Autre, June 12, 2015
Legendary New York artist Jack Walls talks about everything from his early experiences with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe to the AIDS crisis and his exploration as an artist.
Vimeo, June 11, 2015
A short video interview with the subject of RARE's initial Artist Spotlight, Jack Walls, by filmmaker Michael Kasino, shot on-site in the gallery:
Purple Diary, June 9, 2015
A slide show of images from the exhibition.
The Daily Heller, Print Magazine, May 11, 2015
Свет, камера, действие (Lights, camera, action!). If you think you’ve seen Constructivist and Soviet film ephemera before, think again. Or look again at the current exhibition at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller’s Rare Gallery, “Constructivist Design for Soviet Cinema,” on view at 17 W. 54th St., NYC, until May 31.
Dan's Papers, April 14, 2015
East End gallerist Tripoli Patterson will debut his new East Hampton location—on the ground floor of Glenn Horowitz's 87 Newtown Lane space—next weekend, April 25.
Fine Books & Collections, February 6, 2015
RARE’s next exhibition will focus on the work of New York City-based architect James Evanson.
ArtForum, January 8, 2015
Glenn Horowitz Bookseller will open Rare, a gallery showcasing editions, manuscripts, letters, and archival as well as fine and decorative art from the nineteenth century to the present, reports M.H. Miller of Artnews.The new space is located across from the Museum of Modern Art. Rare's first show is slated to open January 15 and will focus on a book about Alberto Giacometti compiled by photographer Herbert Matter.
The Daily Heller, January 21, 2015
Glenn Horowitz Bookseller is a prestigious name in antiquarian literature and has had both feet in the literature of design history too. The design bibliographic expert Lauren Miller Walsh has taken the helm of Horowitz’s new Midtown gallery, GHB/Rare, located at street level in the Rockefeller Apartments at 17 West 54th Street, across from MoMA’s Sculpture Garden. The gallery’s launch exhibit, “Matter/Giacometti,” opened last Thursday, after which Walsh answered questions about the future of the new venture.
What prompted this extension of Glenn Horowitz Bookseller?
GHB has had a gallery in East Hampton since 1992, and until 2012, we also had a gallery in Manhattan. Since that closed, however, we’d been looking for another space in the city, as we missed having a public venue here, and when the opportunity for this unit opened up—in such an incredible building and location—we jumped at it.
What will be your strongest holdings and earliest shows?
Graphic design is most definitely an important part of our program, but we will also be showcasing fine and decorative arts, literature, photography and history. Our inaugural show, “Matter/Giacometti,” is an examination of Herbert Matter’s 1986 book on Alberto Giacometti, and features both Matter’s vintage photographs for the publication as well as his process materials, including hand-drawn font designs, storyboards, layouts and maquettes. The next show, opening in February, will display the architect James Evanson’s furniture and lighting designs, in conjunction with his original drawings and posters for the pieces. Following will be the artist Sari Dienes in March, and, in May, 1920s Constructivist graphic design for the Soviet cinema. We are also planning shows on modernist furniture, contemporary pop-up books, art pottery, and portraiture.
Do you have a process for selecting content?
One of our goals at Rare is to present material that is not only unique, but also expands the cultural discourse. With that in mind, we search out concepts, artists, authors and mediums which we feel are significant both intellectually and aesthetically, and that also deserve greater attention. In some cases the content will be derived from collections we are currently working on, in others by reaching out to individual artists and authors we admire. In all cases, though, related archival and process materials will also be displayed in order to provide greater insight into the creators, their techniques and their motivations.
How will the gallery make an impact on the design community?
Both because the material we’ll be presenting will often be one-of-kind and rarely—if ever—seen in public, and because the dynamic, scholarly and multidisciplinary manner in which we’ll be presenting it will promote discussion, discovery, reassessments and—hopefully—inspiration.
Fine Books and Collections Blog, January 14, 2015
Tomorrow evening Glenn Horowitz Bookseller will open RARE, a 1,000-square-foot gallery space to showcase "first editions, manuscripts, letters, archival material, fine art, photography, and decorative arts from the 19th century to the present," according to a press release.
Horowtiz—who assisted in the sale of Tom Wolfe's papers to the New York Public Library and, more recently, in the Ransom Center's acquisition of Gabriel García Márquez's papers—has long had his office in New York City, where he buys and sells manuscripts, archival material, and inscribed first editions. The company also publishes illustrated catalogues and monographs, such as the recent Don DeLillo/Richard Prince collaboration, The Word for Snow.
For the last few years, Horowitz has relied on his gallery space in East Hampton for exhibits, a trek for many visitors. RARE, located at street level in the Rockefeller Apartments at 17 West 54th Street, across from the Museum of Modern Art's Sculpture Garden, alleviates that by offering a more convenient exhibit space.
The gallery opening also launches its first exhibit, "Matter/Giacometti." Featuring vintage photographs, storyboards, typeface designs, posters, and letters, the show explores Swiss designer and photographer Herbert Matter's working materials for his book about Alberto Giacometti, nearly 25 years in the making. This is the first time the book (published in 1986) and its associated archives have been the focus of an exhibit. "Matter/Giacometti" will be on display through February 7.
Future exhibits at RARE will include 1920s Constructivist graphics for Soviet cinema and contemporary pop-up books, among others.
Art Media Agency, January 13, 2015
(Opening of a New Gallery in Manhattan for Glenn Horowitz)
Le libraire Glenn Horowitz a ouvert un nouvel espace à Manhattan, la Rare Gallery, au 17 West 54th Street, en face de la sculpture de jardin du MoMA.
La galerie offre d’uniques objets représentant un riche éventail de techniques et de documents culturels allant de l’édition aux matériaux d’archive, en passant par les beaux-arts, les photographies et les objets d’art décoratif du XIXe siècle à nos jours. Elle accueillera pour son inauguration « Matter / Giacometti », une exposition qui se tiendra du 15 janvier au 7 février. Seront exposées des œuvres du designer et photographe suisse Herbert Matter (1907-1984), issues de son livre visuellement époustouflant sur son camarade de campagne, l’artiste Alberto Giacometti. Ce livre, pour lequel Herbert Matter a travaillé pendant 25 ans, figurera pour la première fois au centre d’une exposition. Publié à titre posthume en 1986, il présente des photographies du sculpteur et de son travail. Elles seront exposées aux côtés de 26 photographies vintage encadrées de l’artiste suisse, dont certaines comportent des notes écrites de sa propre main, en conjonction avec des matériaux et des documents préparatoires inédits.
The New York Observer, January 13, 2015
This week, Glenn Horowitz Bookseller will open its new Manhattan gallery space Rare, along with the inaugural exhibition. Located on West 54th Street, across the street from MoMA’s sculpture garden, the 1,000-square-foot gallery will showcase first editions, manuscripts, letters, archival materials, fine art, and decorative arts spanning the 19th century to contemporary. Its first exhibition, titled “Matter/Giacometti,” opens this Thursday, January 15 (with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.) and will examine Swiss designer and photographer Herbert Matter’s book of the same title.
The book is an intimate portrait of the (also) Swiss artist whose signature tall, thin, figurative sculptures (the results of years of experimentations with movements like abstraction and surrealism) have become famous worldwide. But Matter’s book is a highly personal project that took 25 years to create, published after his death in 1986 by his wife. For its debut exhibition, 26 photos of the artist at work taken by the designer during their more than 30-year friendship, along with hand-written notes, photo negatives, typeface designs, and other ephemera from the book’s production, will be shown to the public for the very first time.
Rare will also host lectures, readings, and exhibition-related panels. After “Matter/Giacometti,” the gallery’s program will feature exhibitions on architect James Evanson’s furniture and lighting designs, the Constructivist graphics of 1920s Soviet cinema, artist Sari Dienes, and contemporary pop-up books.
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