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  • A Book of Fifty Drawings by Aubrey Beardsley

    During his lifetime, Beardsley’s subversive illustrations became synonymous with decadence: he delighted in the erotic, shocking audiences with his bizarre sense of humour and fascination with the grotesque. His work was deemed too scandalous by many publishers of the period, but found a suitably unseemly home with the notorious Leonard Charles Smithers (1861–1907). Shortly before his death, with his health in steep decline Beardsley converted to Roman Catholicism and asked Smithers to ‘destory all copies of Lysistrata and bad drawings’. Smithers dutifully ignored his wishes and went on to sell many reproductions and forgeries of his work.

  • Aubrey Beardsley

    A major influence on the development of art nouveau, Beardsley’s distinct style has resonated with subsequent generations. In 1966 he was the subject of a large monographic exhibition at the V&A, which triggered a revival and proved seminal for psychedelic pop culture and design. Beardsley’s drawings remain a key reference in body art today and retain great popular appeal.

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    Paul Nash

    R500

    Fully illustrated with 200 beautifully reproduced works from Nash’s entire career and a wealth of archival material (some of it never before published), this is a timely survey of one of the most distinctive and well-loved artists of the 20th century.

  • Kara Walker

    R400

    This book features the early drawings and small clay models made by the artist as well a striking views of the final installation. Walker’s figures derive from an array of art historical, literary and cultural sources, illustrated here in a separate section designed by the artist, who also contributes an eloquent description of the project. The curator Clara Kim provides insights into the motivations for the new commission, while the celebrated author Zadie Smith explores key moments in Walker’s career leading up to the extraordinary new work.

     

    Please note that the image used here is used as a visual guide only, and is not the final cover image for the book.

  • Tate Introductions: Andy Warhol

    R180

    A central figure in pop art, Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was one of the most significant and influential artists of the later twentieth century. In the 1960s he began to explore the growing interplay between mass culture and the visual arts, and his constant experimentation with new processes for the dissemination of art played a pivotal role in redefining access to culture and art as we know it today.

  • The most popular art exhibition ever!

    R270

    There are some artists for whom ‘popular’ is a bit of a dirty word. Grayson Perry is not one of them. He thinks art shouldn’t be an exclusive club for people who ‘get’ it, but for everyone – that’s why his new show is called The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!

  • Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life exhibition book

    R450

    This lavishly illustrated paperback with exposed spine detail accompanies the first UK retrospective of Olafur Eliasson’s work.

  • Nam June Paik

    R500

    This ground-breaking exhibition catalogue brings together works that span Nam June Paik’s five decade career, including archival materials and excerpts of Paik’s own writings.

  • William Blake exhibition book (paperback)

    R550

    Produced to accompany the first major survey of William Blake’s work to be held since 2000, this richly illustrated paperback catalogue celebrates William Blake as a visual artist for the twenty-first century.

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    Mark Leckey: O’ Magic Power of Bleakness exhibition book

    R440

    This catalogue accompanies Mark Leckey’s first major show at Tate. It combines newly commissioned writing with artists’ scripts for performances, and illustrates his previous work as well as the intriguing sources of inspiration for Tate Britain’s powerful, immersive exhibition.

  • Frank Bowling

    R550

    Celebrating the career of one of the most distinguished artists to emerge from post-war British art-schools, this publication is the first to cover Frank Bowling’s entire oeuvre, spanning 60 years.

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    Anselm Kiefer: Il Mistero delle Cattedrali

    R1,000

    The title of the exhibition is taken from the esoteric publication by Fulcanelli (published in 1926), which claimed that the Gothic cathedrals of Europe had openly displayed the hidden code of alchemy for over 700 years. As with all Kiefer’s work, allusions are never literal but reflect an ongoing interest in systems – mystical and material – which have evolved over centuries.

  • Alice Maher: Profile

    R150

    Published as part of Gandon Editions’ PROFILES series on Irish artists.

  • Elad Lassry: White Cube

    R400

    Over the past few years, through photographs, films and sculpture, as well as interventions in the gallery space, Lassry has developed a reputation for the wit and rigour of his investigations into how we perceive and conceive pictures. In Hong Kong, Lassry presented a varied body of work, including pictures, sculptures and a drawing, as well as perversely hybrid objects that radically question the distinction between these media.

  • Grayson Perry – 2009 issue

    R600

    This monograph, now updated and expanded, explores Perry’s work through a discussion of his major themes and subjects. Jacky Klein’s text is complemented by intimate and insightful commentaries on individual pieces by the artist, giving unique access to his imaginative world and creative processes. Over 175 of Perry’s works are illustrated, as well as a rich selection of the visual material that has inspired him, from Afghan war rugs, Sumatran batiks, and medieval altarpieces to the paintings of Pieter Bruegel and the American Outsider artist Henry Darger.

  • Philippe Parreno: The Hyundai Commission – Anywhen

    R340

    Since Tate Modern opened in London in 2000, the Turbine Hall has hosted some of the world’s most memorable and acclaimed works of contemporary art, reaching an audience of millions. The way artists have interpreted this vast industrial space has revolutionized public perceptions of contemporary art in the 21st century. Philippe Parreno (b. 1964) is…