Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Dark Art Books

I found myself in Club Monaco (ouch) while shopping in Soho with a friend, and oddly enough came across the book, Black Paintings. It depicts the use of black in painting from the '3 R's' of the 1940's New York School: Rauschenberg, Reinhardt, and Rothko. Finding it amongst a sea of black, despite the overarching artlessness of the clothing around me, was quite heartening.

















Then there was Hell Bound: New Gothic Art, which I saw whilst perusing the shelves at thee best Japanese bookstore in NYC, Kinokuniya. All kinds of contemporary artists are featured inside, most of whom I don't know, which is great...

2 comments:

illwearanycoloraslongasitsblack.com said...

I got Hellbound at the Boston ICA when I went to check out a recent exhibit. I think it's RAD but I hate that stupid skeleton on the cover. At least what's inside more than makes up for that!!

ShadowtimeNYC said...

yeah, agreed. it's pretty cutesy and the stuff inside is anything but!