Published by Arkitip
7.75 x 10.5 In. (19.685 x 26.67 cm)
112 pages + covers
Four color offset printed, perfect bound
FSC Certified papers
Hand packaged & numbered ltd. edition of 2000
Packaged with: 1 x Aesthetic Comfort - Artist's book, 8.5 x 11 In. (21.59 x 27.94 cm), 144 pages, softcover with flaps, Four color fluorescent offset printed, perfect bound
Signed and numbered by the artist in an edition of 2000
McGinness makes his second appearance in Arkitip, the first being way back in Issue No. 0005, published in May 2000. Art Director Sas was first impressed by the artist in 1999, meeting him shortly after his picking up his book, Flatnessisgod. McGinness' art career has flourished exponentially since that time. In addition to being represented by Deitch Galleries and Pace Prints, he has produced over 27 solo shows in galleries worldwide, and recently created a major exhibition as part of Art Basel Miami in 2008.
The book entitled Aesthetic Comfort is published by Arkitip on the occasion of the Aesthetic Comfort exhibitions in the Fall of 2008. This artist's book features details of McGinness' paintings converted to coarse halftones and printed in 4 fluorescent inks: orange, yellow, pink, and green. It will accompany each issue edition, which is packaged in a custom designed box made exclusively for Arkitip by Incase.
McGinness has been accurately described as "A Warhol for the 21st Century" (Black Book) and "a leading pioneer of the new semiotics" (Vogue). Using iconic representations of logos and symbols, he weaves and spins them into something supremely elegant.
Ryan McGinness essays from: Leonie Bradbury & former studio assistant Greg Lindquist (excerpt)
With Editorials from: Studio Von Birken, Tony Arcabascio, Nieves, C.R. Stecyk III, Frank Novak & Joshua Gregory