Jason Rhoades’ Black Pussy Cocktail Coffee Table Book

Edited by Alex Israel. Text by Kevin West

The installation and interactive performance Black Pussy formed part of the artist’s “Pussy Trilogy,” which also encompassed Meccatuna (2003) and My Madinah: In pursuit of my ermitage… (2004). Evoking the style of the coffee table social diary, the catalogue documents the events, known as Black Pussy Soirée Cabaret Macramé, held in the artist’s Los Angeles studio in 2006. Amidst the chrome trolleys, neon signs, dream catchers, cowboy hats, hookah pipes, and camel saddles which partially constitute the installation, guests were invited to contribute to Rhoades’s ongoing project of creating a cross-cultural compendium of euphemisms for female genitalia. Evolving to fit each location, the installation debuted at Hauser & Wirth in 2005 and traveled to David Zwirner in 2007. The catalogue, conceived by and designed in conjunction with the artist, includes a foreword by Kevin West, West Coast editor of W magazine, as well as photographs by Joshua White and Alexia Pilat. 

$60.00

Publisher: Steidl / David Zwirner

Artists: Jason Rhoades

Contributors: Alex Israel, Kevin West

Designer: Brian Roettinger

Printer: Steidl, Göttingen

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Dimensions: 9 1/2 x 13 in (24.1 x 33 cm)

Pages: 306

Reproductions: Illustrated throughout

ISBN: 9783865216311

Retail: $60 US & Canada | £36 | €49

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Jason Rhoades

Jason Rhoades was born in Newcastle, California in 1965. He received his MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1993. Later that year, Rhoades joined David Zwirner—becoming part of the gallery’s original roster of artists—and had his first New York solo exhibition. Rhoades’s work has been exhibited internationally since the 1990s. His first solo presentation at a European institution was held at the Kunsthalle Basel in 1996. Other international venues which have organized solo shows include the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands; Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany (both 1998); Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany (1999); Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany (2000); Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (MUMOK), Vienna (2002); Le Magasin – Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, France (2005); and the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Spain (2006). In 2013, Jason Rhoades, Four Roads marked the first American museum exhibition of the artist’s work, organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, which travels internationally through 2015 to the Kunsthalle Bremen in Germany and the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, England. Museum collections which hold works by the artist include the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Tate Gallery, London; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

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