Two books featuring works by Brice Marden will be celebrated at KARMA in New York City with a conversation between Marden and art critic Scott Rothkopf. The pair of new publications are Book of Images, 1970 (published by KARMA) and Brice Marden: Graphite Drawings (published by Matthew Marks Gallery).

The book release event takes place on March 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. The conversation between Marden and Rothkopf begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Brice Marden: Graphite Drawings is a new release and features 95 color images of Brice Marden's work plus five black and white images. The book also contains the essay "Painting Into Drawing" by Paul Galvez, a 1976 interview by Ed Howard and catalogue entries by Eileen Costello.

The book presents the first in-depth study of Marden's exploration of the underlying geometries of the rectangle with works on paper undertaken from 1962 to 1981, according to the gallery. It can be viewed online through Matthew Marks Gallery by clicking here.

Some of these works were recently the subject of a solo show at Matthew Marks Gallery. "Brice Marden: Graphite Drawings" was held from Nov. 9 to Dec. 21, 2013.

Brice Marden: Graphite Drawings: 144 pages, published Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, 2014. $45. Signed and unsigned copies are currently available.

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Graphite Drawings. Published by Matthew Marks Gallery. Photo courtesy Karma.

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Book of Images, 1970 is a limited edition publication featuring prints by Marden. There are four archival pigment prints from the book available. Each is an edition of 50.

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Book of Images, 1970. Published by Karma. Features prints by Brice Marden.

Book of Images, 1970. Published by Karma. Features prints by Brice Marden. Photo courtesy Karma.

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In addition to the art, the book contains the legend:

The forgoing suite:
work same shapes only so I can
push differences more.
work faster
work them all together
ponder them all as group
push differences and samenesses at
same time

Book of Images, 1970: Edition of 1,000, published by KARMA, New York, 2013. 224 pages. $20. Signed and unsigned copies are available by clicking here.

Brice Marden (b. 1938) is considered a minimalist and is known for his concentration on the exploration of rectangular forms and a muted palette. Marden's work was the subject of a 2006 retrospective exhibition at MoMA (New York City, which traveled to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Hamburger Bahnhof (Berlin). Solo shows have been held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York City), the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), the Tate Gallery (London) and others. He is represented by Matthew Marks Gallery.

Brice Marden received an MFA from the Yale School of Art and Architecture in 1963. While there, Marden worked alongside Chuck Close and Richard Serra. While studying with artists Alex Katz and Jon Schueler, Brice first arrived at what would become his signature artistic focus, according to Matthew Marks Gallery.

Marden lives and works in New York City.

BASIC FACTS: KARMA is located at 39 Great Jones Street, New York, NY 10012. www.karmakarma.org. Signed and unsigned copies of Book of Images, 1970 and Graphite Drawings can be ordered online through their website.

HAMPTONS INSIDER: KARMA has a seasonal gallery and artist book store in Amagansett, NY. Their Hamptons location re-opens in June.

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