Touching Strangers: Photographs by Richard Renaldi

NYC publisher Aperture seeks crowd-funding support to bring the photo series to print

Photographer Richard Renaldi has been working on his latest project since 2007. In creating the “Touching Strangers” series, Renaldi invites total strangers on the street to pose together—touching—and captures a fleeting moment of intimacy, turning the ostensible discomfort into something wonderfully familiar. Shot with a large format 8×10 view camera, his newer portraits carry the same strength in composition and conceptional boldness that his earlier …

The Magic of M. C. Escher

Exploring geometry and astonishment in a catalog of the artist's prints

“Perhaps all I pursue is astonishment and so I try to awaken only astonishment in my viewers. Sometimes ‘beauty’ is a nasty business.” — M. C. Escher Too often relegated to dorm room walls and Tumblr archives, the work of M. C. Escher deserves a level of attention rarely afforded to visual artists. The publication of “The Magic of M. C. Escher” by Thames & …

Yue Minjun: L’Ombre du fou rire

Stories and works from the cynical realist's fascinating career

Following a major retrospective last year at Fondation Cartier, a monograph of Chinese artist Yue Minjun‘s work is now available through Thames & Hudson. The visually arresting compendium follows the painter’s process from start to finish—including photographic self-portratis, sketches and final pieces. In addition to the visuals, a substantial portion of the publication has been dedicated to introducing and defining the context of Yue’s work. …