Previously at the ICA - Exhibitions
15 Oct 2013 – 17 Nov 2013
John Cheim is known to many as one half of influential New York gallery Cheim & Read. However, what is less well known is that Cheim has produced and designed a number of important artist publications over the last 30 years including monographs on Louise Bourgeois, Alice Nell, Jack Pierson and Bruce Weber, to a name a few.
This presentation sheds light on Cheim’s career as a book designer, known for precise, clear layouts combined with rich photographic reproductions. Having studied at Rhode Island School of Design, Cheim's books have become highly prized among collectors of rare artists' publications and this display aims to explore his work for the first time. In particular, his monographs Bear Pond and Bruce Weber, produced with American photographer Bruce Weber, have helped define an era.
Design by John Cheim will open later this year at White Columns, New York.
The Fox Reading Room was made possible by the generous support of the Edwin Fox Foundation.