Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New from Violette Editions – two exhibition catalogs featuring Lucian Freud and Louise Bourgeois

These two late-great artists are both celebrated and highly respected in their unique genres of art and were perhaps equally complex personalities. Each season Violette Editions features a small but quite special selection of new titles. With the exception of limited editions the books are distributed in the US exclusively through D.A.P. Publishing.

Lucian Freud Drawings- Essays by William Feaver and Mark Rosenthal
Published by Blain|Southern and Acquavella Galleries
256 pgs / 100 color
U.S. $55.00

Lucian Freud (1922-2011) was indeed a grandson of the Freud - famous psychiatrist and founder of modern psychology. Lucian began his painting career in the surrealist realm and is widely considered the pre-eminent British artist of his time. His works are noted for their often discomforting examination of the relationship between artist and model.

This publication coincides with a show at Acquavella Galleries / New York that opens in April.

Louise Bourgeois: The Return of the Repressed
Psychoanalytic Writings
Edited by Philip Larratt-Smith
500 pgs / 113 color
U.S. $75.00

Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) is known for inventing a new kind of language for sculpture. She has written extensively about her life and depicted many significant traumatic moments involving sex, family, and perhaps too many anxieties to count.

This definitive two-volume set comprises Louise Bourgeois’ previously unpublished psychoanalytic writings and a complete overview that includes works made up to the artist’s death in 2010. How appropriate that the Freud Museum in London would host this exhibition opening in April.



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