It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas thanks to Gagosian Gallery’s rare book dealer, Doug Flamm

by leslierankowfinearts

Gagosian Shop
976 Madison Avenue
New York

The beginning of 2020 has seen millions of lives turned upside down due to the global outbreak of COVID-19. Educational institutions across 192 countries have temporarily shut their doors, with closures affecting over 91% of enrolled students, according to UNESCO. As more and more children are being forced to stay home from school, the risk of students becoming disengaged from or deprived entirely of their education is higher than ever. Reading is a past-time that we should be actively supporting during this tumultuous moment in history.

https://worldliteracyfoundation.org/reading-during-a-global-pandemic/

For adults, there is the pleasure of having time to read the books one always meant to or discovering new titles that resonant during these disruptive and disrupted time. Alone together – working from home, staying put, schooling children at home – reading can provide a wonderful escape from the confines of the lockdown. According to studies conducted by the Journal of College Teaching and Learning, 30 minutes of reading can help lower one’s heart rate and blood pressure, as well as reducing psychological distress. Reading affords us the ability to project ourselves into the lives of others and sink into alternative realities. Whether this is the whimsical lands of Roald Dahl’s fiction or a biographical memoir, the act of reading can transport us to new dimensions. This process can help to mitigate feelings of isolation and estrangement which are particularly present during this time of social distancing.

Gagosian Shop
Paris

THE LRFA BLOG LOVES TO CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY SEASON BY ASKING A GREAT EXPERT AND LONGTIME FRIEND, DOUG FLAMM,  RARE BOOK EXPERT AT GAGOSIAN GALLERY, TO DELVE INTO HIS TREASURE TROVE OF ART-RELATED BOOKS TO RECOMMEND FOR HOLIDAY GIFTING. THIS YEAR IN PARTICULAR, WHEN REMEMBERING LOVED ONES WITH THOUGHTFUL GIFTS AND PAYING ATTENTION TO WELLNESS, BOTH OUR OWN AND OTHERS, ARE SO IMPORTANT, DOUG IS OFFERING A WONDERFUL SELECTION THAT RANGES FROM RARE ART BOOKS, UNIQUE ARTISTS’ BOOKS, EXHIBITION POSTERS AND LIMITED EDITIONS.

THANK YOU DOUG, THIS YEAR AND EVERY YEAR!

https://gagosian.com/locations/gagosian-shop-new-york/

Gagosian Shop
Holiday 2017

Gerhard Richter

Gerd Richter, Bilder des Kapitalistischen Realismus Exhibition Poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

Produced in 1964 on the occasion of exhibition Gerd Richter: Bilder des Kapitalistischen Realismus at Galerie René Block, Berlin

9 1/2 × 22 1/2 inches (24.1 × 57.2 cm)

Printed in Germany

Poster is sold unframed

Price upon request

Please contact rarebooks@gagosian.com to arrange for purchase.

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We are pleased to offer this rare piece of ephemera from one of Gerhard Richter’s first exhibitions. Published in 1964 on the occasion of Gerd Richter: Bilder des Kapitalistischen Realismus at Galerie René Block in Berlin, this poster is indicative of the dynamic photo based works found in the exhibition. Without folds and in excellent condition, this poster is quite collectable.

 

Donald Judd

Leo Castelli Gallery Exhibition Poster

Leo Castelli Gallery Exhibition Poster            Donald Judd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published in 1981 on the occasion of Donald Judd’s exhibition at Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

25 × 34 inches (63.5 × 86.4 cm)

Poster is sold framed

$1,950

Not available for purchase online, please contact the Shop to arrange for purchase.

© 2020 Judd Foundation/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York

Francis Bacon

Derriere le Miroir No 162

Francis Bacon
Derriere Le Miroir No. 16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Text by Michel Lereis; Interview with Francis Bacon by David Sylvester

15 × 11 3/8 inches (38.1 × 28.9 cm); Hardcover in slipcase; Includes 5 single sheet color lithographs and a three sheet fold-out color lithograph; French

Published by Aimé Maeght

Deluxe edition limited to 150 copies

$3,500

Not available for purchase online, please contact the Shop to arrange for purchase.

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London

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