Published in 2017 on the occasion of the exhibition "Painting Paintings (David Reed) 1975," curated by Katy Siegel and Christopher Wool at Gagosian Gallery in New York.
“Painting Paintings (David Reed) 1975” reunites many canvases first shown in 1975 at Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York, which had a strong impact on Christopher Wool, then a young artist. More than forty years later, Reed’s paintings are complemented by a group exhibition of artists who were similarly exploring the relationship between process and image-making in painting, sculpture, photography, and film. These works, presented on the sixth floor of Gagosian's Madison Avenue location, describe particular moments, suggesting both the stillness of the resulting image and the suspended motion of their making.
Painting Paintings is an in-depth, fully illustrated book, which expands on the themes of the exhibition, describing the paintings, and also reflecting on the complex relations between past and present. It includes texts by Richard Hell and David Reed, as well as an extensive conversation between Siegel and Wool.
Introduction by Katy Siegel. Interview with Katy Siegel and Christopher Wool. Texts by Richard Hell and David Reed.
Softcover, Perfect Bound, 6.75 inches x 9.25 inches, 208 pages, Gagosian/Rizzoli 2017.