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As its fourth anniversary approaches, we would like to take a moment to turn the spotlight on Worldwide's monthly newsletter and some of its features.


A key feature of our newsletter is the New Titles section, which provides an overview of all the recently published exhibition catalogues and art books that we listed in the previous month. The various links in this section allow you to display the list in full, with titles arranged alphabetically, or broken down into a number of subject-based categories that may be more relevant to your specific areas of interest. More sophisticated filtering of the list is possible by using the Advanced Search page on our website, and may be accomplished by entering keywords and/or selecting options from the various dropdown menus.


The newsletter also regularly includes sections that highlight noteworthy new publications or selections of thematically grouped titles. In this issue we highlight exhibition catalogues that relate to Russia and contemporary Russian art; recent exhibition catalogues from U.S. museums that are not co-published by commercial presses; and three publications on comic book art.


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New Titles 


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On February 6th, the 2014 Olympic Winter Games will begin in Sochi, a former Soviet resort city on the Black Sea. Since 2009, Dutch photographer Rob Hornstra and journalist Arnold van Bruggen have been visiting the Sochi region in the North Caucasus to document its people, the land and its turbulent history. The five-year project is the subject of a traveling exhibition, currently on view at FotoMuseum in Antwerp. (Worldwide 78808)


The Saatchi Gallery recently presented paintings and other works by 23 artists from the former Soviet Union, selected from the collection of the Tsukanov Family Foundation. The exhibition showcased various forms of "non-conformist" art that from the early 1960s to the late 80s confronted and ultimately supplanted Socialist Realism, which had held sway in Russian art for decades. Erik Bulatov, Ilya Kabakov, Leonid Sokov and Grisha Bruskin were among the artists featured in the show. (Worldwide 35573)


The Saatchi Gallery concurrently held an exhibition on contemporary Russian art, featuring works in a variety of media by a predominantly young roster of emerging artists. A highlight of the show was Boris Mikhailov's acclaimed project, "Case History," in which the prominent Russian photographer documented social conditions in his hometown of Kharkov following the collapse of the Soviet Union. (Worldwide 78756)  


Museum Publications  

In 2011, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma held an exhibition on the extensive collaboration between celebrated American artist Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) and the fine art print publisher Universal Limited Art Editions. Featuring eleven series of prints produced over the course of five decades, the survey documents Rauschenberg's experimentation with non-traditional processes and materials and examines the ways in which his collaboration with ULAE pushed the boundaries of printmaking. (Worldwide 78902)


More recently, in 2013, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art highlighted its own collection of Hopi katsina dolls, or representations of katsinam, spiritual beings. The focus of the exhibition was limited to six katsina types, represented in paintings, prints, sculpture, baskets and textiles. The catalogue includes an essay that discusses the evolution of Hopi katsina figures from spiritual artifacts to objets d'art coveted by tourists and collectors alike. (Worldwide 78890)


On view at New York's Studio Museum in Harlem until March 9th, "The Shadows Took Place" is an interdisciplinary exhibition that explores contemporary art through the lens of  "Afrofuturism," an emergent cultural aesthetic that addresses themes and concerns of the African Diaspora while combining elements of science fiction, Afrocentricity and magic realism. The show features works in a wide range of media by such artists as Laylah Ali, Sanford Biggers, Edgar Arceneaux, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Wangechi Mutu and the Otolith Group. (Worldwide 35633)


On the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary, the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin organized a special survey that featured an eclectic mix of art. Showcasing objects from ancient civilizations alongside masterpieces of Western art from the Renaissance to the present day, the exhibition brought together prized pieces from the collections of University of Texas alumni. (Worldwide 78737)


In the first major museum survey of his work, the Phoenix Art Museum and the Portland Museum of Art have jointly highlighted recent paintings by American-Iraqi artist Ahmed Alsoudani (b.1975). The show opened in Phoenix in the spring of 2013 and later traveled to Portland, where it was on view until late 2013. (Worldwide 78841) 



An exhibition titled "Co-Mix: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics and Scraps" provided a comprehensive overview of the career of legendary American cartoonist Art Spiegelman (b. 1948), demonstrating the ways in which his work cross-pollinated the worlds of comics, commercial design and the fine arts. The exhibition was produced as part of the 2012 Festival International de la Bande Dessinée held in Angoulême, France, and traveled to the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the Jewish Museum in New York, where it is still on view. (Worldwide 78761)


In 2009, the Hergé Museum was inaugurated in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, dedicated to the work of Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi, known under the pseudonym Hergé as the creator of the

adventurous reporter Tintin. Abrams ComicArts published a book that features original artwork from the archives of the museum, which includes sketches for the Tintin comic books and other comics by the artist as well as magazine illustrations and a variety of photographs and objects that inspired Hergé. (Worldwide 78773)


In a recently concluded exhibition, the Bibliothèque nationale de France paid homage to a quintessential French comic book character, Asterix the Gaul, created in the late 1950s by Albert Uderzo and René Goscinny. Featuring original drawings and other archival documents, the show examines the diverse themes of the Asterix comic-book series and the authors' use of Roman-occupied Gaul to reflect upon aspects of modern popular culture.  (Worldwide 78832)


About Us  
For over 50 years, Worldwide Books has served academic, museum and public libraries as a specialized source for art exhibition catalogues issued by museums and galleries throughout the world. For the past two decades Worldwide has also offered comprehensive coverage of new books on art, architecture, photography and design published by hundreds of leading American trade and university presses. Serving as a centralized source for a wide range of scholarly art books and exhibition catalogues, Worldwide is uniquely positioned to assist and guide art libraries in careful and efficient collection development.


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