Art & Design

September 5, 2016

6 Autumn Art Books You Need

From Terry Richardson to Andy Warhol, these are must-have additions to your shelves

  • Written by Iona Goulder
  1. 1. Factory: Andy Warhol by Stephen Shore

    Stephen Shore was the 18-year-old de facto photographer of Andy Warhol’s Factory and his photographs give a rare look inside the legendary artist’s studio in Manhattan. From Edie Sedgwick to Lou Reed and Warhol himself these intimate photos (some never published) were taken between 1965 and 1967. With the same deadpan visual delivery as the artist himself, Shore documents the diverse characters who all played a part in Warhol’s world.

  2. 2. Sterling Ruby

    Get to know Sterling Ruby in the first book to collect the multifaceted work of the LA–based artist. This book by Phaidon reflects on the work of an iconic living artist and examines how the Raf Simons collaborator confronts contemporary society through ceramics, collages, videos and paintings.

  3. 3. Red Lips, Attitudes and Other Obsessions by Suzanne Koller

    This book is a personal edit of today’s coolest fashion photography by Self Service co-founder and Fashion Director at Paris Vogue, Suzanne Koller. From Alasdair McLellan, Harley Weir and Inez and Vinoodh, to Ezra Petronio, Patrick Demarchelier, Paolo Roversi and David Sims. These photographers are ones to know.

  4. 4. Art is the Highest Form of Hope & Other Quotes by Artists

    If the title of this book alone doesn’t have you sold, then the list of contributing artists in this book should. From Monet and Brancusi to Nan Goldin and Theaster Gates, artists have given pearls of wisdom on themes like beauty, failure and sex. Gathered from original (rarely printed) sources, this new book from Phaidon is the uplifting autumn almanac you need.

  5. 5. frieze: A to Z of Contemporary Art

    Get to know all there is about contemporary art with this new A to Z by the guys at frieze magazine. Digging deep into the archives of one of the best-known contemporary art titles, this book by Phaidon is packed full of images, articles and interviews that highlight key moments and ideas in the history of contemporary art from David Sylvester and Damien Hirst to Phyllida Barlow and J.G. Ballard.

  6. 6. Skinny by Terry Richardson

    Terry Richardson’s new book is a story of love and life between Terry and Alex. Alex is Skinny – Terry’s girlfriend and the mother of their five-month-old twins, Rex and Roman. Launched as part of New York Fashion Week this Friday, where signed copies of this personal exploration of life and love will be available at Dover Street Market New York.


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