Every week we curate notable art releases by diverse artists, studios, and art platforms across the globe. Listed items typically encompass limited edition artworks, books, collectible figures and more. We hope these pieces will add visual interest to your space and elevate your aesthetic sensibilities.
For this week’s installment: AllRightsReserved taps Yusuke Hanai for a new wooden sculpture as part of its MEET PROJECT series, Antwaun Sargent edits a new book spotlighting a new generation of Black artists that challenges the way the art world thinks about identity, politics and art history, Kumi Contemporary unveils a rare limited edition work by Yoshitomo Nara from 2010, Rizzoli is releasing a comprehensive tome on skateboarder and artist Mark Gonzales next month, and New York-based photographer Yavez Anthonio is launching a print sale to support two justice organizations.
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AllRightsReserved x Yusuke Hanai DOWN BUT NOT OUT Wooden Sculpture
Release Date: Available August 10 on DDT’s website
Release Price: $300 USD
The next installment in the AllRightsReserved MEET PROJECT series includes Yusuke Hanai’s first-ever wooden sculpture. The “MEET Yusuke Hanai PROJECT” presents the original limited-edition wood sculpture, DOWN BUT NOT OUT, which stands 19 inches tall and comes accompanied by an 8.7-inch wooden bottle. Hanai offers a “realistic yet optimistic” outlook on life, reminding everyone that failure is inevitable but should not stop us from getting back on our feet and trying again. DOWN BUT NOT OUT will be limited to only 15 pieces, while the serial-numbered wooden bottle will be limited to 200 pieces.
Antwaun Sargent Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists Book
Release Date: Available to pre-order on ARTBOOK’s website
Release Price: $49.95 USD
New York City-based writer and curator Antwaun Sargent has edited a new book titled Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists. The book surveys the work of a new generation of Black artists, and features the voices of collectors and curators who are doing the work to ensure Black art is made, seen and valued. Created at a moment when debates about the politics of visibility within the art world have taken on renewed urgency, the book highlights the ways in which contemporary artists of African descent are impacting the way we think about identity, politics and art history itself. Featured artists include Kerry James Marshall, Noah Davis, Deana Lawson and many others.
Yoshitomo Nara Rare Beach Towel
Release Date: Available via Kumi Contemporary’s Instagram account
Release Price: DM or email Kumi Contemporary
Kumi Contemporary is offering up a rare Yoshitomo Nara work from 2010. Measuring 59 by 69 inches, the Beach Towel is from a limited edition produced by WOW Project. The digital print on cotton beach towel features one of Nara’s iconic children with her eyes closed, evoking the sense of peace and innocence that is tied to childhood. The pale green towel can be framed and reads “WORKS ON WHATEVER ARTWORK BY YOSHITOMO NARA” on the label.
Rizzoli Mark Gonzales: Adventures in Street Skating Book
Release Date: Available September 22 on Rizzoli’s website and select stockists
Release Price: $49.95 USD
Rizzoli revealed that it will release a monograph next month paying homage to iconic skateboarder and artist Mark Gonzales. The comprehensive 208-paged tome features intimate interviews with Spike Jonze, Hiroshi Fujiwara, KAWS and more, as well as portraits by celebrated Brazilian photographer Sem Rubio. “Part skate-photography heroics and part streetwear bible, this is the first book on Mark Gonzales, one of the most recognizable names in skateboarding…” said Rizzoli in a statement. “Gonz has remained one of the most prolific innovators in skateboarding.”
Yavez Anthonio Charity Print Sale
Release Date: Available on Yavez Anthonio’s website
Release Price: $150 to $250 USD
New York-based photographer and filmmaker Yavez Anthonio is launching a print sale spanning the genres of conceptual photography, landscape, still life and portraiture. Forty percent of proceeds will benefit the Black Visions Collective, a nonprofit organization that focuses on advancing Black lives through healing and transformative justice, and the Okra Project, which assists marginalized communities by providing Black Trans people with meals and resources. His dreamy, soft-hued images capture sceneries and people with a sense of nostalgia, with a focus on highlighting personalities and emotions.