Paul Thek Diver at the Whitney

Paul Thek Diver
Elisabeth Sussman and Lynn Zelevansky,  George Baker, David Breslin,
Eleonora Nagy, Susanne Neubauer, Micheal Nickle, Scott Rothkopf, and Ann Wilson
Whitney Museum of American Art, The Carnegie Museum of Art, distributed by Yale University Press
hard cover with jacket
11 x 9.5 in (28 x 24 cm)
304 pages
We were so pleased to work with Elisabeth Sussman, Lynn Zelevansky, Ted Bonin, and everyone at the Whitney on this catalogue for the Paul Thek Diver exhibition.
The catalog encompasses widely varied artworks – installations, artists books, journals, sculptures, paintings, photographs – which all needed to work together to make the arc of Thek’s career clear to the reader. In preparation, we read the wonderful out-of-print Witte de With catalog, and were especially inspired by Richard Flood’s essay and the narrative biography of Thek’s career. Our book is a chronological look at Thek’s work with lots of historical images of his process, installations, and work intermingled with more typical photographs of artworks. The book includes illuminating essays (one by an old friend, George Baker, who also gave a fantastically entertaining and excellent lecture about Thek at LACMA last year), sections such as one about Thek’s artist book collaboration A Document, selected pages from his journals, and a photographic essay about his installations that is based on a book made during Thek’s lifetime.
A special thank you to Elisabeth Sherman, Beth Turk, and Jason Best, as well as Tina Henderson (typesetting), Prographics (prepress), and Conti (printing).

Learn more about the exhibition at the Whitney (October 21 to January 9) here.

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