Rizzoli: New York
Rizzoli: New York is the first of four weekly editions of Dream The End's "Month of Rizzoli". Rizzoli was founded in 1929 by Italian publisher Angelo Rizzoli and began its New York publishing operation in 1974. Since then Rizzoli New York has become the primary source for specialized art books in America and a fundamental fixture in the publishing world of New York City. The list of featured artists and work is vast, including images from Harlem, one of New York City's most dynamic neighborhoods rife with history and culture, alongside the art of Ryan McGinley and tattoo artist Scott Campbell, architecture of Ralph Walker, and shots of iconic New York City band, The Velvet Underground The diversity of this edition highlights the best of what New York City has to offer.
Featuring artist Ryan McGinley on the cover
Def Jam Recordings was founded by Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons in New York City during the early 1980s, releasing its first album, LL Cool J's Radio in 1985. The label made a name for itself in only a few years, releasing the Beastie Boy's Licensed to Ill and albums by Public Enemy and Slick Rick. Jay-Z was picked up by Def Jam in the late 1990s and would eventually become its president. It currently represents a variety of artists in the hip-hop community including Kanye West, Rick Ross, Ghostface Killah, Big Boi, Jay-Z, and Rihanna.
Rizzoli's publication of Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label was published in September 2011. It celebrates and documents the evolution of the record label through various photographs and personal stories. It was written by Bill Adler and Dan Charnas in partnership with Def Jam's founders.
Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label is featured in Edition: Rizzoli: New York
Harlem: A Century in Images documents the evolution and history of this dynamic and bustling New York City neighborhood. It has been at the crossroads of the artistic, literary, and political currents of the African-American community since the early years of the twentieth century. This photographic survey includes nearly two hundred images that provide viewers with a glimpse into the lives of Harlem's residents throughout the twentieth century and essays from leading scholars. Work by Barkley L. Hendricks, Coco Fusco, Gordon Parks, Terence Koh, and Tony Feher have been selected by Dream The End.
Skira Rizzoli published Harlem: A Century in Images in October 2010. It features an introduction by Thelma Golden, the director and chief curator of the Studio Museum of Harlem.
Harlem: A Century in Images is featured in Edition: Rizzoli: New York
Kim Gordon is a visual artist, curator, and founding member of the alternative rock band Sonic Youth in New York City in 1981. Her art has been exhibited across the U.S., Japan, and Europe. Sonic Youth produced 17 studio albums and are known for songs such as "Superstar", "Teenage Riot", and "Kool Thing". Performing/Guzzling: Kim Gordon is a limited-edition artist's book containing a selection of Gordon's watercolors, paintings, photographs, and written word.
Performing/Guzzling: Kim Gordon was published by Rizzoli New York in March 2010.
Performing/Guzzling: Kim Gordon is featured in Edition: Rizzoli: New York
Mark Borthwick is a British born photographer known for breaking through the primary conventions of fashion photography in the 90s with his intuitive style. His developed informal approach gives his photographs a raw and personal feel; they are often blown-out and dynamic, emphasizing the movement of the model. Borthwick is currently based in Brooklyn, New York.
Mark Borthwick: Not in Fashion was published by Rizzoli in 2009. It features over 200 images in fashion editorials, celebrity portraits, and advertising work along with excerpts from his personal journal. Borthwick has been featured in many publications including, Purple, Vogue and The New Yorker.
Mark Borthwick: Not in Fashion is featured in Edition: Rizzoli: New York
Photographer, Nan Goldin was born in Washington D.C. in 1953 and spent her formative years in Boston. She graduated from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and moved to New York following graduation where she became mesmerized by the new- wave music scene, transsexual subculture and the drug addled denizens of Bowery Street. Goldin has had retrospectives at at The Tate Modern, The Whitney, MoMA, Louvre and the Centre Pompidou. Goldin currently splits her time between New York and Paris.
Rizzoli published Variety: Photographs by Nan Goldin in 2009. The book is a compilation of photos Goldin collected for Bette Gordon’s infamous 1983 film, Variety. James Crump, director of the films, Devil’s Playground and The Ballad of Sexual Dependency and author of many books, edited the book.
Born in 1889, in Connecticut, Ralph Thomas Waker was an American architect. He studied at M.I.T but left during his final semester. In 1919, he joined the New York architecture firm McKenzie, Voorhees and Gmelin. Walker's design of the Barclay-Vesey telephone building between 1922-1926 catapulted him to notoriety, subsequently becoming a partner within the firm. He went on to design buildings such as the Salvation Army Headquarters, the Irving Trust Bank, and the New Jersey Bell Headquarters Building. In 1949, Walker became president of the American Institute of Architects and served a term of two years. He continued to work at Voorhees, Walker, Foley, Smith and Smith until 1959. Walker passed away in 1973.
Ralph Walker: Architect of the Century is the first book dedicated to this New York architect and was published by Rizzoli New York in September 2012. The author, Kathryn E. Holliday teaches architectural theory at the University of Texas at Arlington, where she is the director of the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture.
Ralph Walker: Architect of the Century is featured in Edition: Rizzoli: New York
Ryan McGinley is a New York City based artist, born in Ramsey, New Jersey on October 17, 1977. He received his BFA in Graphic Design from Parsons School of Design, New York in 2000. While still a student, McGinley staged his first exhibition of photographs in an abandoned SoHo gallery and created handmade books featuring his work entitled The Kids Are Alright. A copy of the book made it into the hands of Sylvia Wolf, who was a curator of photography at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In 2003, she staged an exhibition of his work, making McGinley at the age of 25 the youngest artist ever to have a solo show at the museum.
Ryan McGinley: Whistle for the Wind is the first major monograph of the artist's career. It features written work by novelist and critic Chris Kraus, writer, artist, and activist John Kelsey, and filmmaker Gus Van Sant. It was published by Rizzoli New York in June 2012.
The leading New York-based tattoo artist, Scott Campbell, was raised in Louisiana and trained in San Francisco. The celebrity tattoo artist's client list includes Courtney Love, Heath Ledger, Kanye West, Robert Downey Jr., Sting and Vera Wang. His tattoo shop, Saved Tattoo, opened in 2004 and his artwork has been seen in many solo and group shows in New York, Mexico, London, Miami, Milan and Rome. The highly successful artist has also collaborated with Camel, Louis Vuitton and Terry Richardson, among others.
Rizzoli New York's Scott Campbell: If You Don't Belong, Don't Be Long features both Campbell's fine art and tattoo work, demonstrating the close relationship between the two art forms. It was written by Al Moran, Justin Theroux, and Richard Price and features the photography of Terry Richardson. It was published in February 2012.
Sir Cecil Beaton was born on January 14, 1904, in Hampstead, England. At the age of eleven, he received his first camera and began to learn photography with the help of his sister's nurse, Ninnie. He attended St. John's College, Cambridge University during the 1920s but left without obtaining a degree. Beaton worked as an illustrator and photographer for Vogue and Vanity Fair magazines. He is also well known for his photographs of high-society, British Royalty, and Hollywood icons. After World War II, Beaton began working in theatre and film, designing costumes, sets, and lighting. He won Academy Awards for his costume design for Gigi and My Fair Lady. He also won four Tony Awards. In 1972, he was knighted, and he passed away in 1980.
Sir Cecil Beaton is featured in Edition: Guest Editor, Wes Gordon
CECIL BEATON: THE NEW YORK YEARS features sketches, costumes, set designs, letters, photographs, and drawings that document Beaton's involvement in the New York art scene from the 1930s to 1960s. It was written by Donald Albrecht, the Museum of the City of New York's curator of architecture and design and published by Skira Rizzoli in October 2011.
Sir Cecil Beaton is featured in Edition: Rizzoli: New York
The Velvet Underground was an American rock band formed in New York City in 1964, and is considered to be one of the most influential bands in rock history. Andy Warhol managed the band while it was the house band at his studio, The Factory. The best known members are Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Maureen Tucker, and Doug Yule. Their first album, The Velvet Underground & Nico was released in March 1967. Other albums include White Light/White Heat, The Velvet Underground, Loaded, and Squeeze. Some of the most well known Velvet Underground songs include "Sunday Morning", "Venus in Furs", "Femme Fatale", "Sister Ray", "Sweet Jane", and "Pale Blue Eyes". The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 by Patti Smith.
Rizzoli New York published The Velvet Underground: New York Art in October 2009. It features a collection of rare artworks, objects, photographs, designs, and interviews documenting the band's genesis and development. Band members Lou Reed and Maureen Tucker contributed to the book.
The Velvet Underground: New York Art is featured in Edition: Rizzoli: New York
Empire of Space documents 30 years of work by celebrated photographer, Todd Eberle. The book features rare portraits, landscapes, still lifes and interiors that make up a lasting and inspired representation of America. Eberle is currently the photographer-at-large for Vanity Fair and based out of New York City.
Rizzoli New York published Todd Eberle: Empire of Space in April 2011. It includes a forward written by Glenn O’ Brien, contribution by David Hickey and an introduction by Graydon Carter, Editor-in-Chief of Vanity Fair.
Todd Eberle: Empire of Space is featured in Edition: Rizzoli: New York
Born in June 26, 1927, Jerry Schatzberg was a photographer and film director. He was catapulted into notoriety after releasing his debut feature film, Puzzle of a Downfall Child staring Faye Dunaway. Schatzberg went on to direct a number of films such as Scarecrow, The Seduction of Joe Tynan, Honeysuckle Rose, Nelson, and Misunderstood (based on a novel by Florence Montgomery). One of Schatzberg's photographs was famously used as the cover of the Bob Dylan album "Blonde on Blonde", released in 1966. This, along with other images of Dylan captured by Schatzberg, were released as a book titled Thin Wild Mercury, published by Genesis Publications. Schatzberg continues to live and work in New York.
Rizzoli's publication Women Then: Photographs 1954-1969, features a collection of rare and intimate photographs by Schatzberg. Designed by Ruth Ansel, the book merges fashion and portraiture, and features iconic personalities like Nico, Faye Dunaway, Edie Sedgwick, Sharon Tate, and Catherine Deneuve.
Women Then: Photographs 1954-69 is featured in Edition: Rizzoli: New York