqui Atencio has been interviewed by Capital Arte magazine on what it takes to become a collector. The interview follows recent international coverage of her book Could Have, Would Have, Should Have in Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad and Larry's List.
19 January 2017
The shortlist for the next Fourth Plinth commissions has been announced. A dollop of cream topped with a large fly and a drone by Heather Phillipson and an empty robe by Raqs Media Collective are among the proposed works to appear between 2018 and 2020. All five proposals can be seen at the National Gallery for the next two months and the winners will be announced in March. Click here for details of our new book on the Fourth Plinth.
9 January 2017
We are proud to announce the publication of our latest title, a beautiful book charting the history of the Fourth Plinth artworks in London's Trafalgar Square. Produced in partnership with the Mayor of London's culture team, the book tells the story of every commission that has stood upon the plinth going back to Mark Wallinger's Ecce Homo in 1999. Click here for more details.
22 December 2016
Il Sole 24 Ore, the respected Italian newspaper, today publishes a review of our recent book Could Have, Would Have, Should Have by Tiqui Atencio. The reviewer applauds the way the author mixes collectors' personal stories with advice for the novice, and how she presents the various 'rules of comportment' of being an art collector with 'a little healthy self-irony'. Click here to read the full review.
1 December 2016
Tiqui Atencio's promotional tour continues to Miami this week, with two book signings during Art Basel Miami Beach. The first will be held this morning from 9.30am at the Rubell Family Collection, and second will take place tomorrow at midday at the art fair. Meanwhile, Tiqui is one of the art-world insiders asked by Artsy for their must-see works of the fair, while both Il Sole 24 Ore and PBS Newshour also get her take on this year's edition.
14 November 2016
The New York Times calls our book on collecting 'an entertaining insider’s guide to the thought processes of the world’s top collectors'. Vanity Fair's James Reginato, writing in Sotheby's Magazine, says it is 'a fascinating read filled with reflections from some of the legendary names in collecting'. He admires its 'breezy, seemingly effortless style', saying Tiqui Atencio is 'the real deal'. Artsy calls her a 'distinguished figure in the art world' who 'has reached new heights', while ArtInfo applauds her 'thrilling collection of stories'.
12 November 2016
Sotheby's New York this evening hosted a reception to celebrate Could Have, Would Have, Should Have. As well as being able to buy signed copies of the book, guests also had a private view of the auction house's Impressionist & Modern and contemporary sales, including works from the collection of Steven and Ann Ames, a close friend of the author. Click here for photographs of the occasion.
2 November 2016
This evening, Tiqui Atencio was signing copies of her new book Could Have, Would Have, Should Have at the Madison Avenue galleries of Gagosian. The occasion was the first of several events to be held in New York and Miami over the coming weeks to coincide with the book's release in the United States.
21 October 2016
The Art Newspaper has published extracts from our new book on collecting, describing it as 'an insider's guide', while the Evening Standard calls it 'a must-read for anyone starting an art collection'. finartmultiple magazine says that it 'lifts the lid on the motivations and secrets' of a 'staggering' list of top collectors, and the BMW Art Guide notes that it asks 'all of the questions you wish you could'. Click here for a Frieze interview with author Tiqui Atencio.
7 October 2016
Last night, we celebrated the launch of Could Have, Would Have, Should Have with a party at Blakes Hotel. Guests included Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota, Guggenheim director Richard Armstrong, dealers Jeffrey Deitch, Thaddaeus Ropac, and collectors Fatima Maleki, Catherine Petitgas and Laurence Graff. Click here to see photos of the occasion.
1 October 2016
We are delighted to announce our latest title, Could Have, Would Have, Should Have: Inside the World of the Art Collector by Tiqui Atencio. The book features chapters on many aspects of collecting art drawn from interviews with around 100 prominent international collectors. The text is accompanied by a series of witty cartoons on the world of art by the Mexican artist Pablo Helguera.
30 September 2016
Ahead of the book's publication this week, the Financial Times today reviews Could Have, Would Have, Should Have, calling it 'fascinating', 'thoroughly enjoyable' and 'very agreeable reading'. Click here to read the review. Tomorrow, author Tiqui Atencio will be in conversation with collectors Ivor Braka and Eugenio Re Rebaudengo at Christie's in London.
29 September 2016
David Shrigley's colossal bronze sculpture of a thumbs-up was today unveiled as the latest commission on the empty plinth in Trafalgar Square. The 11th Fourth Plinth artwork was revealed by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, who said that it represents 'optimism, positivity, the best of us'. We are proud to be publishing a beautiful book about all the commissions to date going back to 1999. Click here for more details.
6 September 2016
We are delighted to announce that Livonia Print, printer of Lament by Bettina von Zwehl and Josh Cohen, designed in house by Art / Books, has won the 2016 Antalis Grand Print Master Award for the production of the book. The special prize is awarded by the Latvian Art Directors Club at its annual Adwards ceremony in Riga, which celebrate creative excellence in Latvia and is judged by international experts in print and design. For more details of the book, click here.
30 August 2016
The Art Newspaper today previews our forthcoming book on collecting contemporary art by Venezuelan collector Tiqui Atencio, Could Have, Would Have, Should Have: Inside the World of the Art Collector, which will be published in October. The publication will coincide with a number of talks and events in London, Paris and New York. Click here to read the article and here for details of the book.
4 August 2016
We are thrilled to announce that Another Green World is a finalist in this year's British Book Design and Production Awards. The winner of the prestigious prize will be announced at a gala ceremony and dinner at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in London on Thursday 10 November. Click here to see the full shortlist and here to see the book.
9 July 2016
In today's Guardian, Marion Coutts selects our book Another Green World by artist Alison Turnbull and writer Philip Hoare as a best book for the summer. The authors will be in conversation with Magnus Linklater, chairman of the Little Sparta Trust, at the Edinburgh International Book Festival at 10.30am on Tuesday 16 August. Click here to find out more and to buy tickets.
27 June 2016
Tatler magazine has chosen Stuart Haygarth's Strand as the book of the month in its July issue and top of the pile in its '10 books to read this summer'. Condé Nast Traveller showcased the book in its June issue with an eight-page feature, while GQ Korea has the same. Meanwhile, Slate in France has featured the book with a portfolio of images.
11 June 2016
We are thrilled to hear that Michael Craig-Martin has been knighted in the Queen's birthday honours. All our many congratulations to Sir Michael! Click here to see the full list of honours, announced today.
27 May 2016
The Guardian has selected Bettina von Zwehl's show at the Freud Museum, which opens on Friday 3 June, as a pick of the week. Click here to see more about the extraordinary book that we are publishing to coincide with the exhibit. On Tuesday 7 June, at 7pm, the artist and author Josh Cohen will discuss the book and the show at the museum. Click here for tickets.
22 May 2016
Bettina von Zwehl's exhibition 'Invitation to Frequent the Shadows' opens at the Freud Museum on 3 June. The show includes two series of photographs and a light installation in response to the archive of Anna Freud. It is also a homage to the artist’s closest friend, Natalie Ciletti, a child psychoanalyst who died tragically in 2009. Lament is published to coincide with the show.
15 May 2016
Newspapers in several countries have been writing about Stuart Haygarth's book Strand. Denmark's biggest daily Politiken ran an article yesterday, while today La Repubblica in Italy featured a gallery of images. In France, news site Courrier International has covered the book, and US photography site Feature Shoot has also written about it.
13 April 2016
We are delighted that Clare Woods, whose monograph Strange Meetings we publish this month, has been shortlisted with two other artists to represent Wales at next year's Venice Biennale. Click here to read the announcement made by the Arts Council of Wales today. The final decision will be announced in May.
12 April 2016
On Friday 22 April, at 1.05pm, artist Clare Woods will be in conversation with Nick Thornton, Head of Fine and Contemporary Art at National Museum Wales in Cardiff, about her recent work. She will also be signing copies of our new book Clare Woods: Strange Meetings. Click here for more details.
8 April 2016
On Tuesday 10 May, at 7pm, artist Stuart Haygarth will be in conversation with Deyan Sudjic, director of the Design Museum in London, about his new book Strand, followed by a signing and reception. Click here for information on buying tickets for the event, and click here for details of the book.
4 April 2016
We are delighted to announce the publication of our latest title, Clare Woods: Strange Meetings. This stunning book is the first major monograph on a painter whose works hover between abstraction and representation, expressing a poetic romanticism and an unnerving psychic charge. Texts have been contributed by Michael Bracewell, Rebecca Daniels, Jennifer Higgie and Simon Martin, and Andrew Marr has written the foreword.
4 April 2016
On Saturday the Daily Telegraph ran a spread of images from our new title, Strand by Stuart Haygarth, along with a text by award-winning author Robert Macfarlane. Today, the BBC website also features images and the artist's day-by-day diary of his epic walk along the south coast of England, during which he collected thousands of man-made objects. Click here for more details.
20 March 2016
Today a major exhibition of Jonathan Yeo's portraits opens the National Museum of History at Frederiksborg Castle in Denmark. The show includes several new paintings, including the first commissioned portrait of the former Danish prime minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, and a series of portraits of model and actress Cara Delevingne. Details of our monograph can be found here.
6 March 2016
An exhibition of new works by Clare Woods opens today at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester. The show, called 'The Sleepers', features paintings by her and sculptures by Des Hughes made in response to modern British artworks in the gallery collection. Next month, we publish a stunning new book on Woods' work. For more details, click here.
22 February 2016
Tomorrow, at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, Jonathan Yeo will unveil his new portrait of Kevin Spacey. It will be his second painting of the actor, after his picture of Spacey as Richard III, featured in The Many Faces of Jonathan Yeo. The work will be on long-term to the museum.
21 February 2016
Today's Observer previews our forthcoming title Strand by artist and designer Stuart Haygarth with one of the photographs from the book. Click here to read the piece in Lucy Siegle's 'Ethical Living' column and click here to find out more about the book, which features texts by award-winning writer Robert Macfarlane and Deyan Sudjic, director of London's Design Museum.
20 February 2016
Gideon Rubin's exhibition 'Memory goes as far as this morning' at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art opens to the public today. The artist will be giving a talk on the work in the show at San Jose State University on Tuesday 23 February at 5pm, ahead of the artist's reception at the ICA on Sunday 28 February, where he will be signing copies of our new monograph.
2 February 2016
Next Wednesday 10 February at 7pm, art magazine ArtReview will present Gideon Rubin in conversation with critic Gabriel Coxhead, contributor to our recent monograph on the artist. Part of the ArtReview Live programme of events, the talk will take place in the bar of the magazine's London HQ at 1 Honduras Street EC1, followed by a signing of the book. All are welcome. Click here to book your place.
1 February 2016
This Saturday, 6 February, at 2pm, Michael Craig-Martin will be signing copies of our acclaimed new book On Being An Artist, as well as three other recent titles, at his current exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery. Come and meet the artist and buy a copy. Click here for more details of the event.
15 January 2016
Today's Times Literary Supplement features a review of our recent title Another Green World by Alison Turnbull and Philip Hoare, about Linn Botanic Gardens in Scotland. The reviewer calls it a 'beautifully produced book … a poignant description of a love of place and plants'. Click here to read more about the book.
7 January 2016
Writing in the esteemed fine arts journal The Burlington Magazine, critic Marina Vaizey describes Michael Craig-Martin's On Being An Artist as a 'fascinating hybrid – part-memoir, part-meditation on being an artist and how to be one'. She says that Craig-Martin 'writes with an elegant simplicity' and that it is 'a highly entertaining book … full of stimulating and often unexpected insights into the contemporary art world, teaching and the practice of art'.
5 January 2016
Today's issue of Danish newspaper Politiken features a full-page review of Dough Portraits by Søren Dahlgaard. Meanwhile, photography historian Mette Sandbye, writing for Weekendavisen, says that the book is 'rich in ideas and insights' about how we construct and conceal identity; respected critic Lisbeth Bonde in Kunsten.nu describes it as 'a pleasure walk through this highly alternative portraiture'; and Katalog journal features it on its cover.
17 December 2015
We are very sad to learn that the body of missing Scottish botanist Jamie Taggart has been found in the mountains of Vietnam. Taggart, co-creator with his father of Linn Botanic Gardens in western Scotland and subject of our new book Another Green World, went missing on a plant-finding trip in October 2013, as we were working on the book. Our thoughts are with his father Dr Jim Taggart and his family. More on the story can found here.
17 December 2015
The Telegraph has selected Michael Craig-Martin's On Being An Artist as one of the best books of 2015. Louisa Buck writes that it is an 'absorbing and important book … [that] provides a composite view of an exceptional, multifaceted figure with a wealth of experience to impart.… A must-have for anyone with the slightest interest in today’s art scene.' Click here to read.
8 December 2015
Writing in the Irish Times, John Fleming calls Alex Schneideman's Want More 'a timely publication … a study of mass consumer excess in which somehow, with all the choice, there is still not quite enough'. Click here to read the full article and here for more information about the book.
27 November 2015
Our latest title, Want More by Alex Schneideman, was launched last night with a signing at the Schneideman Gallery on Portobello Road. The book was recently featured in the Independent, and you can read an interview with the photographer in this month's Black+White Photography magazine.
27 November 2015
Last night Michael Craig-Martin took part in the annual pre-Christmas authors' signing event at Hatchards, the country's oldest bookshop. He was signing copies of On Being An Artist alongside other esteemed authors including Andrew Marr, Richard Dawkins, Robert Harris, Sebastian Faulks and winner of this year's Booker Prize Marlon James.
19 November 2015
At Camden Arts Centre last night, artist Alison Turnbull and writer Philip Hoare talked about the story behind their new book Another Green World and the extraordinary garden that inspired it, Linn Botanic Gardens. Meanwhile, Times Higher Education described the book as an 'emotionally charged [and] beautifully crafted artwork'. Read the full review by clicking here.
24 October 2015
The Herald newspaper today features Another Green World: Linn Botanic Gardens – Encounters With A Scottish Arcadia as the cover story in its colour magazine. Click here to read the moving tale behind the garden and its creators Jim and Jamie Taggart by writer Marianne Taylor, who describes our book as 'beautiful … a work of art'. Full details of the book can be found here.
24 October 2015
The Independent today has a selection of photographs and text by Harry Eyres from our new title Want More by photographer Alex Schneideman, which is published on Monday. In this stark portrayal of late capitalism in action, Schneideman captures the alienating effects of mass consumerism in a series of strikingly beautiful black-and-white images. Click here for more details.
22 October 2015
Michael Craig-Martin will be in conversation with Art Fund director Stephen Deuchar at Goldsmiths College on Thursday 29 October, 6.30pm. Talking about the people, ideas and events that shaped his professional life, Craig-Martin will provide insights into the plagues and pleasures of being an artist today. Click here for information about the event and here for details of our related book.
7 October 2015
The Serpentine Gallery today announced that it will present an exhibition by Michael Craig-Martin this winter, the artist's first solo show in a London public institution since 1989. Running from 25 November until 14 February, the exhibition brings together works from 1981 to 2015, including his era-defining representations of once familiar yet obsolete technology. Click here for more details.
2 October 2015
Last night, we launched our new title Another Green World with an event at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. The book, which we publish in association with Cove Park, is an exquisite portrait in word and image by artist Alison Turnbull and writer Philip Hoare of an extraordinary garden in western Scotland. An accompanying exhibition of Turnbull's works can be seen at RGBE until 31 January 2016.
6 September 2015
For the third year running, we shall be at the London Art Book Fair at the Whitechapel Gallery, which opens at 6pm this Thursday and runs until the end of Sunday 13 September. Come and see our beautiful books or hear talks related to our recent titles. At 2.30pm on Saturday, A K Dolven will take part in a talk about new Scandinavian photography, and at 3pm on Sunday artists Michael Craig-Martin and Fiona Rae and Richard Noble, head of art at Goldsmiths, discuss 'What's so special about art school?'
28 August 2015
A K Dolven features in the exhibition 'Kunst / Natur', which opens today at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. Curated by Gaby Hartel, the project sees four artists act as explorers in the museum and its collections as part of a dialogue between art, literature and the natural sciences. Dolven's contribution, echo echo, is a sound piece in two rooms of the museum, the Hall of Birds and the Wet Collection. Click here for more details of our recent book A K Dolven: Please Return.
27 June 2015
Michael Craig-Martin will be in conversation with the acclaimed novelist and critic Michael Bracewell at the V & A Museum on Tuesday 14 July. He will talk about his own art and career as an influential teacher, and what it is to be an artist today. He will also be signing copies of On Being An Artist. Click here for more information and to get tickets.
19 June 2015
Writing in The Art Newspaper, critic Ben Luke calls On Being An Artist 'a coherent, absorbing book … such a compelling read'. He says, 'Craig-Martin writes brilliantly and clearly.… To his list of critical assessments of him and his work, he can add: perceptive, thoughtful writer.' Click here to read the full review and here for more reviews and information about the book.
11 June 2015
Tonight Foam, Amsterdam's photography museum, opens 'Swinging Sixties London: Photography in the Capital of Cool'. The exhibition, which runs until 2 September, features several iconic images by legendary photographer Terence Donovan. Our critically acclaimed Terence Donovan Fashion includes many of the key works in the show. Click here for more details.
3 June 2015
The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015, curated by Michael Craig-Martin, is unveiled this evening with a special preview party at the RA's Burlington House on London's Piccadilly. The show, the oldest and largest open exhibition in the world, with 1,200 works, opens to the public on Monday 8 June and runs until 16 August. Our latest title, Craig-Martin's critically acclaimed On Being An Artist, is published to coincide with the event and is available here.
30 April 2015
Last night we celebrated Michael Craig-Martin's new book On Being An Artist with a packed reception at the Royal Academy of Arts. We were delighted to launch the book alongside a volume of Michael's drawings, Drawing, published by our friends at Enitharmon Press. Click here to see Louisa Buck's report of the event for the Art Newspaper and here to buy a signed copy of On Being An Artist.
27 April 2015
Michael Craig-Martin's new book On Being An Artist is published today. To coincide with its release, the Observer ran an interview with the artist in yesterday's edition and the Art Newspaper has previewed the book, while the Royal Academy website features an extract from the book. Michael will be interviewed by BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz for Radio 4's Today programme on Wednesday and will appear on R4's Front Row next week to talk about the publication.
15 April 2015
Tomorrow evening at 7pm we launch our new publication Public Art (Now) with a special event at the Whitechapel Gallery, London. Nato Thompson, chief curator of New York agency Creative Time, will join artist Heather Morison, Magdalena Malm, director of Public Art Agency Sweden, and Claire Doherty, director of Situations and editor of the book, to discuss the risks and delights of producing public art today. The event is sold out, but click here to see how to watch via a number of live streaming partners around the world.
10 April 2015
To coincide with this year's Dallas Art Fair and the MTV Re:Define auction in his honour, paintings and sculptures by Michael Craig-Martin have gone on display in a city-wide exhibition at eleven venues across Dallas, including the Dallas Museum of Art, the Dallas Public Library, the Meyerson Symphony Center, and the Nasher Sculpture Center. Read about the show and his new book in BA's Highlife, Culture Map Dallas, ARTNews, BlouinArtinfo and Forbes magazines.
31 March 2015
Michael Craig-Martin has been named the 2015 Senior Loeb Scholar at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. Tonight he delivered the prestigious annual Senior Loeb Scholar Lecture at the school. The talk can be seen on YouTube or here on our site. His new book On Being An Artist, which we will publish on 27 April, is now available to pre-order here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 here. Click 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10 September 2013
Ahead of his National Portrait Gallery exhibition and the publication of our latest title, The Many Faces of Jonathan Yeo, GQ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.artbook.com from today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
19 October 2012
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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.
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.
15 September 2012
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 Ore. Click here to read the article.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.