A reissue of Issue No. 1 of the Cahiers d’Art revue originally published in 2012.
Includes a lithograph by Ellsworth Kelly. Acquired by the Swedish collector Staffan Ahrenberg in 2011, ‘Cahiers d’Art’ refers at once to a publishing house, a gallery, and to a revue founded in 1926 by Christian Zervos at 14 rue du Dragon in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Cahiers d’Art was entirely unique: a journal of contemporary art defined by its combination of striking typography and layout, abundant photography, and juxtaposition of ancient and modern art, where writers like Tristan Tzara, Paul Éluard, René Char, Ernest Hemingway and Samuel Beckett often replaced the usual art critics. Ahrenberg, the Publisher of Cahiers d’Art, is joined by his key advisors, Sam Keller, Director of the Fondation Beyeler in Switzerland and Chairman of Art Basel, Hans Ulrich Obrist, art critic and Co-Director of the Serpentine Gallery in London. Ahrenberg, Keller and Obrist are Co-Editors of Issue N°1, first released on 18 October 2012. This is the first issue of the Cahiers d’art revue to be published since 1960, available for the first time in both English and French versions. Faithful to the spirit of the original revue, the first issue contains an extensive article of seventy pages dedicated to a defining artist, Ellsworth Kelly; texts from renowned architects, art historians and critics; as well as portfolios devoted to Cyprien Gaillard, Sarah Morris, and Adrián Villar Rojas. Issue No. 1 includes an original lithograph by Ellsworth Kelly, the artwork of Sarah Morris, Cyprien Gaillard and Adrián Villar Rojas, as well as texts by Yve-Alain Bois, Tadao Ando and Jean-Louis Cohen.