New Book: PARKETT – 20 Years of Artists’ Collaborations

New Book: PARKETT – 20 Years of Artists’ Collaborations


March 7, 2005

New Book: Parkett - 20 Years of Artists’ Collaborations


“A rare behind-the-scenes look at one of the art world’s most respected magazines.” – D.A.P., New York

Parkett – 20 Years of Artists’ Collaborations portrays and explores the making of Parkett since 1984. Focused particularly on the process leading to the journal’s signature artists’ collaborations and editions, the book features unpublished artists’ documents, interviews with the co-founders, statements, and other background information. The book includes numerous artists’ ephemera and photographs on the making of Parkett’s editions and issues with thirty full-page drawings and comments by artists. It also contains a 20 year index of all artists and authors published since 1984 and a fold out poster of all 150 Parkett editions. The publication recieved the 2005 award for the most beautiful Swiss books. It is now also available with a special combined offer, see below.


Artists’ documents on the making of Parkett’s editions and issues with thirty full page drawings and letters by Doug Aitken, Laurie Anderson, Louise Bourgeois, Maurizio Cattelan, Gilbert & George, Roni Horn, Cindy Sherman, Gerhard Richter, Jeff Wall, and others. (view selected book pages at )

Interview with Parkett’s co-founders: Bice Curiger, Editor-in-Chief, Jacqueline Burckhardt, Senior Editor, Dieter von Graffenried, Publisher (illustrated with photographs, historical material, reproductions of Parkett covers, and editions).

Statements by thirty artists, curators, and authors including Paolo Colombo, Peter Fischli/David Weiss, Jacques Herzog, Dieter Meier, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Lou Reed, Beatrix Ruff, Harald Szeemann, John Waters, Peter Weibel, Deborah Wye and others.

Fold out color poster featuring all 150 editions (view poster at

20 Year Index listing all 150 artists and their editions, 700 authors, 60 Parkett inserts, 15 spines, and more.

Edited in English and German by Mirjam Varadinis, Curator, Kunsthaus Zurich. Foreword by Christoph Becker, Director, Kunsthaus Zurich. Published on the occasion of the recent Parkett Exhibition at Kunsthaus Zurich. 248 pages, 9 x 7.4 inches / 23 x 19 cm, paperback with dust jacket, approx. 120 reproductions, 30 in color, designed by Elektrosmog, published by Parkett, distributed in the U.S. by D.A.P, ISBN: 3-907582-24-1.
Special combined 20 Years Offer valid through March 30, 2005, includes:
New book Parkett – 20 Years of Artists’ Collaborations
Parkett Postcard Set – 146 editions in color and text booklet from MoMA-Show (
Editions Poster, see picture above, 127 x 90 cm / 50 x 35″

To order the book or the special combined offer go to and click “add to order”. For the combined special offer of all three items at a reduction of around 30% just mention “combined offer” in the “comment” box.

For further questions contact Mathias Arnold ( in Zurich or Monika Condrea ( in New York.

Visit Parkett at the Armory Show 2005 in New York, Pier 92 (March 10 – 14, 2005).

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