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Jorge Pardo: Public Projects and Commissions 1996-2018

By (artist) Jorge Pardo / Contributions by Hans Ulrich Obrist / Designed by Garrick Gott / Edited by Karen Marta / Text by Emma Enderby, Ian Volner and Maja Hoffmann
Published by Petzel Gallery
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

An exciting new monograph on Cuban-American artist Jorge Pardo documenting over 20 of his public projects in one volume for the first time, including 4166 Sea View Lane, Tecoh, L’Arlatan and many more.

 
 


With his eye-catching, eclectic outlook that expands the possibilities of everyday objects and spaces, Cuban-American artist Jorge Pardo has toed the line between designer, architect, and craftsman for over thirty years. From his signature sculptural lamps to his vibrant paintings to his wide-ranging installations, Pardo’s work engages viewers in visual delight while questioning distinctions between fine art and design. Nowhere is his dynamism on display at a greater scale than in his numerous public projects and commissions.

Jorge Pardo: Public Projects and Commissions, 1996–2018—the first monograph to focus strictly on the artist’s public works—documents, in extensive detail, twenty-four seminal projects and installations from Pardo’s oeuvre. In nearly 300 richly illustrated pages with over 200 full-color reproductions, including specially commissioned photographs, the book takes a close look at the private residences, museum installations, city squares, cafés, and other commissions that Pardo transformed with his energetic touch. These projects include 4166 Sea View Lane, Pardo’s earliest public work; his famous redesign of the Dia Center for the Arts lobby in New York City; and Tecoh, one of his most ambitious and largest works to date. Alongside text contributions by Emma Enderby, Maja Hoffman, and Ian Volner, Jorge Pardo also presents twelve of the artist’s never-before-seen “unrealized projects,” discussed in conversation with curator and art historian Hans Ulrich Obrist. Designed by Garrick Gott, the colorful pages are housed between a raised cover that replicates the mosaic tile floor of the boutique hotel L’Arlatan, one of the artist’s most celebrated accomplishments.