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Artifex Press Artifex Press is a publisher of digital catalogues raisonnés. Our catalogues are available through subscription. Our catalogues raisonnés include those for Chuck Close, Jim Dine, Tim Hawkinson, Sol LeWitt, Agnes Martin, Lucas Samaras, and James Siena.

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Remember, the Lucas Samaras: Boxes Catalogue Raisonné is available free to registered users through the end of the month...
10/30/2020

Remember, the Lucas Samaras: Boxes Catalogue Raisonné is available free to registered users through the end of the month!

Beginning November 1st, the Tim Hawkinson Catalogue Raisonné will be free to access. Learn more at www.artifexpress.com

Covered in artificial hair, nails and metal grasshoppers, Lucas Samaras' self-portrait "Box #25" has some delightfully creepy Halloween appeal.

It is part of a series of 135 numbered boxes created by Samaras from 1962 to 1989. They vary in size and materials, but all connect his idea of the box to our daily lives: "We live in boxes, see and eat with boxes, travel in boxes, and even our days and nights are boxes."

☝️Tip: Artifex Press is offering free access to the Lucas Samaras: Boxes Catalogue Raisonné through tomorrow! Register at artifexpress.com to explore.

Artifex Press is pleased to announce that it will be offering two months of free access to the Tim Hawkinson Catalogue R...
10/29/2020

Artifex Press is pleased to announce that it will be offering two months of free access to the Tim Hawkinson Catalogue Raisonné, edited by Hannah Barton, from November 1st through December 31st. Over 70 new artworks from 2019 and 2020 have recently been added to the catalogue, in addition to updated exhibition histories and bibliographies, providing insight into the latest additions to Hawkinson’s oeuvre. First published in 2015, the Tim Hawkinson Catalogue Raisonné contains detailed records for all of the artist’s works from 1986 to the present, with select meaningful student works dating back as far as 1979, encompassing his entire boundary-breaking career thus far.

If you have already registered for free access to our site, your account will automatically grant you access to this publication. If you have not yet registered, you may do so at www.artifexpress.com.

This is the final week of free access to the Lucas Samaras: Boxes Catalogue Raisonné, comprising nearly three hundred works in the artist’s iconic series.

The Tim Hawkinson Catalogue Raisonné will be available for free through the end of 2020, as part of Artifex Press’s ongoing effort to provide access to its catalogues at a time when many libraries and institutions are closed to the public to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Image: Tim Hawkinson, "Averaged Vitruvian Man," 2016
Photo courtesy the artist and Hosfelt Gallery

Artifex Press is excited to announce that it will be offering free access to the Agnes Martin Catalogue Raisonné, edited...
08/03/2020

Artifex Press is excited to announce that it will be offering free access to the Agnes Martin Catalogue Raisonné, edited by Tiffany Bell, during the month of August. The Agnes Martin Catalogue Raisonné comprises two volumes: Agnes Martin: Paintings, published in 2017, and Agnes Martin: Works on Paper, published in 2019. If you have already registered for free access to our site, your account will automatically grant you access to these publications. If you have not yet registered, you may do so at artifexpress.com.⁠

The Agnes Martin Catalogue Raisonné will be available for free through the end of August 2020, as part of Artifex Press’s ongoing effort to provide access to its catalogues at a time when many libraries and institutions are closed to the public to combat the spread of COVID-19. This follows a period of free access to the Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonné, which ended on July 31st. ⁠

Image: Agnes Martin in New Mexico, late 1940s. Photos courtesy Peyton Wright Gallery, Santa Fe

Artifex Press is pleased to announce the publication of Sol LeWitt Complete Writings and Sol LeWitt Interviews. These ne...
06/15/2020

Artifex Press is pleased to announce the publication of Sol LeWitt Complete Writings and Sol LeWitt Interviews. These new volumes have been compiled and edited by Lindsay Aveilhé and Chris Vacchio, and will be incorporated into Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings, the definitive catalogue raisonné of the artist’s most celebrated body of work, which was published by Artifex Press in 2018. ⁠

The entirety of the LeWitt Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonné, including the new Writings and Interviews volumes, is currently available for free as part of Artifex Press’s effort to make its catalogues accessible while libraries, museums, universities, and other institutions are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. ⁠

Learn more and register for free access at www.artifexpress.com

Happy Birthday to artist Frank Stella, who turns 84 today!  Stella was the first artist to receive a retrospective at th...
05/12/2020

Happy Birthday to artist Frank Stella, who turns 84 today! Stella was the first artist to receive a retrospective at the new home of the Whitney Museum of American Art on Gansevoort Street, which included 'Wooden Star I' (2014), seen here overlooking the Hudson River at sunset. ⁠

Although Stella first referenced the star in his polygonal paintings of the 1960s, since 2014 he has continually experimented with the star motif, varying in scale and material from the tabletop to the monumental, and from wood to aluminum and carbon fiber. ⁠

Image: Installation view, "Frank Stella: A Retrospective," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, October 30, 2015-February 7, 2016

“Life is an adventure and adventures are difficult.They are hard work and one does not know how they will go on or how t...
03/22/2020

“Life is an adventure and adventures are difficult.
They are hard work and one does not know how they will go on or how they will end...
We are continually restless if we are not moving forward according to our potential.
Although we are in the dark we are not without guidance.
Our guidance is called inspiration.
In crisis we say to ourselves, ‘What can I do,’ and miraculously our mind answers and tells us what to do.”

—Agnes Martin, born on this day in 1912.

Pictured: ‘View from the Porch,’ 1952
Text: ‘What We Do Not See If We Do Not See,’ Lecture at Hunter College, November 1979

In conjunction with the installation of two Sol LeWitt wall drawings at Art Fair Philippines, Artifex Press’s Carina Eva...
02/21/2020

In conjunction with the installation of two Sol LeWitt wall drawings at Art Fair Philippines, Artifex Press’s Carina Evangelista is joined by contemporary Filipino artists to discuss LeWitt’s work and the generative nature of conceptual art. Sunday, 1-2:30 pm:

#ArtFairPH/Talks 2020 | Sol LeWitt: The Idea Becomes a Machine that Makes the Art

Guest curator #CarinaEvangelista tackles the primacy of the idea and of process in #SolLeWitt’s art. Among the most basic elements of art, LeWitt’s line–first drawn in plain pencil directly on the wall–grew exponentially over the decades to more than 1,300 wall drawings. Artists #PoklongAnading, #RingoBunoan, #LenaCobangbang, #GaryRossPastrana, and #GerardoTan discuss key artworks in their respective art practices that illustrate the generative nature of conceptual art.

Photo Credit: “Wall Drawing #869” at Cornell University, 2017
First installation: Villa Valcampana, Treia, Italy, July 1998
“Wall Drawing #869A” at Art Fair Philippines is the second installation of the variation of “#869”.
© Estate of Sol LeWitt/Artists Rights Society, New York, courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York; Photo by Gabriel Ramos

ArtFairPH/Talks features daily talks presented in partnership with the Ateneo Art Gallery and Museum Foundation of the Philippines.

RESERVE A SEAT: https://artfairphilippines.com/art-fair-ph-talks/

ART FAIR PHILIPPINES 2020
21-23 February | 10am - 9pm
The Link, Ayala Center, Makati
www.artfairphilippines.com

Happy Valentine’s Day! 💕·“[The heart is] a landscape for everything. It’s like Indian classical music—based on something...
02/14/2020

Happy Valentine’s Day! 💕
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“[The heart is] a landscape for everything. It’s like Indian classical music—based on something very simple but building to a complicated structure. Within that you can do anything in the world. And that’s how I feel about my hearts,” Jim Dine told Artsy in 2014.
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Make a date to see hearts and other works by Dine in his current solo show at Rome’s Palazzo delle Esposizioni, or hurry in to Munich’s Galerie Thomas to see this work, ‘Colorful Parrot at Home’ (2007), in ‘Sculptures,’ before the show closes tomorrow.

“The idea of achievement is based on the error of thinking that we own and are creating the world… The world evolves bec...
02/06/2020

“The idea of achievement is based on the error of thinking that we own and are creating the world… The world evolves because of the life that moves through all living things, called inspiration. It is the incentive to greater awareness of life. If we give life the credit for our expression we are alright, but if we take credit ourselves...we are in defiance of life.”

- Agnes Martin, ‘Open Letter to the Whitney Museum of American Art,’ Feb. 6, 1981

🎨: 'Homage to Life,' 2003

From the archives: In 1980, Aspen Art Museum (at the time called the Aspen Center for the Visual Arts) exhibited a 54" a...
01/24/2020

From the archives: In 1980, Aspen Art Museum (at the time called the Aspen Center for the Visual Arts) exhibited a 54" acrylic disc by Robert Irwin in its exhibition 'Beyond Object.' Images of the installation & invitation are courtesy Aspen Art Museum

Sol LeWitt’s ‘Wall Drawing #89’ is installed as part of MOCA's 40th anniversary exhibition, ‘The Foundation of the Museu...
01/17/2020

Sol LeWitt’s ‘Wall Drawing #89’ is installed as part of MOCA's 40th anniversary exhibition, ‘The Foundation of the Museum,’ on through Monday.
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In 1986, artist Chris Burden dug down to the museum’s foundations for his work ‘Exposing the Foundation of the Museum,’ lending the title to the current show, in which the piece has been recreated and paired with works that get at the museum’s core in a more metaphorical way, celebrating MOCA’s history and diversity of collecting.
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Photos courtesy MOCA | The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

The first museum exhibition dedicated to Minimalism opened at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art #onthisday in 1964. F...
01/09/2020

The first museum exhibition dedicated to Minimalism opened at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art #onthisday in 1964. Featuring 21 artists including Frank Stella & Agnes Martin, ‘Black, White, & Grey’ impacted not just the art world, but also fashion, film, and more.
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One of only three women in the show, Martin was represented by four works, including ‘Mountain’ (ca. 1962), owned by her friend and Coenties Slip neighbor, Ellsworth Kelly, whose work was also included in the show.

🎨 Agnes Martin, 'Mountain,' ca. 1962
Photo courtesy Ellsworth Kelly Studio

Happy Holidays (and first day of winter) from Artifex Press!❄️Pictured: Jim Dine, ‘2 Big Black Hearts,’ 1984Photo courte...
12/21/2019

Happy Holidays (and first day of winter) from Artifex Press!
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Pictured: Jim Dine, ‘2 Big Black Hearts,’ 1984

Photo courtesy DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Sourced from the Ceboruco volcano in Mexico, Bosco Sodi’s ‘Untitled’ (2016) glistens on a rainy London day on the Royal ...
11/27/2019

Sourced from the Ceboruco volcano in Mexico, Bosco Sodi’s ‘Untitled’ (2016) glistens on a rainy London day on the Royal Society of Sculptors Sculpture Terrace. 🌋🌧

Reflecting the Japanese aesthetic philosophy of wabi-sabi - a focus on the transient and imperfect - Sodi’s gold-glazed volcanic rock accompanies an exhibition of post-war Japanese sculpture by Jiro Takamatsu & Keiji Uematsu. Both are on view through Friday.

We are pleased to announce the release of ‘Agnes Martin: Works on Paper,’ the second volume of the Agnes Martin Catalogu...
11/22/2019

We are pleased to announce the release of ‘Agnes Martin: Works on Paper,’ the second volume of the Agnes Martin Catalogue Raisonné!
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Following on the 2017 publication of ‘Agnes Martin: Paintings,’ the second volume contains entries for more than 400 drawings & watercolors spanning Martin’s career, including some of her earliest works from the 1940s. Culminating over a decade of research, together the two volumes contain approximately 2,100 photographs of Martin’s work.
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Pictured: ‘Forget-Me-Not,’ 1964

Happy Halloween! 🎃🦇This bat by Tim Hawkinson was made from Radio Shack bags and twist ties. Commissioned by the Getty al...
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween! 🎃🦇

This bat by Tim Hawkinson was made from Radio Shack bags and twist ties. Commissioned by the Getty along with three other animal-themed works, ‘Bat’ (2007) appeared in Hawkinson’s 2007 show, ‘Zoopsia,’ taking its title from the word for hallucinations of animals.
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Photo by J. Paul Getty Museum, courtesy Pace Gallery

Happy Birthday to James Siena! 🎉In recent years, Siena has increased the scale of his work from intimate enamel on alumi...
10/28/2019

Happy Birthday to James Siena! 🎉

In recent years, Siena has increased the scale of his work from intimate enamel on aluminum pieces, to monumental acrylic on canvas paintings reaching over six feet tall. See Siena’s recent large-scale drawings and paintings, including this one, in his current solo show at Xippas Galleries Paris, ‘Cascade Effect,’ through Dec. 21.

Pictured: ‘Hexscilloid,’ 2018

“By the time you reach these images on the Guggenheim’s top ramp, under its great skylight, you’ve been through a life a...
10/24/2019

“By the time you reach these images on the Guggenheim’s top ramp, under its great skylight, you’ve been through a life and had a lesson in what abstraction can be and can do,” wrote Holland Cotter in The New York Times on the “most out-of-this-world-beautiful retrospective” he’d seen in the Guggenheim rotunda in years, Agnes Martin’s 2016 retrospective.
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Wishing the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum a very happy 60th birthday this week with a #tbt to touring the Martin show with co-curator Tiffany Bell, our colleague and Editor of the Agnes Martin Catalogue Raisonné.

We’re excited to announce that Artifex Press has been named publisher of the forthcoming Anthony Caro catalogue raisonné...
10/18/2019
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We’re excited to announce that Artifex Press has been named publisher of the forthcoming Anthony Caro catalogue raisonné, in partnership with Barford Sculptures Ltd. The digital catalogue raisonné will document Caro’s work in all mediums, both two- and three-dimensional. Find more details at artifexpress.com/news
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Pictured: Anthony Caro, Month of May, 1963
Photo courtesy Barford Sculptures and @Gagosian Gallery, London

Below, you can access press releases about our current and upcoming catalogues raisonnés and a selection of news articles about Artifex Press.

"Art work that is completely abstract...is like music and can be responded to in the same way,” wrote Agnes Martin in he...
10/15/2019

"Art work that is completely abstract...is like music and can be responded to in the same way,” wrote Agnes Martin in her notebook on this day in 1975.
“Our response to line and tone and color is the same as our response to sounds. And like music abstract art is thematic. It holds meaning for us that is beyond expression in words."

🎨: 'Song,' 1967

Happy first day of autumn! Jim Dine’s ‘Venus in Five Colors’ (2007) has us falling for fall hues 🍁🍃🍂
09/23/2019

Happy first day of autumn! Jim Dine’s ‘Venus in Five Colors’ (2007) has us falling for fall hues 🍁🍃🍂

Wishing Robert Irwin a very happy 91st birthday today!·Here, Irwin installs ‘Scrim Volume’ in his studio in 1970. His fi...
09/12/2019

Wishing Robert Irwin a very happy 91st birthday today!
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Here, Irwin installs ‘Scrim Volume’ in his studio in 1970. His first artwork made of scrim, a translucent, light-filtering material that Irwin encountered on a trip to Amsterdam in 1969 and would go on to use extensively, this was also his first work to occupy an entire room. Irwin painted the walls, ceiling, and floor white and covered the windows, while fluorescent lights behind the vertically stretched scrim created what he called “a volume of light.”
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Photos: Steve Kahn

Happy birthday to Sol LeWitt, born on this day in 1928!In 1978, MoMA The Museum of Modern Art put on LeWitt’s first comp...
09/09/2019

Happy birthday to Sol LeWitt, born on this day in 1928!

In 1978, MoMA The Museum of Modern Art put on LeWitt’s first comprehensive retrospective to be shown at an American museum. At the time, he had executed over 300 wall drawings; 16 were shown, including ‘Wall Drawing #143,’ pictured here, in addition to structures, artists’ books, drawings, & more.

This is the final weekend to see the first solo exhibition of Artifex Press’s own Carina Evangelista. On through Sunday ...
09/06/2019
Carina Evangelista: Las Flores del Mal

This is the final weekend to see the first solo exhibition of Artifex Press’s own Carina Evangelista. On through Sunday at Manila’s MO_Space, ‘Las Flores del Mal’ is a “visceral exploration of ideas and imagery,” as hailed by writer Nick Pichay.

The exhibition Las Flores del Mal by Carina Evangelista was shown at MO_Space, Gallery 2 from 10 August to 08 September 2019.MO_Space is pleased to announce Las Flores del Mal, Carina Evangelista’s first solo exhibition. Based loosely on Charles Baudelaire’s collection of poems first published i...

Rock, paper, scissors 👊🏻✋🏻✌🏻Can you guess in which Artifex Press catalogue each of these details can be found?#guessthea...
08/27/2019

Rock, paper, scissors 👊🏻✋🏻✌🏻
Can you guess in which Artifex Press catalogue each of these details can be found?
#guesstheartist #worldrockpaperscissorsday
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(1) Photo by Philipp Scholz Rittermann, courtesy Stuart Collection
(2) Photo by Marcel Loli, courtesy Panza Collection
(3) Photo by G.R. Christmas, courtesy Pace Gallery

Built in 1894, the Plaza de Toros in Salvador Dalí’s hometown of Figueres, Spain, played stage to a surrealist bullfight...
08/15/2019

Built in 1894, the Plaza de Toros in Salvador Dalí’s hometown of Figueres, Spain, played stage to a surrealist bullfight devised by Dalí in August 1961. At the invitation of Marcel Duchamp, Niki de Saint Phalle & Jean Tinguely created a life-size pyrotechnic bull for the event. Made of plaster, paper, and fireworks, Saint Phalle & Tinguely’s mechanical ‘Toro de Fuego’ appeared as the final bull and exploded upon reaching the center of the ring. 🐃🎆
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The 125-year-old building was acquired by the local government and closed in 1987, years before a ban on bullfighting came into effect in Catalunya in 2012.

“Possessing the weighty presence of slate roofs seen around the world, and simultaneously appearing so light it could bl...
07/31/2019

“Possessing the weighty presence of slate roofs seen around the world, and simultaneously appearing so light it could blow away in the breeze, the cluster of scattered rock levitates, like a billowing piece of fabric.” Junya Ishigami on his design for the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion.
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On view in Kensington Gardens, the annual Serpentine Pavilion has showcased emerging architects and experimental projects since 2000, when Zaha Hadid designed the first commission.

Did you know the Apollo 11 astronauts declared moon rocks on a customs form upon their return at Honolulu Airport? 🌕Cele...
07/19/2019

Did you know the Apollo 11 astronauts declared moon rocks on a customs form upon their return at Honolulu Airport?
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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing this weekend with Tim Hawkinson’s ‘Thumbsucker’ (2015). Look closely: These moon rocks are made of plaster casts of the artist’s mouth. Casts of Hawkinson’s thumb and fingers form the body and appendages of the astronaut. #Apollo50

“I was a woman, Jewish, a widow, a damn good painter, thank you, and a little too independent.”‘Lee Krasner: Living Colo...
07/15/2019

“I was a woman, Jewish, a widow, a damn good painter, thank you, and a little too independent.”

‘Lee Krasner: Living Colour’ continues at the Barbican Centre through Sep 1. The first major presentation of the artist’s work in Europe in over 50 years, the show spans Krasner’s career, from early self-portraits and studies, to large-scale canvases bursting in color and collages pieced together from earlier works.

Wishing Lee Ufan a very happy birthday today, with this throwback to his 1977 solo show at Tokyo Gallery.·Forthcoming fr...
06/24/2019

Wishing Lee Ufan a very happy birthday today, with this throwback to his 1977 solo show at Tokyo Gallery.
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Forthcoming from Artifex Press, the Lee Ufan Catalogue Raisonné will establish a definitive list of the artist’s works in various mediums.

“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” Celebrating the first day of summer with Bridget Riley’s ‘To a Summer’s Day 2’...
06/21/2019

“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”
Celebrating the first day of summer with Bridget Riley’s ‘To a Summer’s Day 2’ (1980). On view at Tate Modern, the work takes its title from William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18.

‘At the Edge of Things’ opened at Pace Gallery London last week.Appearing for the first time at Pace’s London gallery, J...
06/11/2019

‘At the Edge of Things’ opened at Pace Gallery London last week.

Appearing for the first time at Pace’s London gallery, Jo Baer, Mary Corse, and Agnes Martin represent three generations of Minimalist artists painting “what we don’t yet know...paintings about how the eye sees, not what it sees.” (Anthony Huberman, exh. cat.)

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