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    Import USA Hardback edition book NEARLY 75% OFF!!!! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!One of the most exciting and eclectic celebrations of African American art ever published, Narratives of African American Art and Identity showcases one hundred paintings, etchings, sculptures, and photographs from the collection of David C. Driskell.
    Published to accompany the first major exhibition to examine the scene-changing, interdisciplinary life of downtown New York’s seminal alternative space in full, Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983 taps into the legacy of Club 57’s founding curatorial staff to examine how the convergence of film, video, performance,...
    The dazzling, provocative work of Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988) would come to define the vibrant New York art scene of the late ’70s and early ’80s. Punk, jazz, graffiti, hip-hop: his work drew heavily on the cultural trappings of lower Manhattan, to which he fled—from Brooklyn—at the age of 15. This stunning graphic novel captures...
    Basquiat first came to prominence when he collaborated with Al Diaz to spray-paint enigmatic statements under the pseudonym SAMO. He went on to work on collages, Xerox art, postcards, performances, and music before establishing his reputation as one of the most important painters of his generation. Accompanying a major exhibition at the Barbican Art...
    Art is for Everybody: The artist as activist. One of the key figures in the New York art world of the 1980s, Keith Haring created a signature style that blended street art, graffiti, Pop, and cartoon elements to unique, memorable effect. With thick black outlines, bright colours and kinetic figures, his public (and occasionally illegal) interventions,...
    60% OFF. NICE SMALL HARDBACK BOOK. In this second volume of home-made artifacts, Russian artist Vladimir Arkhipov has travelled across Europe to further his collection. The objects he has found are made by everyday people inspired to create something themselves, rather than buying manufactured goods. His archive includes hundreds of objects created...
    STUNNING DELUXE LARGE FORMAT USA HARDBACK BOOK - 60% OFF!! A landmark examination of iconic and provocative portraits by Warhol and Mapplethorpe, presented side by side and in depth for the first time Andy Warhol (1928-1987) and Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) are well known for significant work in portraiture and self-portraiture that challenged...
    50% OFF USA IMPORT TEXTURED BOOK - VERY STYLISH! Wicked fanzines inside The Newsstand was a pop-up conceptual retail store that transformed an ordinary subway hub into a mecca for independently published magazines, books, comics, and zines. The Newsstand catalogue features images of the zines, books, and ephemera sold; documentation of the events and...
    DELUXE LARGE FORMAT USA HARDBACK BOOK - OVER 70% OFF!! Published in conjunction with Greenaway's performance of "Leonardo's Last Supper" (2008) in the Refectory of the Santa Maria delle Grazie friary, where Leonardo da Vinci painted his famous masterpiece. The volume is a series of extreme close-up photographs of most of Leonardo's "Last Supper!
    STUNNING DELUXE LARGE FORMAT USA HARDBACK BOOK - NEARLY 70% OFF!!East Village, New York, punky, gay, groovy East Village artist Stephen Tashjian has been a muse, writer, performer, puppeteer, and underground inspiration to many (RuPaul included). This year's book, Tabboo! The Art of Stephen Tashjian - a combination of his visual art and writings, 1980s...
    GROOVY HARDBACK BOOK £8 OVER 60% OFF!!!The most successful of living artists Jeff Koons has been a focus of creative fascination and significance for more than thirty years, but has always remained guarded about his intellectual life, influences and motivation. The distinguished curator and long-time Koons friend and collaborator Sir Norman Rosenthal...
    Bursting with color and featuring Keith Haring s powerful messages, this collection of posters includes insightful commentary and dazzling reproductions. Whether Keith Haring was raising awareness of the AIDS epidemic and apartheid or celebrating life, music, and dance, his signature illustrations became part of the cultural landscape of the 1980s.
    Accompanying a major exhibition at the de Young museum in San Francisco, this book features more than 130 works of art, including large-scale paintings on tarpaulin and canvas, sculptures, and subway drawings. Together they create a narrative that explores Haring's responses to nuclear disarmament, racial inequality, capitalist excess, environmental...
    The complete, definitive and never-before-published catalogue of Hipgnosis. Founded in 1967 by Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell and Peter Christopherson, Hipgnosis gained legendary status in graphic design, transforming the look of album art forever and winning five Grammy nominations for package design. Their revolutionary cover art moved away...
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    BACK IN STOCK!!!!In the period of radical change that was 1963-1983, young Black artists at the beginning of their careers in the USA confronted key questions and pressures. How could they make art that would stand as innovative, original, formally and materially complex, while also making work that reflected their concerns and experience as African...
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    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 60% OFF!!! Art and stuff, 60s innitA man with a preternatural ability to find emerging artists, Richard Bellamy was one of the first advocates of pop art, minimalism, and conceptual art. The founder and director of the fabled Green Gallery on Fifty-Seventh Street, the witty, poetry-loving art lover became a legend of the avant-garde,...
    USA HARDBACK OVER 60% OFF An extraordinary collection - the seventeen essays gathered here help trace the arc from Romanticism to Realism and into Modernism; they are adroit, insightful and, above all, a true pleasure to read.
    Influencing a generation of artists, musicians and theorists, Christian Marclay has explored the interplay between sound, audio cultures and art across a diversity of media: performance, sculpture, photography, collage, musical composition, film, video, and installation.
    OVER 50% OFF!A lively and deeply researched group biography of the figures who transformed the world of art in bohemian Paris in the first decade of the twentieth century.
    Brooklyn-born Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-88) was one of the most important artists of the 1980s. A key figure in the New York art scene, he inventively explored the interplay between words and images throughout his career, first as a member of SAMO, a graffiti group active on the Lower East Side in the late 1970s, and then as a painter acclaimed for...
    Children's reactions to art can be incredibly insightful and few artists attract a young audience as much as Keith Haring, who used thick black lines, bright colors, and striking symbols to create paintings that are as open to interpretation as they are joyful and fun. This engaging book records children's reactions to Haring's most imaginative drawings,...
    In 1984, photographers Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant captured the imagination of a generation with Subway Art, a groundbreaking book documenting the work of graffiti writers who illegally painted subway cars in New York City. Henry Chalfant's images of the trains retain their impact, while Martha Cooper's narrative pictures tell the story. In...
    During the 1950s and 1960s the Blue Note records, the Prestige, Atlantic, Contemporary and Pacific and Riverside Labels were the chief providers of America's East and West Coast sounds on vinyl. The hard-edged, straight ahead playing of New York's jazz musicians was perfectly reflected in the moody, monochromatic photography, quirky graphics and bold...
    Intrigued and inspired by the neon beer signs on shopfronts in his San Francisco neighborhood, Bruce Nauman created his first neon piece, Window or Wall Sign, in 1967. He wanted, he said, to achieve "an art that would kind of disappear--that was supposed to not quite look like art." Light offered Nauman a medium both elusive and effervescent, but one...
    A collection of examples of the work of over 100 Caribbean artists with text explaining the history of Caribbean art, the 20th century art schools which helped to define an indigenous aesthetic, and art's relationship to the political and racial ideologies.
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