A comprehensive display of Ed Ruscha’s artist’s books, text-based paintings, and photography opened in London last week at Tate Modern’s Blavatnik building. A Nebraska-born artist who defies categorization, Ruscha is adept in any medium, deriving inspiration from seemingly mundane architecture, topography, and mass media. Book collectors will be most familiar with his photobooks, e.g.
Paris—Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 edition of the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards. The selection for Photography Catalogue of the Year is The Land in Between by Ursula Schulz-Dornburg. On Abortion by Laia Abril is the winner of PhotoBook of the Year. One Wall a Web by Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa is the winner of $10,000 in the First PhotoBook category. A Jurors’ Special Mention is also given to Experimental Relationship Vol. 1 by Pixy Liao.
On Friday, September 21, Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation announced the Shortlist for the 2018 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, celebrating the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, with three major categories: First PhotoBook, PhotoBook of the Year, and Photography Catalogue of the Year.
Three auctions I'll be watching this week, all on Thursday, April 19: