Theseus: Vincent Desiderio on Art

December 22, 2017

Hardcover
164 pages
5 x 8 inches
30 Illustrations

ISBN: 978-0-9993153-7-8

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This book features new artwork and an in-depth interview with legendary American painter Vincent Desiderio, conducted by artist Daniel Maidman in Desiderio’s Sleepy Hollow Studio on the occasion of his 2018 solo show “Theseus” at Marlborough Gallery in New York.

Desiderio is known for large, complex paintings which embrace both classical representation and the intellectual history of modernism and postmodernism. Among artists, he is also well-known for his fierce engagement with the ideas and methods that animate the history of visual art.

Over the course of a long sunny afternoon, Desiderio shared his insights on painting as a physical act, as a philosophical pursuit, and as a spiritual journey. This book presents that conversation, alongside the paintings made for the show

Table of Contents:

FOREWARD

NARRATIVE

INTERVIEW

THE BARQUE OF THESEUS

ACCESSING THE IMAGE

FLATTENED SPACES

 MATERIALS & PROCESS

PERSONAL TECHNICAL NARRATIVE 

THE DEATH OF MORAVIA

CONSTRUCTING A COMPOSITION

KANYE WEST

POTENT FREE FLOATING EMBLEMS

TEACHERS

MANET AND HISTORY OF PAINTING

THE CONCEPT OF PERSPECTIVE

CONTEMPORARY ART

ON BEAUTY

ON KURBRIK AND FELLINI

AUTHENTICITY

A LIFE LIVED IN AND THROUGH PAINTING

Coleen Sterritt

December 5, 2017

Essays by Cooper Johnson, Carole Ann Klonarides, Sue Spaid
220 pages, hardcover, 7.5 X 9.25 inches, 150 illustrations & photographs
ISBN TBD

$49.99

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Griffith Moon is pleased to introduce Coleen Sterritt. This book, a collaboration between Griffith Moon and Lancaster Museum of Art and History, will showcase Sterritt’s sculptural work over a thirty year period along with an essays by Cooper Johnson, Carole Ann Klonarides, and Sue Spaid. Her work focuses on the nature-culture convergence, and is comprised of many disparate materials, such as pinecones, tar, fishing line, found furniture, and much more. Her work, organic and geometric, is held in many prominent private and public collections, such as The Museum of Contemporary Art L.A., The Anderson Museum, and Nestlé USA.

Brazen, A Painting and Poetry Collection

October 10, 2017

Hardcover Linen, Gold Foil, Dust Jacket
122 pages
5 x 8 inches
24 Illustrations
ISBN 978-0-9993153-3-0

Available to the public Spring 2018

$30

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Four Los Angeles-based poets write and perform original poems inspired by the recent exhibition of Los Angeles based artist Kimberly Brooks.  Brendan Constantine, Rich Ferguson, Luivette Resto and Marie Marandola will be performing at the Zevitas Marcus Gallery at 2:00 PM Sunday Oct 29th where advance reader copies will be available for guests.  The book will be available for release in the spring of 2018.

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Daniel Maidman: Nudes

March 1, 2017

Essays by Max Ritvo and Vincent Desiderio
7.5 x 9.25 in. Hardcover
120 pages, 80 illustrations
ISBN 978-0-9981686-3-0
$39.95

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Daniel Maidman is one of the foremost masters of figure drawing in America. Based in Brooklyn, New York, Maidman has spent several decades grappling with the challenges and opportunities of life drawing. The resulting body of work – deft, ripe depictions of the human body in all its shapes and actions – has developed an avid following amongst artists and admirers alike. Griffith Moon Publishing’s “Daniel Maidman: Nudes” celebrates Maidman’s drawing oeuvre, selecting 80 recent pieces to provide an in-depth look at his powerful vision of the beauty and pathos of the human condition.

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Samantha Fields: Ten Years

February 2, 2017

Essay by Eve Wood
110 pages, hardcover, 7.5 X 9.25 inches, 80 illustrations & photographs
ISBN 978-0-9981686-9-2
$39.95

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Griffith Moon is pleased to introduce Samantha Fields. This book, a collaboration between Griffith Moon and Lancaster Museum of Art and History, will showcase Fields’ painting work, along with an essay by Eve Wood. In her work, Fields explores the experiential nature of light through painting – immersing the viewer in the ever-shifting mood of a specific time and place. Her subject matter includes landscapes consumed by disaster both natural and manmade. Her work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, ArtWeek, Art in America, Artillery, Art ltd.,The Detroit News, The Detroit Free Press and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Samantha Fields will soon be available for pre-order on the Griffith Moon website.

Chie Hitotsuyama: To Hear Your Footsteps

January 10, 2017

ISBN 978-0-9981686-0-9

$39.99

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A collaboration between Museum of Art and History, Lachaster, and MOAH:CEDAR and Japanese artist Chie Hitotsuyama, Griffith Moon introduces Chie Hitotsuyama: To Hear Your Footsteps  is comprised of an introduction by Shana Nys Dambrot and Hitotsuyama’s animal sculptures made entirely from recycled newspaper. Her work, whimsical though often serious, is a commentary on global climate change. Hitostsuyama has exhibited her works in many places around Japan, including the Ginza Mitsukoshi Gallery (2013) and the Child Museum at the H.C. Andersen Park in Funabashi City, Chiba Prefecture (2014), and she is currently the Artist in Residency at MOAH.

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Creativity Notebook: Science Edition

January 2, 2017

Scientist Edition of 100
52  Engravings of  18th and 19th Century Scientific Inventions
Integrated Notebook and 52 Week Calendar with  3 yr overview 2017-2019
– 8.5” x 5.5”, Unlined Uncoated 24 lb Paper, 200 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9981686-6-1
$45.00

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Jock McDonald

December 16, 2016

Griffith Moon is pleased to announce a book deal with Canadian photographer Jock McDonald. McDonald is a fine art photographer who works in both color and black-and-white. His work has been widely published and exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. McDonald’s photography is best known for its humor, pathos, and mystery. His book will soon be available on the Griffith Moon website. Stay tuned.

Alex Couwenberg

December 16, 2016

Griffith Moon is pleased to announce that we will be publishing a broad, multimedia survey of the work of contemporary artist Alex Couwenberg. Couwenberg was born and raised in Southern California, and his is heavily influenced by the Southern California terrain and hot rod car culture in Los Angeles. His work juxtaposes the forces of tension and harmony, focusing on the interplay of forms and dimensionality. The book will be published and available on the Griffith Moon website in 2017.

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