Archival pigment print by Kelley Walker
Edition of 20
11 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
Includes 408-page hardcover book
Bob Nickas, The Dept. Of Corrections
Book Launch and Signing
Tuesday, April 19, 6–8pm
This new collection of writing marks thirty years for the critic and curator Bob Nickas, widely considered one of the few independent voices, and willful misfits, still at work today. Nickas introduces and reintroduces us to artists from the ’60s, to the ’80s, to those working today—Jack Smith, Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, and On Kawara, Isa Genzken, Steven Parrino, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kara Walker, Wolfgang Tillmans, Kelley Walker, and Pierre Huyghe. Writing as if they were passing us by in real time, often in the streets of New York, he also traces the disappearance of artists and the city over three decades.