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About Van Doren Waxter Books

Van Doren Waxter publishes exhibition catalogues, monographs, editions, and artist books, expanding conversations and serving as a resource to curators, scholars, students, and art lovers alike.

As part of our programming to stay connected with you in the coming weeks, we are making a selection of titles exploring the processes of historical artists Richard Diebenkorn, John McLaughlin, and Hedda Sterne and 21st century American artist Jackie Saccoccio—available for the first time digitally. Each widescreen reader, which can be shared, is featured below and on artists’ exhibition pages on vandorenwaxter.com. From a meditation on Richard Diebenkorn’s use of ballpoint pen by curator Rachel Federman, which she asserts is “form-giving, embedding the artist in his work”; to an essay by art critic Phyllis Tuchman, in which she invokes a remark made to her by light artist James Turrell that John McLaughlin was in fact “making landscapes”; to a thrilling essay by art critic Nancy Princenthal that accompanied the gallery’s 2018 exhibition of abstractions made by Hedda Sterne in the 1950s and 1960s in which she asserts Sterne was an “early adopter”; we hope you will enjoy these remarkable texts and catalogues which are beautiful, transportive experiences in of themselves.