The ekphrasis Collection
Everyone’s favorite ekphrasis series, now with twenty-four books, available as a bundle. The ekphrasis series is dedicated to publishing rare, out-of-print, and newly commissioned texts as accessible paperback volumes. It is part of David Zwirner Books’s ongoing effort to publish new and surprising pieces of writing on visual culture.
The Alice Neel Collection
The ultimate Alice Neel collection takes readers on an expansive journey through the iconic painter's work and life. With a practice spanning from the 1920s to the 1980s, Neel is widely regarded as one of the foremost American figurative painters of the twentieth century.
The Donald Judd Collection
The work of Donald Judd, one of the most significant American artists of the postwar period, has come to define what has been referred to as minimalist art—a label to which the artist strongly objected on the grounds of its generality. This beautifully designed collection highlights the enduring influence and striking visuals in Judd's practice.
The Raymond Pettibon Collection
This collection celebrates Pettibon’s potent and dynamic artistic commentary, ranging from punchy and political to high literary and extremely poetic. His artworks take points of departure in the Southern California punk-rock culture of the late 1970s and 1980s, and the do-it-yourself aesthetic of album covers, comics, concert flyers, and fanzines that characterized the movement.
The Seeing Shakespeare Collection
Seeing Shakespeare brings the world’s leading contemporary artists together with William Shakespeare. Featuring covers designed by each artist and illustrations throughout, these editions of Shakespeare’s plays are created with a whole new generation in mind, one of readers and art lovers alike.
The Spotlight Collection
Featuring new work by leading contemporary artists, these collectible books offer the perfect primer on a wide variety of artists from Marcel Dzama to Wolfgang Tillmans.
The Back to School Collection
Five books for the future artist, critic, and educator—all in one inspiring collection.
Katy Hessel's Curated Reading List
The London-based art historian, presenter, curator, and bestselling author picks her favorites from David Zwirner Books. You can follow her on the @thegreatwomenartists Instagram and podcast.