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Artists on Writing: An Interview with Carroll Dunham by Matthew Weinstein
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“I don’t consider anything about my writing to be natural.”

Donald Judd Writings by Maika Pollack
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If you’ve ever taken a course about modern and contemporary art history, chances are you know that Minimalist sculptor Donald Judd wrote the lively essay “Specific Objects” in 1965. But you may not know that Judd wrote throughout his thirty-five-year career. 

See & Be Seen by Maika Pollack
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On David Salle’s How to See

BOMB Specific by Katherine Hubbard
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Katherine Hubbard is an interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn. 

Lauren Bakst and Yuri Masnyj
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A conditional archive or A score
for the past and future of
LIVING ROOM INDEX AND POOL

Dorothy Iannone’s You Who Read Me With Passion Now Must Forever Be My Friends, Edited by Lisa Pearson, with Essay By Trinie Dalton by Christine Wertheim
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What’s in a name? Take Douglas Sirk’s film Imitation of Life or Christina Stead’s novel For Love Alone—these are exemplary names, for they give precise definition to their objects, the works they denote.

Dena Yago by Marie Heilich
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Care and control of the social and self.

Portfolio by Sarah Forrest

Absence of Evidence Is Not Evidence of Absence

Seth Price’s Folklore U.S. by Ben Fama
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Seth Price’s Folklore U.S. documents a series of installations and exhibitions stemming from his dOCUMENTA (13) contribution, which included the Folklore U.S. SS12 fashion show (with collaborator Tim Hamilton), an exhibition at Hauptbahnhof, and a series of shop windows and garments for sale at SinnLeffers.

Renée Green’s Other Planes of There by Thom Donovan
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Renée Green’s collection, Other Planes of There, which spans over twenty years of the artist’s career, holds an alluring sense of return for me, offering a kind of fossil record of an evolving debate among progressive artists and cultural critics.

Portfolio by Merve Unsal

From a window.

Erik Satie’s A Mammal’s Notebook by Anthony Huberman
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One way to understand the work of Erik Satie is to imagine a place somewhere between two opposite artistic poles: James McNeill Whistler and Robert Filliou.

The George Kuchar Reader, Edited by Andrew Lampert by Kalup Linzy
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When I began to read Andrew Lampert’s introduction to The George Kuchar Reader, the anxieties, fears, and dim career outlook I have often experienced, eased.

Between Artists: Thom Andersen / William E. Jones by Andrew Lampert
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As someone who regularly buys unknown books because of their curious and enticing covers, the first thing I noticed about this publication is that it lacks an image.

Paper Clip #2 by Margie Cook
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Paper Clip is a weekly compilation of artifacts, both old and new, and sometimes BOMB-related.

It Is Almost That: A Collection of Image+Text Work by Women Artists and Writers by Cameron Shaw
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Cameron Shaw draws from examples in explaining her own connection to Lisa Pearson’s collection of work by female visual artists and writers.

Yvonne Rainer’s Poems by Corina Copp
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Corina Copp contrasts the theatrical work of Yvonne Rainer with her new collection of poems, which are private and resistant to narrative, rejecting abstraction and decorative language.

Blind Handshake: David Humphrey Art Writing + Art, 1990–2008 by Stuart Horodner
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This Editor’s Choice contains Stuart Horodner’s review of Blind Handshake, a compilation of David Humphrey’s writings about art alongside reproductions by more than 100 artists.

Dan Graham’s Rock/Music Writings by R. H. Quaytman
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For the FIRST TIME EVER, world-renowned artist Dan Graham has published all of his HISTORIC rock-music writings together in one book for the AMAZINGLY UNBELIEVABLE price of JUST $18. 

Four Works by Valérie Belin

This First Proof contains a portfolio of four works by Valérie Belin.

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