Book Reviews

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  • Andy Warhol: Blow Job (1964): 16 mm film, B&W, silent, approximately 41 minutes. Images courtesy The Andy Warhol Museum. © 2012 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of the Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved.By Bill ClarkeOur...
  • By Vanessa NicholasOne for Me and One to ShareEdited by Dave Dyment and Gregory ElgstrandWith contributions by Nicholas Brown, Mark Clintberg, Jonathan Shaughnessy, Océane Delleaux, Cary Leibowitz, Harry RuhéYYZ Books, Toronto2012$34.95 (CAN)In 2009...
  • By Vid IngelevicsVera GreenwoodThe Whole EnchiladaSelf-published with assistance from Le conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec262 pages, 102 colour imagesHardcover ($100), softcover ($85) + shippingAvailable through Blurb.com (Canada), on-demand...
  • Commerce by Artists: Lin Yilin (pages 262-263).By Vanessa NicholasCommerce by ArtistsEdited by Luis Jacob; contributions by Carole Condé & Karl Beveridge, Andrea Fraser, Hans Haacke, Coco Fusco, Jens Hoffmann, Julian Stallabrass, Helen...
  • By Dave DymentArtists’ Magazines: An Alternative Space for ArtGwen AllenMIT Press, 2011300 pages, 125 colour illustrations$40With conceptual art, you need a magazine more than a gallery. – Brian O’DohertyThe magazine as a means for disseminating...
  • Don Pyle: The Diodes, Crash'n'Burn (1977)By Joanne HuffaTrouble in the Camera ClubDon PyleECW Press, Toronto, 2011$29.95 CDNOn page 39 of Don Pyle’s Trouble in the Camera Club: A Photographic Narrative of Toronto’s Punk History 1976 – 1980, there’s...
  • By Bill Clarke General Idea: ImagevirusBy Gregg BordowitzAfterall Books, 2010121 pages, colour illustrations$16 US/$20 CDN This recent addition to Afterall’s “One Work” series, an essay on the Canadian collective General Idea’s most iconic work, "...
  • Elliott Landy: Paul Morrissey, Andy Warhol, Janis Joplin and Tim Buckley at Max’s Kansas City, 1968: Courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery, New York.By Joanne Huffa Max’s Kansas City: Art, Glamour, Rock and RollEdited by Stephen KasherAbrams Image, New...
  • By Dave Dyment In Numbers: Serial Publications by Artists Since 1955Edited by Philip E. Aaron and Andrew Roth, with contributions by Gil Blank, Victor Brand, Clive Philpot, Nancy Princethal, Neville Wakefield, William S. Wilson.Hardcover, 440...
  • Paula McCartney: Song Sparrow: Courtesy the artist and Klompching Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. By Bill ClarkePaula McCartney: Bird Watching Princeton Architectural Press, 2010 Hardcover, 120 pages Essays by Darius Himes and Karen Irvine $50 US Since 2004...
  • Micah Lexier: I’m Thinking of a Number, pages 36–37: No. 011 Mr. Caldwell, 1987 (exhibition invitation on card) and No. 012 Mr. Caldwell (Reference), 1987 (white t-shirt). Images courtesy the publisher and the artist. By Lise Hosein Micah Lexier: I’...
  • Review by Bill ClarkeDaniel Gordon: Flying Pictures Powerhouse Books, 2009 Hardcover, 56 pages Printed in an edition of 1,000 copies $45 USIn 1960, the French artist Yves Klein produced one of the world’s most famous avant-garde photographs, Leap...
  • Review by Carol-Ann Ryan Jeff Wall: The Complete EditionPhaidon, 2010Hardcover, 280 pages$79.95 CDNJeff Wall: The Complete Edition is an extensive monograph on this internationally acclaimed Canadian artist. This thoroughly illustrated publication...