Drawing Life, Javier Mariscal (Phaidon) $69.95 Javier Mariscal is and has been Spain’s leading artistic everyman since he gained international notoriety in 1992, when he created Barcelona’s beloved Olympic mascot, Cobi. It’s a simple, happy, stumpy, dog-like creature who, according to Mariscal’s new hardbound collection of work from Phaidon, seemed able to express the happiness […]
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Art Director Geoff Gossett introduces recent, rare, and random titles that inspire his work at the drawing table.
Hillman’s third meditation on the natural elements is aptly described by the Jack Spicer quote that Hillman uses to introduce her book’s third section: “If you watch closely, you will see that water/ appears and disappears in the poem.”
Perhaps China’s most important contemporary performance artist, Zhang Huan’s first monograph contains images from his early performance like 65 Kilograms and 12 Square Meters, as well as his most recent work, which more heavily engages with Buddhism. Huan’s work has always emphasized struggle with the limitations of the human body, and this book includes self-portraiture, photography, sculpture, […]