Escape Inside These Art Books From Currently Shuttered Museum Shows

  • March 30, 2020 15:35

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Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation
Edward Hopper: A New Perspective on Landscape

Culture is not closed when you have a pile of new art books to get immersed in. Museum exhibitions temporarily out of public view during the coronavirus crisis have some richly-illustrated accompanying catalogues or related books that make for a lasting addition to any art lover's personal library.

Art books covering upcoming or currently closed museum shows can be ordered online (check shipping notes) from D.A.P. ARTBOOK and view more here:

Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation

MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON, April 5, 2020–August 2, 2020
MFA Publications. Edited by Liz Munsell, Greg Tate. Text by J. Faith Almiron, Dakota DeVos, Hua Hsu, Carlo McCormick.
Hardcover, 9.5 x 10.75 in. / 200 pgs / 200 color.
List Price: $50.00 CDN $69.95

"Writing the Future differentiates itself as the first major exhibition to contextualize Basquiat’s work in relation to his peers associated with hip-hop culture."

Writing the Future features Basquiat’s works in painting, sculpture, drawing, video, music and fashion, alongside works by his contemporaries—and sometimes collaborators—A-One, ERO, Fab 5 Freddy, Futura, Keith Haring, Kool Koor, LA2, Lady Pink, Lee Quiñones, Rammellzee and Toxic. Throughout the 1980s, these artists fueled new directions in fine art, design and music, reshaping the predominantly white art world and driving the now-global popularity of hip-hop culture.

Edward Hopper: A New Perspective on Landscape

Fondation Beyeler, January 26, 2020–May 17, 2020

Edited with text by Ulf Küster. Text by Erika Doss, David Lubin, Katharina Rüppell.
Clth, 12 x 11 in. / 168 pgs / 110 color.
List Price: $68.00 CDN $95.00
"Casting a caustic eye on modernity and a watchful one upon nature, Hopper ranks among the most haunting of the last Romantics." The Art Newspaper

Léon Spilliaert

Edward Hopper’s world-famous, instantly recognizable paintings articulate an idiosyncratic view of modern life, unfolding in a world of lonely lighthouses, gas stations, movie theaters, bars and hotel rooms. Published to accompany a major exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler of Hopper’s iconic images of the vast American landscape, the catalog gathers together paintings, watercolors and drawings made by the artist between the 1910s and the 1960s, and supplements them with essays by Erika Doss, David Lubin and Katharina Rüppell, focused on the subject of depicting the landscape.

Léon Spilliaert

ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS, February 23, 2020–May 25, 2020
Foreword by Luc Tuymans. Text by Anne Adriaens-Pannier, Noémie Goldman, Adrian Locke, Will Stone, Anna Testar.
Hardcover, 8.75 x 11.5 in. / 176 pgs / 130 color.
List Price: $45.00 CDN $63.00

"A vital opportunity to catch sight of [Spilliaert's] dark and startling art in all its precise originality, and to understand him as more than a painter of the cold North Sea." –The Guardian

Although often associated with Belgian symbolism, Léon Spilliaert, largely self-taught as a painter, demonstrated a peculiarly individual style. An introvert and insomniac who suffered from poor health as a youth, Spilliaert wandered the night-time streets of Ostend, creating mysterious and highly atmospheric depictions of its dark docks, beaches and promenades.



THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK, March 1, 2020–July 11, 2020
Edited with text by Ann Temkin. Text by Erica Cooke, Tamar Margalit, Christine Mehring, James Meyer, Annie Ochmanek, Yasmil Raymond, Jeffrey Weiss.
Clth, 9 x 10.5 in. / 304 pgs / 350 color.
List Price: $75.00 CDN $108.00

"There couldn’t be a better time to revisit an artist who doggedly confronted form, presence, and politics, both on the page and in 'real space.'"

Published to accompany the first US retrospective exhibition of Donald Judd’s sculpture in more than 30 years, Judd explores the work of a landmark artist who, over the course of his career, developed a material and formal vocabulary that transformed the field of modern sculpture.


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