TAHOE: A Visual History, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada, co-published with Skira Rizzoli


Contemporary Drawing from the 1960s to Now, by Katharine Stout; Tate Publishing, London, England

Marking 20 Years, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri


How to Read Contemporary Art: Experiencing the Art of the 21st Century, by Michael Wilson; Ludion, Antwerp; Abrams, New York

The Blue Route: Journeys and beauties from the Mediterranean to China, Villa Empain, Fondation Boghossian, Brussels, Belgium

La Dernière Vague: Surf, Skateboard & Custom Cultures in Contemporary Art, La Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille, France

Ballpoint Pen Drawing Since 1950, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT

The Emblem of My Work, Laurence Sterne Trust, Shandy Hall, Coxwold, York, UK


Louis Vuitton: The Birth of Modern Luxury, Editions de La Martinière, France

Art on Paper 2012: The 42nd Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists, (Sally and Wynn Kramarsky Collection), Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ (virtual catalog)

How to Read Contemporary Art, by Michael J. Wilson; Ludion Publishers (Antwerp, Belgium)2011 Revealed: Turner Contemporary Opens, Turner Contemporary, Margate, England

Drawn / Taped / Burned: Abstraction on Paper, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York (virtual catalog)


Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia, Spain


Collecting California: Selections from Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA

Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection: Catalogue Raisonné, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

New York / New Drawings, 1946-2007, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain

Art and Text, Black Dog Publishing, London, England


Landscapes of the Mind: Art Collection of the United States Embassy, Beijing; ART in Embassies Program, U.S. Dept. of State

to:Night, Contemporary Representations of the Night, The Hunter College Art Galleries, New York, NY


The Drawing Book: A Survey of Drawing: The Primary Means of Expression, Black Dog Publishing, London, England

The Temptation of Space, Espace Louis Vuitton, Paris, France

Copro/Nason Fine Art; A Catalogue Raison, Last Gasp, San Francisco, CA

If Everybody Had an Ocean: Brian Wilson, an Art Exhibition, Tate St. Ives, Cornwall, UK and CAPC Musee d’Art Contemporian, Bordeaux, France

New Directions in American Drawing, The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA


Russell Crotty, Marquand Books, Seattle (August 2006); essay by David Frankel

Off the Shelf; New Forms in Contemporary Artists’ Book, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY


Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing, Phaidon Press Inc., New York, NY

Drawing from The Modern, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

LA Artland, Contemporary Art from Los Angeles, Black Dog Publishing, London, England

Russell Crotty, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris with La Criee Centre d’Art Contemporain de Rennes, France

a very liquid heaven, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum & Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY


A Grain of Dust, A Drop of Water, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea

Blue Sky: Visionaries, Romantics, Dreamers, Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA

Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art
CCA Wattis / ICI, NY

National Drawing Invitational, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock


Perspectives #138: Russell Crotty, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, TX; Lynn Herbert

Russell Crotty: Globe Drawings, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Bigger Than Us: Russell Crotty and Kelly McLane, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ


Drawing Now: Eight Propositions, MoMA QNS, New York, NY

Lab Results: Three Artists’ Residencies in the Sciences, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensborough, NC

Personal Plans, Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland; Christina Veigh

Drawing on Space, The Drawing Room, London, England; Kate Macfarlane

Surf Culture: The Art History of Surfing, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA


The Universe: A Convergence of Art, Music, and Science, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

Panoramas, Kunstmuseun Thun, Switzerland; Madeleine Schuppli

By Hand: Pattern, Precision and Repetion in Contemporary Drawing, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA


Made in California 1900-2000, Los Angles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

The Sea and the Sky, Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, PA


Seven Wonders of the World, Book Works, London

WDAYANO?, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ


Stoked: a History of Surf Culture, General Publishing Group, Los Angeles, CA

Mars Microprobe Mission Flip Book, NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

STOPSTOP 1997, Glasgow, Scotland


The Power of Suggestion, Notation and Narrative in Contemporary Drawing; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA


Russell Crotty, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO

Love in the Ruins, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA


Hybrid Magazine, London, England, project page: “Visual Feature"

Picture Book, London, England, cover and pull-out, Issue #2


Drawing Show, Bliss, Pasadena, CA


Frontier Tales, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA

© 2010-2017, RUSSELL CROTTY

Russell Crotty Monograph


Publisher: Marquand Books Seattle, 2006
Essay by David Frankel

This first monograph for Russell Crotty is an extensive overview of his vast body of work, expressing his fascination for astronomy and nature through the medium of drawing. Through his rigorous study of the stars and direct observations through the telescope, Crotty offers a romantic and poetic view of the universe while blurring the line between scientific research and artistic license. His idiosyncratic renderings in ballpoint pen began on flat paper and evolved into compilations of drawings in oversized books and on paper-coated spheres. He continues to push the boundaries of drawing by exploring new formats, including his most recent large-scale field charts. His work is shown around the world and is collected by many museums including The Museum of Modern Art and the Centre Pompidou. This monograph features installation shots, page layouts from Crotty’s artist books, gatefolds and details.

Hardcover, 64 pages
ISBN - 097063949X

Tahoe: A Visual History

TAHOE: A Visual History

Publisher: Skira Rizzoli, 2015
Editor: Anne M. Wolf
Contributors: Kevin Starr Ph.D., Ann M. Wolfe, Marvin Cohodas Ph.D., Alfred C. Harrison Jr.

The definitive survey of art about this national treasure, from Albert Bierstadt to Ansel Adams. Located between California and Nevada, the vast body of water known as Lake Tahoe has lured artists to its shores for centuries. This lavishly illustrated, large-scale book celebrates Lake Tahoe, as well as Pyramid Lake, Donner Lake, and the surrounding Sierra Nevada region’s magnificent scenic beauty, through more than 350 paintings, photographs, buildings, and objects. This deluxe volume features lush landscape paintings by Albert Bierstadt, Marianne North, and Thomas Moran; photographs by Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, and Edward Weston; Native American Washoe baskets; historical maps and sketches by the region’s early explorers; ephemera related to Tahoe tourism of the 1940s–60s; and architectural drawings, such as Frank Lloyd Wright’s proposed cabin community in Emerald Bay and the historic Glen Alpine Springs Lodge design by Bernard Maybeck. Lake Tahoe continues to attract artists, writers, designers, scientists, and other visitors who recognize the unique qualities that the destination has to offer.

ISBN: 978-0-8478-4662-7


Compass in Hand

COMPASS IN HAND: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art, NY, 2009
Author: Christian Rattemeyer
Interview: Harvey S. Shipley Miller by Gary Garrels

Compass in Hand brings together approximately 250 works from the Judith Rothschild Foundation's extraordinary gift of over 2,500 drawings to The Museum of Modern Art in 2005. Formed over two years by Harvey S. Shipley Miller (the Foundation's trustee), the collection was conceived to be a broad survey of contemporary drawing practive. It more than fulfills that goal, juxtaposing drawings of the 1960s and 1970s with major works of the past twenty years by such artists as Kai Althoff, R. Crumb, Peter Doig, Marcel Dzama, Mark Grotjahn, Charline von Heyl, Martin Kippenberger, Sherrie Levine, Agnes Martin, Fred Sandback, Paul Thek, and Andrea Zittel, among many others.

Hardcover, 320 pages, 408 color reproductions
ISBN-10: 0870707450
ISBN-13: 978-0870707452

JR Catalog Raisonne

The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection CATALOG RAISONNE

Publisher: The Museum Of Modern Art, NY, 2009
By Christian Rattemeyer
Essays by Scott Gerson, Isabelle Graw, Martin Herbert, Manfred Hermes, Brian Sholis, Jan Tumlir

The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection was formed by Harvey S. Shipley Miller, trustee of the Foundation, and given to The Museum of Modern Art in 2005. This definitive volume presents the collection as a whole, with an introduction by Christian Rattemeyer, The Harvey S. Shipley Miller Associate Curator of Drawings at the Museum, a text on paper conservation by Scott Gerson, Assistant Paper Conservator at MoMA, and five essays each focusing on a different geographic area of artistic production.

Hardcover, 296 pages, 930 b/w images.
ISBN: 978-0-87070-751-3


Vitamin D

VITAMIN D: New Perspectives in Drawing

Publisher: Phaidon Press, 2005
by Emma Dexter

Drawing has recently experienced a renewal of importance in the art world and has rarely been as widely represented in biennials, art fairs, and exhibitions as it is now. Similar in concept, scope, and structure to Phaidon's successful volume Vitamin P, Vitamin D presents, in A-Z order, the work of 109 artists who have emerged internationally since 1990. All use drawing as a primary medium. Whether representational or abstract, small or large in scale, using only one line or rich in colors and pattern, drawings have a highly descriptive and meticulously detailed quality that is being explored by an increasing number of contemporary artists. Extending beyond images traditionally associated with this medium, Vitamin D illustrates the complexity, variety, and relevance of the practice of drawing today.

Hardcover, 352 pages
ISBN-10: 0714845450
ISBN-13: 978-0714845456


New York, New Drawings


Publisher: Museo De Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia Spain, 2009
Text by Elizabeth Finch
Interview by William Corbett

New York: New Drawings 1946-2007 is a selection of 117 works on paper, mostly Minimalist and Post-Minimalist, from the famous Wynn Kramarsky drawings collection. This beautifully curated collection includes works by William Anastasi, Carl Andre, Robert Barry, Trisha Brown, Eva Hesse, Kristin Holder, Nancy Holt, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Win Knowlton, Barry Le Va, Sol Lewitt, Robert Mangold, Brice Marden, Agnes Martin, Robert Morris, Ed Ruscha, Robert Ryman, Fred Sandback, Richard Serra, Robert Smithson and countless others. Following an introductory essay by Elizabeth Finch and a conversation between Wynn Kramarsky and poet/art critic William Corbett, 27 artists from the collection contribute written responses and reflections--poems, interviews, aphorism, homages--on the drawings included. Among these respondents are William Anastasi, Dove Bradshaw, Karen Schiff, Joel Schapiro, Lawrence Weiner, Marjorie Welish and Terry Winters.

Hardcover: 324 pages, 117 color images
ISBN-10: 8493600458
ISBN-13: 978-8493600457


Art and Text


Publisher: Black Dog Publishing, 2009
Editor: Aimee Selby
Contributors: Dave Beech, Charles Harrison, Will Hill

Art and Text covers the development of the textual medium in art from the early combinations of text, lettering and image in the work of seminal artists such as El Lissitzky and Kurt Schwitters right up to the present day. The use of written language has been one of the most defining developments in visual art of the twentieth century. Art and Text is a unique and timely survey of this most contemporary and relevant artistic tool. The use of text can be seen in some of the most avant-garde artwork of the twentieth century; René Magritte and dadaist artists used it to describe anti-art and anti-aesthetic sentiment. The work of some of the most famous conceptual artists of the 1960s began to use written language as an artwork in itself. Artists such as John Baldessari, Lawrence Weiner and Bruce Nauman, who are still today some of the world’s most respected artists, helped push the boundaries of what constitutes art at the time and it has continued to develop since that period. The expansive Art & Language group of artists and theorists, including Joseph Kosuth, also reconsidered the possibilities of ‘linguistic art.’ Contemporary artists continue to use this medium and expand its possibilities, which range from being a most direct and immediate means of artistic expression (Tracey Emin, Cy Twombly), to an effective socio-political artistic mechanism (BANK, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jenny Holzer).

Hardcover, 288 pages
ISBN-10: 1906155658
ISBN-13: 978-1906155650


Drawing Now

DRAWING NOW: Eight Propositions

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art, NY, 2002
Essay by Laura Hoptman

... drawing is back, if it ever went away. In contrast to the digitized, multimedia direction that much of contemporary art has taken in the past decade, drawing has become a major and arguably parallel mode of expression for many of today's most important young artists. Drawing Now, published to accompany the first major survey of contemporary drawings at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 15 years, contains more than 100 color reproductions of work by 26 international artists, both well-known and emerging, that demonstrate the fascinating variety of methods and approaches, mediums and scales, apparent in this old-again, new-again art. Accompanying essays by the exhibition's curator, Laura Hoptman, explore eight themes that she perceives in the field--Drafting & Architecture, Mental Maps & Metaphysics, Popular Culture & National Culture, Fashion, Likeness & Allegory, Envisioning a City, Science & Art, Comics & Other Subcultures, Ornament & Crime--and provide key impulses behind drawing's recent resurgence. Artists Include: Kara Walker, John Currin, Toba Khedoori, Chris Ofili, Franz Ackerman, Kai Althoff, Russell Crotty, Graham Little, Mark Manders, Barry McGee, Julie Mehretu, Yoshitomo Nara, Paul Noble, Jockum Nordstrom, Jennifer Pastor, Los Carpinteros,Laura Owens, E;izabeth Peyton, Matthew Ritchie, Ugo Rondinone, Shahiza Sikander, David Thorpe, and Richard Wright amongst others.

P aperback + hardback, 192 pages, 130 color images
ISBN-10: 0870703625
ISBN-13: 978-0870703621

Made in California

MADE IN CALIFORNIA: Art, Image, and Identity 1900-2000

Publisher: University of California Press, 2000
Authors: Stephanie Barron, Ilene Susan Fort, Sheri Bernstein

This opulent and expansive volume, published in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's monumental exhibition Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity,1900-2000, charts the dynamic relationship between the arts and popular conceptions of California. Displaying a dazzling array of fine art and material culture, Made in California challenges us to reexamine the ways in which the state has been portrayed and imagined. Unusually inclusive, visually intriguing, and beautifully produced, this volume is a delight throughout--both in image and in text--and will appeal to anyone who has lived in, visited, or imagined California.

Geographer Michael Dear has contributed a sweeping overview of the social history of California that examines the vibrant and sometimes turbulent conditions out of which the culture emerged. Essayist Richard Rodriguez closes the volume with a uniquely personal meditation on the Golden State.

P aperback, 344 pages, 389 color images, 162 duotones
ISBN-10: 0520227654
ISBN-13: 978-0520227651

Drawing from the Modern


Publisher: Museum of Modern Art, NY, 2005
Jordan Kantor and Gary Garrels

The final installment in a series of catalogues of MoMA's drawings collection, "Drawing from the Modern, 1975 - 2003" tells the story of the years from 1975 to the present day as reflected through the Museum's unparalleled collection of works on paper. Featuring works from firmly established modern masters to the newest figures emerging in the art world today, it will serve as an essential resource for aficionados of works on paper and anyone interested in current trends in art today.

H ardcover, 232 pages, color and b/w reproductions
ISBN 0870706659

The Drawing Book

THE DRAWING BOOK: A Survey of the Primary Means of Expression

Publisher: Black Dog Publishing
Editor: Tania Kovats
Contributors: Charles Darwent, Kate Macfarlane and Katharine Stout

The works in The Drawing Book, by artists, architects, sculptors, scientists, filmmakers and thinkers of all descriptions, attest to the versatility and immediacy of drawing. From first thoughts to finely wrought, elaborate artworks, from the lightest sketch in pencil to bold, gallery-wall installations, the medium is shown as an essential vehicle for creativity. The recent prominence of artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Eva Hesse, Chris Ofili, Rachel Whiteread, Ellen Gallagher, and a host of others who use drawing as a final means of expression, is addressed in both the works shown and essays by curators Kate Macfarlane and Katharine Stout, and art historian Charles Darwent. The Drawing Book takes us on a journey through five themes — measurement, nature, the city, dreams, and the body. Each is richly illustrated with a diverse range of images, from the old masters — Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Dürer — through great Modernist pieces by Rodin, Picasso, Matisse, and on to the contemporary artists who are reviving drawing today. A new and unique approach to an age old medium.

P aperback, 320 pages, 260 b/w and color images
ISBN10: 1 904772 81 1
ISBN13: 978 1 904772 81 1

Contemporary Drawing


Publisher: Tate Publishing, 2014
Author: Katharne Stout

Drawing is at the very forefront of contemporary art practice. The radical shift in the treatment and development of drawing since the 1960s has resulted in a renewed status and relevance for it within current practice, with some of the most exciting artistic ideas of the last fifty years indebted to its use. This brand new study into contemporary drawing structures itself around three broad subjects: abstraction and drawing, looking at the way drawing really came into its own at a time when notions of art and the employment of media were radically challenged; drawing as narrative, borrowing and developing ideas on illustration and cartoon art, and investigating the use of drawing with the moving image; and drawing as engagement, with its role in offering a visual description of our environment, as well as the notion of its own physical presence, particularly in relationship to landscape. Including work by artists such as Ellsworth Kelly, Agnes Martin, Richard Serra, Philip Guston, Claes Oldenburg, Len Lye, Gordon Matta-Clarke and Richard Long, the book explores how practitioners have addressed and redefined notions of medium specificity in relation to drawing, and how it has been particularly significant for artists pursuing an interdisciplinary practice. Katharine Stout contextualises the medium within history and with the current treatment of drawing by theoreticians, institutions, the art market, and education systems, concluding that drawing is a popular, diverse and ever evolving medium.

Paperback, 160 pages
ISBN10 1854379704
ISBN13 9781854379702


Surf Culture

SURF CULTURE: The Art History of Surfing

Publisher: Gingko Press, 2002

Designed by David Carson and published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Laguna Art Museum in July 2002, Surf Culture examines the history of modern surfboard design from 1900 to the present and features over 100 surfboards. It is the most comprehensive examination to date of surfing’s impact on western culture and its cultural bleed into mainstream. Both exhibition and book will explore surfing related activities and by-products such as skateboarding, surf photography, film, clothing, and music and make an assessment of their socio-economic impact. Works of art featured are all surf-influenced and by artists/surfers who have achieved prominence in either the art world or popular culture — Craig Kauffman, Billy Al Bengston, and Robert Irwin to name just a few. Guest curator for the exhibition is Craig Stecyk of Dysfunctional fame.

Paperback + hardcover, 240 pages, 250 color images
ISBN-13: 978-1-58423-113-4
ISBN-10: 1-58423-113-0



STOKED! A History of Surf Culture

by Drew Kampion
Publisher: Gibbs Smith, 2003

In Stoked: A History of Surf Culture, surf journalist Drew Kampion traces the evolution of the modern beach culture and the challenging, beautiful sport that gave rise to it. From its Polynesian origins and the early days of Duke Kahanamoku's beach boys, to the California-style surfing cult that exploded in the 1960s, to the international pro circuits and radical big-wave contests of today, Stoked tells the compelling story that has inspired entire genres of music, movies, fashion, and art.

Hardcover: 224 pages, 150 color photographs
ISBN-10: 1586852132