Gregory Perkel: Savonarola Suite (Two-Volume Set)


Black & White Gallery / Project Space and Perkeland* present a new limited edition artist book published in November 2019 to accompany a premiere presentation of the same title at Pulse Art Fair | Pulse Play in December 2019.
Designed and signed by the artist, the set includes original inkjet archival prints of images documenting a fiery act of destruction by burning selected issues of Art in America and ArtNews magazines from which the entire installation draws. 

The Savonarola Suite installation contributes new perspectives to the artist's conceptual work critiquing the value systems of market economy and those found in the art world.This visually arresting cross-media installation, composed of photographs and a diptych video, explores recent art-market history through a variety of perspectives and protagonists.

About the Artist
Gregory Perkel was born in Ukraine in 1939, studied art in Moscow and moved to the United States in 1977. Perkel is an established American Conceptual artist working in a variety of media. Over the years Perkel has developed his own unique structural language to interrogate diverse themes often working with source material and manipulating imagery to transform it into something totally new. In this way, he inhabits existing material, bending it to his will to form an original and sometimes unexpected narrative of his own (re)construction, creating new versions of a story every time. Among his conceptual installations are Consumed, Taplin Gallery, Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ (2010), Manuscripts of the Cardboard Culture, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ (2007), Artist Against The State: Perestroika Revisited, Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, NY (2006). Gregory Perkel lives and works in New Jersey, USA.

Publication Details
  • November 2019
  • Book design: Gregory Perkel
  • English
  • Hardcover
  • 100 pages  | archival inkjet prints / each volume 
  • 10 x 12.5 in / each volume
  • Edition: 50
  • Signed and numbered by the artist

*Perkeland is an art production enterprise founded and operated by Gregory Perkel