Booked Solid / Art Books Gift yourself (or your cultured bestie) an art book.
Beautiful coffee table books are always inspiring to have in your home and art books take the cake. They are especially great gifts, so if you’re looking for last minute holiday gifts, we’ve rounded up our favorite art books to snag right now.
This book chronicles Serra’s epic The Matter of Time installation at the Guggenheim Bilbao, which featured seven monumental sculptures. It includes an enlightening interview with the renowned artist and covers 25 years of his work.
This is one of the most complete books on the work of Amsterdam-based Dumas. She is known for her emotionally-charged paintings—mostly of faces and figures—that draw from fashion magazines, master paintings, and vintage photos.
You’ll have to buy a used volume of this one (it’s out of print), but see if you can find one in good condition. Photographer Sugimoto makes gorgeous photographs with a large format camera using long exposure. He’s perhaps best known for his seascapes and one of his photos was used on U2’s album No Line on the Horizon.
JR is an enigmatic street artist and photographer who is known for monumental and striking public photography projects. This is the first monograph on this anonymous Parisian’s work.
Nan Goldin, Diving for Pearls
This photographer’s latest book is deeply personal, as always, and includes mostly previously-unpublished images. Conceived as an “artist book” in conjunction with a recent exhibition, the book depicts images of Venice, saints, Goldin’s friends, and self-portraits.
Volume four will set you back about $500, but for Warhol, it’s worth it. In this one, you’ll find all the paintings and sculptures he made in his later career between 1974–1976.